Science news this week: Sinking cities and tree of life mysteries

Between a cutting-edge gravitational wave detector roaring again to life and the invention of a 3,000-year-old bakery nonetheless lined in flour, the world of science as soon as once more thrilled us with one other week of groundbreaking information. And nothing is extra groundbreaking proper now than the mixed mass of New York Metropolis’s 1,084,954 buildings, which are actually inflicting the town to sink on the charge of about 0.08 inches (2.1 millimeters) per yr.

Talking of weighty objects, paleontologists in Argentina found the stays of a ginormous long-necked titanosaur, which measured about 100 toes (30 meters) lengthy. The dinosaur’s fossils had been so heavy that when being transported to Buenos Aires for research they brought about a visitors accident and smashed the asphalt on the street. Fortunately no bones, human or dinosaur, had been damaged.