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Vintage Miller Lite delivery truck with 6 pack-shaped fridge listed for sale

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A non-running vehicle listed for sale in Missouri is drawing attention for an unusual feature -- a large refrigeration shaped like a six-pack of Miller Lite beer.

Paleontologists find evidence of new mass extinction 233 million years ago

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Paleontologists have unearthed evidence of a new mass extinction that occurred during the Late Triassic, some 233 million years ago.

Watch: T. rex skeleton expected to fetch up to $8M at New York auction

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One of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world is headed for the auction block in New York and is expected to sell for between $6 million and...

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire.

World's largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren't all Scandinavian

1 day ago from Science Daily

Invaders, pirates, warriors - the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond....

World's oldest animal sperm found in tiny crustaceans trapped in Myanmar amber

1 day ago from Science Daily

New research has led to the discovery of world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar.

Ancient footprints in Saudi Arabia show how humans left Africa

1 day ago from Physorg

Around 120,000 years ago in what is now northern Saudi Arabia, a small band of homo sapiens stopped to drink and forage at a shallow lake that was also frequented...

Discovery of a new mass extinction

1 day ago from Physorg

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In a new paper, published today...

A new species of spider

1 day ago from Physorg

During a research stay in the highlands of Colombia conducted as part of her doctorate, Charlotte Hopfe, Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel at the Biomaterials...

DNA data shows not all Vikings were Scandinavian

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In the public imagination, the Vikings were closely-related clans of Scandinavians who marauded their way across Europe, but new genetic analysis paints a more complicated picture.

North Korea: South ‘digging its grave’ with military spending

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North Korea state media is condemning Seoul for a recent defense budget hike, calling the move "yet another military provocation."

'South Park' pandemic special to air Sept. 30

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"South Park" will address the COVID-19 pandemic in an hour-long special on Comedy Central.

Ancient volcanoes once boosted ocean carbon, but humans are now far outpacing them

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions has found that massive volcanism sent great waves...

World's largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren't all Scandinavian

1 day ago from Physorg

Invaders, pirates, warriors—the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond.

Modern theory from ancient impacts

1 day ago from Science Daily

It is generally accepted that the inner region of the early solar system was subject to an intense period of meteoric bombardment referred to as the late heavy bombardment. However,...

Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia

1 day ago from Physorg

The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that, the story of humankind heads down many different paths, some more...

Watch: Kesha performs T. Rex's 'Children of the Revolution' while wearing silver body paint

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Kesha donned metallic body paint for her T. Rex tribute on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon."

Paleontology: The oldest known sperm cells

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An international team of paleontologists has discovered giant sperm cells in a 100-million year-old female ostracod preserved in a sample of amber. Clearly, the tiny crustacean had mated shortly before...

Watch: Janelle Monae honors Chadwick Boseman on 'Late Show'

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Janelle Monae paid tribute to her friend, late actor Chadwick Boseman while appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Meteorite study calls into doubt a popular theory about the early solar system

1 day ago from Physorg

It is generally accepted that the inner region of the early solar system was subject to an intense period of meteoric bombardment referred to as the late heavy bombardment. However,...

New mineral, 'priscillagrewite,' named in honor of renowned Nebraska geologist

1 day ago from Physorg

The greatest Christmas present Priscilla Grew received last year was an email.

Ancient Lystrosaurus tusks may show the oldest signs of a hibernation-like state

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

The earliest fossil evidence of the metabolic slowdowns known as torpor may come from tusks of ancient creatures called Lystrosaurus. Fossil signatures of hibernation, a form of torpor, have turned up in rodent...

Jasper National Park says one caribou herd gone, two others on the brink of local extinction

The Alberta Wilderness Association says that southern mountain woodland caribou populations in Jasper National Park are dangerously low, and are calling on Parks Canada to intervene.

World COVID-19 cases close to 30 million; India tops 5 million

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As the world inches toward 30 million coronavirus cases, India on Wednesday surpassed the 5 million infections milestone, becoming only the second nation to hit the grim marker.

India surpasses 5M cases; pandemic nears 30M infections

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As the world inches toward 30 million coronavirus cases, India on Wednesday surpassed the 5 million infections milestone, becoming only the second nation to hit the grim marker.

T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

1 day ago from Physorg

The skeleton of a 40-foot (12-meter) dinosaur nicknamed "Stan", one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, will be auctioned in New York next month and could set...

Brown Danube: How Belgrade's sewers taint Europe's famous river

1 day ago from Physorg

Just down the road from Belgrade's historic city centre, gates open for trucks to pass to the banks of the Danube, where they dump raw sewage into Europe's venerated river.

How a giant short-faced bear reached the California Channel Islands

1 day ago from Physorg

The California Channel Islands are renowned for their archaeological, biological and paleontological significance and richness, containing some of the most important early human sites in North America. This importance is...