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Moon History: Group Works to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

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The six Apollo moon landing sites are cultural treasures that should be formally protected, a nonprofit group says.

400-million-year-old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans

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A new study from ANU on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary lineage linked to humans.

FARC's final weapons removed 'in last breath' of Colombia conflict

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The last remaining weapons belonging to revolutionary Colombian FARC rebels have been surrendered -- and will be smelted into peace monuments, officials said.

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with red graffiti

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The iconic Lincoln Memorial was vandalized overnight Tuesday with graffiti, the National Park service said.

The penguin that never was

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A Tasmanian penguin long thought extinct never even existed, University of Otago-led research has discovered.

Marine Corps testing mobile 3D printing lab

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The Marine Corps is testing a mobile 3D printing lab for fabrication of spare parts in the field.

Scientists discover a new flower of Shetland

The Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.

Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

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Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.

David Attenborough gains new species namesake

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A new species of damselfly from the Cretaceous period has been named after the iconic naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.

Daniel Craig confirms his return in next James Bond film

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Daniel Craig confirmed that he will return to the big screen as James Bond during an interview {i:The Late Show with Stephen Colbert}.

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

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A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.

How Technology Is Giving New Life to Ancient World

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From ocean-going robots to virtual reconstructions of ancient cities, new tools and techniques are transforming archaeology like never before.

Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old

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A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new...

Lion chases safari vehicle, attacks spare tire

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A passenger in a safari vehicle traveling through a South African park captured video of a lion chasing after the vehicle and attacking its spare tire.

Chimpanzee celebrates 41st birthday with troll doll party

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A doll-loving chimpanzee at a sanctuary in Washington celebrated her birthday with a horde of colorful troll dolls.

Suspected WWII-Era Bomb Discovered at Fukushima Power Plant

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The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is facing another threat: What is thought to be an undetonated World War II-era bomb discovered on the grounds of the power plant.

Adding silicon to soil to strengthen plant defenses

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To help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are arming them with stones.

America Ferrera kisses Amber Tamblyn's daughter in new photo

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America Ferrera spent time with "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" co-star Amber Tamblyn and her 6-month-old daughter, Marlow Alice.

Afraid of the Dark? Why Eclipses Frightened Ancient Civilizations

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For many ancient cultures, eclipses of the sun and moon were something special — and something to be feared.

Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome

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Researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.

Mindy Kaling says she's 'really excited' to become a mom

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"The Mindy Project" star Mindy Kaling opened up about her pregnancy for the first time in a preview for "Sunday Today."

Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials science

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Stone Age metallurgical 'slag' from Turkey -- once thought to be the earliest known example of copper smelting in western Eurasia -- now re-identified as incidentally fired green copper pigment.

New Jersey police lasso loose pig in residential neighborhood

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A New Jersey police department took an unusual call and ended up answering an "age old question" -- "how many cops does it take to lasso a pig?"

New progress of research on fossil Equus

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Stenonid horse is the earliest Equus in Eurasia. The first occurrence of stenonid horse in Eurasia was regarded as the sign of the lower boundary of the Quaternary. The appearance, evolution and dispersal...

Pentagon identifies two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

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The Pentagon identified the two U.S. soldiers who died Sunday after sustaining injuries during a combat operation in Iraq.

Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden have Drop the Mic battle on 'Late Late Show'

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Samuel L. Jackson took on James Corden in an epic rap battle Monday in the latest edition of Drop the Mic on "The Late Late Show."

Global megafauna study calls for conservation rethink

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It's hard to imagine an Australia ruled by hippopotamus-sized wombats (Diprotodon) and three-metre-tall kangaroos (Procoptodon golian). The continent lost all native megafauna to the Pleistocene extinctions, tens of thousands of...

Solar eclipses baffle, captivate humans throughout history

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If heavenly bodies have predictive power, what is the future foretold by a disappearing sun? Solar eclipses have inspired a variety of responses during human history.