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Team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

5 hours ago from Physorg

When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to himself, "Eyn chaya kazo"—Hebrew for, "There can be no such creature."

Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa

6 hours ago from Physorg

The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD. In a...

Milwaukee man sells massive Nintendo collection for $20,000

7 hours ago from UPI

A Milwaukee man who spent years cultivating a massive amount of Nintendo memorabilia sold his collection for $20,000.

Kansas City theme park planning record-breaking roller coaster

8 hours ago from UPI

A Missouri theme park unveiled plans for the "world's fastest, steepest and tallest" spinning roller coaster for National Roller Coaster Day.

Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

8 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from...

Researcher looks to the future of bone replacements

9 hours ago from Science Daily

A new artificial bone design has been developed that can be customized and made with a 3-D printer for stronger, safer and more effective bone replacements, explains a new report.

‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the northern hemisphere.

Star Trek-style communicator hopes to break down cultural barriers

11 hours ago from Physorg

In Star Trek, the technology to instantly translate any language was first developed in the late 22nd century, but today researchers are already working on ways to take universal communication...

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species

17 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum...

Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

17 hours ago from Physorg

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a...

Secrets of the deep: Senegal's slave shipwreck detective

17 hours ago from Physorg

Staring out to sea on a flawlessly sunny day, underwater archaeologist Ibrahima Thiaw visualises three shipwrecks once packed with slaves that now lie somewhere beneath Senegal's Atlantic waves.

Spotify removes white supremacist bands from site

21 hours ago from UPI

Spotify has removed several bands from its app after a report revealed the bands appeared on a "hate music" list compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egyptian Writing

21 hours ago from Live Science

The Rosetta Stone contains text written in three languages, which made it possible to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl signs 8-year, $68M contract extension

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The Edmonton Oilers signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved

1 day ago from Science Daily

Research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.

Cenozoic carnivore from Turkey may have evolved without placental competitors

1 day ago from Physorg

A new marsupial-like carnivorous animal that lived more than 40 million years ago in what is now Turkey may have evolved in the absence of competition from placental mammals, according...

Сould life begin in oil?

1 day ago from Physorg

Paul Bracher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Saint Louis University, and his research team have been awarded a three-year $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation...

Belle and Sebastian accidentally leave drummer in North Dakota Walmart

1 day ago from UPI

Scottish band Belle and Sebastian accidentally left their drummer behind in North Dakota after stopping at a local Walmart.

UC Berkeley sets world record by forming largest human letter

1 day ago from UPI

Thousands of students at the University of California, Berkely gathered on a football field to form the world's largest human letter.

Man takes unusual paramotor on flight to McDonald's

1 day ago from UPI

A hungry New Jersey man took his paramotor -- an unusual aircraft featuring a parachute and a back-mounted propeller -- to McDonald's to pick up some food.

Bella Hadid covers Vogue Arabia: 'I am so honored and proud'

1 day ago from UPI

Bella Hadid paid tribute to her Palestinian heritage after landing the cover of the first-ever September issue of Vogue Arabia.

Thieves nab tons of Nutella and Kinder eggs in Germany

1 day ago from UPI

Thieves made off with a sweet haul after nabbing tons of chocolates and other treats from a trailer in Germany.

Ancient fish fossil reveals human-like jaw structure

1 day ago from UPI

Australian scientists have discovered a 400-million-year-old fish fossil featuring a human-like jaw structure.

Wedding crashers behind viral $1 gift come forward

1 day ago from UPI

The New Jersey wedding crashers whose $1 gift went viral thanks to the bride's Facebook post have come forward and explained they were on their first date.

Britain's new $3.86B aircraft carrier arrives at home port

1 day ago from UPI

Britain's largest-ever aircraft carrier, the newly built HMS Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Portsmouth, England, on Wednesday to a festive welcome.

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.

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

1 day ago from UPI

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

1 day ago from UPI

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