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New study looks at ways to cut roadkill numbers for small and medium-sized mammals

28 min ago from Science Daily

A study of a stretch of highway in Quebec looks at the effect of road fencing and underground passages on the number of roadkill deaths of small and medium-sized mammals....

Biodiversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

58 min ago from Science Daily

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million...

Apple-, pear-shaped body determined by genetics, study says

4 hours ago from UPI

A large, new study has uncovered 24 genetic variations that help separate the apple-shaped people from the pear-shaped ones.

Look: Tractor seized after being used for drag racing in Britain

6 hours ago from UPI

Police breaking up a late-night drag racing session in Britain ended up seizing an unusual vehicle -- a speedy tractor.

How the oldest evidence of movement could change what we know about life on Earth

9 hours ago from Physorg

In a suspension of disbelief, the countless readers who have picked up J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books have readily accepted that Ents, the ancient treelike creatures of the...

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

9 hours ago from Physorg

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million...

Reds sign former Marlins INF/OF Derek Dietrich to minor league deal

9 hours ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Reds have signed former Miami Marlins utility man Derek Dietrich to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Why an Outlaw Was Stabbed to Death and Then Buried Face-Down in Medieval Sicily

9 hours ago from Live Science

The killing was "effective and rapid" by someone who knows human anatomy "very well."

Fashion icon Lee Radziwill dies at 85

22 hours ago from UPI

Lee Radziwill, socialite and the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died.

Rodong Sinmun: North Korea-U.S. summit to be a 'historic turning point'

1 day ago from UPI

North Korea is facing a "historic turning point," its main newspaper said Sunday about next week's summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia

1 day ago from Science Daily

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general...

Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

1 day ago from Physorg

On February 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures—so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were...

Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings

1 day ago from Physorg

Even Georgia O'Keeffe noticed the pin-sized blisters bubbling on the surface of her paintings. For decades, conservationists and scholars assumed these tiny protrusions were grains of sand, kicked up from...

'Alita: Battle Angel' tops the North American box office with $27.8M

1 day ago from UPI

"Alita: Battle Angel" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $27.8 million in receipts, announced Sunday.

On This Day, Feb. 17: Geronimo dies as prisoner of war in Oklahoma

1 day ago from UPI

On Feb. 17, 1909, Apache leader Geronimo died while under military confinement at Fort Sill, Okla.

Latin America's female leaders seek to make up for setback in roles

2 days ago from UPI

Latin America's female leaders are pushing for more women to secure top leadership positions so that gains in the political arena are not lost.

Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

2 days ago from Physorg

Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.

Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

2 days ago from Physorg

Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he...

England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits

3 days ago from Live Science

The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings.

Humans Crossed the Bering Land Bridge to People the Americas. Here’s What It Looked Like 18,000 Years Ago.

3 days ago from Live Science

The Bering Strait land bridge is now underwater, but a newly created digital map reveals how the landscape likely appeared about 18,000 years ago.

Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion lawsuit

3 days ago from UPI

Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a settlement in their collusion grievance against the NFL.

Is This the Footprint of One of the Last Neandertals?

3 days ago from Scientific American

The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation -- Read...

Cincinnati Bengals struggling to hire DC

3 days ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Bengals are having a hard time hiring a defensive coordinator to replace Teryl Austin.

Boil-water advisory ends in Dayton, Ohio

3 days ago from Physorg

The city of Dayton, Ohio, is telling residents their water is OK to use again without being boiled first.

Charlie Puth dating singer Charlotte Lawrence

3 days ago from UPI

"How Long" singer Charlie Puth confirmed his relationship with Charlotte Lawrence with a photo on Valentine's Day.

Rare 12th-Century Triple Toilet Let Three People Go Number Two at Once

3 days ago from Live Science

This toilet built for three is a gross gem of London history (and soon, you can take a selfie with it).

Saab to supply U.S. Army with M4 weapon system

3 days ago from UPI

Saab signed a three-year contract with the U.S. Army to supply the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system.

USS Blue Ridge visits South Korean port city ahead of summit

3 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Seventh Fleet's flagship USS Blue Ridge arrived in the South Korean port city of Busan on Friday.