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Washington Nationals use 11-run inning to rout Colorado Rockies

4 hours ago from UPI

The Washington Nationals erupted for a record 11 runs in the seventh inning Thursday and crushed the Colorado Rockies with another stunning offensive display.

Mastodon Bones Could Upend Understanding of Human History

5 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

A mastodon carcass from 130,000 years old suggests that humans were in America tens of thousands of years before the history books say they were.

Ben Gamel's RBI single guides Seattle Mariners past Detroit Tigers

6 hours ago from UPI

Ben Gamel happens to be filling in for one of the hottest hitters in baseball. In his second game since being called up from the minors, Gamel delivered.

Ancient Sea Monster with 50 Legs Discovered in Canada | Video

9 hours ago from Live Science

A marine creature dating to 508 million years ago, with two claws and 50 legs, is the first known arthropod on record to have mandibles.

University of Toronto researchers discover 507-million-year old sea creature

10 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A new fossil has been discovered by Canadian researchers that is shedding light on the evolution of insects, millipedes and centipedes.

The key to long female lives may be heterogeneity

11 hours ago from Science Daily

In sparrowhawks diversity in frailty and robustness helps females live longer.

DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments -- even in the absence of skeletal remains.

Police: Florida man had $600,000 worth of meth-covered pottery

11 hours ago from UPI

Undercover deputies in Florida arrested a man accused of importing three pieces of pottery covered in $600,000 worth of meth paste.

Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

11 hours ago from UPI

Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick.

Ancient DNA bucks tale of how the horse was tamed

12 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

DNA from ancient horses reveals early domestication involved plenty of stallions.

Rare artifacts from the Harvard Theatre Collection

12 hours ago from Harvard Science

The Harvard Theatre Collection was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world. Beyond the theatrical materials at its core, the collection includes documentary material...

Priyanka Chopra says her 'Baywatch' villain loves 'power'

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Priyanka Chopra explained her "Baywatch" character, Victoria Leeds, has "a point to prove" as "a woman in a man's world."

Flawed forensic science may be hampering identification of human remains

14 hours ago from Science Daily

New research casts doubt on a method used in forensic science to determine whether skeletal remains are of a person who has given birth.

Jim Harbaugh meets Pope Francis, gives him unusual Michigan gifts

15 hours ago from UPI

The Michigan football team took a break from its practice in Rome Wednesday, making a visit and gift presentation to the pope.

Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later

16 hours ago from Science Blog

After being headless for almost a century, a dinosaur skeleton that had become a tourist attraction in Dinosaur Provincial Park was finally reconnected to its head. Researchers at the University...

Physics of poo—why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time

18 hours ago from Physorg

The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture. Even...

Harnessing Fiji hot springs for refrigeration

19 hours ago from Physorg

Two remote off-grid villages on the tiny Fijian island of Vanua Levu in the South Pacific are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to, rather ironically,...

Mysterious drop in prized bait worms threatens a way of life

19 hours ago from AP Science

WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) -- Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the...

Trump will not terminate NAFTA, but 'renegotiate' with Canada and Mexico

1 day ago from UPI

President Donald Trump, called he North American Free Trade Agreement "the worst trade deal in history," agreed Wednesday not to terminate the treaty.

Meet a Scientist

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

When scientists take off the googles and lab coats, they can be amusing and inspiring storytellers. These short videos are part of initiative to persuade Washington University in St. Louis...

Ancient tablet unearthed at historic Roman excavation site in Israel

1 day ago from UPI

Archaeologists made a significant find on Israel's coast recently -- a mother-of-pearl tablet scientists believe was part of a box that held an ancient scroll.

South African cave yields Middle Stone Age projectiles

1 day ago from UPI

The chronology of advancements in stone knapping technology isn't well understood but a new discovery in a Souther African cave is offering some clarity.

Humans in California 130,000 years ago? Study sees clues

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

It's a controversial theory, but some scientists think they've found evidence of human colonization of the Americas 100,000 years earlier than previously thought

Can Aromatherapy Calm Competition Horses?

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)...

Brazilian indigenous groups shoot arrows at police during clashes

1 day ago from UPI

Brazilian indigenous groups in Brasilia protested and briefly clashed with police in opposition to a proposal they say would deteriorate their land rights.

Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner to voice Timon and Pumbaa in 'Lion King' remake

1 day ago from UPI

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner have been cast as Timon and Pumbaa in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of "The Lion King."

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says

1 day ago from AP Science

NEW YORK (AP) -- A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought - more...

Paul McCartney adds more dates to 'One on One' tour

1 day ago from UPI

Paul McCartney has added addiotnal dates to his ongoing "One on One" worldwide tour.