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Look: Antoni Porowski, Trace Lehnhoff go Instagram official after dating rumors

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Antoni Porowski shared a photo with Trace Lehnhoff following rumors he's dating the "Flipping Out" alum.

Look: Cat rescued from clothes dryer vent

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An animal rescuer in Britain said he used a popsicle stick covered in butter to rescue a cat trapped in the vent of a clothes dryer.

8,300-Year-Old Stone Snake Heads Reveal Stone Age Ritual Ceremonies

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What might be passed over as two oddly shaped rocks are the work of Stone Age artisans who sculpted the rocks into beady-eyed snake heads, archaeologists have found.

Dallas Mavericks look to get even with Atlanta Hawks

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Rookies Luka Doncic and Trae Young will be linked, at least early, because of the draft-day trade in which they were swapped for each other.

A year after his death, San Francisco honors late mayor as champion of civil rights

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The late Ed Lee was remembered in San Francisco Wednesday as a champion of civil rights and honored as the city's first Chinese-American mayor.

Study Reveals Striking Decline of Vermont’s Bumble Bees

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A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont’s species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline. After conducting...

More heatwave summers will affect animals

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Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that overheated birds have...

Five reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology

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A lot happened in the world of palaeontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors and a major...

5 arrested as French police hunt gunman in attack that killed 2

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French police arrested five people Wednesday in connection with the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg that killed 2 people and injured 14.

Researchers suggest broiler chicken is the hallmark of the Anthropocene

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A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.K. and one in South Africa has come to the conclusion that the broiler chicken offers perhaps the most striking evidence...

Fossils key to fulfilling Darwin's 160-year-old prediction

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A new study by researchers at the University of Salford has shown that fossils are likely to be key to fulfilling a prediction made by Charles Darwin more than 160...

Police hunt for gunman in France shooting attack that killed 3

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French police are searching for a gunman Wednesday who attacked a crowded Christmas market in Strasbourg, killing three people.

The US Lost 1 Warship in WWI. 100 Years Later, We Know What Caused the Sinking.

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A new exploration of a 100-year-old shipwreck reveals the weapon that brought the vessel down.

Future Humans May Call Us the 'Chicken People,' and Here's Why

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Domesticated chickens, it turns out, could be a signpost for future archaeologists that screams, "Humans were here!"

‘Little Foot’ skeleton analysis reignites debate over the hominid’s species

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Long-awaited analyses of the Little Foot skeleton have researchers disagreeing over resurrecting a defunct species name.

Woman's diamond ring found in sewer 9 years after falling into toilet

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A New Jersey woman was reunited with her diamond encrusted wedding band almost a decade after accidentally flushing it down her toilet.

Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks speaks at Harvard’s Houghton Library

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Giving voice to the unheard is “very close to the bone for me,” said Geraldine Brooks during a talk sponsored by the Harvard Review. The Australia-born author, whose 2006 novel “March” won...

Harvard study models forelimbs of echidnas to shed light on evolution

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Mammals can use their forelimbs to swim, fly, jump, climb, dig, and nearly everything in between, yet the question of how all that diversity evolved has remained a vexing one for scientists....

Study uses rings in teeth to understand the environment Neanderthals faced

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Scientists are painting the clearest picture yet of what life may have been like for Neanderthals living in Southern France some 250,000 years ago, and to do it, they’re using an unlikely day-to-day...

Study suggests shamans acted as the first professional class in human society

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The names may vary — medicine man, witch doctor, holy man, prophet — but the notion of the shaman, someone who uses trance to commune with the supernatural and effect real-world change,...

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

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With around 23 billion chickens on the planet, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Researchers: USS San Diego was sunk by German land mine

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Scientists determined the USS San Diego, which mysteriously sank during World War I, was attacked by a German U-Boat.

Convicted murderer, rapist in 1993 executed in Texas

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Texas executed Alvin Avon Braziel Jr., by lethal injection Tuesday, 25 years after he killed a man and raped his newlywed wife.

Carol Burnett to be honored with special Golden Globe award

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Comedy legend Carol Burnett is set to be honored with the inaugural Golden Globe television special achievement award.

It Could Be the Age of the Chicken, Geologically

17 hours ago from NY Times Science

With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.

Cannibalism? Nope, This 8,000-Year-Old Man Was Likely Burned in a Ritual

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The shattered skull of a hunter who lived about 8,000 years ago isn’t evidence of cannibalism, as scientists previously thought. Rather, the hunter died in a grisly murder, new research...

Watch: Ohio man spots albino deer in his yard

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An Ohio man watching the animals in his yard captured video of an unusual specimen -- an all-white albino deer.

White Sox trade for Pirates RHP Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova.