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Dinosaur-Era Super-Piranha Terrorized Jurassic Seas

49 min ago from Live Science

The little sea monster used its mouth full of scissor teeth to rip flesh from other fish.

Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds they might just be rocks

Discovered in Greenland and said to be 3.7 billion years old, what were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks, according to a new study.

‘The Rockefeller Beetles’ explores the beauty of a major gift

1 hour ago from Harvard Science

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for...

South American marsupials discovered to reach new heights

3 hours ago from Science Daily

There have long been speculations that the mouse-sized marsupial monito del monte climbs to lofty heights in the trees. Yet, no previous records exist documenting such arboreal habits for this...

Pompeii Graffiti May Rewrite Time Line of Vesuvius Eruption

4 hours ago from Live Science

Archaeologists have long debated when the volcano blew its top and covered surrounding Roman settlements in ash.

Watch: Giant nose sculpture stolen from Oregon porch

4 hours ago from UPI

An Oregon family is offering a $6.27 reward for the return of a 50-pound nose sculpture stolen from the front porch of their home.

Paleontologists identify world's earliest-known flesh-eating fish

4 hours ago from UPI

Scientists have identified a 150-million-year-old fossil as a new species and the earliest-known flesh-eating fish.

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony...

Mad cow disease found in Britain for first time in 3 years

5 hours ago from UPI

Mad cow disease has been diagnosed in a cow in Scotland, the first case in Britain in three years.

Smallest life forms have smallest working CRISPR system

5 hours ago from Physorg

An ancient group of microbes that contains some of the smallest life forms on Earth also has the smallest CRISPR gene-editing machinery discovered to date.

Trilobites: With Piranha-Like Teeth, This Prehistoric Predator Never Bit Off More Than It Could Chew

7 hours ago from NY Times Science

A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.

Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson receive Freedom Award From Civil Rights Museum

8 hours ago from UPI

Former Vice President Joe Biden and activist Jesse Jackson are this year's recipients of the Freedom Award, for their work in behalf of civil rights.

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

8 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of...

Climate stress will make cities more vulnerable

9 hours ago from Science Daily

The fall of Angkor has long puzzled historians, archaeologists and scientists, but now a research team is one step closer to discovering what led to the city's demise -- and...

Oceanic dead zones thrived during last Ice Age, new evidence shows

9 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists recreated deep sea conditions from the last ice age and found that the tropical Pacific contained more carbon and less oxygen during that period than previously thought.

How huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor's demise

9 hours ago from Physorg

A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for...

Meet Hyperion: Colossal Supercluster in the Early Universe

9 hours ago from Space.com

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure from the ancient universe.

Slavery was never abolished – it affects millions, and you may be funding it

10 hours ago from Physorg

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called "traditional forms" of slavery – and of the 12m people ripped from their West African homes and...

How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth

10 hours ago from Physorg

The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Western Australia was published this week by Curtin University honours student Morgan Cox and colleagues.

Look: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover pose together in 'Lion King' cast photo

10 hours ago from UPI

Seth Rogen posted on Twitter a "Lion King" cast photo including Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and director Jon Favreau.

Look: Elizabeth Tulloch is Lois Lane in 'Arrow'-verse crossover tease

12 hours ago from UPI

"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist posted on Instagram the first photo of Elizabeth Tulloch as Superman's love interest Lois Lane.

Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex's Puny Arms Were Useful After All.

12 hours ago from Live Science

The ferocious dinosaur wants people to stop mocking its tiny arms.

Peru in danger of losing its national cinchona tree

15 hours ago from Physorg

Pre-Columbian people used its bark as a medicine while South American liberator Simon Bolivar adopted it in Peru's coat of arms, but the cinchona tree is facing a battle for...

Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul

16 hours ago from Physorg

Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional...

Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude

21 hours ago from Science Daily

Ancient populations in the Andes of Peru adapted to their high-altitude environment and the introduction of agriculture in ways distinct from other global populations that faced similar circumstances.

Carolina Panthers get rematch with Philadelphia Eagles

22 hours ago from UPI

The Carolina Panthers had a chance to beat the Philadelphia Eagles last season at home but couldn't get it done.

Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude

23 hours ago from Physorg

Ancient populations in the Andes of Peru adapted to their high-altitude environment and the introduction of agriculture in ways distinct from other global populations that faced similar circumstances, according to...

Man sentenced to 24 years in prison for burning down Texas mosque

1 day ago from UPI

A man convicted of burning down a Texas mosque in 2017 was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said.