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Elton John bags U.S. shows after catching rare infection in South America

7 hours ago from UPI

Iconic British singer Elton John has nixed U.S. shows this month and next due to a rare infection he picked up in South America, representatives said Monday.

Fossil find reveals skunk-sized predator roamed Egypt 34 million years ago

9 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists have discovered a small, skunk-sized mammalian carnivore with a fearsome set of teeth that likely preyed on human ancestors.

Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Date Back 2.4 Billion Years

11 hours ago from Live Science

The fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth.

Man's emu on a leash turns heads outside pub in British town

12 hours ago from UPI

A group of friends in an English town stopped to capture footage of an unusual sight on the street -- a man walking an emu on a leash.

What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and could even offer useful...

'Kangaroo' in Las Vegas parking lot was a South American rodent

13 hours ago from UPI

Las Vegas Police were recorded rounding up an exotic South American rodent -- initially confused for a kangaroo -- spotted running around a parking lot.

The Roadmap to Quark Soup

15 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.

Blake Shelton: Gwen Stefani romance is hard for some to understand

16 hours ago from UPI

Blake Shelton said on "Today" that he gets why people can't "wrap their head around" him dating fellow "The Voice" coach Gwen Stefani.

Nile faces greater variability

16 hours ago from Science Blog

The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven...

Report: Nuclear-powered USS Michigan to arrive in South Korea

17 hours ago from UPI

A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine is to arrive at the South Korean port city of Busan on Tuesday.

Rickie Fowler hangs out with Allison Stokke at Grand Prix race

17 hours ago from UPI

Rickie Fowler enjoyed the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas this weekend alongside pole vaulter Allison Stokke in Austin, Texas.

Ciara flaunts baby bump as due date approaches

18 hours ago from UPI

Pregnant singer Ciara, who is expecting with NFL star Russell Wilson, showed off her belly in a photo on Instagram.

Ancient stone pillars offer clues of comet strike that changed human history

19 hours ago from Physorg

(—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately the same time as the onset...

New Orleans removes first of four Confederate memorials

19 hours ago from UPI

The first of four monuments honoring the Civil war's Confederate cause was removed from downtown New Orleans on Monday.

Marvel Comics enters a 'new era' with 'Legacy' relaunch

20 hours ago from UPI

Marvel is set to relaunch their line of comic books as part of a new, status-quo changing event titled "Marvel Legacy."

Bizarre Sea Urchin Shoots Tiny Jaws at Predators | Video

21 hours ago from Live Science

Scientists have found that the collector sea urchin wards off predators by launching a cloud of tiny, venomous jaws at them. The toothy jaws sink into the predator's flesh and...

Channing Tatum, wife Jenna attend 'Magic Mike Live' premiere in Vegas

21 hours ago from UPI

Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum attended this weekend's opening of "Magic Mike Live" in Las Vegas.

Jewish war veterans bemoan stalling of Israel's WWII museum

1 day ago from AP Science

LATRUN, Israel (AP) -- Two years after Israel's prime minister vowed to complete the establishment of a museum honoring Jewish World War II...

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

1 day ago from Physorg

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

1 day ago from NY Times Science

A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.

Q. and A.: Big Birder: Noah Strycker on Where to Spot Rare Species

1 day ago from NY Times Science

The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.

'Fate of the Furious' is the No. 1 movie in North America with $38.7M

1 day ago from UPI

"The Fate of the Furious" is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning $38.7 million, announced Sunday.

Dylann Roof transferred to death row in Indiana

1 day ago from UPI

Dylann Roof has been transferred to death row in Indiana, according to prison records.

Willson Contreras slam leads HR barrage as Chicago Cubs bury Cincinnati Reds

2 days ago from UPI

With Heyward producing in the lower half of the lineup, the Chicago Cubs' offense has boundless potential, and it showed in a 12-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Air marshal's gun found by passenger in plane's bathroom

2 days ago from UPI

An air marshal aboard an international flight bound for New York City left her gun in the plane's bathroom where it was found by a passenger, the airline said.

Reds slay bandwagon Cubs fans with jumbotron troll

2 days ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Reds were straight savage Saturday with a roast of the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park.

Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit

2 days ago from AP Science

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study...

Chris Pratt's wife Anna Faris, son Jack attend his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

2 days ago from UPI

Chris Pratt has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.