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Archaeologists can determine a person's sex by analyzing a single tooth

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Archaeologists can now estimate the biological sex of ancient human remains by analyzing proteins traces on a single fossil tooth.

Powerball prize comes after 5 years of playing same numbers

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A North Carolina man said he had been playing his "special" numbers for five years before they won him a $1 million Powerball prize.

Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

1 day ago from Live Science

Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people.

Purrfect Photos: Cat Mummies and Wooden Cat Statues Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Burial Complex

1 day ago from Live Science

Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The area seems to have been used for cat burials thousands...

In photos: 'Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again' preview at the Whitney Museum

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Members preview works of art by Andy Warhol for the exhibit "Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New...

Stripping the linchpins from the life-making machine reaffirms its seminal evolution

1 day ago from Science Daily

This experiment had a good chance of crashing. Instead, it delivered whopping evidence to coroborrate the earliest evolution of the translational system, the mechanisms which make life out of our...

Talking ɸ

1 day ago from European Space Agency

With ESA’s ɸ-week underway in Italy, Director General, Jan Wörner, talks about what ɸ means to him

Ancient Egyptians discovered Algol's variability 3,000 years before western astronomers

1 day ago from Physorg

An ancient Egyptian papyrus, known as the Cairo Calendar, could be the oldest historical record of a star's brightness, providing a new perspective on the development of the Algol triple...

Ancient DNA from Central, South America reveal genetic exchanges, population turnover

1 day ago from Science Blog

An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA data from those regions. The findings...

Adaptation to starchy diet, high altitudes helped ancient settlers survive

1 day ago from Science Blog

A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a complex picture of human adaptation—from early...

Image: Flooding along the Nueces River

1 day ago from Physorg

On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered...

In photos: Victoria Beckham, Scarlett Johansson win top honors at the People's Choice Awards

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Celebrities arrive on the red carpet for the 44th annual E! People's Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on November 11, 2018.

Massive Solar Storm Detonated Hidden American Bombs During the Vietnam War, Navy Records Show

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Researchers digging through naval records uncovered a strange and alarming consequence of a massive 1972 solar storm.

Famous birthdays for Nov. 12: Megan Mullally, Sammy Sosa

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Actor Megan Mullally turns 60 and former baseball slugger Sammy Sosa turns 50, among the famous birthdays for Nov. 12.

Spurs seek 15th straight victory over Kings

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The San Antonio Spurs hope to write another chapter in one of the NBA's most lopsided rivalries when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

Thunder look to attack basket vs. slumping Suns

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Even without Russell Westbrook on the floor for a big chunk of the early part of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have found ways to be successful.

Experts find that stone tools connected communities

1 day ago from Science Daily

Stone tools that were discovered and examined by a group of international experts showed for the first time that various communities that lived during the Middle Stone Age period were...

Holocene temperature in the Iberian Peninsula reconstructed studying insect subfossils

1 day ago from Science Daily

Remains of chironomid subfossils, a type of insects similar to mosquitoes, were used to reconstruct the temperature of the Iberian Peninsula in the Holocene, the geological period that goes from...

Airstrikes, gunfire kill Hamas commander, 4 others in Gaza

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At least five Palestinians, including a Hamas commander, died during an exchange of gunfire with the Israeli military and airstrikes in Gaza city.

'The Grinch' is the No. 1 movie in North America with $66M

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"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $66 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Northern California Camp Fire death toll climbs to 23

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The death toll in the Camp Fire -- the most destructive one in California history -- has climbed to 23 with more than 100 still missing.

Northern California Camp Fire death toll climbs to 23

2 days ago from UPI

The death toll in the Camp Fire -- the most destructive one in California history -- has climbed to 23 with more than 100 still missing.

On Nat Geo's 'Mars' Season 2, Tensions Grow As Scientists Clash with Miners

2 days ago from Space.com

National Geographic's "Mars" returns for a second season on Monday (Nov. 12), bringing a blend of extraterrestrial drama and real-life insights about humanity's future on the Red Planet.

Famous birthdays for Nov. 11: Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Moore

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio turns 44 and actor Demi Moore turns 56, among the famous birthdays for Nov. 11.

The new face of South American people

2 days ago from Science Daily

Study by 72 researchers from eight countries concludes that the Lagoa Santa people are descendants of Clovis culture migrants from North America. Distinctly African features attributed to Luzia were wrong.

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

3 days ago from Physorg

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals...

Paradise lost: California fires rage on

3 days ago from Physorg

Firefighters in California on Saturday battled raging blazes at both ends of the state that have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, but there was...

Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, others

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President Donald Trump announced his first seven Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, including three deceased: Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia.