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Famous birthdays for April 8: Patricia Arquette, Kofi Annan

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Patricia Arquette turns 51 and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan turns 81, among the famous birthdays for April 8.

5 killed in protests demanding Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir resign

2 weeks ago from UPI

At least five people were killed thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets nationwide to demand President Omer Hassan al-Bashir resign.

Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened on live TV

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A sarcophagus containing an Egyptian high priest was opened on live TV Sunday during a special two-hour broadcast by the American channel Discovery.

U.S. calls for 'immediate halt' to fighting in Libya

2 weeks ago from UPI

The United States urged for an immediate halt to military conflict in Libya Sunday as insurgent fighters advance on Tripoli.

London's ULEZ

New restrictions on drivers come into force in central London today, so how do these compare with the rest of the word?

Minnesota Vikings to sign QB Sean Mannion as backup to Kirk Cousins

2 weeks ago from UPI

Former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sean Mannion will sign with the Minnesota Vikings as the backup to starter Kirk Cousins.

Dinosaur skin impression goes on show at Tring museum

An exhibition in Hertfordshire displays items for the first time since the mid-19th Century.

Reports: Human remains found at former Mouseketeer Dennis Day's home

2 weeks ago from UPI

Human remains have been discovered at the Phoenix, Oregon home of Dennis Day, a 1950s child star in the original Mickey Mouse Club show.

'Shazam!' tops the North American box office with $53.5M

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The superhero adventure "Shazam!" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $53.5 million in receipts this weekend, announced Sunday.

Famous birthdays for April 7: Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan

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Director Francis Ford Coppola turns 80 and actor/martial arts expert Jackie Chan turns 65, among the famous birthdays for April 7.

Mummified mice and more in latest Egyptian tomb discovery

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Dozens of mummified mice were among the animals found in an ancient Egyptian tomb, unveiled Friday by the antiquities ministry with the aim of drawing tourists to the central Sohag...

Mummified Mice and Falcons Are Found in Egyptian Tomb

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Archaeologists said the recently discovered tomb contained dozens of animals along with a married couple. It dates back more than 2,000 years.

Digging ancient signals out of modern human genomes

2 weeks ago from Physorg

With new genome analysis tools, scientists have made significant advances in our understanding of modern humans' origins and ancient migrations.

Vikings CB Holton Hill receives four-game suspension; team signs two AAF defenders

2 weeks ago from UPI

The NFL suspended Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill for the first four games of the 2019 regular season.

Here's Why This Man Had a Giant White Mass on His Eyeball

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The unusual eye problem was the result of an extremely rare lesion on the man's eyeball.

March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

2 weeks ago from UPI

Brackets are busted, but the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament has three games remaining. Here are the best bets to advance and potential title favorites.

Peruvian fossils yield a four-legged otterlike whale with hooves

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A newly discovered species of ancient whale unearthed in Peru split time between land and sea.

Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Animals Meet Peregocetus pacificus. Whales belong in the ocean, right? That may be true today, but cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) actually descended from four-legged...

Look: Goat found wandering loose in cemetery

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in New Jersey responded to an unusual call Friday morning to capture a loose goat spotted wandering around a cemetery.

Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves 'cheater' root traits

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have used a new imaging technique to reveal a takeover strategy that has worked for weedy rice over and over again: roots that minimize below-ground contact with other plants.

The Bering Sea Should Be Frozen Right Now. It Isn't.

2 weeks ago from Live Science

We're witnessing a catastrophic shift in our planet's sea ice. Here's what the latest chapter means for you.

Pentagon increases number of American troops killed in Iran by Iraq to 603

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Pentagon has revised the estimate on the number of U.S. troops in Iraq killed by Iranian-backed militias to 603, from roughly 500, between 2003 and 2011.

Watch: World's largest decorated Easter egg unveiled in Brazil

2 weeks ago from UPI

A nearly 50-foot-tall decoration erected in a Brazilian town has been dubbed the world's largest decorated Easter egg by Guinness World Records.

Novel Hawaiian communities operate similarly to native ecosystems

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it is possible to stand in a lush tropical forest that doesn’t contain a single native plant. The birds that once dispersed native seeds...

Four-legged whale fossil discovered on Peruvian coast

2 weeks ago from UPI

The discovery of the remains of an ancient, four-legged whale along the coast of Peru suggests early cetaceans arrived in the Americas 42 million years ago.

Study explains why some of our famous flightless birds can't fly

2 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Otago researchers in association with colleagues from Harvard University have discovered new evidence of what made some of New Zealand's iconic birds such as the kiwi and extinct...

North Dakota police arrest suspect in quadruple homicide

2 weeks ago from UPI

After a four-day manhunt, police said they've arrested a suspect for a quadruple homicide this week at a North Dakota business.

Boeing CEO: 'sorry for lives lost in 737 Max 8 accidents'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg apologized for the hundreds of lives killed in two crashes of Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft.