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Trilobites: Scorpions Are Ancient, but Some Species Are New to Science

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Scorpion scientists have identified three new species among these ancient arachnids.

H.R. McMaster: Sleep should not come easy for North Korea leader

2 weeks ago from UPI

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security advisor said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should not rest easy following Pyongyang's latest provocation.

Weird 'Rocks' at Robotics Test Site Turn Out to Be Dinosaur Fossils

2 weeks ago from

Students searching for a Mars-like landscape in a Canadian park took an unexpected detour into paleontology.

Gold replica of US space module pinched from Ohio museum

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A gold replica of a lunar landing module gifted to US astronaut Neil Armstrong by French jewlers has been pilfered from an Ohio museum, with security footage offering little help...

Pet Boa Bites Woman's Face in Unusual Attack

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Firefighters were forced to decapitate a boa constrictor that had latched its teeth onto a woman's nose and wound its body around her neck. The woman survived, but the incident...

Big-headed gecko shows human actions are messing with evolution

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Evolution doesn't have to take millions of years. New research shows that a type of lizard living on man-made islands in Brazil has developed a larger head than its mainland...

How central are female characters to a movie?

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study -- which creates automatic tools for signal analysis and linguistic assessment -- uncovers how media communicates about gender, race and age finding that in the majority of...

Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of...

Chicago Cubs acquire Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, catcher Alex Avila

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Chicago Cubs acquired Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila in exchange for minor league infielders Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes.

Colorado Rockies trade for catcher Jonathan Lucroy in deal with Texas Rangers

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Colorado Rockies acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers on Sunday in exchange for a player to be named.

2017 WGC Bridgestone Invitational preview: South Course at Firestone attracts big names

3 weeks ago from UPI

The South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, is undoubtedly an all-world layout.

Newly discovered lymph hydraulics give tunas their fancy moves

3 weeks ago from

There’s still some anatomy to discover in fishes as familiar as bluefin and yellowfin tunas.

Into a competitive world, guppies are born not just bigger, but more mature

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

When scientists took a deeper look into a classic example of parenting strategy in nature, they found that what really matters may be more than what meets the eye.

Dark Ages Fort Built by Mysterious 'Painted People' Found in Scotland

3 weeks ago from Live Science

A Pictish fort that was long thought demolished has recently been unearthed under a town in Scotland.

Watch live: Trump to give first Medal of Honor to Vietnam vet

3 weeks ago from UPI

President Donald Trump will present his first Medal of Honor on Monday to a Vietnam War medic who risked his life several times.

Archaeologists at Angkor Wat find large buried statue

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Archaeologists at Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex studying the site of a hospital from eight to nine centuries ago say they have found a large statue in their excavations.

72-year-old Oklahoma woman kills 11 venomous snakes

3 weeks ago from UPI

A 72-year-old Oklahoma woman is being praised online after killing 11 copperhead snakes she found slithering under her home.

What caused the world's greatest extinction?

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researcher offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's most catastrophic extinction, nearly 252 million years ago.

Using step width to compare locomotor biomechanics between dinosaurs and modern bipeds

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Remember the classic flocking scene from Jurassic Park? Alan and the kids are walking over a grassy plain. A flock of ostrich-like dinosaurs appear. Alan is amazed at how similar...

Charter boat captain rescues soggy cat thrown from bridge

3 weeks ago from UPI

A Florida charter boat captain fished a cat out of the water after it was apparently thrown off a bridge by an unknown person.

National park in Newfoundland first to adapt cabin for people with autism

3 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Parks Canada has retrofitted one of its rustic cabins at the Berry Hill Campground to make it friendly for people with autism who want to get close to nature.

How the search for mythical monsters can help conservation in the real world

3 weeks ago from Physorg

After fears the Loch Ness Monster had "disappeared" last winter, a new sighting in May 2017 was celebrated by its enthusiasts. The search for monsters and mythical creatures (or "cryptids")...

Super Schnozzle: Tiny, Glow-in-the-Dark Shark Has a Huge Nose

3 weeks ago from Live Science

A glow-in-the-dark shark that has a mouthful of pointy teeth and an impressively large bulbous nose is also quite small — about the weight of a pineapple, according to a...

3-D printing technologies transport students to ancient greece

3 weeks ago from Physorg

The use of 3-D printing technologies in Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum has students using ancient Greek artefacts the way they were intended—from interacting with 3-D printed ancient objects...

Researchers unearth 'tectonic events' that formed Canadian sapphires

3 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Treasure-hunting Canadian researchers say they have figured out how to find sapphire deposits by identifying the exact sequence of geologic events that create the sparkling gemstone.

Eurofins acquires a third contract research firm

3 weeks ago from C&EN

Advinus adds India lab to new assets in Canada and Europe

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie faces off with Cubs fan who heckled him

3 weeks ago from UPI

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey got into a Chicago Cub's fan's face at Miller Park in Milwaukee Sunday.

Kansas City Royals acquire Melky Cabrera from Chicago White Sox

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Kansas City Royals acquired Melky Cabrera and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league pitchers Andre Davis and A.J. Puckett.