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African killifish matures faster than any vertebrate species

2 weeks ago from UPI

New research suggests no vertebrate species matures as quickly as Africa's turquoise killifish.

Organic makeup of ancient meteorites sheds light on early Solar System

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The origin of organic matter found in meteorites that formed during the birth of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago may provide key clues to understanding the birth of...

Amateur Archaeologist Discovers 1,800-Year-Old Golden Ring from Rome

2 weeks ago from Live Science

An amateur historian just unearthed a treasure that would turn any archaeologist green with envy: An ornate gold ring dating back to Roman times.

Matt Harvey returns to New York as Cincinnati Reds face Mets

2 weeks ago from UPI

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey returns to New York in a matchup against his old team, the New York Mets, in a series opener at Citi Field.

Fossils suggest Alaska served as superhighway for migrating dinosaurs

2 weeks ago from UPI

New fossils suggest hadrosaurs and therizinosaurs migrated between Central Asia and North America 100 million years ago.

African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

For most of the year, annual killifish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments across the African savannah. When rainwater fills small depressions across the landscape, the fish must hatch,...

Chicago Cubs seek consistent pitching vs. Kansas City Royals

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Chicago Cubs and manager Joe Maddon continue to preach the importance of starting pitching as they head into a series against the Kansas City Royals.

African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Annual killifish are known to live their lives at one of two speeds: "pause" or "fast-forward." For most of the year, the tiny freshwater fish persist as diapausing embryos buried...

First North American co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur tracks found in Alaska

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Paleontologists and geoscientists have discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation of Alaska's Denali National Park, providing more evidence that Alaska...

Watch: Texas graduate incorporates big gator in photo shoot

2 weeks ago from UPI

A student preparing to graduate from a Texas university incorporated a nearly 14-foot alligator named Big Tex into her graduation photos.

Discovery provides more evidence that Alaska was possibly the 'superhighway' for dinosaurs

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of paleontologists and other geoscientists has discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation within Denali National Park, suggesting...

New study identifies bird migration stopover sites

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Every fall, dozens of species of landbirds migrate from their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to wintering grounds as far away as South America.

In photos: Eight players inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

2 weeks ago from UPI

Eight players were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on August 4, 2018.

South Sudan attempts another peace plan with power-sharing deal

2 weeks ago from UPI

Rival leaders in South Sudan have signed a power-sharing agreement to end a five-year civil war and form a transitional government.

Lithuania's 'Great Synagogue' Fell to the Nazis, But Archaeologists Have Uncovered It

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Parts of a Nazi-destroyed Jewish synagogue in Lithuania are seeing the light of day again after archaeologists unearthed the religious center's buried bimah, or central prayer platform, in a recent...

More than 40 people shot, 5 killed in bloody Sunday in Chicago

2 weeks ago from UPI

At least 40 people were shot and five people killed over a bloody 14-hour period in Chicago on Sunday, police said.

5 dead after plane crashes into California mall parking lot

2 weeks ago from UPI

A small plane crashed into a parking lot in Southern California on Sunday, killing all five people on board, authorities said.

On This Day: Pope Paul VI dies at age 80

2 weeks ago from UPI

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died at the age of 80 after a heart attack. He had led the Roman Catholic Church for 15 years.

5 dead after plane crashes into mall parking lot in California

2 weeks ago from UPI

A small plane crashed into a parking lot in Santa Ana, Calif. on Sunday, killing all five people on board.

Missouri Tigers QB Drew Lock apologizes for insensitive tweets

2 weeks ago from UPI

Missouri Tigers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy candidate Drew Lock is the latest athlete apologizing for tweeting offensive remarks.

Czech tourist killed in shark attack off Egyptian coast

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Czech tourist was killed in a shark attack in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, the country's Ministry of Environment said on Sunday.

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Archaeologists are excavating the remains of an ancient Roman library — a bibliophile's dream that once held up to 20,000 scrolls — in Cologne, Germany.

Aluminum tariffs tap out Canada craft brewers

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Canadian craft brewers are facing a sudden aluminum can shortage and are blaming the supply disruptions on aluminum tariffs, making these small businesses among the first casualties of the Canada-US...

Diamondbacks, Giants feel good about relievers

2 weeks ago from UPI

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks opted to strengthen a strength when they acquired relievers Brad Ziegler, an old favorite and a member of their 20th anniversary team, and Jake Diekman...

Drake's 'Scorpion' tops the U.S. album chart for 4th week

2 weeks ago from UPI

Drake's "Scorpion" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fourth, consecutive week.

Don't call 12-year-old Mexican university student 'genius'

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The youngest student ever admitted to Mexico's National Autonomous University wouldn't call himself a "genius."

Police issue final report, find no motive in Las Vegas shooting

2 weeks ago from UPI

Las Vegas police said they determined no motive for the October 2017 mass shooting that left 58 victims dead.

Art Lee, Fly-Fishing Virtuoso and Writer, Dies at 76

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Lee was a Catskills fixture whose reputation as an angler spread far and wide. He once took Jimmy Carter fishing and wrote a whole book on a knot.