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3 arrested, 19 charged in 'birth tourism' businesses

2 weeks ago from UPI

Three people were arrested this week for allegedly operating "birth tourism" businesses in Southern California that catered to Chinese mothers-to-be.

Nolan Arenado agrees to record one-year, $26 million deal with Rockies

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Colorado Rockies and third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration Thursday with a record-setting contract.

Bryce Dallas Howard honored as Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

2 weeks ago from UPI

Harvard theater troupe Hasty Pudding honored actress Bryce Dallas Howard as its Woman of the Year Thursday.

The fascinating backstory of the periodic table, which is about to turn 150 years old

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

The periodic table has become an icon of science. Its rows and columns provide a tidy way of showcasing the elements — the ingredients that make up the universe. It...

Solving the mystery of Serengeti’s vanishing wild dogs

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

In 1991, a strange thing happened in the wilds of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, a World Heritage Site, is home to a spectacular range of carnivores, from lions...

King Tut tomb unveiled after restoration

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The tomb of Egypt's famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun has undergone restoration to help minimize damage by tourists.

Plants likely died first during the Great Dying, researchers say

2 weeks ago from UPI

The largest extinction in Earth's history wiped out plants well before most animals, starting with nickel byproduct in Siberia drifting to Australia, a new study says.

Neanderthals and Denisovans Lived (and Mated) in This Siberian Cave

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The Neanderthals and Denisovans — both relatives of modern humans — were roommates, literally, for thousands of years in a remote Siberian cave, two new studies find.

Ivory and pangolin scales smuggling bust in Uganda

2 weeks ago from Physorg

More than 700 pieces of ivory and hundreds of pangolin scales have been discovered inside hollowed out logs in the Ugandan capital Kamapala, authorities said on Thursday, as two Vietnamese...

Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

New evidence from the cliffsides of Australia suggests that Earth's largest extinction event -- a volcanic cataclysm occurring roughly 252 million years ago -- extinguished plant life long before many...

Trade of Indians pitcher Kluber looking less likely

2 weeks ago from UPI

A trade for Cleveland Indians ace pitcher Corey Kluber is looking less likely as training camp nears, according to a report from MLB.com.

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered the fossils of an iguana-sized reptile, which they named 'Antarctic king,' that lived at the South Pole 250 million years ago (it used to be warmer). Antarctanax...

Watch: Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore learn they're genetic cousins

2 weeks ago from UPI

Former classmates Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore reacted on Instagram after discovering they share DNA on "Finding Your Roots."

Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Little life could endure the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the Great Dying, but plants may have suffered its wrath long before many animal counterparts, says new research led by the...

Tomb savers: Conservationists unveil work on Tutankhamun grave

2 weeks ago from Physorg

After almost a decade, a team of international experts on Thursday revealed the results of their painstaking work to preserve the tomb of Egypt's legendary Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

South American hawk in Maine euthanized as condition worsens

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A group caring for an injured South American hawk that turned up in a park in Maine says the bird had to be euthanized after its condition deteriorated.

Ancient pandas weren't exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

The giant pandas we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. But according to new evidence,...

Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth's future continents

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later gave rise to continents - home...

Fast-attack submarine USS South Dakota to be commissioned on Saturday

2 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy plans to commission the future USS South Dakota, a fast attack submarine, on Saturday at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

Ancient pandas weren't exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The giant pandas we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. In support of their tough...

Denmark, France, Netherlands receive land munitions through NATO pact

2 weeks ago from UPI

Denmark, France and the Netherlands became the first nations to receive shipments of new anti-tank weapons under a NATO multinational sharing project.

In honor of Super Bowl LIII, 53 facts about the original Los Angeles rams

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

When a Cleveland football team migrated to Los Angeles in 1946, they weren’t the only rams in town. Thousands of bighorn sheep call the desert and mountains east of the...

How to find Mayan ruins while sitting at your laptop

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the summer of 2014, Matthew Cardona was standing in a shed near his father's childhood home in Guatemala. The walls were lined with boxes and buckets filled with recently...

Crocodiles have complex past

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

A new study co-led by a University of Iowa researcher throws into question the notion that today’s crocodiles and alligators have a simple evolutionary past. Previous research pointed to crocodiles and...

Puerto Rico’s “fear lab” mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a “fear lab” in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two...

Look: Birthday brings Tennessee man lottery luck

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Tennessee man had an extra happy birthday when he scratched off a $1 million lottery ticket on his special day.

Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth's continents

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth.

How we traced the underwater volcanic ancestry of Lord Howe Island

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Lord Howe Island is a beautiful and incredibly isolated world heritage site some 600km off the coast of New South Wales, lauded for its unique volcanic landforms and endemic species.