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The return of Cthulhu — the small sea critter

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Cthulhu is calling from the ancient depths — and this time, researchers are only too happy to speak its name. Researchers at Yale, Oxford, the University of Leicester, Imperial College...

Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic 'One Percent'

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The ancient stone circles around Stonehenge and Avebury in England may have all started with the commemoration of a single Neolithic house.

'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a 3D computer...

The weirdest things we learned this week: Blood-thirsty Bambi and 12-foot-tall birds

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

Looters likely raiding sunken treasures off Nova Scotia, experts warn

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Beneath the choppy waves off Nova Scotia's rugged coast are thousands of shipwreck sites sprinkled with lost treasure: centuries-old coins, cannons, and perhaps even historic booty stolen from the White...

Transforming the art industry with Blockchain

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Sometimes an art forgery is so sophisticated, it fools even the experts. For example, in 2011, Sotheby's brokered a deal for a darkly coloured gentleman's portrait said to be by...

New Zealand lawmakers pass tough gun laws in response to mosque attacks

2 weeks ago from UPI

The New Zealand Parliament passed stricter gun reform legislation Wednesday, less than a month after shooting attacks at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 people.

Dozens of Mummified Mice and Birds Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The well-preserved burial chamber was vividly painted with funerary scenes.

Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21,000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week.

A Night at the Museum With Beer and Skulls

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

For two researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, closing time means the start of an anthropological happy hour that has yielded 10 books and scores of scientific articles...

Cuba's worker bees boost thriving honey business

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the floral valleys of Cuba's Matanzas province, old fashioned farming means bees can swarm without the threat of pesticides that have decimated populations across the world.

'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers, the group that includes the sea pig and its relatives, according...

Biodiversity: Climate key to abundance of life

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Natural history museum paleontologists have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. For the first time, it is now possible to compare the impact of climate on global biodiversity...

Tracking records of the oldest life forms on Earth

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Ancient organic matter of biological origin has been tracked in multiple samples of rock spanning over 2,000 million years of Earth's history, according to researchers.

Paleontologists find perfectly preserved dinosaur skin in South Korea

3 weeks ago from UPI

Paleontologists have discovered a set of dinosaur footprints with preserved skin patterns inside each.

Infografias Periodicas: ¿Funcionan las mascarillas contra la contaminación del aire?

3 weeks ago from C&EN

El profesor de química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning investiga la eficiencia de las máscaras, lo que filtran y lo que no.

The B-52s to embark on 40th anniversary tour

3 weeks ago from UPI

The B-52s will celebrate their 40th year as a band by kicking off a new world tour with OMD and Berlin in May.

Report: North Korea tried to sell submarines to Taiwan

3 weeks ago from UPI

North Korea tried to sell its submarine technology to Taiwan in 2016, according to Taiwanese media.

Masters 2019: Fun facts, Rory McIlroy leads best bets

3 weeks ago from UPI

Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the 2019 Masters. UPI has you covered with more best bets to win the tournament and some fun facts from Augusta National.

New research about biodiversity reveals the importance of climate on today's abundance of life

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Biodiversity Natural history museum paleontologists in Copenhagen and Helsinki have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. For the first time, it is possible to compare the impact of...

First machine-generated book published

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book, compiled using an algorithm developed by researchers from Goethe University. This collaboration broke new ground with the first machine-generated book to be published...

Bank of America to boost hourly minimum wage to $20

3 weeks ago from UPI

Bank of America will raise the hourly minimum wage of its employees to $20 over the next two years.

New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Maori gardens

3 weeks ago from Physorg

The first discovery of Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by an archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great Mercury Island.

Iran's thuggish regime is in throes of death

3 weeks ago from UPI

The parallels between Hitler's reign of terror in Germany with modern Iran are stark and terrifying.

Studies of fossil teeth reveal another Pleistocene ape species from Southeast Asia

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientists were able to document an additional fossil ape species in the Senckenberg hominid collection. The new species had already been described in 1950...

Perfectly preserved dinosaur skin found in Korea

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Paleontologists are used to finding dinosaur bones and tracks. But remnants of soft tissue, like muscles or skin, are rare and often not well preserved. A very small percentage of...

Was This Famous Revolutionary War Hero Intersex?

3 weeks ago from Live Science

Remains in General Pulaski's tomb tell an unexpected and intriguing tale.

Germany begins 'largest' return of Aborigine remains

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A German museum handed over the remains of an Aboriginal ancestral king to Australia Tuesday in the first of three such ceremonies across Germany this month in what Canberra called...