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Mets, Nationals anxiously await trade deadline

2 weeks ago from UPI

WASHINGTON -- The mysteries regarding the trade deadline intentions of the New York Mets and Washington Nationals will finally be solved several hours before they play the opener of a...

Watch: Tottenham Hotspur battles Minnesota Vikings in training camp contests

2 weeks ago from UPI

Premier League power Tottenham Hotspur participated in some skills challenges at Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Chile's rock art llamas divulge secrets of ancient desert culture

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Open air rock paintings in the world's driest desert pay testament to the importance of the llama to millennia-old cultures that traversed the inhospitable terrain.

Nearly 120,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced after floods submerged a vast swathe of southeastern Myanmar, killing 11 people and sending panicked residents fleeing for dry ground with children perched on...

How do religious ideologies spread?

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Over the last 2000 years Christianity has grown from a tiny religious sect to the largest family of religions in the world. How did Christianity become so successful? Did Christianity...

Distress Calls Linked to Amelia Earhart Probably Don't Reveal Anything About Her Demise

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The daring aviator Amelia Earhart may have sent distress calls from a tiny Pacific island by the light of the moon, talking urgently into her radio while she recharged her...

Survey shows conflicting views of South Koreans toward North

2 weeks ago from UPI

Seven out of 10 South Koreans view North Korea a threat to security and stability.

Hyundai chairwoman invited to visit North Korea

2 weeks ago from UPI

The chairwoman of one of South Korea's largest conglomerates could soon visit North Korea, upon the North's invitation.

Canada using genealogical sites to identify deportees

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Canadian authorities said Monday they have been quietly collecting DNA of migrants and matching it to distant relatives using genealogical websites in order to establish their nationality.

Mexican experts find seeds, cloth around mummified child

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A CAT scan of a rolled-up straw mat found in a northern Mexico cave has revealed the mummified remains of a 1 ½ year-old boy.

Dead gorgeous: ancient sarcophagus held mirror, cosmetics

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Archaeologists say a 3rd century sarcophagus found in what is now western Germany contained the remains of a young Roman woman who was buried along with perfume bottles, a makeup...

A sleeping treasure in a university collection has turned out to be Japan’s iconic extinct mammal

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

After more than 60 years, the bone of an iconic extinct Japanese mammal has been rediscovered. With the help of an old label and local knowledge, two equally possible sites...

Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that separated it from other hominins

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A review of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to Middle and Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa demonstrates unique environmental settings and adaptations for Homo sapiens relative to...

Where's the Tomb of King Tut's Wife? Valley of the Kings Dig Leaves Mystery

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Archaeologists found the foundation of an ancient Egyptian tomb that could have held the wife of King Tut.

Do bacteria ever go extinct? New research says yes, bigtime

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Bacteria go extinct at substantial rates, although appear to avoid the mass extinctions that have hit larger forms of life on Earth, according to new research. The finding contradicts widely...

Homo sapiens developed a new ecological niche that separated it from other hominins

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Critical review of growing archaeological and palaeoenvironmental datasets relating to the Middle and Late Pleistocene (300-12 thousand years ago) hominin dispersals within and beyond Africa, published today in Nature Human...

Do bacteria ever go extinct? New research says yes, bigtime

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Bacteria go extinct at substantial rates, although appear to avoid the mass extinctions that have hit larger forms of life on Earth, according to new research from the University of...

Research solves a 160-year-old mystery about the origin of skeletons

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists at The University of Manchester and the University of Bristol have used powerful X-rays to peer inside the skeletons of some of our oldest vertebrate relatives, solving a 160-year-old...

Chile to restrict tourists and non-locals on Easter Island

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Easter Island is known for its unique Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people, believed to have arrived on the remote landmass in the southeastern Pacific Ocean in...

Austin considering city name due to founder's slaveholder past

2 weeks ago from UPI

City officials in Austin, Texas, are considering renaming the city as part of an effort to rid the capital of Confederate monuments.

And then there were 3: Filmmaker documents caribou herd on the brink of extinction

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Ten caribou herds in Canada's West are on the verge of dying out. For one amateur filmmaker who spent a decade documenting what he thought would be a conservation success...

Nonfiction: On the Front Lines of Infertility

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Two new memoirs — Elizabeth Katkin’s ‘Conceivability’ and Emma Brockes’s ‘An Excellent Choice’ — trace very different paths to motherhood.

How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

We talked to people who found themselves on the front lines of climate change this year. Here are their stories.

Oldest Evidence for Life on Land Unearthed in South Africa

2 weeks ago from Live Science

About 3.22 billion years ago, ancient mats of microbes clung to pebbles in an ancient riverbed.

Austin considering city name due to founder's slaveholder past

2 weeks ago from UPI

City officials in Austin, Texas are considering renaming the city as part of an effort to rid the capital of Confederate monuments.

Terrell Owens: Previous snub reason for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony

2 weeks ago from UPI

Terrell Owens will not be in Canton, Ohio, next week when the Class of 2018 is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

‘Amazing Dragon’ Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs’ Evolution

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Fossilized remains of Lingwulong shenqi show that big herbivores with long necks reached East Asia and evolved earlier than scientists had thought.

Greece finds 'Neko', a noblewoman buried in her jewelry 1,800 years ago

2 weeks ago from Reuters:Science

Greek archaeologists have discovered a virtually intact grave of an ancient noblewoman buried with her golden jewelry at a Roman burial monument in the island of Sikinos.