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The Gruesome Stories Behind Famous Dead People's Long-Lost Body Parts (Photos)

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Whatever happened to Albert Einstein's brain? Or Louis XIV's heart? These body parts, and countless other pieces of famous dead people, are not buried in places you'd expect.

Trilobites: The Great Speckled Dinosaur Egg

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Eggs of different colors evolved in dinosaurs before the appearance of birds.

Major corridor of Silk Road already home to high-mountain herders over 4,000 years ago

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Using ancient proteins and DNA recovered from tiny pieces of animal bone, archaeologists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) and the Institute of Archaeology...

Dinosaurs put all colored birds' eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs.

Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...

Watch live: Donald Trump honors American workers at White House

2 weeks ago from UPI

President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend a White House event Wednesday honoring America's workers.

Native American tribe sues to overturn North Dakota voter ID law

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Native American tribe has sued North Dakota in a last-ditch effort to suspend the state's voter ID law in time for Tuesday's election.

'Today' anchors dress up as '80s icons on Halloween

2 weeks ago from UPI

Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Kathie Lee Gifford channeled Elton John, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna on "Today."

Scientists unlock secrets of falcon DNA

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers in the University of Kent have made significant strides towards understanding the genomes—and hence the biology—of falcons.

Giant Flightless Birds Were Nocturnal and Possibly Blind

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. Measuring in at over 10 feet tall, the extinct avian is the largest bird known to science....

Behold the mighty elephant bird, blindly crashing through the Madagascan forest

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Science Sightless, flightless, and 10 feet tall. Islands breed strange animals. Isolated from the rest of the world, these ecosystems often produce creatures uniquely...

This 4,500-Year-Old Ramp Contraption May Have Been Used to Build Egypt's Great Pyramid

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Archaeologists may have discovered the system used to haul massive stone blocks into place for Egypt's most massive pyramid.

Study finds most likely route of first humans into Australia

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A new study from ANU indicates the most likely route the ancestors of Aboriginal people took to enter Australia for the first time tens of thousands of years ago.

Facebook bans far-right Proud Boys, founder McInnes

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

The ultimate unlike imposed after members of the self-described "Western chauvinist" movement were busted in a brawl

Doctors Retrieve Spoon from Man's Esophagus — A Year After He Swallowed It

2 weeks ago from Live Science

A swallowed steel spoon was finally freed from a man's gullet.

A Mandarin Duck Mysteriously Appears in Central Park, to Birders’ Delight

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

A brilliantly colored duck appeared in the Pond in Central Park in October. The duck, which is native to East Asia, stunned wildlife officials.

Bone fragments found at Vatican could solve 35-year-old mystery

2 weeks ago from UPI

Officials say human bone fragments have been found at the Vatican during digging for a construction project, which has revived two cold murder cases.

WWE Smackdown: AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan battle for WWE title

2 weeks ago from UPI

AJ Styles defended his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan on Smackdown Live.

Neil Armstrong's huge souvenir collection to be auctioned

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Talk about a pack rat: thousands of things that Neil Armstrong saved over the course of a career that saw him become the first man to walk on the moon...

Famous birthdays for Oct. 31: Letitia Wright, Peter Jackson

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Letitia Wright turns 25 and filmmaker Peter Jackson turns 57, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 31.

How roaches fight off wasps that turn their victims into zombies

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Cockroaches kick attacking emerald jewel wasps to avoid being incapacitated and buried alive as living meat for the wasps’ young.

South Korea discovers soldiers raped women in 1980 pro-democracy protest

2 weeks ago from UPI

South Korean female survivors of the pro-democracy movement in 1980 said that soldiers sexually assaulted them during their brutal crackdown on protesters, according to a government probe on Wednesday.

$10M approved for Pulse shooting memorial, museum in Orlando

2 weeks ago from UPI

Commissioners in Florida's Orange County approved $10 million to fund a memorial and museum near the site of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Study reconstructs Neanderthal ribcage, offers new clues to ancient human anatomy

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neanderthal skeleton unearthed to date. Using CT scans of fossils from an approximately 60,000-year-old male...

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

2 weeks ago from Physorg

If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. Measuring in at over 10 feet tall, the extinct avian is the largest bird known to science....

Tiny beetle trapped in amber might show how landmasses shifted

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a tiny fossil beetle trapped in amber. It's three millimeters long, and it has a flat body and giant feathery antennae that it would have used to...

Photosynthesis like a moss

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Moss evolved after algae but before vascular land plants, such as ferns and trees, making them an interesting target for scientists studying photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight...

Commercial shellfish landings decline likely linked to environmental factors

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers studying the sharp decline between 1980 and 2010 in documented landings of the four most commercially-important bivalve mollusks—eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams and northern bay scallops—have identified the...