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The decluttering trend could be a good thing for the environment

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the Netflix series "Tidying Up," Japanese organization specialist and author Marie Kondo helps people pare down clutter and create more orderly spaces. The show has inspired thousands of viewers...

Treasure trove of new insects discovered on island

Meet Yoda, one of 103 new insect species discovered in remote forests on the island of Sulawesi.

Sexism has long been part of the culture of Southern Baptists

2 weeks ago from UPI

Recent reports have revealed decades of abuse by Southern Baptist pastors, a scandal that originates in how Southern Baptists have stymied women's progress

Study suggests giant sloth did not make it to Holocene

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from the National University of Central Buenos Aires, Olavarría, Stafford Research and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, has found evidence that suggests the giant sloth...

Stephen Amell confirms 'Arrow' will end with Season 8

2 weeks ago from UPI

Stephen Amell said Season 8 of "Arrow" will be the DC superhero drama's last.

CERN splits with scientist over offensive remarks on women

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Europe's physics lab CERN on Thursday cut ties with a scientist over a lecture that suggested physics was "built by men" and accused women of demanding jobs without proper qualifications.

Cern cuts ties with 'sexist' scientist Alessandro Strumia

The world-famous lab cuts ties with a scientist who said women were less able at physics than men.

China prosecutes 11 people in $119 million totoaba fish bust

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Chinese authorities have prosecuted 11 people for smuggling $119 million worth of Mexican totoaba fish swim bladders, one of the country's biggest busts related to the trafficking of an endangered...

Alcatraz prison is built over Civil War-era military fortification, archaeologists find

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Archaeologists have confirmed a long-held suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a U.S. Civil War-era military fortification.

New insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilized palm leaves, that Tibet's geography was not as 'high and dry' as previously thought.

Dinosaurs were flourishing prior to asteroid impact that wiped them out

2 weeks ago from UPI

New research suggests the dinosaurs were ascendant in the centuries leading up to their ultimate demise.

Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser confirmed for 'Mad About You' revival'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Mad About You" co-stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt confirmed Wednesday that they will reprise their roles as Paul and Jamie Buchman in a revival of the sitcom.

Hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in a ritual event in 15th century Peru

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A mass sacrifice at a 15th century archaeological site in Peru saw the ritual killing of over 140 children and over 200 llamas, according to a new study. This is...

More than 140 children may have had their hearts removed in ancient sacrifice in Peru

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Anthropologists have found evidence of a mass ritual killing that involved the deaths of more than 140 children, three adults, and at least 200 young llamas on the northern coast...

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike, according to new research.

Hominids may have hunted rabbits as far back as 400,000 years ago

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Stone Age groups in Europe put small game on the menu surprisingly early.

Phillies talking to free agent Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to add former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel in another potential big-splash free agency signing.

Neanderthals' paleo diet included a surprising kind of meat

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

You might picture Neanderthals as big game hunters jabbing their spears into the flesh of a rearing woolly mammoth. But it turns out their paleo diet wasn't always that heavy...

New insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of scientists from the UK and China have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilised palm leaves, that Tibet's geography was not as 'high and dry' as previously...

Hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in a ritual event in 15th century Peru

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A mass sacrifice at a 15th century archaeological site in Peru saw the ritual killing of over 140 children and over 200 llamas, according to a study released March 6,...

Best-selling author Min Jin Lee is finishing her trilogy at Radcliffe

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

When she was young, long before she became a best-selling author, Min Jin Lee wanted to become an architect. “I am very visual,” said Lee on a fall afternoon in her Harvard...

Tiny bits of iron may explain why some icebergs are green

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Scientists originally thought the green hue of some icebergs came from carbon particles. Instead, iron oxides may color the ice.

Abigail Spencer to return as Megan Hunt in 'Grey's Anatomy'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Abigail Spencer will reprise Megan Hunt, the younger sister of Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), in Season 15 of "Grey's Anatomy."

Project reveals genome of celebrity cat Lil BUB

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Lil BUB has drawn millions of followers across the internet for her cute appearance. Behind the celebrity cat's unique features is a combination of two rare genetic variants, three molecular...

Earliest animals developed later than assumed

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Sponges belong to our earliest ancestors. However, fossils, molecules and genes disagree on the rise of these early animals. A large international team of researchers around Christian Hallmann and Benjamin...

Watch: Jonas Brothers drink bird saliva on 'Late Late Show'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas answered or dodged questions in Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts with James Corden.

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of...

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. Scientists largely agree that an asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity, wiped...