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Matter: Who Wants to Eat the Gooey Jellyfish? Pretty Much Everyone in the Ocean.

3 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Scientists had long assumed that few creatures dined on these gelatinous animals. But new research suggests that jellyfish may be an important part of the ocean’s food supply.

Reynolds and Levy attached to 20th Century Fox's 'Free Guy'

3 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy have signed on for the 20th Century Fox sci-fi comedy "Free Guy."

Wow! Asteroid Ryugu's Rubbly Surface Pops in Best-Ever Photo

3 weeks ago from Space.com

The sharpest-ever photo of the big asteroid Ryugu shows a complex surface strewn with rocks and rubble.

Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

3 weeks ago from UPI

Research suggests a small corridor between Norway and the British Isles remained ice-free during the last ice age, offering an oasis of sorts for marine life.

How Sacred Ibis mummies provided the first test of evolution

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A debate over mummified birds brought to France after Napoleon's conquest of Egypt played a central role in delaying acceptance of evolutionary theory; an episode in the history of biology.

NASA wants to begin hunting for intelligent aliens who, like us, create technology

3 weeks ago from Physorg

For decades, the search for life in outer space has focused on finding tiny microbes that would do little to satisfy a growing appetite for connection with beings that more...

Lidar survey details expansive scale of lowland Mayan civilization

3 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists have completed an unprecedented survey of lowland Mayan civilization, revealing dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala.

Police manhunt shuts down bridges in Denmark

3 weeks ago from UPI

Authorities closed bridges Friday and ferry and train routes around an island in Denmark over a police hunt for three people, local media reported.

'The worst kind of pain you can imagine' – what it's like to be stung by a stinging tree

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Stinging trees grow in rainforests throughout Queensland and northern NSW. The most commonly known (and most painful) species is Dendrocnide moroides (Family Urticaceae), first named "gympie bush" by gold miners...

Unprecedented study confirms massive scale of lowland Maya civilization

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in...

Painted 'Comics' with 'Speech Bubbles' Found in Ancient Roman Tomb

3 weeks ago from Live Science

A colorful mural depicts comics-style scenes from a Roman city thousands of year ago.

'Bin chicken' plays unique role in story of evolution

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A University of Queensland researcher has uncovered how a French scientist and ibis researcher conducted the first test of evolution more than 50 years before Charles Darwin's Origin of the...

All survive after Boeing 737 misses landing, crashes into sea

3 weeks ago from UPI

All passengers aboard Air Niugini Flight 72 survived Friday after the pilot missed the runway and the plane crashed into the sea off near Micronesia.

Super Typhoon Trami Looks Tremendous from Space in These Amazing Astronaut Photos

3 weeks ago from Space.com

As Super Typhoon Trami migrates northwest across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan and Taiwan, astronauts on the International Space Station got quite the view of the intense storm.

Before his early death, Riemann freed geometry from Euclidean prejudices

3 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

The originator of Riemann’s hypothesis died young, but he provided the geometry needed for modern view of spacetime.

Infamous Wreck of Ill-Fated Franklin Expedition Yields More Artifacts, But No Ship's Log

3 weeks ago from Live Science

Harsh conditions and thick ice kept divers out of Franklin's cabin.

Renaissance Master Caravaggio Didn't Die of Syphilis, but of Sepsis

3 weeks ago from Live Science

Famed Renaissance painter Caravaggio didn't die of syphilis, as some historians long thought.

On This Day: Cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules kill 7

3 weeks ago from UPI

On Sept. 28, 1982, the first reports appeared of deaths in the Chicago area from Extra-strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. Seven people died.

Conflict and drought ravage Iraq's prized date palms

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought.

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is ... rocky

3 weeks ago from Physorg

New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is (drumroll, please) ... rocky.

Pentagon: U.S. military strikes killed 1,114 civilians since 2014 in Iraq, Syria

3 weeks ago from UPI

At least 1,114 civilians have been killed since 2014 in the U.S. government's efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon announced.

Atlanta Falcons set to take on Cincinnati Bengals

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Bengals visit the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a head-on clash of focal points.

Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

3 weeks ago from UPI

Paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species in South Africa's Free State Province.

Banged-up Rams look to stay perfect vs. Vikings

3 weeks ago from UPI

To say things have been going well for the Los Angeles Rams is an understatement. The same can't be said for the Minnesota Vikings.

If Christine Blasey Ford's testimony stirred up painful memories, here's where you can get help

3 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Millions of people heard Christine Blasey Ford tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about a long-ago gathering where she said Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed,...

Ledumahadi mafube: South Africa's new jurassic giant

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new species of a giant dinosaur has been found in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12 tons and stood about four meters...

North Carolina police find body in search for missing 6-year-old

3 weeks ago from UPI

Searchers discovered a body believed to be that of a 6-year-old North Carolina boy who vanished from a park last week, the FBI announced Thursday.

Watch: Park visitor finds big diamond in Arkansas

3 weeks ago from UPI

A Colorado woman visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas found a 2.62-carat diamond in just 10 minutes of searching.