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Invasive plant species takes root in Canada

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

An invasive plant that has destroyed large swaths of land in the southern United States, has been discovered for the first time in Canada.

Rare Meteorite Found Using New Camera Network In Australian Desert

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered an unusual kind of meteorite in the Western Australian desert and have uncovered where in the Solar System it came from, in a very rare finding.

President honors nation's top scientists and innovators

8 years ago from Science Blog

President Obama named nine researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science, and four inventors and one company as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the...

Student finds prehistoric seal bones

8 years ago from UPI

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A college student collecting mud samples in Plattsburgh, N.Y., found seal bones dating to prehistoric times, officials said.

Theory: Stone Age People had Sophisticated Navigation Networks

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- A new theory based on studies of locations of large landmarks in Britain, such as stone structures, hill forts and earthworks, suggests they were part of a grid...

New dinosaur find changes views on T. rex

8 years ago from UPI

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The discovery of a smaller precursor to Tyrannosaurus Rex has changed the way scientists view the evolution of T. Rex, paleontologists said.

Tiny T. rex fossils found in China, scientists say

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The new dinosaur, named Raptorex kriegsteini, lived millions of years before the Tyrannosaurus rex but bears all its hallmarks: large head, tiny arms and lanky feet. About 125 million years ago, a tiny...

Scientific honor roll includes old genetic rivals

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The leaders of competing efforts to decode the human genome were cited Thursday for presidential honors, along with other scientists, engineers and innovators.

TINY "T. REX" PICTURES: New Dinosaur Species Found

8 years ago from National Geographic

Move over, T. rex, there's something leaner. A newfound dinosaur is nearly identical to the king of the Cretaceous—but a hundred times lighter and 40 million years older.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Spiked Dinosaur, Purple Galaxy, More

8 years ago from National Geographic

Dozens of whales mysteriously come ashore in Argentina, one of the world's oldest synagogues is found in Israel, and protesters clash with water cannons in Germany in this week's best news photos.

Probing Question: Is football similar to Roman gladiator games?

8 years ago from Physorg

On six more Saturdays between now and mid-November, a caravan of pilgrims will arrive at University Park, Pennsylvania. Many will sport outlandishly colorful attire. Some will appear days beforehand and...

T. rex body plan debuted in Raptorex, but 100th the size

8 years ago from Science Blog

A 9-foot dinosaur from northeastern China had evolved all the hallmark anatomical features of Tyrannosaurus rex at least 125 million years ago. University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno and five...

Tiny "T. Rex" Found -- 150-Pound Species Came First

8 years ago from National Geographic

No heavier than a small man, Raptorex was Mini-Me to T. rex's dinosaur Dr. Evil. But in this case, the tiny gave rise to the titanic.

Tiny Tyrannosaur: T. Rex Body Plan Debuted In Raptorex, But 100th The Size

8 years ago from Science Daily

When you think of Tyrannosaurus rex, a small set of striking physical traits comes to mind: an oversized skull with powerful jaws, tiny forearms and the muscular hind legs of...

World's Tallest Man Named--Tumor Enabled Growth to 8'1"

8 years ago from National Geographic

The official world's tallest man is an eight-foot-one-inch (246-centimeter) 27-year-old from Turkey, Guinness World Records announced today. A pituitary tumor had caused his gigantism. Video

Tiny ancestor is T rex blueprint

Scientists say a 3m long dinosaur fossil from China which predates T Rex by 125 million years is a blueprint for the mighty carnivore

Video: The Deka Arm

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

New technology is making it possible for amputees to pick up small objects they never thought they would master thanks to the biggest innovation in prosthetic arms since WW II....

Online encyclopedia makes life searchable

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- One hundred and fifty thousand species down, 1.65 million to go. That is the tally for the online Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitious two-year-old project with the goal...

Miniature T. Rex Prototype Is Found in China

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The discovery of the creature, Raptorex kriegsteini, calls into question theories about the evolution of a much larger and heavier dinosaur.

Cosmic Log: Tiny terror led to big T. rex

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: The discovery of T. rex's downsized ancestor adds a "missing link" to the tyrannosaur family tree, paleontologists say.

Tiny Raptorex lived long before T. rex

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A dinosaur with all the traits of a T. rex - big head, little arms, muscular legs - but only three metres long has been found in northeastern China.

New Genetic Research Indicates Jewish Priesthood Has Multiple Lineages

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- UA geneticist Michael Hammer and his colleagues report that their research shows a number of ancestors fueled the ancient Jewish priesthood that dates back more than three millenia.Their...

Sharks swarmed on ancient sea monster

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Remains of a shark-bitten, 85-million-year-old plesiosaur reveal that around seven sharks likely consumed the enormous dinosaur-era marine reptile in a feeding frenzy, leaving some of their shark teeth stuck in...

Darwin's complex loss of faith

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It wasn't evolution that led Darwin away from religion, but nor was it simply the loss of his beloved daughter

Website offers emails from beyond the grave

8 years ago from Physorg

The fear of dying suddenly, without the chance to mend wrongs or say goodbye, has prompted an Australian entrepreneur to start a website where people can contact loved ones from...

Taiwan lab develops panda robot

8 years ago from Physorg

The world's first panda robot is taking shape at a cutting-edge lab in Taiwan where an ambitious group of scientists hope to add new dimensions to the island's reputation as...

First tufted puffin spotted in UK

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Birdwatchers flock to Kent coast after a reported sighting of the Pacific seabird, never seen before in the UK

Researchers to probe whether Lyme disease will follow spread of ticks across US

8 years ago from Science Blog

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Potentially debilitating Lyme disease doesn't afflict people everywhere that the ticks harboring it are found. At least not yet. A five-university consortium led by...