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Mystery deepens over German poet Schiller's skull

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

BERLIN (Reuters) - A painstaking two-year investigation to determine which of two skulls belonged to Friedrich Schiller has found neither is a match, prolonging a 180-year-old mystery over the celebrated...

Ancient Asteroid Impact Coated Earth in Blanket of Beads

9 years ago from Space.com

New research of carbon beads from Chicxulub Crater fuel more debate over dinosaur demise.

VIDEO: Cyclone Kills Thousands in Asia

9 years ago from National Geographic

Tropical cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) Saturday. The death toll may climb to 10,000, according to government statements.

U.S. One of Largest Ivory Markets, New Study Says

9 years ago from National Geographic

The U.S. trails only China in sales of worked ivory pieces, in part because of legal loopholes, lax enforcement, and the ease of arranging deliveries online, a new report claims.

Stonehenge mystery hinges on unusual stones

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

A new excavation at Stonehenge seeks to prove that it was not a shrine of the dead but a temple of healing utilizing unique bluestones from a site 250 miles...

Opinion: Letter to Kevin Rudd - stop coal plants now

9 years ago from Science Alert

The science is unambiguous: if we burn most of the fossil fuels, releasing the CO2 to the air, we will assuredly destroy much of the fabric of life on the...

Rare Textiles From Honduras Ruins Suggests Mayans Produced Fine Fabrics

9 years ago from Science Daily

Very few textiles from the Mayan culture have survived, so the treasure trove of fabrics excavated from a tomb at the Copán ruins in Honduras since the 1990s has generated...

Carpet of stone: medieval mosaic pavement revealed

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Conservation experts consider how best to preserve Westminster Abbey's bejewelled walkway

Vikings: from ram-raiders to fishmongers

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Archaeologists and scientists have revealed that 1,000 years ago cod was traded extraordinary distances across Europe

Neanderthals were separate species, says new human family tree

9 years ago from Physorg

A new, simplified family tree of humanity, published on Sunday, has dealt a blow to those who contend that the enigmatic hominids known as Neanderthals intermingled with our forebears.

Stonehenge excavation may alter history

9 years ago from UPI

SALISBURY, England, May 3 (UPI) -- A new excavation of Stonehenge may alter historians' concept of the British landmark site's purpose, researchers say.

Loss of cougars changes Yosemite ecology

9 years ago from UPI

CORVALLIS, Ore., May 3 (UPI) -- Scientists said the disappearance of cougars from Yosemite National Park in the 20th century disrupted the entire ecology of the valley.

VIDEO: Tornado Town Goes Green

9 years ago from National Geographic

Greensburg, Kansas, was nearly destroyed by a tornado in May 2007. Today the town is rebuilding and living up to its "green" name.

Treasure-Laden Shipwreck Found off African Coast

9 years ago from National Geographic

A 500-year-old shipwreck has been found off the coast of Namibia laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins, and cannons to fend off pirates.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Pagan Fire Fest, Fukang Meteorite, More

9 years ago from National Geographic

See half-naked—but all red—revelers get medieval, a Hollywood landmark go up in smoke, skulls stare into the Paris underworld, and more.

Neandertals Had Big Mouths, Gaped Widely

9 years ago from National Geographic

Jaw and facial structures in the ancient human relatives shows that they could gape widely, although researchers are stumped as to why they had this ability.

Shipwreck treasure found off Namibia

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Mining company says 500-year-old find has yielded Iberian coins, ivory and weapons. ...

Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten Had "Androgynous" Build

9 years ago from National Geographic

A rare genetic mutation gave the ancient pharaoh Akhenaten an unusually feminine physique, according to a Yale University physician.

Mammal believed extinct found in mossy forest

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists have rediscovered an animal last seen 112 years ago in the mossy forests of the Philippines and long thought to be extinct.

Opinion: Letter to Kevin Rudd - stop coal plants now

9 years ago from Science Alert

The science is unambiguous: if we burn most of the fossil fuels, releasing the CO2 to the air, we will assuredly destroy much of the fabric of life on the...

Dwarf Cloud Rat Rediscovered After 112 Years

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists rediscovered the highly distinctive greater dwarf cloud rat, last seen in 1896. Thought to be extinct, Carpomys melanuru has never before been discovered in its natural habitat. It has...

VIDEO: Saving Cheetahs From Extinction

9 years ago from National Geographic

Cheetahs could be extinct within 15 years. To help stem the tide, a new South African program brings a big cat into contact with the public.

Americans Hard to Contain on Potted Plant Expenditures

9 years ago from Physorg

When it comes to using plant-filled pots on the porch or around the landscape, Americans are hardly able to contain themselves. U.S. consumers spend more than $1.3 billion a year...

New fossil bird found

9 years ago from Physorg

Details of a fabulous new fossil bird from the world-famous fossil deposits of Liaoning in China, are published this week in the journal Science in China. Details of the bird's...

Officers Elected to Fill Scientific Society Boards

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America announce new society presidents and officers for the upcoming year.

Historic Italian cave may collapse

9 years ago from Physorg

Archaeologists are warning a signature Stone Age cavern in southern Italy, called the Paglicci Cave, is in imminent danger of collapse.

China opening one of world's largest bridges: report

9 years ago from Physorg

China on Thursday will inaugurate one of the world's longest bridges, which will provide an important new route into Shanghai, state press said.

Why do things move?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Despite being centuries old and established without experimental evidence, Newton's laws of motion and gravity are still fit for use today, says Robert Matthews