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Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia

2 days ago from Science Daily

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general...

Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

2 days ago from Physorg

On February 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures—so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were...

Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings

2 days ago from Physorg

Even Georgia O'Keeffe noticed the pin-sized blisters bubbling on the surface of her paintings. For decades, conservationists and scholars assumed these tiny protrusions were grains of sand, kicked up from...

'Alita: Battle Angel' tops the North American box office with $27.8M

3 days ago from UPI

"Alita: Battle Angel" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $27.8 million in receipts, announced Sunday.

On This Day, Feb. 17: Geronimo dies as prisoner of war in Oklahoma

3 days ago from UPI

On Feb. 17, 1909, Apache leader Geronimo died while under military confinement at Fort Sill, Okla.

Latin America's female leaders seek to make up for setback in roles

4 days ago from UPI

Latin America's female leaders are pushing for more women to secure top leadership positions so that gains in the political arena are not lost.

Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru

4 days ago from Physorg

Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.

Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

4 days ago from Physorg

Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he...

England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits

4 days ago from Live Science

The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings.

Humans Crossed the Bering Land Bridge to People the Americas. Here’s What It Looked Like 18,000 Years Ago.

4 days ago from Live Science

The Bering Strait land bridge is now underwater, but a newly created digital map reveals how the landscape likely appeared about 18,000 years ago.

Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion lawsuit

4 days ago from UPI

Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a settlement in their collusion grievance against the NFL.

Is This the Footprint of One of the Last Neandertals?

4 days ago from Scientific American

The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation -- Read...

Cincinnati Bengals struggling to hire DC

4 days ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Bengals are having a hard time hiring a defensive coordinator to replace Teryl Austin.

Boil-water advisory ends in Dayton, Ohio

5 days ago from Physorg

The city of Dayton, Ohio, is telling residents their water is OK to use again without being boiled first.

Charlie Puth dating singer Charlotte Lawrence

5 days ago from UPI

"How Long" singer Charlie Puth confirmed his relationship with Charlotte Lawrence with a photo on Valentine's Day.

Rare 12th-Century Triple Toilet Let Three People Go Number Two at Once

5 days ago from Live Science

This toilet built for three is a gross gem of London history (and soon, you can take a selfie with it).

Saab to supply U.S. Army with M4 weapon system

5 days ago from UPI

Saab signed a three-year contract with the U.S. Army to supply the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system.

USS Blue Ridge visits South Korean port city ahead of summit

5 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Seventh Fleet's flagship USS Blue Ridge arrived in the South Korean port city of Busan on Friday.

Danish economist picked to be new UN environment chief

5 days ago from Physorg

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has picked Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen to be the new UN environment chief, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the...

Big Questions About Small Worlds

5 days ago from Science @ NASA

Video Length: 4:56Small Worlds hold keys to questions about our solar system and the origin of life on Earth. Read this story Video Links: Big Questions About Small Worlds - mp4YouTubeVimeo

New study of fossil plants shows the emergence of the Pacific Northwest's temperate forests

5 days ago from Physorg

The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven't always been here.

Researchers crack mystery of past maternal mortality rates

5 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed the first method for determining maternal mortality rates in prehistoric populations based on archaeological records.

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

5 days ago from Physorg

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era) in Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the northeastern Iberian Peninsula conducted ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and...

North Korea's Kim Chang Son arrives at Beijing airport

5 days ago from UPI

North Korea negotiator Kim Chang Son arrived in Beijing late Friday en route to working-level talks with U.S. counterparts in Vietnam.

Protecting human heritage on the moon: Don't let 'one small step' become one giant mistake

5 days ago from Physorg

Why did the hominin cross the plain? We may never know. But anthropologists are pretty sure that a smattering of bare footprints preserved in volcanic ash in Laetoli, Tanzania bear...

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations

5 days ago from Science Blog

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the...

Your all-beef sausage could have pork in it, says study

A study from the University of Guelph found some Canadian sausages are mislabelled and contain undeclared meat in them.

Ancient Earth's Weakened Magnetic Field May Have Driven Mass Extinction

5 days ago from Scientific American

When our planet’s magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it -- Read more on