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Wolves face Grizzlies, aim to stay unbeaten since trade

3 days ago from UPI

The Minnesota Timberwolves are unbeaten since trading Jimmy Butler and playing like the team that reached the playoffs for the first time since 2004 last spring.

Donald Trump visits site of Camp Fire; 71 now dead, more than 1,000 missing

3 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump on Saturday visited a site hit by California's Camp Fire, which has killed at least 71 people, the Butte County Fire Department said.

Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to Astros fro Trent Thornton

3 days ago from UPI

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded infielder Aledmys Diaz to the Houston Astors in exchange for right-handed pitcher Trent Thornton.

Houston's Ed Oliver, Major Applewhite attempt to bury squabble

3 days ago from UPI

The Houston Cougars are trying to move forward from a highly publicized sideline shouting match between Ed Oliver and coach Major Applewhite.

Trump visits site of Camp Fire: 71 now dead; more than 1,000 missing

3 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump on Saturday visited a site hit by California's Camp Fire, which has killed at least 71 people, the Butte County Fire Department said.

Peter Dinklage, George R.R. Martin among N.J. Hall of Fame nominees

3 days ago from UPI

"Game of Thrones" collaborators George R.R. Martin and Peter Dinklage are among the 2018 nominees for induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

3 days ago from Physorg

About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a...

Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago

3 days ago from Physorg

Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the expanding...

Eyeing echidnas: Study models echidna forelimbs to help shed new light on mammal evolution

3 days ago from Physorg

These days, mammals can use their forelimbs to swim, jump, fly, climb, dig and just about everything in between, but the question of how all that diversity evolved has remained...

World's smallest dinosaur tracks reveal new sparrow-sized raptor

4 days ago from UPI

Scientist's have traced a trail of tiny dino footprints to a diminutive raptor. Researchers found the tracks of the sparrow-sized dino inside a dried lakebed.

Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A.

4 days ago from NY Times Science

The president made the announcement while leading a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.

Tiny teeth tell the story of two fish species’ rapid evolution

4 days ago from Harvard Science

Elizabeth Sibert is rewriting the story of how the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs affected fish, and she’s doing it one tooth at a time. Based on close examination of...

A bigger nose, a bigger bang: Size matters for ecoholocating toothed whales

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study sheds light on how toothed whales adapted their sonar abilities to occupy different environments. The study shows that as animals grew bigger, they were able to put...

A Bronze Age game called 58 holes was found chiseled into stone in Azerbaijan

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A pattern on a rock in Azerbaijan suggests that a game called 58 holes traveled fast from the Near East to Eurasia thousands of years ago.

Trump to honor 7 with Medal of Freedom, including dissident former NFL star Alan Page

4 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has awarded seven Medals of Freedom so far, but NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page might be the most unexpected recipient yet.

Eleven seal species narrowly escaped extinction

4 days ago from Science Daily

Population geneticists have found that eleven seal species only narrowly escaped extinction.

Look: Cougar cub taken to resident's home, fed bratwurst

4 days ago from UPI

Authorities in Colorado said a mountain lion cub became sick after a resident brought it inside their home and fed it bratwurst.

Can segregated neighborhoods change people’s genes?

4 days ago from Science Blog

Researchers know that African-Americans get sicker and die earlier than white people—and now, a University of Michigan researcher will study whether racial segregation plays a part by changing a person’s...

Tiny raptor tracks lead to big discovery

4 days ago from Physorg

Tracks made by dinosaurs the size of sparrows have been discovered in South Korea by an international team of palaeontologists.

A bigger nose, a bigger bang: Size matters for ecoholocating toothed whales

4 days ago from Physorg

A new study sheds light on how toothed whales adapted their sonar abilities to occupy different environments. The study shows that as animals grew bigger, they were able to put...

Laser technology uncovers medieval secrets locked in Alpine ice core

4 days ago from Physorg

A new study has found ground-breaking evidence from an ice core in the Swiss-Italian Alps that proves the 7th century switch from gold to silver currencies in western Europe actually...

Orcas thrive in a land to the north. Why are Puget Sound's dying?

4 days ago from Physorg

Bigger and bigger, with a puff and a blow, the orca surfaces, supreme in his kingdom of green.

How are dinosaurs named?

4 days ago from PopSci

Science New species get identified and named every year, even though you've probably never heard of them. From Tyrannosaurus rex to Stegosaurus, some dinosaurs...

S.Africa coding clubs plug township youth into future

4 days ago from Physorg

It's Wednesday, 2:00 pm sharp in the densely-populated South African township of Ivory Park on the outskirts of Midrand—time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at their local coding club.

Famous birthdays for Nov. 16: Pete Davidson, Lisa Bonet

4 days ago from UPI

Actor Pete Davidson turns 25 and actor Lisa Bonet turns 51, among the famous birthdays for Nov. 16.

On This Day, Nov. 16: Benazir Bhutto becomes Pakistan's first female PM

4 days ago from UPI

On Nov. 16, 1988, Pakistanis voted Benazir Bhutto as prime minister, the nation's first female leader in modern history.

Venom shape untangles scorpion family tree

5 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have made a fresh attempt to untangle the scorpion family tree using not the shape and structure of the arachnids' bodies, but the shape of their venom.

UPI Horse Racing Preview: 2-year-old races, awards ceremonies key weekend racing

5 days ago from UPI

Two-year-old races from coast to coast preview 2019 racing while awards ceremonies remind us of the greatness that was 2018.