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Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home

4 days ago from Physorg

While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the Paris cathedral was part...

New Montana law aims to protect fossil discoveries for landowners

4 days ago from UPI

A new law enacted in Montana this week declares fossils are part of surface rights -- not mineral rights, drawing support from fossil hunters, paleontologists, museums, landowners and dinosaur lovers.

Canadian man sentenced to life for 2017 Michigan airport attack

4 days ago from UPI

A Canadian citizen was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport in 2017.

Suspect in abduction of Kimberly Sue Endicott faces kidnapping, robbery charges

5 days ago from UPI

A man suspected of being behind the abduction of an American tourist and her guide in Uganda appeared in court Thursday, where he was charged with kidnapping and robbery.

Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16

5 days ago from UPI

Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports.

Scientists Uncover California's Hidden Earthquakes

5 days ago from Scientific American

Nearly two million tiny tremors could help explain the inner workings of key faults -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

5 days ago from Science Daily

The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American...

A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today

5 days ago from Space.com

An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

5 days ago from Science Daily

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

How superstitions spread

5 days ago from Physorg

Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds....

Bee-wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in miraculous survival

5 days ago from Physorg

Some 200,000 bees inhabiting hives in Notre-Dame cathedral survived the inferno that engulfed the heritage landmark in a miraculous escape, their beekeeper said Thursday.

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

5 days ago from Science Daily

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

5 days ago from Physorg

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

Fearsome ancient hyena-wolf was bigger than a polar bear

Paleontologists have stumbled upon the fossils of one of the largest meat-eating mammals ever to walk the Earth — a new species.

North Korea blames Mike Pompeo for scuttling Hanoi summit

5 days ago from UPI

North Korea is demanding U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer head senior-level negotiations with Pyongyang.

Ancient urine details hunting-to-herding transition 10,000 years ago

5 days ago from UPI

Urine salts helped archaeologists track the adoption of herding among settlers in ancient Turkey.

Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

5 days ago from Physorg

A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know...

Watch: 'Avengers: Endgame' cast answer comedic, rapid-fire questions on 'Late Show'

5 days ago from UPI

The cast of "Avengers: Endgame," including Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, answered a variety of comedic and unique questions on "The Late Show."

This Ancient 'Warg' Was Scarier Than Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

5 days ago from Live Science

This newly discovered, but now extinct carnivore lived about 22 million years ago in what is now Kenya. It was larger than a polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive...

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Maori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

5 days ago from Physorg

Ask the average Kiwi on the street about Māori words in New Zealand English, and most will tell you that more and more are being used in everyday language.

New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago

5 days ago from Physorg

Even thousands of years ago, people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to...

Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence

5 days ago from Physorg

A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher.

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

5 days ago from Reuters:Science

When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of...

Captain Marvel, Special Relativity and 'Avengers: Endgame' Connection Explained

5 days ago from Space.com

Einstein's theory of relativity is super important in the new "Avengers: Endgame" teaser trailer and at the end of "Captain Marvel."

A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean

5 days ago from Live Science

Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean.

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

5 days ago from Physorg

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US from New York City...

Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest

A woman and two men are charged over the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf in London.