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Say 'aloha!' to this not-actually-extinct Hawaiian flower

3 days ago from PopSci

Science Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone. The hibiscus Hibiscadelphus woodii wasn't extinct—it was just hiding. Researchers in Kaua'i recently rediscovered it via...

The stone faces and human problems on Easter Island

3 days ago from Physorg

In 1981, UCLA archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, which is commonly called Easter Island, eager to explore her interest...

Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

3 days ago from Physorg

Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist Allison Mickel. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she...

How 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' inspired the cathedral's 19th-century revival

3 days ago from Physorg

On April 15, people around the world watched in horror as a voracious fire consumed the medieval wooden roof of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral and felled its spire.

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 with This Animated Google Doodle

3 days ago from Space.com

Earth is one of thousands of planets known to date — but it's the only world we know of that hosts life, and that's worth celebrating.

Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

3 days ago from Science Daily

Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she says. Excavations...

Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change

4 days ago from Physorg

Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been...

Canadian rescuers find bodies of 3 missing climbers in Banff National Park

4 days ago from UPI

Canadian rescuers said they've recovered the bodies of three mountaineers -- two Austrians and one American -- who disappeared after an avalanche last week in Alberta's Banff National Park.

How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On.

4 days ago from Live Science

Pinning down the ring system's age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system.

Ancient sculptors made magnetic figures from rocks struck by lightning

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Carved ‘potbelly’ stone sculptures suggest people in what’s now Guatemala knew about magnetism more than 2,000 years ago.

Earth Day Doodle Celebrates Extreme Animal Life

4 days ago from Live Science

An endearing animation presents some unusual and marvelous creatures.

A Dart in a Boy's Eye May Have Unleashed This Legendary Massacre 350 Years Ago

4 days ago from Live Science

Archaeologists have uncovered a 350-year-old massacre in Alaska that occurred during a war that may have started over a dart game.

In Photos: Evidence of a Legendary Massacre in Alaska

4 days ago from Live Science

Tens of thousands of artifacts and the remains of 28 human bodies reveal details of a massacre in the village of Nunalleq.

South Korea buries remains of independence fighters from Kazakhstan

4 days ago from UPI

South Korea on Monday laid to rest two Korean independence fighters after their remains were returned to their homeland from Kazakhstan.

Unbuttoned: Hello, Little Microbe. Doesn’t This Jacket Look Yummy?

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Now we can trick tiny bugs into eating our clothing. Consumption is finally a good thing.

To save life on Earth, here's the $100 billion-a-year solution

4 days ago from Physorg

There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. But in the 21st century, scientists now estimate that society must urgently come to grips this coming decade...

Creating a fire tornado: Montana lab seeks to unlock the mysteries of wildfire

With wildfires becoming more intense and more common, the need to understand how fire develops and spreads has taken on added urgency.

Remains of Korean independence fighters from Kazakhstan laid to rest in South Korea

4 days ago from UPI

South Korea on Monday laid to rest two Korean independence fighters after their remains were returned to their homeland from Kazakhstan.

On This Day, April 22: Germany uses gas attack for 1st time in WWI

4 days ago from UPI

On April 22, 1915, during World War I, German forces became the first to use poison gas on the Western Front during the Second Battle of Ypres.

Famous birthdays for April 22: Amber Heard, Machine Gun Kelly

4 days ago from UPI

Actor Amber Heard turns 33 and actor Jack Nicholson turns 82, among the famous birthdays for April 22.

Pope describes Easter as 'beginning of the new world' amid troubled times

4 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis described Easter as the "beginning of the new world" amid suffering for people around the world during his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from his balcony of...

'Curse of La Llorona' tops North American box office with $26.5M

4 days ago from UPI

Horror movie "The Curse of La Llorona" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $26.5 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com said Sunday.

Pope describes Easter as 'beginning of the new world' amid troubled times

4 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis described Easter as the "beginning of the new world" amid suffering for people around the world during his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from his balcony of...

Pope describes Easter as 'beginning of the new world' amid troubled times

4 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis described Easter as the "beginning of the new world" amid suffering for people around the world during his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from his balcony of...

8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited

5 days ago from Live Science

Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there.

Gunmen kill 13 at private party in Mexico town

5 days ago from UPI

Armed gunmen allegedly attacked a private party at a restaurant in Minatitlan, Mexico, killing 13 people but the motive remains a mystery.

What happened to triclosan? A lingering legacy of the hyper-hygiene era

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A few years ago we were brushing our teeth with it, rinsing our mouths with it, sanitizing our hands with it. And now triclosan is almost vanished from the marketplace.

Why Do Our Fingernails Keep Growing Until the Day We Die?

6 days ago from Live Science

You may give them little thought beyond when to trim them or which nail color to apply. But the humble nail laid the groundwork for our evolution into the humans...