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Stargazers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Across Parts of Europe and Asia

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Partial Lunar Eclipse visible from Asia, Africa and Europe

Roger Federer pulls out of 2017 Western & Southern Open tournament in Cincinnati

3 days ago from UPI

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to a back injury.

Engraved prehistoric human bones suggest ritualistic cannibalism: study

Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the...

Ancient skull may be last shared human-ape ancestor

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

13-million-year-old infant primate skull may come from a time when our ancient family tree branched off

A look at the North Korean missiles that could hit Guam

Analysts believe North Korea has several missiles in its arsenal capable of reaching the Pacific island, which Pyongyang has regularly threatened because of its U.S. military bases.

Trilobites: Bone’s Marks Suggest a Cannibal Ritual in Ancient Britain

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Researchers have found a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone that might have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic funeral ritual 15,000 years ago.

First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered

1 week ago from Science Blog

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand...

'Wonder Woman' crosses $400M milestone at North American box office

1 week ago from UPI

"Wonder Woman" has earned more than $400 million at the North American box office as of this week.

Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones signs four-year contract extension

1 week ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones signed a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the club announced on Wednesday.

Top-ranked Andy Murray withdraws from 2017 Western & Southern Open

1 week ago from UPI

Top-ranked Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week's Western & Southern Open tournament near Cincinnati because of an ongoing hip injury.

Energy Efficiency Takes a 'Village'

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

The city of the future could start with a village - Missouri University of Science and Technology's Solar Village, to be exact. S&T researchers will study the Solar Village and...

Ancient pottery reveals insights on Iroquoian population's power in 16th century

1 week ago from Science Daily

An innovative study demonstrates how decorations on ancient pottery can be used to discover new evidence for how groups interacted across large regions.

How cicadas manage to 'wing it'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Unlike locusts and many other flying insects, cicadas don't soar through the air with the greatest of ease. Now in a study shows that certain chemical components in the insect's...

Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in Jamaica

1 week ago from Science Daily

Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world...

Gigantic dinosaur finally has a name of its own

1 week ago from PopSci

Science He who must be named. This morning, the Titanosaur that has been on display in the American Museum of Natural History received an...

AAR receives 15-year contract for landing gear maintenance

1 week ago from UPI

AAR has received a $909 million contract for the Landing Gear Performance-Based Logistics One program for C-130, KC-135 and E-3 landing gear parts.

Lawsuit alleges dead geckos found in Heineken beer can

1 week ago from UPI

A California man is suing the makers of Heineken beer, alleging there were two dead leopard geckos in his beer that made him ill.

Envistacom wins $10M Army communications contract

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Army recently awarded Envistacom with a contract to provide support to forces deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

'Today' anchors surprise Hoda Kotb for her 53rd birthday

1 week ago from UPI

Kathie Lee Gifford and the "Today" cast brought Hoda Kotb to tears while celebrating her first birthday as a mom to daughter Hayley Joy.

Can a venture capital blacklist stop sexual harassment in Silicon Valley?

1 week ago from Physorg

Badly shaken over a flood of female founders accusing investors of sexual harassment, Silicon Valley's venture capital community is searching for a new kind of pitch - one that will...

Cleveland Indians beat Colorado Rockies behind Yan Gomes' three-run HR in ninth

1 week ago from UPI

For nine innings, Corey Kluber looked unbeatable.

Detroit Lions find 'a freak' in WR Kenny Golladay

1 week ago from UPI

No one has had a more impressive start to Lions training camp than Kenny Golladay.

California hikers record tense mountain lion close encounter

1 week ago from UPI

Two men hiking in California's Sequoia National Park captured video of their uncomfortably close encounter with a mountain lion.

Lufton Villa excavations reveal new details about famous fish mosaic

1 week ago from Physorg

A two-week excavation of a Roman villa by a team of Newcastle University students has uncovered new details about its famous octagonal fish mosaic.

In 'Moonshot', Actors' Bodies Form the Backdrop for a Space Race Story

1 week ago from Space.com

The 50-minute play "Moonshot" debuted Aug. 4 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

In Photos: Exploring an Early Maori Site in New Zealand

1 week ago from Live Science

Archaeologists in New Zealand are exploring an early Maori site on Moturua island in the Bay of Islands that they think may have been home to some of the first...

Ancient dog bones hint at male initiation rituals during Bronze Age

1 week ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Hartwick College in the U.S. has found evidence of young male humans eating dog meat as part of initiation rituals during the Bronze Age. In...

Fossil find suggests this ancient reptile lurked on land, not in the water

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

An exquisitely preserved fossil shows that an ancient armored reptile called Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi wasn’t aquatic, as scientists had suspected.