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DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's...

Flock party for rare bird

4 days ago from Physorg

Hundreds of hard-core birders from across the nation have been flocking to South Los Angeles this week, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare avian that wandered in from...

Blood Moon of January 2019: 5 Questions Answered for the Total Lunar Eclipse

4 days ago from Space.com

Make sure to check out the full lunar eclipse occurring overnight from Sunday (Jan. 20) to Monday (Jan. 21), visible from all of North and South America.

Build bridges, not walls

4 days ago from UPI

The partial federal governmental shutdown in America is entering its fourth week -- the longest shutdown in our history. The battle lines are drawn.

Famous birthdays for Jan. 14: Dave Grohl, Faye Dunaway

4 days ago from UPI

Rocker Dave Grohl turns 50 and actor Jason Bateman turns 50, among the famous birthdays for Jan. 14.

DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry

4 days ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual's...

Algeria's ancient pyramid tombs still shrouded in mystery

4 days ago from Physorg

Dating back centuries, Algeria's pyramid tombs are unique relics of an ancient era but a dearth of research has left the Jeddars shrouded in mystery.

'The Upside' is No. 1 movie in North America with $19.6M

5 days ago from UPI

"The Upside" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $19.6 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel conducted airstrikes on Iranian weapons in Syria

5 days ago from UPI

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his nation destroyed Iranian weapons caches in Syria's Damascus airport during airstrikes over the weekend.

Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald end engagement

6 days ago from UPI

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has split up with her fiancé, Phantom Planet frontman Alex Greenwald.

The women fighting fast fashion waste

Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.

Oasis of the Seas cruise ship back at home port one day earlier after norovirus outbreak

6 days ago from UPI

The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas returned at its home port in Florida one day earlier than scheduled because of an outbreak sickening nearly 500 people.

Skull scans tell tale of how world’s first dogs caught their prey

6 days ago from Science Blog

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. A study has revealed that the first species of...

Eddie Murphy confirms 'Coming to America' sequel

6 days ago from UPI

Eddie Murphy has confirmed he will reprise his role of fictional African Prince Akeem in a sequel to his 1988 comedy "Coming to America."

Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks

1 week ago from NY Times Science

In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence.

Note Penned by British King on Eve of Napoleonic Wars Fetches Nearly $15,000 at Auction

1 week ago from Live Science

The note was handwritten by King George III to the British Secretary of State Lord Hawkesbury.

Skull scans reveal how prehistoric dogs caught dinner

1 week ago from UPI

To better understand how the earliest dogs hunted, scientists scanned and analyzed the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas.

Canada seeks to add 1M immigrants by 2021

1 week ago from UPI

Canada wants to add more than 1 million immigrants to its population over the next three years, the immigration ministry said in a report to Parliament.

Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian Town, and People Wonder What to Do

1 week ago from NY Times Science

For more than a week, seals have been in Roddickton-Bide Arms, Newfoundland, and they can’t seem to find their way home.

Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey

1 week ago from Science Daily

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

Blue-flecked teeth suggest Medieval women illustrated religious texts

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers have discovered precious blue pigment in the dental plaque of a woman buried in a Medieval German monastery.

How dynamite became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how dynamite became a million dollar idea.

Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey

1 week ago from Physorg

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

Watch: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo made real-life pact to not date

1 week ago from UPI

Lana Condor and"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" co-star Noah Centineo have established boundaries in their relationship.

We found lapis lazuli hidden in ancient teeth – revealing the forgotten role of women in medieval arts

1 week ago from Physorg

We recently and unexpectedly revealed direct archaeological evidence of involvement of medieval women in manuscript production, challenging widespread assumptions that male monks were the sole producers of books throughout the...

Look: Ariana Grande teases new single '7 Rings'

1 week ago from UPI

Ariana Grande teased on Twitter a new single titled "7 Rings" that is set to be released on Jan. 18.

Missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs approached dog-walker after 3-month mystery

1 week ago from UPI

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who disappeared three months ago has been found alive, and authorities will give more details on the discovery Friday.