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Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

3 days ago from Physorg

Treading carefully among his sprawling green plants in the Nile Delta, Egyptian farmer Fatuh Khalifa fills his arms with fluffy white cotton picked by his workers.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

3 days ago from Physorg

Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

4 killed, 1 injured after shooting at Texas birthday party

3 days ago from UPI

One man is in custody after four men were killed an one was injured in a shooting at a Texas birthday party on Sunday, authorities said.

British man shot dead while mountain biking in French Alps

3 days ago from UPI

A British man was shot dead by a hunter's stray bullet in the French Alps on Saturday, authorities said.

Vikings ride Latavius Murray, defense in win over Cardinals

3 days ago from UPI

Vikings back Latavius Murray darted through an opening in the line and sprinted for 26 yards before finally being taken down by an Arizona Cardinals defender.

Scorpion census: Researchers update global record of medically significant scorpions

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have documented 104 scorpions spanning dozens of countries, providing a vital update to the global record of medically significant scorpions, or scorpions whose venom could be alternately gravely harmful...

Eagles, Giants meet in pivotal NFL East clash

1 week ago from UPI

The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are bumbling and stumbling along with a 2-3 record and two straight losses for the first time since 2016.

Tennessee man repeatedly ran over ex-girlfriend on front lawn, police say

1 week ago from UPI

A Tennessee man is charged with murder after he repeatedly ran over his ex-girlfriend on her front lawn, police said.

Lessons from Dutch geological history might be useful for other present-day deltas

1 week ago from Science Daily

Even long before medieval inhabitants reclaimed land and raised dykes at a large scale, humans have had a strong impact on river behavior in the Dutch delta plain. Physical geographers...

‘Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World’ a showcase for intoxicating art

1 week ago from Harvard Science

If you were throwing a feast during the Achaemenid Persian era and looking to impress your guests, nothing but a rhyton, animal-shaped and brimming with wine, would do. But the rockin’ parties...

Family’s photos from ’50s capture fading way of life in Kalahari Desert

1 week ago from Harvard Science

After loading the four huge vehicles with petrol drums, spare auto parts, barrels of water, crates of canned food, medicines, notebooks, rifles, film, and photographic equipment, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, couple, their two children,...

Harvard opens doors to special exhibits for president’s inauguration

1 week ago from Harvard Science

The history of the Harvard Library is rooted in the 1638 bequest of 400 books from John Harvard to the College. Today, the Harvard libraries hold the largest academic collection in the...

Martin Rees brings ‘On the Future: Prospects for Humanity’ to Harvard

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Astrophysicist and cosmologist Martin Rees visited the Center for the Environment this week to discuss his new book, “On the Future: Prospects for Humanity.” Rees, a former master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and...

Harvard abuzz with preparations for Bacow inauguration

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Harvard President Larry Bacow will be officially installed as Harvard’s 29th president on Friday afternoon, with a formal inauguration ceremony followed by a festive block party. To celebrate, the Harvard Art Museums and...

'First Man: The Annotated Screenplay' Reveals What the Film Got Right — and Wrong

1 week ago from Space.com

In the opening scene of "First Man," moviegoers find themselves in the cockpit with Neil Armstrong aboard an X-15 rocket plane. The screen is filled with a lot of true-to-life...

Mount Vesuvius murdered its victims in more brutal ways than we thought

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Boiling blood and exploding skulls. For nearly two millennia, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has served as a stark reminder that nature is...

Lost Chain of Underwater Volcanoes Is a Massive Whale Superhighway

1 week ago from Live Science

There is an ancient "highway" of massive, underwater volcanoes near Tasmania, and apparently whales love it.

Oldest flying squirrel fossil reshapes evolutionary tree

1 week ago from UPI

The discovery of the oldest known flying squirrel fossil has offered scientists new insights into the evolutionary origins of the novel mammal.

Police hunt for possible serial killer in 1980s 'redhead murders'

1 week ago from UPI

More than 30 years after the bodies of young, red-haired women were found near U.S. highways, police say the killings may be the work of an unknown serial killer.

Oldest fossil of a flying squirrel sheds new light on its evolutionary tree

1 week ago from Science Daily

The oldest flying squirrel fossil ever found has unearthed new insight on the origin and evolution of these airborne animals.

Watch: Vietnam doctor pulls 'strange creature' out of man's nose

1 week ago from UPI

A doctor in Vietnam was filmed pulling a "strange creature" that appears to be a large leech out of a patient's nose.

No. 12 Michigan faces stern test in No. 15 Wisconsin

1 week ago from UPI

Let what has been the most talked about stretch of the season commence for No. 12 Michigan.

Statistical method recreates the history of a long-abandoned village

1 week ago from Physorg

Archaeologists now have new tools for studying the development of medieval villages and the transformation of the historical landscapes surrounding them. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, scientists...

Oldest fossil of a flying squirrel sheds new light on its evolutionary tree

1 week ago from Physorg

The oldest flying squirrel fossil ever found has unearthed new insight on the origin and evolution of these airborne animals.

Watch: Vietnam doctor pulls 'strange creature' out of man's nose

1 week ago from UPI

A doctor in Vietnam was filmed pulling a "strange creature" that appears to be a large leach out of a patient's nose.

Painting Cars for Mars

JPL's paint shop does 1,000 jobs a year. While every piece of spacecraft that comes through the shop is important, one headed for the Red Planet provides a little extra...

Innovation, war, and glory: the soldier-scientist who unlocked the secrets of the Sahara

1 week ago from PopSci

Military The amazing tale of Ralph Bagnold, a soldier, scientist, and scourge of the Axis Powers. The amazing tale of Ralph Bagnold, a soldier,...

Rift Valley's drying climate inspired early human evolution

1 week ago from UPI

In a new study, scientists argue the Rift Valley's variable climate spurred early human evolution.