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Researcher discovers microplastics in Bay of Fundy clams

Krista Beardy spends her days digging in the mud along the shore of the Bay of Fundy, looking for clams and mussels which she will test for the presence of...

Rare skull of baby diplodocus shows how giant dinosaurs grew way, way up

The first baby diplodocus skull ever found is helping scientists uncover how tiny babies that hatched from melon-sized eggs grew into the some of the largest animals that ever walked...

Infografías Periódicas: Medicamentos de platino contra el cáncer

1 week ago from C&EN

El profesor de química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning examina la química y el impacto del cisplatino y de los compuestos relacionados

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

1 week ago from Science Daily

Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep...

Smallest ever Tylosaurus fossil sheds light on species

1 week ago from Science Daily

The smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur fossil ever found has been revealed in a new study, and surprisingly it lacks a trademark feature of the species.

Did mosasaurs hunt like killer whales?

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have examined the youngest-ever specimen of tylosaur ever found. Like orcas, mosasaurs might have used their bony noses to strike prey.

Adorable Newborn Sea Monster from the Dinosaur Age Discovered in Kansas

1 week ago from Live Science

About 85 million years ago, when a vast sea covered Kansas, a wee, little sea monster died almost immediately after it was born.

Photos: The Bones of Mount Vesuvius

1 week ago from Live Science

New research suggests that some victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Herculaneum died almost instantly from heat shock.

Did Vesuvius Victims' Brains Really Boil and Their Skulls Explode?

1 week ago from Live Science

A new paper challenges the idea that many victims of Vesuvius were asphyxiated.

Photos: The Power and Beauty of North America's Bighorn Sheep

1 week ago from Live Science

The powerful bighorn sheep are icons of the American West. They are known for their epic rutting battles and being able to climb steep cliffs with the smallest of ledges....

Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy

1 week ago from Live Science

A 1,550-year-old "vampire burial" of a child with a rock stuffed into his or her mouth has been discovered in an ancient cemetery in Lugnano, Italy.

Syfy's 'Nightflyers' Terrifies with George R.R. Martin Space Story

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Talent and producers of the new Syfy series "Nightflyers" say the original novella by George R.R. Martin tackles isolation, claustrophobia and selfishness.

'Crazy' Rocky Surface of Asteroid Ryugu Revealed in MASCOT Lander Images

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The European MASCOT lander bounced down to the rocky surface of an asteroid last week.

First Look at YouTube Premium's Sci-Fi Series 'Origin'

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A new trailer and footage for YouTube Premium's sci-fi series "Origin" were shown at New York Comic Con.

BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.

Nepal busts chimp smugglers after BBC investigation

Police in Kathmandu rescue two trafficked chimps after the BBC revealed the smugglers' methods.

Norfolk man who illegally hoarded 5,000 rare eggs faces jail

When he was searched by police, Daniel Lingham said: "I've been a silly man, haven't I?"

A mystic sensation and a ghost race: Just a few of the wellness events arriving in October

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Here are four upcoming events that can help inspire you to do something good for your health — and for others: Visionary Women hosts female empowerment events in and around...

Egypt seeks to weave cotton renaissance

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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...