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Researchers isolate ancient parvovirus from human remains

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Scientists have isolated an ancient sample of parvovirus from human remains, which may provide researchers with knowledge of extinct genetic diversity and viral phylodynamics.

7 Far-Out Summer Vacation Ideas for Science Fiction Fans

1 week ago from Space.com

Embrace your love of science fiction this summer. Here's how to celebrate "Star Trek," see sci-fi museum exhibits, or visit natural wonders that inspired great science fiction.

Study uses changes in Hudson River may offer insight into how glaciers grew

1 week ago from Physorg

Think of it like a geological mystery story: For decades, scientists have known that some 25,000 years ago, a massive ice sheet stretched to cover most of Canada and a...

Growing a dinosaur's dinner

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

Orioles face Rangers, with Machado likely on way out

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BALTIMORE -- Both the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles almost certainly will be sellers at the major-league trade deadline.

"The world has really changed" when it comes to online dating

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg discusses the different services her company offers for people trying to find love

White Sox, Royals toil to ease their pain

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CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals have not captured a series victory since May and have lost 11 of their last 12 games.

Growing a dinosaur's dinner

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park

1 week ago from Science Daily

Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika.

Henry Cavill didn't mean 'disrespect' with #MeToo remarks

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Superman actor Henry Cavill apologized after telling GQ Australia he doesn't pursue new women out of fear of being called a "rapist."

Ellen Pompeo celebrates Sandra Oh's Emmy nomination

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Ellen Pompeo congratulated former "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Sandra Oh on her landmark Emmy nod for "Killing Eve."

Watch: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie clash in 'Mary Queen of Scots' trailer

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Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie play royals who first try to work together, then clash in a struggle for power in the trailer for "Mary Queen of Scots."

Lyme-bearing ticks more widespread in U.S. than thought, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure.

Mystery of the Basel papyrus solved

1 week ago from Physorg

Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers. A research team from the University...

Possible Oldest Fragment of Homer's 'Odyssey' Discovered in Greece

1 week ago from Live Science

In an ancient heap of Roman rubble, archaeologists in Greece discovered a clay tablet engraved with 13 lines of Homer's epic poem.

Latin America's largest solar park turns Mexican desert green

1 week ago from Physorg

Driving through the endless dunes and cacti of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico, a shimmering blue field suddenly appears on the horizon—not a mirage, but the largest solar park...

Mystery of the Basel papyrus solved

1 week ago from Science Daily

Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers. A research team has now discovered...

Mother, daughter killed by boulder that fell off truck

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A mother and daughter in Minnesota are dead after a boulder fell off a truck driving in front of them and smashed into their vehicle, police said Thursday.

Though he lived 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman was not a strict adherent to the Paleo diet

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

If you were thinking that the ancient Alpine traveler known as Otzi — and often known simply as Iceman — scraped by on a diet of foraged grasses and berries,...

Ancient tomb discovered on construction site

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Black granite sarcophagus is sealed with a layer of mortar, indicating that it has not been opened in more than 2,000 years

Damage from Mexico quake leads scientists to ancient temple

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Archaeologists assessing damage caused by an earthquake in Mexico last summer have stumbled onto traces of an ancient temple, officials said.

Watch: Michael Pena dreams of an alien invasion in trailer for Netflix's 'Extinction'

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Michael Pena's nightmares about an alien invasion come true in the new trailer for upcoming Netflix film, "Extinction."

Trump tweets friendly letter from Kim Jong Un

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U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a letter that appeared to be signed by North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

1 week ago from Physorg

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has...

International collaboration finds land plant genes in ancient aquatic alga

1 week ago from Physorg

Land plants, which split from their aquatic relatives 500 million years ago, are an extraordinarily diverse group of living organisms—from tall redwoods to fragrant roses to carpets of moss.

This Holey Skull May Have Watched Over Dead People in the Afterlife Some 2,500 Years Ago

1 week ago from Live Science

The ancient skull of a woman that was buried facing a cave holding the remains of 50 people has archaeologists puzzled.

Watch: Artist's 300-pound sculpture stolen from burnt out church

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A Chicago-based artist is pleading for information leading to the return of a 300-pound sculpture stolen from his studio in the basement of a burnt-out church.

Martian 'Ghost Dunes' Could Preserve Signs of Ancient Life

1 week ago from Space.com

Could pits hold evidence of ancient Mars life?