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Egypt reveals details about 30 ancient coffins found with mummies inside

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Egyptian archaeologists recently discovered 30 colorful ancient wooden coffins in the city of Luxor. On Saturday, they were opened to reveal perfectly preserved mummies.

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.

Scientists find clue in Canadian meteorite to how life may have arisen on Earth

A team of Canadian and U.S. researchers has found a meteorite that fell in British Columbia 20 years ago may shed some light on how life could have been brought...

On This Day, May 20: German troops reach English Channel in WWII

1 week ago from UPI

On May 20, 1940, German forces punched through the Allied lines in Abbeville, France, to reach the English Channel.

Russian military helicopter crashes, killing 3 crew members

1 week ago from UPI

A Russian military helicopter crashed Tuesday near Moscow, killing the entire crew, the Ministry of Defense said.

Prehistoric footprints reveal how ancient men and women divided labor

1 week ago from PopSci

The Maasai are the current residents of Engare Sero, a region in Northern Tanzania. They've shifted from the nomadic lifestyle that prehistoric humans in the area had. (Tomas Adzke/Deposit Photos/)William E.H. Harcourt-Smith is...

Missouri executes Walter Barton by lethal injection

1 week ago from UPI

Missouri executed a man convicted of killing an 81-year-old woman in 1991 on Tuesday, the first execution to be carried out in the United States since the start of the...

Fishing rod 'selfie stick' and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct sea reptile

1 week ago from Science Daily

A paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up...

Hobby Lobby accuses Christie's of selling ancient artifact fraudulently

1 week ago from UPI

Hobby Lobby sued Christie's on Tuesday, accusing the auction house of selling it an ancient artifact that had been looted.

Ancient giant armored fish fed in a similar way to basking sharks

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Zurich have shown that the Titanichthys - a giant armoured fish that lived in the seas and oceans of the...

A deeper connection to hyaline fibromatosis syndrome

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have uncovered the molecular biology behind Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome, a severe genetic disease.

Fishing rod 'selfie stick' and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct sea reptile

1 week ago from Physorg

A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far...

Major Midwest flooding ongoing; heavy rain moves to Carolinas

1 week ago from UPI

Major ongoing flooding has hit the Midwest from Illinois to Michigan amid heavy rainfall over the last few days.

Russian military helicopter crashes, killing crew

1 week ago from UPI

A Russian military helicopter crashed Tuesday near Moscow, killing the entire crew, the Ministry of Defense said.

Belmont Stakes rescheduled, will kick off Triple Crown series

1 week ago from UPI

The Belmont Stakes, normally the anchor leg of the Triple Crown, instead will kick off the iconic horse-racing series in this pandemic-scrambled year of sports.

A 300,000-year-old, nearly complete elephant skeleton from Schöningen

1 week ago from Physorg

Elephants ranged over Schöningen in Lower Saxony 300,000 years ago. In recent years, remains of at least ten elephants have been found at the Palaeolithic sites situated on the edges...

Israeli dig finds 2,000-year-old underground complex near Western Wall in Jerusalem

1 week ago from UPI

Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old underground compound near Jerusalem's Western Wall that hasn't been seen in generations, officials said Tuesday.

Historical films may be decaying much faster than we thought thanks to 'vinegar syndrome'

1 week ago from Physorg

A significant chunk of the world's history is facing an existential threat. US government deeds, recordings of Indigenous Australians and photographs of English seaside life spanning three decades are just...

WWE Raw: Drew McIntyre battles SmackDown's King Corbin

1 week ago from UPI

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre faced off against SmackDown's King Corbin on Raw.

Elaphrosaur: Rare dinosaur identified in Australia

The elaphrosaur roamed Australia 110 million years ago and was related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Letters to the Editor: Hey, fearless mask refusers, covering up is meant to protect others, not yourself

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

In Hong Kong, residents masked up as soon as word of a coronavirus outbreak got around. In the U.S., some think not wearing a mask is a sign of bravery.

Column: Coronavirus should have reinvigorated conservative nationalists. Here's why it didn't

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The outbreak was a gift delivered to nationalists, but they were too busy fighting the culture wars to sign for it.

Famous birthdays for May 19: Pete Townshend, JoJo Siwa

1 week ago from UPI

Guitarist Pete Townshend turns 75 and TV personality JoJo Siwa turns 17, among the famous birthdays for May 19.

Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic

1 week ago from Science Blog

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science. The researchers found...

New study estimates the odds of life and intelligence emerging beyond our planet

1 week ago from Science Daily

Humans have been wondering whether we alone in the universe since antiquity. We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as soon our planet's environment was stable...

Fossil of one of the last megaraptors on the planet found in Argentina

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70-million-year-old remains of a megaraptor, making it one of the last carnivorous dinosaurs to inhabit the...

Man wins $200,000 on his way to a job interview

1 week ago from UPI

A North Carolina man who made a stop on his way to a job interview discovered it was his lucky day when he won $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Rosanne Cash earns MacDowell Medal, ceremony postponed to 2021

1 week ago from UPI

Rosanne Cash has earned the MacDowell Medal, celebrating artists, writers and composers, but the public celebration has been postponed until 2021, the artists' colony said Monday.