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Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

1 week ago from Science Daily

The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American...

A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today

1 week ago from Space.com

An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

1 week ago from Science Daily

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

How superstitions spread

1 week ago from Physorg

Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds....

Bee-wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in miraculous survival

1 week ago from Physorg

Some 200,000 bees inhabiting hives in Notre-Dame cathedral survived the inferno that engulfed the heritage landmark in a miraculous escape, their beekeeper said Thursday.

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

1 week ago from Science Daily

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

1 week ago from Physorg

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

Fearsome ancient hyena-wolf was bigger than a polar bear

Paleontologists have stumbled upon the fossils of one of the largest meat-eating mammals ever to walk the Earth — a new species.

North Korea blames Mike Pompeo for scuttling Hanoi summit

1 week ago from UPI

North Korea is demanding U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer head senior-level negotiations with Pyongyang.

Ancient urine details hunting-to-herding transition 10,000 years ago

1 week ago from UPI

Urine salts helped archaeologists track the adoption of herding among settlers in ancient Turkey.

Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know...

Watch: 'Avengers: Endgame' cast answer comedic, rapid-fire questions on 'Late Show'

1 week ago from UPI

The cast of "Avengers: Endgame," including Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, answered a variety of comedic and unique questions on "The Late Show."

This Ancient 'Warg' Was Scarier Than Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

1 week ago from Live Science

This newly discovered, but now extinct carnivore lived about 22 million years ago in what is now Kenya. It was larger than a polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive...

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Maori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

1 week ago from Physorg

Ask the average Kiwi on the street about Māori words in New Zealand English, and most will tell you that more and more are being used in everyday language.

New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago

1 week ago from Physorg

Even thousands of years ago, people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to...

Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence

1 week ago from Physorg

A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher.

Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of...

Captain Marvel, Special Relativity and 'Avengers: Endgame' Connection Explained

1 week ago from Space.com

Einstein's theory of relativity is super important in the new "Avengers: Endgame" teaser trailer and at the end of "Captain Marvel."

A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean

1 week ago from Live Science

Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean.

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

1 week ago from Physorg

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US from New York City...

Extinction Rebellion: Charges over climate change train protest

A woman and two men are charged over the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf in London.

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

1 week ago from Physorg

Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as...

Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina

1 week ago from Physorg

A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday.

Famous birthdays for April 18: Kourtney Kardashian, Hayley Mills

1 week ago from UPI

TV personality Kourtney Kardashian turns 40 and talk show host Conan O'Brien turns 56, among the famous birthdays for April 18.

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.

Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned...

He Listed a T. Rex Fossil on eBay for $2.95 Million. Scientists Weren’t Thrilled.

1 week ago from NY Times Science

“I own this thing,” Alan Detrich recalled telling a museum director. “It is mine. I can do whatever I want.”