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

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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

6 days 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

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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.”

The Cerrado once connected the Andes with the Atlantic Rainforest

1 week ago from Science Daily

A genetic and computational analysis of birds suggests that the Andean and Atlantic tropical forests, which are now almost a thousand kilometers apart, were connected via the Cerrado in the...

At least 28 killed in Madeira bus crash

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More than two dozen people died in a tour bus crash Wednesday on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years

1 week ago from Physorg

Almost 100 million years ago, a tiny and misfortunate beetle died after wandering into a sticky glob of resin leaking from a tree in a region near present-day Southeast Asia....

This Slave in Ancient Rome Became the Empire’s Chariot-Racing Superstar

1 week ago from Live Science

What made Roman chariot racing so exciting — and dangerous?

Watch: 80-year-old man struggles with yard-invading gator

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An 80-year-old Florida man fought with an alligator in his back yard and was able to contain the reptile before police arrived.

Coelacanth reveals new insights into skull evolution

1 week ago from Science Daily

An international team of researchers presents the first observations of the development of the skull and brain in the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Their study provides new insights into the...

Meet Gobihadros, a new species of Mongolian hadrosaur

1 week ago from Physorg

The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study released April 17, 2019 in the...

Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee

1 week ago from Physorg

The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along...

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats.

Boeing receives $30M contract modification for SLAM-ER weapon system

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The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a contract modification for Standoff Land Attack Missiles to support Saudi Arabia.

Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution

1 week ago from Physorg

A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the evolution of...

Frank Ocean gives rare interview, talks pitfalls of major labels

1 week ago from UPI

Frank Ocean has graced the cover of Gayletter magazine with the private singer giving a rare interview about his career and his move away from major labels.

SpaceX booster lost at sea

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch Thursday was flawless by all accounts, but its third rocket booster won't be coming back to Port Canaveral in Florida.

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

1 week ago from Science Daily

Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colorful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru...

Money pours in to rebuild Notre Dame; fire probe focuses on renovation

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Donations to rebuild Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral neared $1 billion Wednesday as investigators question workers at the sanctuary to get a better idea how the raging fire began.

Watch: Ciara is 'so proud' of Russell Wilson's historic contract

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Ciara celebrated after Russell Wilson signed a reported $140 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks.

Watch: Escaped bull captured by handlers at Montana event

1 week ago from UPI

A videographer taking behind-the-scenes footage at a Montana bull riding event captured video of an escaped bull being wrangled by handlers.

Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record

1 week ago from Physorg

Dr. Alan Jamieson, Chief Scientist on the Five Deeps Expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, was part of the team to reach one of the most isolated...