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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

1 week ago from UPI

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

1 week ago from UPI

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

1 week ago from UPI

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

1 week ago from UPI

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

1 week ago from UPI

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...

Britain's Conservative Party in denial over depth of Islamophobia

1 week ago from UPI

Britain's Tory Party has refused to accept the definition of Islamophobia that has the confidence of over 800 organizations.

Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

1 week ago from Physorg

From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether the horses' hooves were...

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Kakapos were one of New Zeland's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.

Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral

1 week ago from Physorg

An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters.

Extinction Rebellion London activists glue themselves to DLR train

Three Extinction Rebellion campaigners glued themselves to a train at London's Canary Wharf.

South Korean man arrested for killing five people fleeing a building he set on fire

1 week ago from UPI

A man in South Korea set his apartment aflame Wednesday and attacked fleeing residents with a knife, killing five people and injuring 13 others, police said.

CVS Pharmacy fined $535,000 for filling invalid Percocet prescriptions

1 week ago from UPI

CVS Pharmacy reached a settlement Tuesday over allegations its stores in Rhode Island filled invalid prescriptions for Percocet.

They were strangers. Then she changed his life in what's believed to be a North American first

1 week ago from CBC: Health

One of the recipients of what's believed to be North America's first paired living liver donation is calling the stranger who saved his life "an angel."

Watch: Beaver drags tree branch across Montana road

1 week ago from UPI

A sheriff's deputy in Montana captured video of an unusual late night road hazard -- a beaver dragging a large branch across the road.

At last, acknowledging royal women's political power

1 week ago from Physorg

The narratives we tell about the past often feature a cast of familiar main characters: kings and rulers, warriors and diplomats—men who made laws and fought wars, who held power...