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Newfound Asteroids May Help Explain Our Solar System's Origins

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists have identified a previously unknown family of asteroids that they believe will yield clues about how the planets formed.

Photos: This Plant-Eating Dinosaur Had Spikes, Armor and Camouflage

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The 110-million-year-old dinosaur, a nodosaur — a relative of the ankylosaur — was covered in spiky, bony plates known as osteoderms, but it had another trick up its sleeve to...

Scientists identify tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

Scientists have uncovered fossils of a tiny faceless prehistoric sea worm with 50 spines jutting out of its head

Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to voice Scar in Disney's 'Lion King' remake

2 weeks ago from UPI

Chiwetel Ejiofor is being eyed to voice the treacherous Scar in Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King."

Selena Gomez on dating 'best friend' The Weeknd: 'I'm lucky'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Selena Gomez opened up in the September issue of InStyle about her "great" relationship with The Weeknd.

Discovery could throw monkey wrench into deep-sea mining

2 weeks ago from UPI

Hydrothermal vent fields on the seabed are rich in copper, gold and other valuable metals, but scientists have found that some are home to unique animals.

Boxing News: Wladimir Klitschko, former champion, announces retirement

2 weeks ago from UPI

Wladimir Klitschko, one of the longest reigning heavyweight champions in boxing history, announced his retirement on Thursday.

This newly discovered armoured dinosaur had to hide from bigger, meaner dinos

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists have discovered a new genus and species of armoured dinosaur that they believe used camoflauge in order to protect itself.

Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

New insights into the lifeways -- and death rites -- of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through recent funerary studies.

Forensic entomologist unearths Chinese migrant fly in Europe

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

An investigator first detected a Chinese migrant fly on corpses in Italy, but the insect has now also been found in Spain and Portugal, outlines a new report.

Malawi hails 'historic' relocation of 520 elephants

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Malawi on Thursday celebrated the successful conclusion of a two-year project moving 520 sedated elephants by truck to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out by poaching.

Snail fossils reveal origin of rocks used to carve ancient Spanish monuments

2 weeks ago from UPI

A number of famed Spanish stone monuments feature gastropod fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins shows off humor in mic'd up training camp sessions

2 weeks ago from UPI

Most Kirk Cousins talk regards his contract, but the Washington Redskins quarterback had a lot of other things on his mind while wired up at training camp.

Kristen Stewart says she's 'definitely' open to dating men again

2 weeks ago from UPI

Kristen Stewart said she wanted "to try everything" following her split from "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson.

Michigan offers warm welcome but few jobs to Iraqi refugees

2 weeks ago from UPI

Michigan, with its long Arab-American history, offers refugees fleeing war in Iraq a family away from home.

Soundscapes in the past—adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Picture an archaeological site, what comes to mind? Sandstone walls, standing in the desert heat? Stonehenge, watching over a grassy field?

Report: North Korea rabbit stew never reached soldiers

2 weeks ago from UPI

Nutritious meals of chicken and rabbit stew prepared for hungry North Korean soldiers have gone missing.

Eat, Pray, Fossilize? Praying Mantis Fossil Is 110 Million Years Old

2 weeks ago from Live Science

A Cretaceous mantis fossil is helping scientists piece together how these insects evolved their prey-nabbing adaptations.

Ancient Fidget Spinner? Nope — That's a Weapon from Mesopotamia

2 weeks ago from Live Science

A 4,000-year-old Mesopotamian artifact that looks just like a fidget spinner and that a museum labeled as a "spinning toy" for 85 years is actually — unexpectedly — an ancient...

Argonne uses digital tools to preserve Southwestern cultural heritage

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Hollywood's Indiana Jones gained fame for wielding his pistol and bullwhip, but researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory prefer to equip themselves with something far...

Isotope fingerprints in feathers reveal songbirds' secret breeding grounds

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Using isotope fingerprints in feathers, researchers have pinpointed the northern breeding grounds of a small, colourful songbird.

Georgia grandmother charged after pit bulls maul grandson to death

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Georgia grandmother has been charged with second-degree murder after her pit bulls mauled her 20-month-old grandson to death.

Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

2 weeks ago from UPI

The source of opposition, pipeline company Enbridge said in its second quarter report that pipelines in Michigan and North Dakota were operating as expected.

DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece's earliest civilizations.

Trapdoor spiders sailed across Indian Ocean to get from Africa to Australia

2 weeks ago from UPI

New research suggests trapdoor spiders crossed the Indian Ocean to get from Southern Africa to Australia.

Art museum will send art directly to your phone with new texting feature

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is making it easier for art lovers to see its extensive collection, no matter where they are in the world.

South Asia to face deadliest heat waves due to climate change, study says

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

In 2015, South Asia experienced a deadly heat wave that killed roughly 3,500 people in Pakistan and India in a matter of months. New research suggests the region could face...

Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park

2 weeks ago from UPI

A family of pig statues is missing a father after the large bronze statue was stolen from a Texas park.