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Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'

2 weeks ago from Live Science

About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food...

Hall of Fame lineman and Green Bay Packers legend Forrest Gregg dies at 85

2 weeks ago from UPI

Hall of Fame offensive lineman and Green Bay Packers legend Forrest Gregg died at the age of 85, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Readers seek answers to stories about shingles, Neandertal spears and more

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Readers had questions about Neandertal spears, Earth’s inner core and more.

Watch: Bryson DeChambeau nearly makes eagle, hits flagstick at Masters

2 weeks ago from UPI

Bryson DeChambeau almost finished the back nine in spectacular fashion in the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Experts find the origins of Europe's climate hidden in shrimp shells

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of geographers has found indications that the climate we have in Europe today began 5000 years ago, hidden in the shells of mussel shrimps.

Solving the chrome-plating mystery of the terra-cotta army

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Coating on 2,200-year-old bronze weapons comes from lacquer

New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The origin of so-called Kiruna-type apatite-iron oxide ores has been the topic of a longstanding debate for over 100 years. In a new article published in Nature Communications, a team...

Football-Size 'Bugs' Feast on an Alligator in This Creepy Deep-Sea Video

2 weeks ago from Live Science

In the food deserts of the deep ocean, it doesn't take long for scavengers to find a bonanza when it lands.

Here's What Happens When You Put Giant Sea Spiders into Boot Camp

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The realization that giant sea spiders have Swiss cheese-like holes in their exoskeletons has shed light on a decades-old mystery about how underwater creatures living in the polar oceans and...

In photos: Claire Danes turns 40: A look back

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actress Claire Danes, known best for her roles in "Homeland" and "My So-Called Life," turns 40 on April 12, 2019. Here's a look back at her career through the years.

A Local Disappearance

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Your recent absences have become More pronounced; The late spring evenings are no longer Alive with the industry of your approach, And the flowers in the hanging baskets On the...

Famous birthdays for April 12: Claire Danes, Andy Garcia

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Claire Danes turns 40 and actor Saoirse Ronan turns 25, among the famous birthdays for April 12.

Oh, brother! NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body

2 weeks ago from Reuters:Science

An American astronaut experienced multiple biological changes in space but returned to normal - with some exceptions - after coming back to Earth, according to a study involving twin brothers...

Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree...

Ravens sign OL Marshal Yanda to contract extension

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Baltimore Ravens have signed guard Marshal Yanda to a contract extension.

Ralph Solecki, Who Found Humanity in Neanderthals, Dies at 101

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Dr. Solecki’s archaeological research at Shanidar Cave in Iraq found that Neanderthals cared for the ailing and buried their dead with flowers.

NCT 127 to perform April 18 on 'Good Morning America'

2 weeks ago from UPI

K-pop group NCT 127 will make its U.S. morning show debut on the ABC series "Good Morning America."

New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In 1942, Ludwig Prandtl—considered the father of modern aerodynamics—published "Führer durch die Strömungslehre," the first book of its time on fluid mechanics and translated to English from the German language...

Singapore makes 2 pangolin busts worth $76.5M in 5 days

2 weeks ago from UPI

Authorities in Singapore said they've seized a combined 28 tons of pangolin scales from two busts in less than a week, worth tens of millions of dollars.

Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and pieces while...

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

The Central Valley’s heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools — has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of...

Dragons: A Brief History

2 weeks ago from Live Science

We've known for a very long time that dragons aren't real, but we remain fascinated by these mythical, fire-breathing beasts.

As Rome digs its first new metro route in decades, an archaeologist safeguards the city's buried treasures

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Science How to build a subway in the Eternal City. Archaeologist Rosella Rea bridges the divide between modernity and history as she helps Rome's...

Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the Denisovan family tree

2 weeks ago from Physorg

It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. But a study examining DNA fragments passed down...

Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more

2 weeks ago from Physorg

During the Great Depression, some unemployed Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and...

Spring blizzard buries Midwest, grounds hundreds of flights

2 weeks ago from UPI

Parts of the Rockies and Midwest have been buried in snow as an early spring blizzard is closing freeways and schools and grounding some U.S. flights.

Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep

2 weeks ago from Physorg

It has long been assumed that Indigenous Australia was isolated until Europeans arrived in 1788, except for trade with parts of present day Indonesia beginning at least 300 years ago....

Yuri's Night Celebrations Honor 'An Amazing Year' For Human Spaceflight

2 weeks ago from Space.com

Yuri's Night — an annual celebration of the anniversary of the first human who made it to space — will launch 160 worldwide events on April 12, in what organizers...