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Monastery of 7th-Century Scottish Princess (and Saint) Possibly Discovered

1 week ago from Live Science

Archaeologists and citizen scientists have unearthed what may be the monastery of Princess Aebbe, who was born a pagan but later spread Christianity along the northeast British coast in the...

New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125-million-year-old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle celebrate Commonwealth Day

1 week ago from UPI

Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan Markle attended an event celebrating the diverse community of Canadians living in the United Kingdom on Monday.

Famous birthdays for March 11: Terrence Howard, Alex Kingston

1 week ago from UPI

Actor Terrence Howard turns 50 and actor Alex Kingston turns 56, among the famous birthdays for March 11.

On This Day, March 11: Taft first president to be buried at Arlington

1 week ago from UPI

On March 11, 1930, William Howard Taft became the first former U.S. president to be buried in the national cemetery at Arlington, Va.

New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

1 week ago from Physorg

A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.

T. rex exhibit reveals what the apex predator looked like as a baby

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

The most fearsome dinosaur of them all, takes center stage at a major new exhibition opening this week at the Museum of Natural History. "T. rex: The Ultimate Predator" introduces...

DC-3 plane crashes in Colombia, killing all 14 aboard

1 week ago from UPI

A DC-3 plane crashed in Colombia, killing all 14 aboard, authorities said.

Galleonosaurus dorisae: New dinosaur discovered in Australia

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.

Two men killed in California paragliding crash

1 week ago from UPI

Two people were killed while paragliding in California on Saturday, authorities confirmed.

'Captain Marvel' tops the North American box office with $153M

1 week ago from UPI

"Captain Marvel" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $153 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Lea Michele marries Zandy Reich

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Singer-actress Lea Michele and AYR clothing company president Zandy Reich exchanged wedding vows in Northern California on Saturday night.

DC3 plane crashes in Colombia, killing all 12 aboard

1 week ago from UPI

A plane crashed in Colombia, killing all 14 aboard, the National Civil Defense said.

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

1 week ago from Physorg

New documentary "Apollo 11," which tells the story of man's first steps on the Moon, contains footage so striking that it seems practically a crime that it remained hidden for...

Building a Blockbuster: Behind the Scenes With T. Rex

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Fiberglass, resin, glue, feathers and new technology bring the dinosaur to life at the Museum of Natural History.

'A matter of life or death': Woman with lung disease wins complaint over neighbour's smoking

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The secondhand smoke in Ruth Bowker's new home was so pervasive, she was forced to spend most of her time hiding in her bedroom, the only room she described as...

Kevin Smith loves Stan Lee's 'Mallrats' moment in 'Captain Marvel'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Kevin Smith took to Twitter to thank Marvel Studios for tying his movie "Mallrats" to the late Stan Lee's cameo in "Captain Marvel."

Pope, Latter-day Saints president meet for first time

2 weeks ago from UPI

Pope Francis met Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prophet Russell Nelson in the Vatican on Saturday, marking a historic encounter between such leaders

Adriana Barraza lands role in 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Babel" and "Thor" actress Adriana Barraza has joined the ensemble of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels."

Baby of Islamic State member Shamima Begum dies in Syria; wanted to return to Britain

2 weeks ago from UPI

The 3-week-old son of Shamima Begum has died in Syria after Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship a member of the Islamic State

Horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

By analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed...

Study confirms horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place.

Study confirms horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place. First thought to be closely related to crabs, lobsters and other crustaceans,...

Proofs of parallel evolution between cognition, tool development, and social complexity

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Researchers examined the visual response of 113 individuals when observing prehistoric ceramics belonging to different styles and societies. The ceramics analysed cover 4.000 years (from 4.000 B.C. to the change...

Trilobites: If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.

At Harvard’s Houghton Library, the beauty of the book in all its forms

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

For the first-year seminar “Harvard’s Greatest Hits,” David Stern wanted his small group of 21st-century hyperconnected undergraduates to put down their tablets, smartphones, and laptops and to pick up a book. The idea...

25 Central American migrants killed in Mexican highway crash

2 weeks ago from UPI

A truck carrying about 50 Central American migrants careened off a highway in southern Mexico Chiapas killing 25 and sending 29 people to hospital.

Rabbit breaks Guinness record for world's oldest

2 weeks ago from UPI

An Illinois woman's pet rabbit has been declared the oldest in the world by Guinness World Records after celebrating his 16th birthday.