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More than Myth: Ancient DNA Reveals Roots of 1st Greek Civilizations

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Scientists took DNA from Bronze Age skeletons to learn more about the origins of the Minoan and Mycenaean people, who built the first advanced civilizations in Greece.

Carolina Panthers rookie RB Christian McCaffrey relentlessly jukes LB Luke Kuechly

2 weeks ago from UPI

He might be a four-time All-Pro, but Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has no shot at guarding rookie Christian McCaffrey one-on-one.

Indianapolis Colts sign OT Arturo Uzdavinis, waive Jerry Ugokwe

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent offensive tackle Arturo Uzdavinis and waived tackle Jerry Ugokwe on Wednesday.

Signs relate saga of missing and returned wheelbarrow

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Nova Scotia man documented the distinctly Canadian saga of a resident's missing wheelbarrow with photos of two signs.

Ezekiel Elliott drama continues in Dallas Cowboys camp

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Dallas Cowboys are going through training camp under a dark cloud regarding running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is still awaiting word from the NFL.

Landscaping goat missing from job in Rhode Island

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Rhode Island are searching for a landscaping goat that wandered away from a job on Tuesday.

First ever flower, 140 million years ago, looked like a magnolia

2 weeks ago from UPI

A major new study by an international team of botanists has achieved the best reconstruction to date of this ancestral flower.

Wrecks, sunken treasures lie under Albania's coastal waters

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Descending beneath the waves, the cloudy first few meters quickly give way to clear waters and an astonishing sight—dozens, perhaps hundreds, of tightly packed ancient vases lie on the seabed,...

River areas overrun by invasive plants

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Rivers are high-speed corridors for the spread of invasive exotic plants. Increasingly, these plants are pushing out native species and making floods more likely. A study conducted by Deltares, Utrecht...

Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet fall in love in 'Call Me by Your Name' trailer

2 weeks ago from UPI

Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet enjoy a summer of romance in a new trailer for "Call Me by Your Name."

A big hurdle do-good companies face

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Have you ever wondered who collects the clothes you stuff into that donation drop box in your neighborhood? Chances are, you assumed it was a nonprofit, but that box actually...

Britain's Prince Philip to retire Wednesday after 65 years of service

2 weeks ago from UPI

Britain's Prince Philip is set to retire Wednesday at the age of 96 after 65 years of service.

Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries

2 weeks ago from Live Science

A Modigliani exhibit in Genoa, Italy was recently rocked by scandal, as 21 of the artworks were suspected of being forgeries.

A Trans Soldier in the Ancient Roman Army?

2 weeks ago from Live Science

An ancient Roman fable imagines a cinaedus, well-known for his brazen effeminacy, fighting heroically. This story raises concerns over gender identity in the military like those seen in current times.

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

2 weeks ago from UPI

On Aug. 2, 1934, with the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Chancellor Adolf Hitler became absolute dictator of Germany.

Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade explains perfect recipe to stop Stephen Curry

2 weeks ago from UPI

He might have averaged a career-low 3.8 assists per game last season, but Chicago Bulls guard Dwayne Wade was dishing some dimes Tuesday on Twitter.

Pregnancy Loss and the Evolution of Sex Are Linked by Cellular Line Dance

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

In new research published this week (Aug. 1, 2017) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Levitis and his collaborators report that meiosis takes a heavy toll on the...

X-rays pick out letters on ancient scrolls

2 weeks ago from Physics World

Papyri buried in the eruption of Vesuvius can now be virtually unrolled

Austal lays keel for first Pacific Patrol Boat

2 weeks ago from UPI

Austal lays keel for first of 19 Pacific Patrol Boats, which Australia is donating to Pacific island nations.

Bacteria could be key to freeing South Pacific of mosquitoes

2 weeks ago from News @ Nature

Islands in the region could be rid of the biting insects within a decade.Nature 548 17 doi: 10.1038/548017a

The Hunt for Asteroids

2 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

Video Length: 3:19NASA is hunting for Near-Earth Objects, while also working on ways to defend Earth against them. Read this story Video Links: The Hunt for Asteroids - mp4YouTubeVimeo

Ohio State Fair resumes rides after deadly accident

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Ohio State Fair said all its rides have passed re-inspection and are back open after one called "The Fire Ball" malfunctioned and killed a man last week.

Can insects be used as evidence to tell if a body has been moved?

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is a familiar technique depicted on many crime investigation TV shows. In reality, this practice is far from clear-cut. To cut...

Fit for a King: Tut's Camping Bed Was an Ancient Marvel

2 weeks ago from Live Science

King Tutankhamun, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, slept on the forerunner of our modern camping bed, researchers have found.

Survey reveals why WA horses are saddled with tooth decay

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Horses fed oaten hay are almost three times more likely to develop tooth decay according to a new study at The University of Western Australia.

Diversity onscreen and behind the camera remains elusive

2 weeks ago from Physorg

White, straight, able-bodied men remain the norm on screen in film, according to a new report on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade.

In Photos: Paleolakes Dot 'Green Arabia'

2 weeks ago from Live Science

Photos reveal the remains of hundreds of ancient lakes that were discovered in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia. They date back to a time when the climate there was...