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James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead

1 week ago from NY Times Health

As a scholar and government researcher, he did field work in remote spots, finding indigenous remedies, trying them himself and pouring them into books.

Sea invertebrate sheds light on evolution of human blood, immune systems

1 week ago from Physorg

Botryllus schlosseri, a marine invertebrate that lives in underwater colonies resembling fuzzy pinheads clinging to rocks, has a blood-forming system with uncanny similarities to that of humans, according to scientists...

Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage

1 week ago from Physorg

An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists from North Carolina State University and Sweden's...

Fossil preserves 'sea monster' blubber and skin

Scientists identify fossilised blubber from an ancient marine reptile that lived 180 million years ago.

500-Year-Old Skeleton Found in London (Thigh-High Boots and All)

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The discovery of the remains by the River Thames provided a glimpse into the life of a man in medieval times.

Ex-Clemson Tigers QB Kelly Bryant announces transfer to Missouri

1 week ago from UPI

Former Clemson Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant will try his luck at Missouri.

This Frozen Russian Island Is the World's Biggest Jigsaw Puzzle

1 week ago from Live Science

When Siberia's islands thaw, they turn into a crazy jigsaw puzzle of ice.

Indonesia police say 20 killed in attack on construction crew

1 week ago from UPI

Indonesian rebels tied to the Free Papua Movement killed 20 people in an attack on construction workers building a road last weekend, authorities said Wednesday.

Photos: 500-Year-Old Body of Man with Thigh-High Boots

1 week ago from Live Science

Archaeologists discovered the man's body in London's sewer system.

Medullary bone found in Cretaceous birds

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of scientists led by Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported the first occurrence of medullary bone in Enantiornithes,...

Enhancing our vision of the past

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics.

Five diets that could be deadly

1 week ago from PopSci

Health The desire to be thin can turn trendy diets into lethal weapons. The desire to be thin can turn trendy diets into lethal...

Report: Kim Jong Un could travel to South Korea in December

1 week ago from UPI

South Korea has officially denied any discussions with the North regarding a date for an inter-Korea summit in Seoul.

Meet the remote Indigenous community where a few thousand people use 15 different languages

1 week ago from Physorg

On Australia's remote north-central coast, the small community of Maningrida is remarkable for many reasons. It boasts dramatic coastal scenery, world-renowned bark and sculptural artists, skilled weavers and textile printers,...

A meteor may have exploded in the air 3,700 years ago, obliterating communities near the Dead Sea

1 week ago from Physorg

A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed tens of thousands of people, and provided the kernel of...

A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments

1 week ago from Physorg

Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents – uninhabitable by most life forms – microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It's all in how they wrap...

Watch live: President George H.W. Bush funeral at National Cathedral

1 week ago from UPI

Former President George H.W. Bush will leave the U.S. Capitol for the last time Wednesday, en route to the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. for a state funeral.

WWE Smackdown: Daniel Bryan attacks, AJ Styles faces The Miz

1 week ago from UPI

WWE Champion Daniel Bryan brutally assaulted AJ Styles on Smackdown following The Phenomenal One's match against The Miz.

WWE Smackdown: Daniel Bryan attacks, AJ Styles faces The Miz

1 week ago from UPI

WWE Champion Daniel Bryan brutally assaulted AJ Styles on Smackdown following The Phenomenal One's match against The Miz.

Panama awards $1.4 bn bridge project to Chinese group

1 week ago from Physorg

The government of Panama awarded Tuesday a Chinese consortium a $1.4 billion contract to build a bridge over the Panama Canal, a day after a visit by President Xi Jinping.

In Brazil backlands, termites built millions of dirt mounds

1 week ago from Physorg

Roy Funch, an American botanist who has lived and worked in Brazil's hardscrabble northeast for decades, long looked at huge cone-shaped mounds of mud in the distance and wonder.

Another South Korean ‘comfort woman’ dies at 96

1 week ago from UPI

A South Korean victim of Japanese wartime military sexual slavery died of old age at 96 on Wednesday.

Analysis estimates mortality from fungal infections of ash trees

1 week ago from Physorg

The ash dieback epidemic, caused by the fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has swept across Europe over the past 20 years and caused widespread damage and death in ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior)...

Prison escapee Joseph Garcia executed in Texas

1 week ago from UPI

Texas executed Joseph Garcia by Tuesday, almost 18 years after he -- as part of the so-called "Texas Seven" -- escaped from prison and killed a police officer.

Roger Stone refuses Senate document request by pleading the Fifth

1 week ago from UPI

Roger Stone declined to share documents or testify before Senate judiciary committee, invoking the Fifth Amendment protection, an attorney's letter indicates.

Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'

Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.

Enhancing our vision of the past

1 week ago from Physorg

An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils...