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Human activity can influence the gut microbiota of Darwin's finches in the Galapagos

3 hours ago from Science Daily

In the Galapagos Islands, Darwin's finches drawn to junk food are experiencing changes in their gut microbiota and their body mass as compared to finches that don't encounter human food,...

In Diamonds' Flaws, Finding the Secret History of Continents

3 hours ago from Live Science

Minerals more than 2 billion years old lurk inside the sparkly gems.

Amnesty International: U.S.-backed alliance killed 1,600 Syria civilians in former IS stronghold

3 hours ago from UPI

Amnesty International and a British nonprofit said in a new study Thursday the U.S.-backed military coalition in Syria killed more than 1,600 civilians in the onetime terror stronghold of Raqqa...

Here we go again: Earth's major 'mass extinctions'

4 hours ago from Physorg

Most scientists agree that a "mass extinction" event is underway on Earth, with species disappearing hundreds of time quicker under the influence of human activity.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons' chicks hatch

Three noisy falcon chicks hungry for food reveal themselves in a cathedral spire nest.

Human activity can influence the gut microbiota of Darwin's finches in the Galapagos

4 hours ago from Physorg

In the Galapagos Islands, Darwin's finches drawn to junk food are experiencing changes in their gut microbiota and their body mass as compared to finches that don't encounter human food,...

How to destroy an asteroid without nuking each other first

5 hours ago from Physorg

In the event of an asteroid heading to Earth and likely to cause catastrophic damage, an Armageddon-style nuclear explosion may well be our best line of defence. But would doing...

Early hunter-gatherer ate entire venomous snake, possibly for religious reasons

5 hours ago from UPI

Archaeologists have found evidence that an early hunter-gatherer consumed an entire venomous snake, minus a single fang.

South Korea survivors of Hiroshima report anxiety, discrimination

6 hours ago from UPI

South Korean survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bombing say they suffer from anxiety.

Ancient Tomb of Mysterious Man Named Tjt Discovered in Egypt

6 hours ago from Live Science

Inside were many mummies and a statue of a ba-bird.

Look: Tamron Hall introduces newborn son Moses

7 hours ago from UPI

Former "Today" host Tamron Hall took to Instagram after welcoming a baby boy with husband Steven Greener.

'It was disgusting': Nova Scotia meat plant pleads guilty to multiple violations

7 hours ago from CBC: Health

Nearly 3½ tonnes of mouldy meat had to be thrown out at a Shubenacadie, N.S., plant after government inspectors found numerous deficiencies at the facility, including abundant mould growth on the ceilings, walls, compressors,...

The secret to San Francisco's famous sourdough: bug poop

7 hours ago from PopSci

Science Meet the wee, multilegged chefs behind the world's most sought-after loaves. Meet the wee, multilegged chefs behind the world's most sought-after loaves.

Fossil crab reveals a new branch in the tree of life

7 hours ago from Science Blog

A new fossil from the dinosaur era challenges the understanding of evolution. In a paper published in Science Advances, an international team, including researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)...

'Extinction Rebellion' disrupts London Stock Exchange, traffic on final day

7 hours ago from UPI

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists stopped traffic across London Thursday, continuing a large-scale movement to protest climate change and pollution.

Look: Demian Bichir mourns wife Stefanie Sherk's death

7 hours ago from UPI

"Weeds" and "The Bridge" alum Demian Bichir said it's been the "toughest" time of his life since Stefanie Sherk died at age 37.

Study suggests Sino-Tibetan language family originated in present-day northern China

8 hours ago from Physorg

A small team of researchers affiliated with several institutions across China has conducted an in-depth study of the Sino-Tibetan language family and has concluded that it likely originated in present-day...

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Examining a 3-meter stack of bat feces has shed light on the landscape of the ancient continent of Sundaland. The research could help explain the biodiversity of present-day Borneo, Sumatra,...

5 years after crisis began, Flint working to finish water upgrades

11 hours ago from UPI

Five years after a change that exposed tens of thousands in Flint, Mich., to contaminated water, the city hopes to finish inspecting and replacing problematic pipes this summer.

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave

12 hours ago from Physorg

Let's say you wanted to solve a 20,000-year-old mystery, where would you start? Perhaps archaeology and geology come to mind. Or, you could sift through a 3-metre pile of bat...

Reviving Brazil's indigenous languages

13 hours ago from Physorg

Thousands of indigenous languages have disappeared in Brazil since it was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century.

Lockheed Martin awarded $117.1M contract for F-35 parts

1 day ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $117.1 million contract modification for a variety of spares for the F-35 fighter planes of the U.S. Air Force and Marines.

Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns

1 day ago from Science Daily

Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study.

Ravens make Justin Tucker highest-paid kicker in NFL history

1 day ago from UPI

One of the NFL's best kickers is now the highest-paid kicker in league history, after the Baltimore Ravens rewarded Justin Tucker Wednesday with a new contract.

World War II-era bomb prompts evacuations in Cologne, Germany

1 day ago from UPI

An ordnance disposal team defused a World War II-era bomb discovered Wednesday in Cologne, Germany, city officials said.

Excavations show hunter-gatherers lived in the Amazon more than 10,000 years ago

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

Early foragers may have laid the foundation for farming’s ascent in South America’s tropical forests.

Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns

1 day ago from Physorg

Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019...

'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes

1 day ago from Live Science

An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world.