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Settlement reached to forgive $330M in ITT student loans

3 weeks ago from UPI

Tens of thousands of former students at the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute will be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness as part of a $330 million settlement, according to a...

Finding in 100-million-year-old amber reveals sexual intercourse of ostracods

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Small bivalved crustacean ostracods are the most abundant fossil arthropods since the Ordovician and play an important role in paleoenvironmental reconstruction and evolutionary biology.

Louisville reaches $12M settlement in Breonna Taylor wrongful death suit

3 weeks ago from UPI

The city of Louisville has reached a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, who was killed during a police raid last spring.

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Some of the oldest remains of early human ancestors have been unearthed in Olduvai Gorge, a rift valley setting in northern Tanzania where anthropologists have discovered fossils of hominids that...

UAE, Bahrain, Israel normalize relations in White House ceremony

3 weeks ago from UPI

Leaders from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates formally normalized relations with Israel during a historic signing ceremony Tuesday at the White House.

Chadwick Boseman laid to rest in South Carolina

3 weeks ago from UPI

Chadwick Boseman was laid to rest near his hometown of Anderson, S.C., after the actor died at the age of 43 in August, following a four-year battle with colon cancer.

'Murph the Surf' Jack Murphy, figure in NYC jewel heist, dies at 83

3 weeks ago from UPI

Convicted killer and jewel thief Jack Roland "Murph the Surf" Murphy, best known for an infamous 1964 New York City jewelry heist, has died at the age of 83.

South Korean blacksmith's gardening hoe a hit on Amazon

3 weeks ago from UPI

A blacksmith who began making traditional gardening tools at age 14 has become an Amazon success story in his native South Korea.

One of Earth's most biodiverse habitats lies off the Scottish coast – but climate change could wipe it out

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Maerl beds stud the ocean floor like underwater brambles. They're pastel pink and, despite their knobbly appearance, made up of a red seaweed. This algae has a limestone skeleton which...

Washington Capitals hire Peter Laviolette as head coach

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Washington Capitals on Tuesday named Peter Laviolette as their 19th head coach in franchise history.

New 'eternal sleeper' dinosaurs unearthed in China

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, one in Argentina and one in Belgium has identified the fossilized remains of two previously unknown dinosaurs in China. In...

Iron Age wine press yields clues to Phoenician building techniques

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Wine had great importance in the Iron Age Mediterranean. In particular, the Phoenicians—the inhabitants of the central coastal Levant—were considered to have played an important role in the spread and...

Adam Engle, Tim Anderson lift White Sox over Twins

3 weeks ago from UPI

Adam Engel and Tim Anderson each had RBI hits in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox edge the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in the first clash of a...

Adam Engle, Tim Anderson lift White Sox over Twins

3 weeks ago from UPI

Adam Engel and Tim Anderson each had RBI hits in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox edge the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in the first clash of a...

Cast of dinosaur skull sent to Alberta community after efforts of business owner

3 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

More than 70 years ago, a five-foot-long dinosaur skull was discovered in Irvine, Alta., and after the efforts of a local business owner, a cast of it has been sent to...

Close encounter with killer whales on Indian Arm delights wakeboarders

3 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Growing up on Deep Cove, 22-year-old Josh Goodman had always dreamed of getting up close with killer whales. On Friday, that dream came true when a pod swam past his...

Google honors civil rights pioneer Felicitas Mendez with new Doodle

3 weeks ago from UPI

Google is celebrating civil rights pioneer Felicitas Mendez in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Rare 102-carat Canadian diamond could be among the world's most expensive

3 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A rare 102-carat diamond found in Northern Ontario two years ago could be among the most expensive of its kind in an auction that starts online and is set to...

How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Star-nosed moles range much of the Eastern US and Canada, but they're not too easy to spot, given their underground hideouts. (Morphart/Deposit Photos/)Adapted from Kenneth Catania’s Great Adaptations ©2020 Princeton University Press.Imagine you...

Famous birthdays for Sept. 15: Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones

3 weeks ago from UPI

Britain's Prince Harry turns 36 and actor Tommy Lee Jones turns 74, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 15.

Harvard researchers make sense of ancient fossils using 3D

3 weeks ago from Harvard Science

The shrimp-like fossil was discovered in the 1980s, and researchers knew almost nothing about it other than its species. It turned out even that was wrong, but the big story here isn’t...

Watch: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler update '50 First Dates' in new video

3 weeks ago from UPI

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reprised their "50 First Dates" characters in a new video updated for 2020.

Researchers puzzled by group of 'crazy' killer whales attacking boats near Spain

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers are befuddled by a group of killer whales that are attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal.

Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, 'bloody' assassination telegram sell for $81,250

3 weeks ago from UPI

A lock of hair from President Abraham Lincoln's postmortem examination, along with a blood-stained telegram delivered shortly after his 1865 assassination, sold for over $81,000.

Watch: 'Scare Me': Writers trade horror stories in first trailer

3 weeks ago from UPI

Two writers trade scary stories in the dark in the first trailer for "Scare Me," a new horror film coming to "Shudder" on Oct. 1.

Relocated Isle Royale wolves form groups, reduce moose herd

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating—promising signs despite heavy...

Pau Gasol, wife name first child after Gianna Bryant

3 weeks ago from UPI

Pau Gasol and his wife announced the birth of their first child over the weekend. They gave their daughter the middle name Gianna in honor of the late Kobe Bryant's...

Old U.S. bombs found in typhoon’s aftermath, North Korea media says

3 weeks ago from UPI

North Korea says typhoon relief workers have found vintage U.S. bombs dropped during the 1950-53 Korean War, calling the weapons a reminder of U.S. aggression and "brutality."