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Study shows plant extinction is more common than previously realized

1 week ago from Physorg

A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that revealed extinction of plants in North America is more common than previously known.

New research reveals what makes condos sell

1 week ago from Physorg

Physical features such as construction materials, interior finishes and air conditioning are better determinants of how well a condo sells than price or building age, according to a University of...

Species of algae found able to have dimorphic sexual life cycles

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark has found a species of algae (Teleaulax amphioxeia) that has dimorphic sexual life cycles. In their paper published in the journal...

Dinganthus sheds new light on evolution of flowers

1 week ago from Physorg

The evolution of flowers is among the foremost topics in evolutionary science. There is a long-held hypothesis in botany that a flower is a telescoped shoot. It has been cherished...

Scorpions a clue to restoring ecosystems

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from La Trobe University have found that, in the absence of natural predators such as bilbies, native scorpions are thriving in Australia's damaged sandy landscape.

Oregon equestrian center becomes refuge for animals fleeing US fires

1 week ago from Physorg

An equestrian center in Oregon that opened its doors to horses displaced by raging forest fires soon found its stalls home to almost an entire farmyard—including pigs, ducks, donkeys and...

Battle on to save Brazil's tropical wetlands from flames

1 week ago from Physorg

A vast swath of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke.

'Parks and Rec' cast reuniting for Democratic Party of Wisconsin fundraiser

1 week ago from UPI

Aubrey Plaza and several of her former "Parks and Recreation" cast-mates are reuniting for an online event to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

'Tenet' tops North American box office for 2nd weekend

1 week ago from UPI

"Tenet" is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning $6.7 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced on Sunday.

Confederate soldier statue removed from courthouse square in Charlottesville

1 week ago from UPI

Workers removed a Confederate statue from its pedestal Saturday morning in Charlottesville, Va.

To recreate ancient recipes, check out the vestiges of clay pots

1 week ago from Science Blog

If you happen to dig up an ancient ceramic cooking pot, don’t clean it. Chances are, it contains the culinary secrets of the past. A research team led by UC...

On This Day, Sept. 12: Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie deposed

1 week ago from UPI

On Sept. 12, 1974, military officers deposed Emperor Haile Selassie from the Ethiopian throne he had occupied for more than half a century.

Heated rivalries for pollinators among Arctic plants

1 week ago from Science Daily

Insect pollination is as important to Arctic plants as it is to plants further south. When flowers abound, the plants have to compete for pollinators. Researchers reveal that higher temperatures...

U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan

1 week ago from UPI

United States Women's National Team and Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan is joining Tottenham on a short-term loan deal.

Army Ranger who rescued 75 hostages in Iraq receives Medal of Honor

1 week ago from UPI

President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne on Friday, calling his actions saving dozens of hostages facing execution in Iraq "heroic."

To recreate ancient recipes, check out the vestiges of clay pots

1 week ago from Science Daily

UC Berkeley archaeologists have discovered that unglazed ceramic cookware can retain the residue of not just the last supper cooked, but earlier meals as well, opening a window onto gastronomic...

Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

1 week ago from Science Daily

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests that it may also be more important for Earth's climate than scientists once thought.

Osaka carries mask messages of equality into U.S. Open final

1 week ago from UPI

Naomi Osaka has worn masks, which have displayed the names of Black people killed or injured by police, before and after each of her matches at the 2020 U.S. Open....

Heated rivalries for pollinators among arctic plants

1 week ago from Physorg

Insect pollination is as important to Arctic plants as it is to plants further south. When flowers abound, the plants have to compete for pollinators. Researchers at the University of...

Bwindi baby boom brings welcome respite for beleaguered mountain gorillas

1 week ago from Physorg

The birth of five baby mountain gorillas within the space of just a few weeks in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has temporarily lifted the gloom that descended on the...

Watch live: Army Ranger who rescued 75 hostages in Iraq receives Medal of Honor

1 week ago from UPI

President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor Friday to Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne for his actions saving dozens of hostages facing execution by the Islamic State...

Seven dead in protests over man killed by police in Colombia

1 week ago from UPI

Authorities said seven people have died in protests over the killing of Javier Humberto Ordonez who died after police repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun.

22 of the weirdest concept motorcycles ever made

1 week ago from PopSci

This story originally featured on Cycle World.Call them what you will—show bikes, concept bikes, future bikes, whatever—they’ve been around for a long time. Sometimes they point the way to the future, most of...

Coming up for air: Extinct sea scorpions could breathe out of water, fossil detective unveils

1 week ago from Science Daily

Through computed tomography (CT) imaging, geologists found evidence of air breathing in a 340 million-year-old sea scorpion, or eurypterid.

Coming up for air: Extinct sea scorpions could breathe out of water, fossil detective unveils

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists have long debated the respiratory workings of sea scorpions, but a new discovery by a West Virginia University geologist concludes that these largely aquatic extinct arthropods breathed air on...

Rare, 102-carat flawless white diamond expected to fetch millions at auction

2 weeks ago from UPI

Sotheby's said Thursday it will auction a 102-carat, flawless white oval diamond in Hong Kong next month, and expects it could fetch as much as $30 million.

Watch: 'The Spanish Princess': Queen Catherine returns in 'Part Two' trailer

2 weeks ago from UPI

Charlotte Hope's Queen Catherine is back and fighting for her throne in the new trailer for the second half of Starz's "The Spanish Princess."

A new way to solve thermal maturity of marine shales with high-over maturities

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Laser Raman spectroscopy parameters of pure organic matter (e.g., vitrinite, solid bitumen) in sedimentary rocks have been widely applied for maturity determination, but there is a lack of relevant studies...