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Watch: Vermont divers discover paddle wheels from 201-year-old shipwreck

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A diver exploring Vermont's Lake Champlain with his wife said the couple made a startling discovery: two paddle wheels from a 201-year-old steamboat shipwreck.

Extinction Rebellion: Nuclear power 'only option' says former spokeswoman

Zion Lights says a car-crash TV interview led her to rethink her support for Extinction Rebellion.

Study of ancient rocks suggests oxygen depletion in oceans led to end-Triassic mass extinction

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from the U.K., China, and Italy has found evidence that suggests oxygen depletion in the world's oceans led to the end-Triassic mass extinction. In their paper...

New insights into Earth's carbon cycle

4 weeks ago from Physorg

In a new study led by a University of Alberta Ph.D. student, researchers used diamonds as breadcrumbs to provide insight into some of Earth's deepest geologic mechanisms.

Bridging America's divides requires a willingness to work together without becoming friends first

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Amid two crises—the pandemic and the national reckoning sparked by the killing of George Floyd—there have been anguished calls for Americans to come together across lines of race and partisanship....

Watch: Kevin Hart says basketball dreams ended at camp with Kobe Bryant

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Kevin Hart appeared on "The Tonight Show" and said his dreams of becoming a basketball star were crushed after he attended a camp with late NBA great Kobe Bryant.

Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture

4 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400 years ago by ancestors of today’s Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, scientists...

Think 2020's disasters are wild? Experts see worse in future

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don't usually catch fire are in flames.

Chiefs, Texans to launch NFL season amid COVID-19 caution

4 weeks ago from UPI

An NFL season that once seemed improbable due to the coronavirus pandemic will get underway Thursday when the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans in front...

Columbus may not have introduced syphilis to Europe, study says

4 weeks ago from UPI

Explorer Christopher Columbus, long blamed for bringing syphilis to Europe from the New World, may have gotten a bad rap, new research suggests.

Santa Fe art dealer, treasure-hider Forrest Fenn dies at 90

4 weeks ago from UPI

Forrest Fenn, the millionaire Santa Fe, N.M., art dealer, combat pilot and concealer of a $1 million treasure chest, has died at age 90, Santa Fe police said.

Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh survives bomb blast, at least 10 killed

4 weeks ago from UPI

A bomb in Kabul killed at least 10 people on Wednesday but its target, Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, survived with minimal injuries.

Pentagon to withdraw 2,200 U.S. troops from Iraq this month

4 weeks ago from UPI

The Pentagon will scale down the U.S. military presence in Iraq this month by more than 2,000 troops, the top commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.

Watch: Teacher breaks 'swuggling' record in Oregon pool

4 weeks ago from UPI

An Oregon man broke a Guinness World Record for "swuggling" -- swimming while juggling -- when he completed 101 catches without interruption.

Rams sign CB Jalen Ramsey to $105M contract extension

4 weeks ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday signed All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a five-year contract extension.

Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study.

Watch: Mary J. Blige was 'embarrassed' for Lil Kim at 1999 MTV VMAs

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Mary J. Blige said she was angry when Diana Ross touched Lil Kim's breast onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999.

New fossil ape discovered in India

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon. The discovery fills a major void in the ape...

Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence

4 weeks ago from Physorg

When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there's remarkably little agreement on this question. Fossils and DNA suggest people looking like us, anatomically modern...

WWE NXT: Finn Balor becomes NXT Champion

4 weeks ago from UPI

Finn Balor and Adam Cole battled each other to determine the new NXT Champion on a special Tuesday edition of WWE NXT.

Mammoth graveyard unearthed at Mexico's new airport

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Archaeologists in hard hats and face masks carefully remove earth from around enormous bones at the site of Mexico City's new airport, where construction work has uncovered a huge trove...

Study pinpoints process that might have led to first organic molecules

4 weeks ago from Physorg

New research led by the American Museum of Natural History and funded by NASA identifies a process that might have been key in producing the first organic molecules on Earth...

Navy calls off search for missing USS Nimitz sailor

4 weeks ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy said it has called off a search in the North Arabian Sea for a sailor who is believed to have fallen overboard on Sunday.

North Korea's silence on pandemic arouses skepticism in South

4 weeks ago from UPI

North Korea's claims that it is free of COVID-19 are raising serious concerns in the South.

U.S. Open tennis: Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev advance to semifinals

4 weeks ago from UPI

Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka beat unseeded American Shelby Rogers on Tuesday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y., to reach the U.S. Open semifinals.

New fossil ape is discovered in India

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon. The discovery by Christopher C. Gilbert, Hunter College, fills...

A stray molar is the oldest known fossil from an ancient gibbon

4 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

While searching for primate fossils in northern India, paleontologist Christopher Gilbert noticed something small and shiny poking out of the dirt. It turned out to be a roughly 13-million-year-old molar from a small-bodied...