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Liam Payne engaged to girlfriend Maya Henry

4 weeks ago from UPI

One Direction singer Liam Payne is engaged to his girlfriend, Maya Henry, after two years of dating.

How Neanderthals adjusted to climate change

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Climate change occurring shortly before their disappearance triggered a complex change in the behavior of late Neanderthals in Europe: they developed more complex tools. This is the conclusion reached by...

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust changes its name, putting history first

4 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust changes its name and logo to put history first and take a stand against hatred and intolerance.

Ontario's Stage 3 reopening brings no surge in COVID-19 cases after 4 weeks

4 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Fears of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Ontario after bars and other indoor spaces were reopened have not panned out — at least so far.

Mammal relative learned to hibernate before Age of Dinosaurs

4 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The tusks of a stoutly built plant-eating mammal relative that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago are providing the oldest-known evidence that animals resorted to hibernation-like states to get through...

On MLK anniversary, Washington D.C. march to protest police brutality, urge voting

4 weeks ago from UPI

Tens of thousands are expected to descend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Friday to protest police brutality on the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous...

Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row

President Emmanuel Macron orders an end to the much-criticised method for catching songbirds.

Cincinnati Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander's missing father found alive

4 weeks ago from UPI

The father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has been found alive in Florida, officials said Thursday.

17th century Frans Hals painting stolen from Dutch museum

4 weeks ago from UPI

Thieves broke into a museum in Leerdam, Netherlands, and stole a 17th century painting by Dutch master Frans Hals, police said Thursday.

NYC's Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum reopen after 5 months

4 weeks ago from UPI

New York City's Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened to the public Thursday, more than five months after they shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Photos: The Met reopens in New York

4 weeks ago from UPI

The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened to members on August 27, 2020, in New York City, after a nearly six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Early Cambrian fossil: Bizarre half-billion-year-old worm with tentacles solves evolutionary mystery

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

A half-a-billion years old fossil species of marine animal sheds light on how the anatomies of the two main types of an animal group called the hemichordates are related, and...

Wisconsin Lutheran College disinvites VP Mike Pence to speak

4 weeks ago from UPI

Wisconsin Lutheran College announced Thursday it has disinvited Vice President Mike Pence to speak at its graduation ceremony on Saturday, citing the shooting death of Jacob Blake and unrest in...

Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Although helminth infections -- including tapeworms and roundworms -- are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers report that these infections were...

New York City Museum of Modern Art reopens, allows free entry for month

4 weeks ago from UPI

New York City's Museum of Modern Art reopened to the public Thursday, more than five months after it shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statistical analysis reveals differences between dinosaur sexes

4 weeks ago from UPI

New research suggests traditional methods for identifying the presence of sexual dimorphism have underestimated the phenomena.

New study contradicts assumptions of constant element conditions in the oceans

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The compositional ratios of elements such as magnesium, calcium or strontium in seawater are an important means for the reconstruction of past oceanic processes. So far it has been assumed...

Fossil evidence of 'hibernation-like' state in 250-million-year-old Antarctic animal

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists report evidence of a hibernation-like state in Lystrosaurus, an animal that lived in Antarctica during the Early Triassic, some 250 million years ago. The fossils are the oldest evidence...

Atlantic sturgeon in the king's pantry -- unique discovery in Baltic shipwreck from 1495

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers can now reveal what the Danish King Hans had planned to offer when laying claim to the Swedish throne in 1495: A two-meter-long Atlantic sturgeon. The well-preserved fish remains...

Newly discovered rare dinosaur embryos show sauropods had rhino-like horns

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

An incredibly rare dinosaur embryo discovered perfectly preserved inside its egg has shown scientists new details of the development and appearance of sauropods which lived 80 million years ago.

Atlantic sturgeon in the king's pantry: Unique discovery in Baltic Sea wreck from 1495

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden can now reveal what the Danish King Hans had planned to offer when laying claim to the Swedish throne in 1495: a two-meter-long Atlantic...

First complete dinosaur skeleton ever found is ready for its closeup at last

4 weeks ago from Science Daily

The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified has finally been studied in detail and found its place in the dinosaur family tree, completing a project that began more than a...

Technology and planning help museums manage outdated exhibitions

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Museum exhibitions are all about the "Wow!", "What?" and "Why?" as they showcase beauty and wonder, spark curiosity, and share some of the important lessons museum scientists have learnt through...

New Cretaceous Jehol fossil sheds light on evolution of ancestral mammalian middle ear

4 weeks ago from Physorg

A joint research team led by Dr. Mao Fangyuan from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Meng Jin from the...

Ceramic cooking pots record history of ancient food practices

4 weeks ago from Physorg

Analyzing three components of ceramic cooking pots—charred remains, inner surface residues and lipids absorbed within the ceramic walls—may help archaeologists uncover detailed timelines of culinary cooking practices used by ancient...

First 3D look at an embryonic sauropod dinosaur reveals unexpected facial features

4 weeks ago from Physorg

About 25 years ago, researchers discovered the first dinosaur embryos in an enormous nesting ground of titanosaurian dinosaurs that lived about 80 million years ago in a place known as...

Early Cambrian fossil discovery gives new understanding into the origin of hemichordates

4 weeks ago from Physorg

New research undertaken by scientists at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and University of Montreal, has uncovered fossils of a new species of marine...

From the Neolithic to the modern day: York's rich history revealed during major archaeological dig

4 weeks ago from Physorg

The results of a major archeological dig—which included the discovery of a 2,500-year-old brain—on what is now the University of York's Campus East have been published.