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Bonanza of Bizarre Cambrian Fossils Reveals Some of the Earliest Animals on Earth

2 days ago from Live Science

Bizarre fossils in a newly-discovered site include dozens of creatures that are new to science.

Ancient birds out of the egg running

2 days ago from Science Daily

Using their own laser imaging technology, scientists have determined the lifestyle of a special hatchling bird by revealing the previously unknown feathering preserved in the fossil specimen found in the...

Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.

Harvard studies Japan from ancient to modern

3 days ago from Harvard Science

From ancient religious relics to present-day policy prescriptions to reverse demographic trends, researchers across the University are unraveling the mysteries of Japan. Ancient secrets revealed Some 80 years after a sculpture of the...

Newfound fossils in China highlight a dizzying diversity of Cambrian life

3 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A new treasure trove of Cambrian fossils in China dating to 518 million years ago could rival Canada’s Burgess Shale.

Yankees first basemen Greg Bird pulled after being hit, will have X-Rays

3 days ago from UPI

The injury woes for the New York Yankees took became worse Thursday, as first basemen Greg Bird was removed from the team's lineup.

The Qingjiang biota--A Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerstätte from the early Cambrian of South China

3 days ago from Science NOW

Burgess Shale–type fossil Lagerstätten provide the best evidence for deciphering the biotic patterns and magnitude of the Cambrian explosion. Here, we report a Lagerstätte from South China, the Qingjiang biota...

Harvard history of English course hosts its own March Madness

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Imagine the sounds of March Madness — fans screaming, basketballs bouncing, sneakers squeaking, the endless swoosh of nets — replaced with the vowels and consonants of words you’ve never heard of, and you’ll...

Ferry capsizes on Tigris River in Iraq, killing 55

3 days ago from UPI

A ferry carrying 150 people capsized in the Tigris river in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, killing at least 55 people, including 12 children.

Watch: Antique Bible left intact by two church fires

3 days ago from UPI

Members of a Wisconsin church that burned down said they have reason to remain thankful -- their church's original Bible survived its second fire.

Elevated benzene levels found near Houston plant fire site

3 days ago from UPI

Elevated levels of benzene and other volatile organic compounds led cities to order residents to shelter in place in Deer Park and Galena Park outside Houston.

Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring

3 days ago from Physorg

A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies

3 days ago from Physorg

One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.

Women shaped cuisine, culture of ancient Cahokia

3 days ago from Physorg

Archaeologists have struggled to explain the rapid rise and fall of Cahokia—the mysterious Mississippian mound-building culture that sprang up about a thousand years ago in the fertile southern Illinois bottom...

Watch: 45 rattlesnakes found in Texas home's crawlspace

3 days ago from UPI

A Texas man who crawled under his house to find out why his cable wasn't working crawled right back out when he discovered dozens of rattlesnakes.

Donny, Marie Osmond to end Las Vegas show after 11 years

3 days ago from UPI

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond will bring their residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas to a close in November.

Periodic table discovered at St. Andrews recognized as oldest in the world

3 days ago from Physorg

A periodic table chart discovered at the University of St Andrews is officially recognised as the oldest in the world by the Guinness World Records.

Older immigrants living in US more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts

3 days ago from Science Blog

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those...

Rings and pings: B.C. village celebrates cell service arrival

A tiny B.C. town is celebrating the arrival of cell service.

Females live longer when they have help raising offspring

3 days ago from Physorg

Female birds age more slowly and live longer when they have help raising their offspring, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

Eternal shell: Sacred turtle embalmed in Hanoi

3 days ago from Physorg

A sacred giant turtle that died in Hanoi's storied Hoan Kiem lake has been given a new lease on life by city authorities who have embalmed the beloved creature for...

Russia's 'fairy tale' Siberian tigers beating long odds for a comeback

After decades of poaching and habitat loss pushed the Siberian tiger population toward extinction, the symbol of Russian pride is making a comeback through conservation efforts and a crackdown on...

Famous birthdays for March 21: Rosie O'Donnell, Matthew Broderick

3 days ago from UPI

Actor Rosie O'Donnell turns 57 and actor Matthew Broderick turns 57, among the famous birthdays for March 21.

New Zealand bans all military-style semi-automatic weapons

3 days ago from UPI

New Zealand has banned all military-style semi-automatic weapons, six days after a gunman killed 50 people in Christchurch with the use of similar firearms.

March Madness First Four: North Dakota State, Arizona State advance

3 days ago from UPI

North Dakota State knocked off North Carolina Central and Arizona State prevailed over St. John's on Wednesday night to advance to the Round of 64.

Chicago White Sox, prospect Eloy Jimenez agree to record-setting deal

3 days ago from UPI

The Chicago White Sox are close to reaching a record-setting contract with highly-touted prospect Eloy Jimenez.

Older immigrants living in US more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts

3 days ago from Science Daily

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the 'American Dream' are more satisfied with their lives in the 'land of the free' than those...

Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

3 days ago from Physorg

Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true...