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VIDEO: Man Flies Across English Channel

10 years ago from National Geographic

Yves Rossy, known as Fusionman or Jet Man, flew across the English Channel using only the jetpack and wings strapped to his back.

Earth already survived climate change

10 years ago from Science Alert

Earth has already survived a period of extreme climate change millions of years ago, and primitive life forms may have thrived on it, researchers have found.

Exhibition Review | Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Diving Into a New World

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is the largest renovation in the museum’s century-long history.

New life found in old tombs

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Talk about secrets of the crypt: Two newly discovered species of bacteria have been found on the walls of ancient Roman tombs.

The making of Dig It! the Secrets of Soil exhibit

10 years ago from Physorg

At the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting in Houston, the Smithsonian's Design Team will explain details about the making of the new Dig It the Secrets of Soil exhibit that recently...

Granite Head of Pharaoh Ramses II Unearthed

10 years ago from Live Science

Archaeologists unearthed granite head of Egyptian pharaoh.

America's smallest dinosaur uncovered

10 years ago from Biology News Net

An unusual breed of dinosaur that was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites is the smallest dinosaur species found...

Plant-eating dinosaur spills his guts

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

An analysis of the gut contents from an exceptionally well-preserved juvenile dinosaur fossil suggests that the hadrosaur's last meal included plenty of well-chewed leaves digested into tiny bits.

Bison roam prairie at renowned physics laboratory

10 years ago from Physorg

The herd appeared docile, grazing quietly on the lush prairie and flicking away flies with their tails. But John Plese knew better. He dared not get out of his truck,...

White Rabbit candy pulled from shelves in Ottawa

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Municipal inspectors visited Ottawa's Chinatown on Thursday to make sure a popular kind of Chinese candy wasn't being sold after reports that it could contain contaminated milk that has killed...

VIDEO: Brazil's Largest Dino Revealed

10 years ago from National Geographic

A reproduction of the 66-foot (20-meter) long dinosaur, known for its long neck and small brain, will go on display this week at Rio de Janeiro's Science House.

'Wild Cousin' Emerges from Family Tree of Sueprnova

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Astronomers may have discovered the relative of a freakishly behaving exploding star once thought to be the only one of its kind.

Fire burns ancient sites near Peru's Machu Picchu

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LIMA (Reuters) - A forest fire has damaged two archeological sites in the valley between the Peruvian city of Cuzco and the ancient Incan fortress of Machu Picchu, Peru's national...

VIDEO: "Monkey Island" Made by Scientists

10 years ago from National Geographic

Scientists have populated a small island near Puerto Rico with a thousand rhesus monkeys, creating a vast and unusual outdoor lab.

VIDEO: Ancient Babylon Damaged

10 years ago from National Geographic

After years of deterioration, the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon is suffering anew in the wake of war.

Georgi Kitov dies at 65; Bulgarian archaeologist was an expert on ancient Thracians

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Georgi Kitov, an archaeologist who was an expert on the treasure-rich Thracian culture of antiquity, died while excavating a temple in central Bulgaria considered to be one of his greatest...

Video: Learning from Leonardo

10 years ago from Live Science

An analysis of the gut contents from Leonardo, an exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur fossil, shows the hadrosaur liked to eat leaves and chew them into tiny bits. Credit: HMNS/ Livescience.com

Archaeological Dig in Greece Returns Important Finds

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- New and interesting information is coming out of an archaeological dig at Mt. Lykaion in Greece - an interdisciplinary project University of Arizona students and faculty have...

Fossils tell of mass exodus from sea to land

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

New fossils of the first land animals reveal that ancient shores were alive with more crawling, slithering creatures than anyone previously thought.

ROM bringing Dead Sea scrolls to Toronto

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

In a blockbuster that the Royal Ontario Museum compares to the 1978 King Tut exhibit, the museum plans to bring the Dead Sea scrolls to Toronto next summer.

New species discovered in Yosemite

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

After exploration by millions of visitors over the past 100 years, it's hard to imagine anything left to discover amid the majesty of Yosemite's glacier-cut granite cliffs and giant Sequoia...

Discovered: World's Largest Tsunami Debris

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A line of massive boulders on the western shore of Tonga may be evidence of the most powerful volcano-triggered tsunami found to date.

New Life For Middle English: Norwegian Detective Work Gives New Knowledge Of The English Language

10 years ago from Science Daily

After several years of detective work, philologists have collected a unique collection of texts online. Now they're about to start the most comprehensive analysis of middle English ever.

What the Romans did for Wales - leeks

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A Roman-era garden opening at a museum site shows how troops added flavour and culture to their stay.

Ancient yeast reborn in modern beer

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Trapped inside a Lebanese weevil covered in ancient Burmese amber, a tiny colony of bacteria and yeast has lain dormant for up to 45 million years. Raul Cano now brews...

LIFE magazine resurrected ... in cyberspace

10 years ago from Physorg

LIFE magazine, the legendary but now defunct US magazine known for its prize-winning photos, is getting a new lease on life -- as a website.

Small and dainty dinosaur dined on termites

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Even in the dinosaur world, the small and dainty existed, in the form of a mini-dino that likely didn't terrorize any creatures other than termites.

TRAVEL/CULTURE PHOTOS WEEKLY: Yankees, Mass Games ...

10 years ago from National Geographic

Fans say goodbye to Yankee Stadium, North Korean gymnasts jump rope en masse, and more in our weekly roundup of culture photos.