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Watch: Man breaks Guinness record with 116 'Captain Marvel' viewings

4 days ago from UPI

A Wisconsin man said he broke a Guinness World Record -- his fifth such accomplishment -- by going to see Captain Marvel 116 times in the theaters.

Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

4 days ago from Physorg

In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered inscription of the Assyrian King Sargon...

Infamous ‘death roll’ almost universal among crocodile species

4 days ago from Science Blog

The iconic “death roll” of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by a...

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

4 days ago from Science Blog

The American Bumblebee – a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario – is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University. The finding, published in Journal of...

BAE awarded $23.9M for USS Ignatius post-shakedown work

4 days ago from UPI

BAE Systems was awarded a $23.9 million contract for post-shakedown availability of the Paul Ignatius, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

Watch: James Corden, Andrew Garfield audition for 'Game of Thrones' on 'Late Late Show'

4 days ago from UPI

James Corden and Andrew Garfield try to land roles on HBO's "Game of Thrones" in a new "Late Late Show" sketch.

Daily grind: The biography of a stone axe

4 days ago from Physorg

Tom Breukel analysed some 250 stone axes from the Caribbean and reconstructed their biographies, thus increasing our knowledge of production and trade in the period around the arrival of Columbus....

Sonar Anomaly Leads to Discovery of 500-Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

4 days ago from Live Science

The wreck was filled with a trove of copper.

U.N. Command: 'Peace trails' to open soon on Korea's DMZ

4 days ago from UPI

Tourists may soon be able to hike on "DMZ Peace Trails" into the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, the United Nations Command said.

Weapons trade reveals a darker side to dark web

5 days ago from Physorg

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there's an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University...

Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home

5 days ago from Physorg

While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the Paris cathedral was part...

New Montana law aims to protect fossil discoveries for landowners

5 days ago from UPI

A new law enacted in Montana this week declares fossils are part of surface rights -- not mineral rights, drawing support from fossil hunters, paleontologists, museums, landowners and dinosaur lovers.

Canadian man sentenced to life for 2017 Michigan airport attack

5 days ago from UPI

A Canadian citizen was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport in 2017.

Suspect in abduction of Kimberly Sue Endicott faces kidnapping, robbery charges

5 days ago from UPI

A man suspected of being behind the abduction of an American tourist and her guide in Uganda appeared in court Thursday, where he was charged with kidnapping and robbery.

Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16

5 days ago from UPI

Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports.

Scientists Uncover California's Hidden Earthquakes

5 days ago from Scientific American

Nearly two million tiny tremors could help explain the inner workings of key faults -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction

5 days ago from Science Daily

The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American...

A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today

5 days ago from Space.com

An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

5 days ago from Science Daily

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

How superstitions spread

5 days ago from Physorg

Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds....

Bee-wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in miraculous survival

5 days ago from Physorg

Some 200,000 bees inhabiting hives in Notre-Dame cathedral survived the inferno that engulfed the heritage landmark in a miraculous escape, their beekeeper said Thursday.

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

5 days ago from Science Daily

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that...

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

5 days ago from Physorg

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But...

Fearsome ancient hyena-wolf was bigger than a polar bear

Paleontologists have stumbled upon the fossils of one of the largest meat-eating mammals ever to walk the Earth — a new species.

North Korea blames Mike Pompeo for scuttling Hanoi summit

5 days ago from UPI

North Korea is demanding U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer head senior-level negotiations with Pyongyang.

Ancient urine details hunting-to-herding transition 10,000 years ago

5 days ago from UPI

Urine salts helped archaeologists track the adoption of herding among settlers in ancient Turkey.

Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

5 days ago from Physorg

A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know...