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National Geographic STEM Kits on Sale Now: Dinosaur Figures, Microscopes & More

1 week ago from Live Science

Get up to 20% off National Geographic STEM science kits, including dinosaur dig sets, microscopes and more.

Do We Live in a Quantum World?

1 week ago from Live Science

At some point, the rules of the subatomic give way to the rules of the macroscopic. But how? We're not exactly sure, and it's been a long, strange journey in...

Mummified Pup Died in Siberia 18,000 Years Ago ... And Might Be a Wolf (or Something Else)

1 week ago from Live Science

Permafrost mummified and preserved a young pup for millennia, maintaining its body in near-perfect condition.

Inbreeding Caused the Distinctive 'Habsburg Jaw' of 17th Century Royals That Ruled Europe

1 week ago from Live Science

The "Habsburg jaw" is an elongated jaw that was prominent among royalty at the time.

Scientists show off unusually well-preserved prehistoric puppy

Russian scientists showed off a prehistoric puppy Monday, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country's Far East.

Watch: Man balances 15 chairs on chin for Guinness record

1 week ago from UPI

An Idaho man appeared on TV to balance 15 chairs on his chin and recapture a Guinness World Record.

An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

An ancient bubonic plague outbreak often characterized as a mass killer that felled Eurasian civilizations was actually pretty tame, researchers say. Known as the Justinianic plague, the outbreak likely didn’t cause enough deaths...

How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set the stage for early life on Earth

1 week ago from Science Blog

New research in Science Advances is uncovering the vital role that Precambrian-eon microbes may have played in two of the early Earth’s biggest mysteries. University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers, and collaborators from the universities...

Research unravels mystery of how early animals survived ice age

1 week ago from Physorg

How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during...

1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria

1 week ago from Science Daily

DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas...

1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria

1 week ago from Physorg

DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas...

Habsburg jaw likely caused by inbreeding, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

New research suggests prodigious amounts of inbreeding best explains the protruding lower jaw that characterized many of the Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives that made up the Habsburg...

Watch: Deputy cuts elk free from hammock in North Carolina

1 week ago from UPI

A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina climbed onto a rooftop to cut the ropes holding a hammock to a tree and free a trapped elk.

New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen

1 week ago from Physorg

Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic eruptions brought about by tectonics.

Red tide is back in Florida and rare egrets are at risk

1 week ago from Physorg

A lethal Gulf Coast red tide that littered beaches with dead wildlife in 2018 is back and this time around, it's claiming one of North America's rarest bird species.

How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life

1 week ago from Science Daily

Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early climate warm, and in forming the...

How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set the stage for early life on Earth

1 week ago from Physorg

New research in Science Advances is uncovering the vital role that Precambrian-eon microbes may have played in two of the early Earth's biggest mysteries.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler helping Pete Buttigieg court America

1 week ago from UPI

Over the past five years, what began as a collegial, professional relationship between Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler and Pete Buttigieg has blossomed into a genuine friendship.

Facial deformity in royal dynasty was linked to inbreeding, scientists confirm

1 week ago from Science Blog

The “Habsburg jaw”, a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed to inbreeding, according to new results published in the Annals of Human Biology....

Divers of the past: Plesiosaur research reveals rapid increase of blood cell size

1 week ago from Physorg

In the Mesozoic era, about 250 to 65 million years ago a large number of reptiles populated the oceans. The most successful were the plesiosaurs, which existed for about the...

Facial deformity in royal dynasty was linked to inbreeding, scientists confirm

1 week ago from Science Daily

The 'Habsburg jaw,' a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed to inbreeding, according to new results.

Is the Universe Curved? Not So Fast

1 week ago from Space.com

A new study has called into question the prevailing notion that the universe is "flat." The stakes of this cosmological debate are huge.

95-million-year-old fossil reveals new group of pterosaurs

1 week ago from Physorg

Ancient flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were much more diverse than originally thought, according to a new study by an international group of paleontologists.

Infrared images reveal hidden tattoos on Egyptian mummies

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

SAN DIEGO — Modern technology is illuminating tattoos on mummified, ancient Egyptians that until now had gone unnoticed. Infrared photography has helped to identify tattoos on seven mummified individuals dating to at least...

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico's coastal heritage

1 week ago from Physorg

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change...

Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have reconstructed the cooking techniques of the early inhabitants of Puerto Rico by analyzing the remains of clams.

Police identify second person killed in London Bridge attack

1 week ago from UPI

Police on Sunday identified the second person killed in a knife attack at the London Bridge on Friday as Saskia Jones.