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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.

A carnivorous dinosaur species regrew all its teeth every few months

1 week ago from Science Daily

A meat-eating dinosaur species that lived in Madagascar some 70 million years ago replaced all its teeth every couple of months or so, a new study has found, surprising even...

Cave deposits support human migration hypothesis

1 week ago from C&EN

Isotopes in stalagmites suggest a summer monsoon may have helped early human migration out of Africa

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh snaps back at reporter for 'insult' after Ohio State loss

1 week ago from UPI

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh got testy with reporters after the Wolverines lost to rival Ohio State for an eighth consecutive time.

Solving fossil mystery could aid quest for ancient life on Mars

1 week ago from Science Daily

The search for evidence of life on Mars could be helped by fresh insights into ancient rocks on Earth.

Frozen II breaks North American box office for Thanksgiving weekend

1 week ago from UPI

The animated adventure Frozen II remained the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $85.3 million in receipts this weekend and a record-setting $123.7 million over the five-day holiday period,...

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash, scientists say

1 week ago from Physorg

A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash.

Human migration out of Africa may have followed monsoons in the Middle East

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study by geoscientists and climatologists provides evidence that summer monsoons from Asia and Africa may have reached into the Middle East for periods of time going back at...

Imaging uncovers secrets of medicine's mysterious ivory manikins

1 week ago from Science Daily

Little is known about the origins of manikins -- small anatomical sculptures thought to be used by doctors four centuries ago -- but now advanced imaging techniques have offered a...

Nine family members killed in plane crash in South Dakota

1 week ago from UPI

eople -- all members of an eastern Idaho family -- died in a plane crash shortly after takeoff in a snowstorm in South Dakota, authorities said.

UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach four-year deal expected to add 8,000 new jobs

1 week ago from UPI

The UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Saturday that they have reached a tentative agreement that adds nearly 8,000 jobs over the four-year life of the contract.

Day-Glo masterpieces are fading. A conservator and her team are racing to save them

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

A crusading conservator is racing to solve an art-world mystery: how to reverse-engineer a formula for a Day-Glo yellow and save an important work by Frank Stella

DNA lets scientists peer into the faces of our ancient cousins, the Denisovans

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, and the continent has also seen widespread population declines among hundreds of bird species.

Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies at 85

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Leonov almost didn't make it back to his capsule

Richard Cerutti, whose mastodon discovery shook up the archaeology world, dies

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Cerutti made one of the most contentious discoveries in North American archaeology when he found in a highway project the tusk of a mastodon.

Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Mini Mercury is skipping across the vast, glaring face of the sun in a rare celestial transit.

Researcher looks at plaque to gain insight about the past

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Not many people can get excited about plaque, but Christina Warinner loves the stuff. The recently appointed assistant professor of anthropology in FAS and Sally Starling Seaver Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute,...

To find rapists, Candice Bridge examines what condoms leave behind

1 week ago from C&EN

The forensic scientist is cataloging lubricants as a way to identify sexual predators

An ancient remedy might do what no-calorie sweeteners could not

1 week ago from C&EN

Plant extract that masks sweet taste nixes cravings, too

Asteroid impact acidified the prehistoric ocean

1 week ago from C&EN

The boron isotopes in microscopic plankton shells recorded the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing event

Oldest mammalian proteome analyzed

1 week ago from C&EN

Researchers acquire enamel proteome from extinct relative of modern orangutans

The loss of ‘eternal ice’ threatens Mongolian reindeer herders’ way of life

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Patches of long-frozen snowpack and ice in the Mongolian steppes are rapidly vanishing — with dire consequences for the reindeer and herders who rely on the icy spots. About 30 families, members...

A carved rock found in Jordan may be the oldest known chess piece

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

SAN DIEGO — A palm-sized sandstone object found in 1991 at an Early Islamic trading outpost in what’s now southern Jordan appears to be the oldest known chess piece. This roughly 1,300-year-old rectangular...

Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

SAN DIEGO — Excavated remains of a warrior slain around 2,200 years ago provide rare, physical evidence of an uprising that’s described on the Rosetta Stone, scientists say. “Most likely, the warrior...

Why dating apps are causing burnout

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

An estimated 25 million American adults used dating apps in the past year. Some experts say dating apps keep people locked in an endless cycle of matches and rejections, and...

Tinder is a waste of time for most people

1 week ago from Physorg

Dating apps won't help you much if your goal is to have more relationships. You would probably succeed just as well—or poorly—without it.