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Ancient Stonehenge Pigs Had Long Journey Before Their Slaughter

1 week ago from Live Science

Countless piggies likely trotted hundreds of miles to Stonehenge and other ancient monuments during the Neolithic, where they were promptly devoured during giant feasts, a new study finds.

Trilobites: What Makes a Waterfall? Maybe It Forms Itself

1 week ago from NY Times Science

An experiment with a river built in a lab suggests that geological histories around the world may need to be rewritten.

Prehistoric Britons rack up food miles for feasts near Stonehenge

1 week ago from Science Daily

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain - with people and animals traveling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals. The study is the most comprehensive...

Special Ops Command contracts Barrett for new sniper rifles

1 week ago from UPI

Barrett Firearms was awarded a $49.9 million contract by USSOCOM for the company's MRAD rifles in .300 PRC that will fire .338 Norma Magnum, .300 NM and 7.62mm NATO cartridges.

Prehistoric Britons rack up food miles for feasts near Stonehenge

1 week ago from Physorg

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain—with people and animals travelling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals.

Strontium isotope maps are disturbed by agricultural lime

1 week ago from Physorg

Strontium isotopes are frequently used in archaeological studies to establish the provenance and migration history of prehistoric people and artifacts. Many of these studies may be based on incorrect data....

Fujifilm will acquire a Biogen plant

1 week ago from C&EN

Danish site will add to the Japanese firm’s growing stable of contract production facilities

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' shows Sabrina, Harvey, Nicholas in key art

1 week ago from UPI

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" teased a love triangle for Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) in a new promo for Season 2 of the Netflix series.

At least 7 killed in school shooting near Sao Paulo, Brazil

1 week ago from UPI

Two teenagers on Wednesday broke into a greater Sao Paulo school and fatally shot at least seven people, before killing themselves.

Look: 98.85-pound grouper caught in Florida

1 week ago from UPI

A fisherman in Florida reeled in a nearly 100-pound "super grouper" while casting his line from a boat off the coast.

Breaking down plastic degradation

1 week ago from Physorg

Imagine these three items on the table in front of you: a torn rain jacket, a leaky ballpoint pen and an empty sandwich bag.

Chickens Peck Intruder Fox to Death, Because They're Dinosaurs

1 week ago from Live Science

One fox learned the hard way that it's unwise to mess with a herd of dinosaurs.

Harry Styles, Brian May to present at Rock Hall of Fame inductions

1 week ago from UPI

Harry Styles, Brian May, Trent Reznor, Janelle Monae, David Byrne are among the presenters for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

1 week ago from Physorg

Ethiopia said Wednesday it would send the black boxes from last weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash to Europe for analysis as urgency mounted for answers amid safety concerns for the...

UN team devastated by deaths of 4 young environmentalists killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

A group of four young Canadians hoping to change the world were among those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend, leaving a “gaping hole” in their United...

Early Animal Life Exploded on Earth Even Earlier Than Once Thought

1 week ago from Live Science

The rise of new species during the Cambrian may have been more like a wave than an explosion.

Q&A: What is bitcoin?

1 week ago from Physorg

Bitcoin has carved out a name for itself as the world's most popular cryptocurrency since arriving on the scene more than ten years ago.

U.S. envoy: United States, Taliban reach draft agreement in peace talks

1 week ago from UPI

The United States and the Taliban have reached a draft agreement on counter-terrorism assurances and troop withdrawal in a step toward peace.

Pilot of twin-engine plane dead after crashing into Ohio home

1 week ago from UPI

The pilot of a twin-engine plane died Tuesday when the aircraft crashed into an Ohio home on Tuesday.

Scientists were bracing for a butterfly collapse. Now they’re everywhere

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Perhaps you spotted them on La Cienega, flitting north by the thousands near the Westfield Mall. Maybe you saw them in Santa Anita, crossing a quiet residential street in a...

Major Rome exhibition to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci

1 week ago from Physorg

A major exhibition dedicated to the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci opens in Rome on Wednesday, part of festivities to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the...

Self-driving test vehicle added to auto history museum

1 week ago from Physorg

One of General Motors' first self-driving test vehicles is going on display at an automotive history museum in suburban Detroit.

From Stone Age chips to microchips: How tiny tools may have made us human

1 week ago from Science Daily

Anthropologists have long made the case that tool-making is one of the key behaviors that separated our human ancestors from other primates. A new article, however, argues that it was...

What a Fluke! Man Ends Up in Whale's Mouth

1 week ago from Live Science

A whale accidentally ended up with a mouth full of snorkeler while hunting fish near South Africa.

Anthony Barr agrees to stay with Vikings; Jets deal off

1 week ago from UPI

Free agent linebacker Anthony Barr has opted to re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings instead of joining the New York Jets.

Hamilton, Burr duel again -- in White Sox spring training clubhouse

1 week ago from UPI

Chicago White Sox pitchers Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton took a break from fighting for roster spots in spring training to recreate a historical feud.

New book captures Harvard’s Glass Flowers outside their cases

1 week ago from Harvard Science

For the first time in 25 years the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture is producing a book on its Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, better known as the...

Britney Spears musical to have pre-Broadway premiere in October

1 week ago from UPI

Britney Spears said it's "a dream come true" for "Once Upon a One More Time" to debut at the James M. Nederland Theatre in Chicago.