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Watch: Wisconsin man has custom home built for Indiana Jones collection

2 weeks ago from UPI

A Wisconsin man who has been collecting Indiana Jones memorabilia for more than 35 years had a custom home built to fit all of his items.

Backstreet Boys announce new North American tour

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Backstreet Boys have extended their "DNA" world tour to include a second tip to North America.

Meet T-Rex's older cousin: The Reaper of Death

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists said Monday they had discovered a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America some 80 million years ago.

El Niño weather patterns blamed for declines in insect biodiversity

2 weeks ago from UPI

New research suggests the hot, dry weather brought on by El Niño, an atmospheric pattern in the Pacific, is to blame for dramatic declines in the Amazon's dung beetle populations.

New 'reaper of death' tyrannosaur is the oldest found in Canada

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A new species of tyrannosaur — the oldest ever found in Canada — has been discovered in Alberta.

Heart emoji: The language of love in the 21st century

2 weeks ago from Physorg

It may not be a Shakespearean sonnet, but the language of love in the 21st century is just as affectionate and meaningful as it ever was, according to University of...

America Ferrera honors 'warrior ancestors' with Oscars look

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Superstore" star America Ferrera showed her baby bump in a red dress at the Academy Awards.

South Korea president congratulates 'Parasite' director Bong Joon-ho

2 weeks ago from UPI

South Korean President Moon Jae-in congratulated "Parasite"director Bong Joon-ho on Monday for his Academy Awards.

A twist in the story of volcanic eruptions and mass extinctions

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An emerging scientific consensus is that gases—in particular carbon gases–released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass extinctions. But new research at The...

Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Insect declines and extinctions are accelerating in many parts of the world. With this comes the disappearance of irreplaceable services to humans, the consequences of which are unpredictable. A group...

Breaching tradition: Salt marshes replacing Nova Scotia's dikes

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

For hundreds of years, Nova Scotia’s coast has been protected by dikes first built by the Acadians. That may soon have to change.

Natalie Portman honors female directors with Oscars attire

2 weeks ago from UPI

Natalie Portman donned a black cape to the Oscars featuring the names of female directors who were not nominated.

Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Insect declines and extinctions are accelerating in many parts of the world. With this comes the disappearance of irreplaceable services to humans, the consequences of which are unpredictable. A group...

Spike Lee honors Kobe Bryant with Oscars tuxedo

2 weeks ago from UPI

Director and longtime New York Knicks fan Spike Lee honored late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant by wearing a custom Kobe Bryant-inspired tuxedo at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Bioengineers 3D-print implants to seed multiple layers of tissue

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Bioengineers print 3D implants with layered cells destined to become distinct combinations of tissue, like bone and cartilage. The scaffolds degrade over time to leave the natural tissues in place.

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team...

'Birds of Prey' tops the North American box office with $33.3M

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Birds of Prey" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $33.3 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced on Sunday.

Pyeongchang looks to recapture spirit of the 'Peace Olympics''

2 weeks ago from UPI

A group of scholars, leaders and experts descended on this small skiing village in South Korea to try to spark some momentum in a peace process with North Korea that...

Two U.S. soldiers killed, 6 wounded in Afghanistan attack

2 weeks ago from UPI

Two U.S. Special Forces members were killed and six others wounded when an Afghan with the joint U.S.-Afghan operation in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan opened fired, U.S. military...

"Where it begins": Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia

2 weeks ago from Physorg

At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa in the worst outbreak some places have...

Generalist diet helps invasive crayfish thrive where it's introduced

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

An invasive species of crayfish that is taking over streams from Wisconsin to Maine might be successful because it's not a fussy eater, according to biologists. The rusty crayfish is...

What do a coyote and badger tell us about animal relations?

A zoologist explains why footage showing the two animals working together, might be more common than you think.

Twist Bioscience to pay $22.5 million in settlement with Agilent

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Deal will resolve dispute over DNA synthesis trade secrets allegedly brought to Twist from Agilent

From Huggies to hygiene kits, CFB Trenton ready to quarantine airlifted Canadians

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Teddy bears and colouring books — certainly not an everyday sight at CFB Trenton's motel for military personnel. But it's part of the effort to make a home for the 176 Canadians...

These trippy images reveal the colorful inner lives of bones

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Osteoclasts (in red) make way for new bone growth in a mouse femur. Typically, each cell has multiple nuclei, but a mutation in this specimen has rendered the count to one. (Paul...

You’ll never have as many bones as you did at birth (and other strange skeleton facts)

2 weeks ago from PopSci

The human skeletal system contains 206 bones—but that’s only after it’s done growing.For February, we’re focusing on the body parts that shape us, oxygenate us, and power us as we take long...

Most humans don’t have tails. So why do we have the bones for it?

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Tailbones: What are they good for? Absolutely nothing. (DepositPhoto/) For February, we’re focusing on the body parts that shape us, oxygenate us, and power us as we take long walks on the beach....

Man comes down from pole after 78 days in a barrel

2 weeks ago from UPI

A South African man who broke his own Guinness World Record for staying in a barrel atop a pole finally returned to solid ground after 78 days.