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Hyped U.K. Soccer Fans Cause Earthquake

Both types of football have led to seismic events.<p>It’s no secret that the Brits love their soccer. But who knew they loved it so much that they’re …

This Week: Drilling Deep for What Doomed the Dinosaurs

Later this month, scientists will board a drilling ship and set sail for the Caribbean basin, just off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. They'll be …

Fossil reptile discovery 'something extraordinary'

A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an "extraordinary" insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.<p>At the time, the world was recovering from a massive extinction that wiped out most living species.<p>The reptile, named Teyujagua or "fierce lizard", is the …

Reptiles

'Missing link' helps explain how T. rex became king of the dinosaurs

For the last 20 million years of the Age of Dinosaurs, giant tyrannosaurs sat high on the top of the global food chain thanks to their enormous size and sharp senses.<p>But it wasn't always that way.<p>The giant carnivores that ruled the planet from 85 to 65 million years ago evolved from an ancestral …

Pigeon foot feather genes identified: Study hints how scaly dinosaur legs could get birdlike feathers

Study hints how scaly dinosaur legs could get birdlike feathers<p>Scientists identified two genes that make some pigeon breeds develop feathered feet …

400,000-year-old fossils from Spain provide earliest genetic evidence of Neandertals

"We have hoped for many years that advances in molecular analysis techniques would one day aid our investigation of this unique assembly of fossils", …

How Dinosaur Brains Led to Modern Birds

The extinction of non-avian dinosaurs holds a stubborn place in our imagination, but in reality dinosaurs never vanished from the Earth. Many died …

Newly-Found Species Shows Tyrannosaurus Rex Had Brains Before Might

The newly-discovered ancestor had the smarts of T. rex but was the size of a horse.<p>A T. rex skeleton in Belgium. (Photo: Paul Hermans/CC BY-SA 3.0)<p>A …

Free virtual fossils for everyone

At MorphoSource.org, playing with fossils is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. The online database is home to oodles of digital 3-D scans of bones …

Duke University

Sharp-toothed Boreonykus, a dog-sized dinosaur, found near Grande Prairie

A new species of dinosaur about the size of a dog and possessing a lethal claw has been discovered in northwestern Alberta by an Australian …

Alberta

Pregnant T. rex unearthed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Through the years of searching for fossils of the ever-popular Tyrannosaurus rex, locating a pregnant one has been understandably difficult.<p>But scientists now believe they've located one, determining this particular T. rex that roamed Montana was female.<p>Traditionally, it's been …

How rocks shaped the Civil War - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Boulder, Colo., USA: The most studied battleground from the American Civil War, from a geological perspective, is the rolling terrain surrounding …

Scientists grow chickens with dinosaur legs

Scientists—presumably so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think whether they should—have grown chickens with dinosaur legs, Phys.org reports. More accurately, a team at the University of Chile grew chicken embryos with dinosaur-like fibulas.<p>In modern birds, the fibula …

Secret to sexing dinosaurs found in a T. rex thigh bone - ExtremeTech

By on March 21, 2016 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Birds are the living scion of the …

Stand Together: Of Dinosaurs and Orphan Diseases

My sister Barbara Reed did special effects work for a classic Disney movie called "DINOSAUR".<p>What a joy it was to watch the credits roll, and see her name up there on the silver screen...<p>The film's climactic scene showed the "nice" dinosaurs being attacked by a giant predator, a T-Rex perhaps. It …

Chronic Disease

Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A …

Tailored Egyptian dress is the oldest ever found

It’s the ultimate in retro fashion — an Egyptian woven dress that is now considered the oldest known piece of cut, fitted and tailored clothing. …

Archaeology

A Waterfall in Yosemite Has Turned Into a Glowing 'Firefall'

This one's worth chasing.<p>Yosemite National Park is filled with natural wonders all year-round, but if you happen to visit during the last few weeks …

Knife-wielding crab in viral video was 'absolutely distressed' and weapon was forced into its claw, expert says

A viral video that apparently showed a crab hilariously wielding a knife actually probably just showed humans being mean, an expert has said.<p>The …

Woman bites rare pearl while dining at Italian restaurant

A woman bit down on a rare pearl while eating a meal of clams and other seafood at an Italian restaurant in Washington state.<p>KOMO-TV reports Lindsay …

Boy, 7, Finds 3,400-Year-Old Figurine in Israel's Tel Rehov Site

TEL AVIV, Israel — A seven-year-old boy discovered an ancient statuette of a naked woman during a day trip to an archaeological site in Israel, antiquities officials said Thursday.<p>Ori Greenhut saw a dirt-covered stone with with the image of a person while climbing a mound at Tel Rehov earlier this …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Alzheimer's Disease

What Musical Family Has The Oscars On Lock? Hello, Newmans.

This story was inspired by a question at an insanely hard Oscars trivia night in Los Angeles last year: Which family has the most Oscar nominations?<p>At the time, I had no idea, but the extremely smart people I was playing with knew immediately. Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy Newman …

5 Surprising Bra Facts You Only Learn From Bra Fitters

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANNA SUDIT.<p>Shopping for intimates is, well, <i>intimate</i>. You can sheepishly poke at some chantilly lace and give a tentative nod to the cheek-revealing undies, but maybe you just want someone to answer a million questions about what those numbers on the tag mean -- and sometimes, it's …

Clothing

A spider's erection, and other cool things trapped in amber

How to reconstruct the face of an extinct human ancestor

Cícero Moraes is adding new portraits to the human family album. The 3-D designer based in Sinop, Brazil, has digitally reconstructed the faces of …

Evolution

Eero bathes your home in super-charged Wi-Fi

If you have cable, then it’s a good bet your Wi-Fi comes courtesy of the cable producer’s incredibly average modem. Most of them are one or two …

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

What the World Would Look Like If Humans Hadn't Killed All the Animals

If it weren't for the ascent of mankind, the entire world would still look like the Serengeti, a galloping, roaring, thunderous paradise.<p>An African safari represents the highest form of interaction with terrestrial giants remaining in the world. The smell of sunlight on acacia leaves and sprawling …

Wildlife

Phosphorus Starts With Pee In This Tale Of Scientific Serendipity

The history of science is full of happy accidents — most folks have heard that penicillin was discovered in 1928, when a few mold spores landed on some neglected petri dishes in a London lab. But sometimes serendipity's role is a bit less ... mainstream.<p>Hennig Brand was a German alchemist in the …