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'Holy Grail' of dinosaur fossils discovered in Egyptian desert

A new species of dinosaur has been uncovered in the Egyptian desert, a rare discovery in a part of the world not known for dino fossils.<p>The huge animal, which was roughly the size of a school bus, is an "incredible discovery," scientists said in a new study that was published Monday.<p>“This was the …

Dinosaurs

First-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with fossil of the segmented creature

For the past two years, scientists have been conducting research on what are believed to be the first-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with a …

Paleontology

Scientists Think Earth Is Spewing Up The Deepest Traces of Life Ever Found

Life from below the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists may have discovered evidence of the deepest microbial life ever found on the planet, detecting the …

National Academy of Sciences

Mobile vets come to aid of Malawian farmers

Malawi is one of the world's poorest countries. Although people in the countryside are largely dependent on their livestock to survive, the animals …

Malawi

Malala Yousafzai Has Just Been Named the Youngest Ever U.N. Messenger of Peace

Pakistani human-rights and education advocate Malala Yousafzai has just become the youngest person ever to be named a U.N. Messenger of Peace, an …

Malala Yousafzai

Permania: 100 Years In The Permian Oil Fields Of Texas And New Mexico

The Permian Basin oil field in southeast New Mexico and west Texas first started producing shortly after World War I. But almost 100 years later, it seems to keep getting better, and may become the world’s biggest oil field. A combination of new technologies and global price wars has kept the basin …

Oil & Gas Industry

Surprise! What 3D Scan Revealed Inside Egyptian Cat Mummy

Behind the scenes at the University of Aberdeen Museums, researchers are using high-tech 3D imaging software to reveal what is inside a …

Archaeology

Amazon is opening a physical bookstore in New York City in 2017

Coming soon to Columbus Circle at 59th street<p>In July 2016, there were reports that Amazon would be opening a physical location in New York City. Earlier today, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> confirmed plans for an Amazon Books location in the Shops at Columbus Circle mall area in Time Warner Center on 59th …

New York City

Nordstrom says Trump’s tweets after Ivanka’s collections were dropped didn’t hurt results

The furor over Nordstrom’s decision to drop Ivanka Trump’s collection, and the president’s unhappy response, didn’t seem to hurt its bottom …

Same-Store Sales

World gets thirst for British gin as exports hit record of nearly £500m

Foreign sales of spirit outperform those of British beef, with the US the biggest overseas market<p>Exports of British gin surged to record levels last year, reaching nearly £500m.<p>Figures from HMRC show exports of the juniper-based spirit rose by 12% to £474m, outperforming exports of British beef and …

Exports

Are the Beauty Standards for Fruits & Vegetables Unfair?

An in-depth look at the beauty standards used by the USDA and supermarkets to determine which fruits and vegetables should be sold to consumers<p>It's a tough world out there for a tomato. Chances are high that you're packed into a tight greenhouse and getting regularly doused with chemicals. Even if …

Agriculture

Scientists create see-through mouse and rat bodies

Researchers have created see-through mice and rats using a new technique for so-called tissue clearing.<p>In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell, a<p>California Institute of Technologyprofessor and her colleagues said they had turned a dead mouse transparent in a week's time, while a rat …

Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences

Similarities in the brain responses of small groups of people may predict the popularity of a product within the wider population<p>Neuromarketing firms claim that brain scanning technology can be used to evaluate consumers’ responses to products and predict which ones they prefer, but so far most of …

World of Warcraft to Add Updated Facial Models

And they look pretty awesome.<p>Soon, the familiar faces in World of Warcraft will be a thing of the past. No, Blizzard isn't radically altering the …

A Lick Of The Tongue Changes This Ice Cream’s Color

By the time you're done, it's like a whole new ice cream.<p>At first, it’s a delightful shade of periwinkle blue. Then, it turns into a lilac purple before settling on a vibrant magenta.<p>No, these aren’t the stages of your old mood ring. Believe it or not, this is the colorful transformation of the new …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.<p>If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.<p>The German vehicle maker sent an 18-wheeler barreling down the Autobahn recently, while the driver surfed the Internet for food recipes on …

Elio Motors' Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

Today’s top of the line hybrids and electric cars feature expensive systems under the hood that place them out of reach for many buyers. But Elio …

Elio Motors Inc. Names Pep Boys as Official Service Provider for Enclosed Three-Wheeled Vehicle Set to Launch in 2015

TROY, Mich., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack , the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, …

Electric Vehicles

14 Summer Refreshers

If you were stuck in a vast desert, what drink would you dream about?<p>Though this will (hopefully) never happen, sometimes your work commute can feel like a hot and endless journey, especially if public transportation is involved. Instead of focusing on the heat, imagine yourself making the perfect …

Guild Wars 2 tournament set to take place during Gamescom 2014

<i>Guild Wars 2</i> developer ArenaNet is bringing the massively multiplayer online title to Gamescom 2014 in a big way: The studio will be holding a <i>Guild Wars 2</i> tournament during the convention, it announced today.<p>Called the <i>Guild Wars 2</i> International All-Stars Tournament, the competition will bring …

Harry Potter's New Leaky Cauldron Pub Opens Soon Inside Universal Studios

<b>The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley</b> theme park opens this summer at Universal Studios Orlando and here's a look at its main restaurant, <b>the Leaky Cauldron</b>, the "popular wizarding pub and inn" and from the series. A press release notes that to ensure that the space was as authentic as …

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Coffee

One Good Find: 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

It is an unspoken rule that, when visiting from Vermont, you have to show up with maple syrup. So, when my Vermont-born-and-raised friend Katie …

Maple Syrup

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Bezos says Amazon not late to 'premium' smartphone game

Fire Phone faces stiff competition from iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5. But Amazon CEO says "wireless thing" just getting started.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't think his company's Fire Phone is a late entry into the smartphone business, despite the myriad devices already available. In fact, he thinks the …

Mobile Technology

Amazon’s Fire Phone could add 55% to your shopping bill

With a great deal of spectacle, Amazon.com Inc. launched the Fire Phone, the company’s entry into the smartphone market. What Amazon chief executive …

eCommerce

Why Amazon's New Phone Will Probably Succeed

In the noisy world of media, journalists often resort to shouting in order to be heard. Sometimes that expresses itself in hasty and hyper-critical judgments. A recent example: the reaction to yesterday’s announcement of Amazon’s new Fire Phone. Check out reviews from the leading digeratti, and …