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5 Phenomenal Video Games With Amazing Storylines

I love a great story when I play video games. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you see the credits roll after pumping hours upon hours …

Scientists Have Published a New Tree of Life

Charles Darwin famously imagined evolution as a tree full of branches, a metaphor that biologists have since used to depict how life is structured. …

Biology

Leonardo Da Vinci's Living Relatives Found

Leonardo da Vinci lives on, according to two Italian researchers who have tracked down the living relatives of the Renaissance genius.<p>It was believed …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Green was this ancient snake's signature color

Scientists have reconstructed the skin coloration of a fossilized snake that’s about 10 million years old.

Age of 'Hobbit' species revised

<b>The diminutive human species nicknamed "the Hobbit" is older than previously recognised, scientists now say.</b><p>The discovery of <i>Homo floresiensis</i> in 2003 caused a sensation because it seemed the creature could have been alive in the quite recent past.<p>But a new analysis indicates the little hominin …

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

42 Tombs and a Shrine Discovered in Egypt

Forty-two rock-cut tombs and a shrine decorated with a winged sun disc have been found along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt.<p>The discovery of …

Archaeology

Today in Science: Researchers Prove That Unicorns Were Real

Chalk this one up as a <i>major</i> scientific breakthrough: A team of researchers just discovered that unicorns are, in fact, real.<p>...Or <i>were</i>, in fact, real, as a some recently unearthed fossils—dating back nearly 30,000 years ago—have proven. And, to be accurate, the creatures were "unicorns" only in the …

Lettuce 'three times worse than bacon' for the environment, scientists claim

Greenhouse gas emissions from lettuce production are three times higher per calorie than from bacon, study finds<p>Eating lettuce could be three times worse for the environment than bacon, scientists have claimed.<p>Despite calls from celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir Paul McCartney for …