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Call of Duty
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Revealed: the terrifying 9ft-long crocodile which walked like a human

US scientists say they have discovered fossils of the ‘Carolina butcher’, a pre-dinosaur beast with sharp teeth<p>Scientists have unearthed fossils in the United States of a big land-dwelling crocodile that lived about 231 million years ago, walked on its hind legs and was a top land predator right …

Dinosaurs

One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now

Image copyright Matthew Cobb, Reedsy.It’s been more than seven years since the introduction of the first Kindle. Ebooks market share seems to be …

Startups

The strange world of felt presences

What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?<p>On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an …

Cognition

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Dark Matter

Two Young Entrepreneurs Offer Way to Grow Food Even in the Dead of Winter

As the Eastern U.S. deals with sub-freezing temperatures and lots of snow (looking at you Boston), two young entrepreneurs, Jon Friedman and Brad …

Aquaponics

In-Between a Bike and a Car

The makers of the ELF believe their enclosed, three-wheeled, low-carbon vehicle is the perfect transportation compromise.<p>Rob Cotter sits in his small office on a side street in Durham, North Carolina, in a baseball cap and sweatshirt, as the sounds of incessant drilling and people yelling "horn …

Mother Nature's Misfits: Photos of Strange and Unusual Animals

We tend to love animals even from a very young age. Some of the first words we learn (and first things we recognize) are “dog,” “cat,” and other …

Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff. But a remote motion-sensitive camera recently took photos of one of the rare animals as it padded across the snow.<p>"The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one …

National Parks

Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet

The Pentagon imagines a post-F35 future<p>Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from biology, each generation is grouped by a series of improvements that make the successor …

Aviation

Guantanamo detainee freed in Bowe Bergdahl swap 'back to terrorism'

Fears one of the prisoners released in exchange for the US PoW has made contact again with the Taliban<p>A Guantanamo Bay prisoner released last year as part of an exchange for captured US serviceman Bowe Bergdahl has resumed contact with the Taliban, according to reports.<p>The former detainee - one of …

Incredible 50-foot 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Paleontologists have discovered a 50-foot "dragon" dinosaur species in China that may have roamed the earth 160 million years ago during the Late Jurassic period.<p>The long skeleton was found in 2006 by farmers digging for a fish pond in Qijiang city in the southwestern Chongqing …

Paleontology

Divers begin recovery of Civil War ironclad before deepening of channel

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deepening of the shipping channel in Savannah, Georgia, won't be dredging up just mud and sand.<p>It will be raising up a link to the past: an ironclad that protected the city during the Civil War until the vessel met its undignified demise.<p>For about the next nine months, divers will be …

War
DIY

Spacex Heavy Animation Video showing reuse

When Falcon Heavy lifts off later this year, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. Thrust at liftoff is …

Gilbert The Kitten Takes On The Stairs With His Stuffed Crocodile

Gilbert loves his crocodile, Dot. He wants to take her up the stairs. But the stairs are big.<p>Cute kitten takes his stuffy up the stairs<p>www.youtube.com<p>…

Kittens

Natural History Museum's star 'Dippy' the dinosaur to retire

A life-sized cast of a dinosaur that has taken pride of place in London's Natural History Museum is being forced into retirement after 109 years<p><b>Dippy the Diplodocus</b> has become a monster trending hit on Twitter as supporters rally to stop him being put out to pasture by the Natural History …

Paleontology

How Paleontologists Uncovered the World’s Biggest Rhino

Standing 16 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing 20 tons, <i>Paraceratherium</i> was one of the largest mammals to ever walk the Earth. That may seem pretty puny by dinosaurian standards, but, at the American Museum of Natural History and other institutions that house reconstructions of the 34-23 million …

Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals

Skull found in northern Israeli cave in western Galilee, thought to be female and 55,000 years old, connects interbreeding and move from Africa to Europe<p>An ancient skull found in a cave in northern Israel has cast light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa and the dawn of humanity’s …

Humanity

Will We Ever Run Out of Dinosaurs?

Holocaust Survivor Salutes Liberator In Emotional Meeting Decades Later

A Holocaust survivor recently reunited with the American soldier who helped to save his life decades ago.<p>Joshua Kaufman, 87, a former prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, met with one of his liberators, U.S. Army veteran Daniel Gillespie, in Huntington Beach, California, late last …

U.S. Army

Pilot runs out of fuel, ditches plane in ocean

The pilot of a single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii.

Coast Guard

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast.<p>The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea.<p>It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers …

North Sea

The Same Family Has Lived in This Castle for 27 Generations

It's steeped in English history (and there may even be a couple ghosts). This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>The Berkeley Castle in southwest England isn't just a building of historical significance. Sure, battles were fought there. Shakespeare also wrote <i>A Midsummer Night's …