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The Dinosaur Family Tree Has Been Uprooted

The dinosaur family tree, used by paleontologists and dinosaur buffs for the past 130 years, has just been transformed.<p>In the old family tree, there …

Paleontology

Shrine Over Jesus' Tomb in Danger of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

A shrine built over a cave that is revered as the tomb of Jesus is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse, according to a report by National Geographic.<p>…

Archaeology

Stephen Hawking Fears He's Not Welcome in Trump's US

Hawking also said climate change is "one of the greatest dangers we face."

Climate Change

Private Dives to Explore Titanic Shipwreck Announced

On the night of April 14, 1912, the massive RMS Titanic cruise ship — the largest active passenger liner of its time — crashed into an iceberg, …

Scuba Diving

Sea Turtle 'Bank' Dies After 915 Coins Removed from Stomach

After undergoing surgery two weeks ago to remove 915 coins from her stomach, a sea turtle nicknamed "Bank" died due to complications, according to …

Cool Stuff

Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme Detail

Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the …

Space

AI Investors Rack Up Massive Returns in Stock Market Study

Scoring above-average returns on the stock market is notoriously hard — so hard, in fact, studies show even the most talented investors on Wall …

Artificial Intelligence

Rare 'Snakes from Hell' Lurk Near Petrochemical Plant in Ecuador

A secretive new ground snake gets a mythology-inspired name.

Nature

Climate Change Is on Pace to Kill an Ice Age Remnant

Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn't happened in 2.6 million years.<p>For eons, the Laurentide Ice Sheet has been a …

Climate Change

Ancient Naval Base for Epic Greek Battle Found

Greek archaeologists have found the ancient military harbor of the island of Salamis — the very physical space from which the largest and most …

Archaeology

Babies Understand More About the World Than Once Thought

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Psychology

French Mathematician Yves Meyer Wins Top Prize for 'Wavelet Theory'

A French mathematician known for his pioneering work on a theory used for applications ranging from image compression to the detection of …

Gravitational Waves

Czech Zoo Dehorns Rhinos to Ward Off Poachers

The zoo with the largest rhino herd in Europe is removing the animals' horns.

Wildlife

Cleaning Corpses: Chimpanzee Funerary Rites Seen for 1st Time

In a first, scientists have observed a chimpanzee cleaning the teeth of a dead companion.<p>This postmortem ritual, which was caught on video, hints …

Cool Stuff

Bronze Coins Engraved with Byzantine Emperors Found in Israel

About 1,400 years ago in Israel, a bag holding nine bronze coins was carefully hidden inside a niche in a building's wall. Untouched since then, the …

Archaeology

Is 90 the New 80? Most 90-Somethings Feel Healthy

Perhaps 90 is the new 80: A new analysis finds that many Americans who reach age 90 and beyond say they are in good health.<p>Few 90-somethings in the …

Longevity

Driving on Eggshells: Researchers Turn Food Waste into Tires

Tomato peels, eggshells and other food that gets discarded could be turned into sustainable rubber for use in tires, according to a new …

Cool Stuff

Fowl Play? Nope, Giant Chicken in Viral Video Is Real

Video footage of what appeared to be an exceptionally large chicken went viral on Twitter yesterday (March 19), gathering tens of thousands of …

Cool Stuff

Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Control a Giant Mech Robot

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got to live out every 6-year-old's fantasy when he got behind the controls of a giant "mech" robot.<p>The Verge reports that Bezos …

Robotics

Teen-Programmed AI Spits Rhymes Like Kanye West

On a bet from peers in his high school programming club, a teenager in West Virginia taught himself to build an artificial intelligence program that …

Machine Learning

$100 Million in Artifacts Shipped from Egypt & Turkey to US in 2016

About $50 million worth of artifacts and antiques were shipped from both Egypt and Turkey to the United States in 2016 — the highest annual value …

Ancient History

Mars Volcano Died at Same Time As Dinosaurs

Around the same time that the dinosaurs became extinct on Earth, a volcano on Mars went dormant, NASA researchers have learned.<p>Arsia Mons is the …

Why Shaquille O'Neal's Flat-Earth Ideas Are Out of Bounds

Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal can likely see that a basketball is round, but the newly proclaimed "flat-Earther" can’t seem to say the same for …

Cool Stuff

Here Comes the Sun: Spring Equinox Arrives Today in the Northern Hemisphere

In mid-March, snow and ice still frost the ground and winter's grip feels as strong as ever in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.<p>But an annual …

Solar System

Do Bugs Poop?

Don't think too hard about this on your next picnic, but yes, bugs poop.<p>Insect poop is called "frass," and it can actually be a useful source of …

Biology

Trump's NASA Budget Would Cancel These 4 Earth Science Missions

Four NASA Earth science missions will get axed if the Trump administration's 2018 federal budget request makes its way into law.<p>On the chopping block …

Space

'Alternative facts': A Psychiatrist's Guide to Distorted Reality

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Psychology

Global Warming Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Large sections of the Great Barrier Reef are already dead, and scientists warn that the rest of the coral organisms that make up the sprawling reef …

Oceans

Happier Feet: Antarctica Home to Millions More Penguins Than Thought

There are 3.6 million more penguins in Antarctica than previously estimated.

Biodiversity

Koshe Disaster: What Causes Garbage Landslides?

Mountains of garbage are piled in open dumps with little regard for stability.

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