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Video of Drifting Land Masses Predicts Return to Pangea-Like Supercontinent

And with it, 'a largely quiet sea."<p>When you think of continents, you probably think of the seven you learn in school. If you’re up to date on your …

Earth Science

Chimps Eat Baby Monkey Brains First—A Clue to Human Evolution

The apes have surprising strategies for how they eat meat, a new study says.<p>A group of chimpanzees travels through the woodlands of Gombe National Park, Tanzania, where Jane Goodall first began studying their kind back in 1960. They come upon red colobus monkeys.<p>Chimps survey their prey. A hunt …

Ethnology

17 things you should never recycle — even if you think you can

Sustainability

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

People in South East may be descended from Romans as study suggests invaders may have stayed in Britain

The Romans may have given us impressive roads, plumbing and an entirely new calendar, but it was always thought that when they left Britain they took their DNA with them.<p>Previous studies have shown that the legionnaires left little genetic legacy before returning to defend the Roman Empire from …

Archaeology

New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

'My dog scratched my hand - four months later I had to have my legs amputated and surgery on my face'

Jaco Nel was playing with his dog Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand.<p>The 50-year-old thought nothing of it, washed his hand and carried on …

Medicine

Video shows U.S. agents trying to dump injured man over Mexican border

The Border Patrol tried to push the man across the border because he "looks" Mexican.<p>WASHINGTON — A video obtained by NBC News shows U.S. Border Patrol agents attempting to break international law by forcing an injured and mentally unstable man back into Mexico by falsely claiming that he is not in …

Immigration

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

With its punky green mohican the striking Mary river turtle joins a new ZSL list of the world’s most vulnerable reptiles<p>It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the …

Zoology

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Republicans

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Pope, after Gaza violence, says 'defenseless' being killed in Holy Land

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Easter address on Sunday, called for peace in the Holy Land two days after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border, saying the conflict there "does not spare the defenseless".<p>The pope made his appeal in his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and …

Defenseless

Al-Shabaab attack kills dozens of Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Up to 46 Ugandan peacekeepers killed in double suicide car bomb attack by Islamist militants<p>Dozens of Ugandan soldiers are thought to have been killed when Islamist extremists attacked their base on Sunday in the latest of a series of bloody strikes against peacekeepers in Somalia.<p>Local officials …

Extremism

Israel rejects UN and EU calls for inquiry into Gaza bloodshed

Defence minister says soldiers ‘did what had to be done’ after protests turned violent<p>Israel’s defence minister has rejected United Nations and European Union calls for an investigation into the killing of more than a dozen Palestinians by the military during demonstrations on the Gaza …

Israel

China hits U.S. goods with tariffs as 'sparks' of trade war fly

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products, from frozen pork and wine to certain fruits and nuts, escalating a dispute between the world's biggest economies in response to U.S. duties on imports of aluminum and steel.<p>The tariffs, which take effect on …

China

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four people in crash, released after serving two years

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Texas man known for his "affluenza" defense when he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was released on Monday after serving two years for violating his probation.<p>Ethan Couch, who is now 20, has almost fulfilled a 720-day sentence …

Crime

Kashmir: 20 dead and 70 wounded in fierce clashes

<b>At least 20 people are dead and 70 injured in Indian-administered Kashmir after fierce clashes between militants and government forces on Sunday.</b><p>Four civilians were killed when police opened fire on stone-throwing demonstrators, AFP news agency reports.<p>Officials in Kashmir say this is the restive …

Pakistan

Russia complains UK is not 'playing by rules' in new Cold War - and says Britain may have carried out Skripal attack

Russia's foreign minister has accused Britain of refusing to play by “the rules” following its response to the poisoning of a former KGB agent and his daughter with a lethal nerve agent in Salisbury.<p>Sergei Lavrov said the UK had dropped “all propriety” in blaming Russia for the chemical attack, …

Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Trump at Mar-a-Lago

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his private Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida later this month, the White House said Monday.<p>Abe will visit the so-called "Winter White House" on April 17 and 18, the Trump administration said in a …

Donald Trump

Kremlin says Trump invited Putin to White House

President Trump floated hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin for a White House summit, the Kremlin said Monday. Mr. Trump recently suggested the …

Russia

US and British soldiers killed in Syria were on ISIS 'kill or capture' mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US and British soldiers killed in an improvised explosive devise blast in Manbij, Syria, last week were on a classified mission to "kill or capture a known ISIS member" according to Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway. The US military is releasing few details about the …

Military

Trump invited Putin to White House during congratulatory call last month

White House confirms Trump and Putin discussed meeting Preparations not made before US expelled 60 Russian diplomats<p>The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump has raised with Vladimir Putin the possibility of a White House summit in the “not-too-distant” future.<p>The news of a White House …

Russia

Trump resumes DACA blame game, says 'our country is being stolen'

For the second time in two days, Trump took to Twitter to rip into a long list of immigration issues and cited "caravans" coming to the U.S. from Mexico.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday morning unleashed another round of Twitter tough talk on illegal immigration, slamming Mexico and Democrats and …

Donald Trump

A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agriculture

In a move aimed at securing a place in the rapidly evolving food technology scene, the agricultural giant Monsanto has invested $125 million in a gene-editing startup called Pairwise.<p>The alliance could tee up Monsanto, long known for its controversial dealings with farmers and its role in …

Genetics

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Physics

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

Nasa astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly no longer genetically identical after space trip

Nasa astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark have shared a lot throughout their extraordinary lives.<p>Born just a few minutes apart, the pair were both US Navy captains, both flew on the Endeavour and Discovery space shuttles, and both spent time on board the International Space …

An Ancient Book Blasted with High-Powered X-Rays Reveals Text Erased Centuries Ago

A book of 10th-century psalms recovered from St. Catherine’s Monastery on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is an impressive artifact in itself. But the …

How to Pick a Lock With a Paper Clip | The Art of Manliness

So you know how to pick a lock with a tension wrench and rake. This is an incredibly useful skill, which will allow you to get in your house if you …

Crafting