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World's oldest human poop may have been found in Spain

Maybe archaeologists should watch where they step. Researchers have stumbled across what may be the world's oldest human poop, deposited by Neanderthals about 50,000 years ago atop an ancient campfire in Spain.<p>If the discovery is truly a prehistoric latrine – a claim that has provoked skepticism …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Ancient Skulls Reveal 'Mixed' Neanderthal-Like Lineage

A key first step in Neanderthal evolution may have been the development of front teeth that could act like a "third hand," researchers now say.<p>These …

Anthropology

Newfound Alien Planet 'Gliese 832c' May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832's "habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water …

Scientist Offers $10,000 to Climate Change Deniers With Hard Evidence

Image: Shutterstock<p>A physics professor is offering $10,000 to the first person to present scientific evidence that proves man-made climate change …

Science says we should eat more insects

The wholesale market outside of Bangkok, Thailand was a feast for my ears, eyes and nose. Now I had a chance to spread the wealth to my tongue. A …

Insects

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

Ancient Asteroid Destroyer Finally Found, And It's a New Kind of Meteorite

For 50 years, scientists have wondered what annihilated the ancestor of L-chondrites, the roof-smashing, head-bonking meteorites that frequently …

BMW M3 rally car gets epic air, gives zero f**ks

Gravity? Let's test it!<p>This clip is from this year's Viru Rally in Estonia. Don't bother visiting the event's web site. It's a disaster. The guys in this BMW M3 are our newheroes, however. Pritt Koik and Alari-Uku Heldna come upon a serious jump, and proceed to send the coupe into low orbit. The …

BMW