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Prehistoric lizards could sprint on two legs

Fossilized footprints provide new insight on ancient lizard behavior<p>110 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous, lizards schlepped through muddy lagoons in what we now call South Korea. Predatory pterosaurs swooped in every so often, hoping for a little treat—and the lizards got up on two legs …

Paleontology

Scientists Recover Ancient Taino DNA

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—A genetic study suggests at least one modern Caribbean population, on Puerto Rico, could be linked to the Taino, an ancient …

Anthropology

Today Is the Birthday of Ansel Adams: America’s Most Celebrated & Beloved Nature Photographer

Today marks the 116th birthday of Ansel Adams (February 20,1902-April 22, 1984), a passionate environmentalist and one of the most iconic …

Ansel Adams

A Big New Diet Study Just Disproved a Lot of Pet Theories on Weight Loss

Teach 600 people to eat more vegetables and less added sugar for a year, and it turns out they’ll lose weight. There’s nothing super shocking in the …

Nutrition

Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave

Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system.<p>Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system in Yucatán after realizing that …

Archaeology

An Archaeologist Says He's Figured Out The Secret of The Pyramids' Peculiar Alignment

How was this possible 4,500 years ago?<p>For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers - not just their mysterious voids and hidden …

Ancient History

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

The Brain

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

"What if I decide to just do nothing?"<p>It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a …

Cancer

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aerospace

What Is in Movie Theater Popcorn Butter?

If you are a fan of movie theater popcorn with movie theater butter, I’m going to ask you for your own sake, for that of your future moviegoing joy …

Country Lifestyle

If you receive this message on your Apple device do not open it

Here's what you need to do if you receive it…<p><b>Owners of iPhones and other Apple devices listen up – the latest software update for the company's</b> …

iOS

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>The term “iatrogenic” means doctor, drug or surgery-caused disease. It is a taboo subject in America today.</b><p><i>I don’t know how many of my readers listen</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'

Fresh off its Golden Globe award for best animation, the Disney-Pixar movie <i>Coco</i> is a favorite to win an Oscar next month.<p>It's a sweet story of a small boy, Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician despite his parents' objections. On the way, he finds family, tradition and a magnificent white …

Animation

Eureka! California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine

In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from California-grown beans included on those menus.<p>When Mark Gaskell moved to California after working …

Coffee

Stroke risk may depend on your height as a child

People who were very short as children may have to pay closer attention to their cerebrovascular health. A new study suggests that it is these people …

The Brain

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Nutrition

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it.<p>In 2009, a new railway bridging southern Sweden's Motala Ström River was slated for construction. But then, archaeologists began turning up artifacts there that were …

Archaeology

To Improve Your Storytelling Skills, Use Abraham Lincoln as Inspiration

The Gettysburg Address follows a structure that will work for you, too.<p>Time magazine lists it as one of the 10 greatest speeches of all time. It is a poignant expression of the travails of a troubled nation. And it contains an opening line that most Americans can still recite years after they …

Abraham Lincoln

41 things only kids who grew up in San Francisco in the 80s will remember

Netflix's retro hit "Stranger Things" has revived the culture of the '80s, and in Season 2 the references to the music, fashion, food and pop culture of that era are even more frequent.<p>Reese's Pieces, a Sony Walkman, wood-paneled station wagons, VHS tapes, the video game Dig Dug, and the television …

Walkman

Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine

Mac users often know the ins and outs of their gear – after all, we’re generally talking about a passionate bunch who love their machine – but like most technology, it’s estimated we only use a small fraction of what a Mac can do.<p>If you’re like most, you stick to what you need, and don’t venture …

VMware Fusion

Is Harriet Jacobs The Black Anne Frank?

Some have compared the trials of former slave Harriet Jacobs to those of Anne Frank. Both deserve their own stories be told.<p>Is calling Harriet Ann …

Black History

What will happen to men if the Y chromosome disappears?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Genetics

Ruth Wilson: ‘The industry sells sex… and that’s confusing’

Soon to be seen in Dark River, a bleak picture of a farming family at loggerheads, the actor talks people-puzzles, #MeToo, and playing her own grandmother<p>Ruth Wilson shot the scene in which she nonchalantly skins a rabbit in the film <i>Dark River</i>on the day after the EU referendum, a coincidence of …

Oscar Wilde

Time To Put The Spotlight On Pancreatic Cancer Again

Nearly half of patients don’t know they have pancreatic cancer until they end up in A&E<p>Pancreatic Cancer Action<p>Pancreatic cancer is one of the most …

Cancer

7 Unprecedented Archaeological Discoveries That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Each year, archaeologists and researchers around the globe make unprecedented discoveries. In the last couple of years however, —thanks to …

Archaeology

The Beautiful Cure: The lethal complexity of our immune systems

How immunology – the study of the immune system – went from a marginal area of clinical medicine to a health revolution.<p>When I was a medical student …

Immunotherapy

Cheddar Man changes the way we think about our ancestors

The study of a 10,000-year-old man surprised people when it revealed his blue eyes and dark skin – and few predicted he would reshape our view of our genetic heritage<p>In 1903 workmen digging a drainage trench in Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, uncovered the remains of a young man, …

Anthropology

Fresh raw imagery from NASA’s Juno orbiter puts Jupiter’s fans in 11th heaven

NASA’s Juno probe captured this picture of Jupiter’s swirling storms during a close pass on Feb. 7. (NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstadt Photo)<p>NASA's Juno orbiter has sent back its 11th crop of close-ups from Jupiter, and that means it's time for another eye-opening, jaw-dropping photo …

Astronomy

This Crazy Blue Dye Discovery Is Our Best Bet to Finally Stop Malaria

But there is an interesting side-effect.<p>New research has shown the dye methylene blue kills malaria parasites at an unparalleled rate and is safe for …

Public Health

A Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing

<i>Editor's note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. And what we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Tesla. This is the fourth in the series. You can read the other profiles here.</i><p>Engineers are …

Tesla