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Swedish eel slithers its last after 155 years

Eel thought to be the world's oldest found dead in family well<p>When Åle entered the world in 1859, Napoleon III was King of France, and work had just started on the Suez Canal.<p>But in the little Swedish fishing town of Brantevik, the eel thought to be the oldest in the world has just slithered his …

Scientists Find Fossil Menagerie in Huge Wyoming Hole

Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs.<p>The two-week dig by an international team of researchers, led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie …

Ice Age

'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2014 -- Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too …

With new study, aquatic comb jelly floats into new evolutionary position

Study calls for a shift in understanding of how complex cell types evolved<p>In a study that compares the genomes of aquatic life forms, researchers …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …