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Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

Say hello to your new desktop background.<p>In May 1949, LIFE Magazine published a stunning series of images to accompany an issue dedicated largely to …

World’s First Bird May Have Roamed Jurassic Period

<b>World’s first bird?</b> Researchers say they have discovered a new fossil that might be the world’s first bird.<p>The Aurornis xui specimen was discovered …

Paleontology

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors'

Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches<p><b>Scientists have discovered that about one in thirteen people have flexible ape-like feet.</b><p>A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science.<p>The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of …

Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Archaeology

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …