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Navy Dolphins Searching For Mines Uncover Sunken 19th Century Torpedo

It's only the second torpedo of its kind ever found.<p>Dolphins have been used for 50 years to help the U.S. Navy echolocate mines. That project is going away in 2017 (to be replaced by robots) but in the meantime, a team of Navy dolphins have picked up something a little more vintage.<p>Off the coast of …

Who invented clothes? A Palaeolithic archaeologist answers

"Who invented clothes?" It's one of those brilliant questions that children ask, before they learn that the big things we wonder about rarely have …

‘Crazy ant’ invaders make fire ants seem polite

<b>U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) —</b> Invasive “crazy ants” are displacing fire ants across the southeastern United States and may have dramatic effects on the …

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Separating the recent from the ancient past

It is not uncommon to come across claims of fossils being found in layers where we would not expect them to be, with combinations of animals from …

Lost in space: why it has taken so long to put a British astronaut into orbit

There were always two British space communities. One consisted of visionaries and hard-headed realists who knew what should be done and why it had to …

Eyewitness: Gumball 3000 rolls into Helsinki

<i>[Disclaimer: Write-up and photos courtesy of Lauri Ahtiainen, known spotter of quality Mercedes-Benzes and driver of a Miata]</i><p>During the last couple …

Bryan Singer Shows Off Blue Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' – /Film

Your daily dose of Marvel Mutant Mayhem isn’t really much as far as mayhem goes, but if you’re a big fan of body paint then this one is going to go …