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New Analysis Reveals How King Richard III Died

A forensic analysis on King Richard III’s skeletal remains has allowed scientists to construct a play-by-play of the English ruler’s final moments …

Archaeology

Oh, the Lonesome, Woesome Tumbleweed

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>Sometimes the most unusual things are rolling in the background during an awkward pause. The common tumbleweed, otherwise known as the Russian Thistle, is a staple of western American imagery. They …

Vigilantes hold Mexico town, tenuously, after driving out cartel

MEXICO UNDER SIEGE<p>Vigilantes hold Mexico town, tenuously, after driving out cartel<p>Days after ragtag 'self-defense' fighters chased the Knights Templar drug gang from Nueva Italia in Michoacan state, many residents are grateful, hopeful and worried about what might happen next.<p>January 19, 2014|By …

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Drones Causing Worldwide Spike In UFO Sightings

There was once a time when UFO sightings turned out to be easily identified objects like weather balloons, lenticular clouds, satellites, meteorites, planets, conventional aircraft, weather anomalies and other normal things.<p>Now, here come the drones, the newest addition to the growing list of …

Strange visions from El Salvador's Day of the Dead

During the traditional "La Calbiuza" parade, or "Pumpkin Festival," on the eve of All Souls Day, participants dress in haunting costumes based on characters from indigenous Salvadoran mythology. The parade takes place in Tonacatepeque on the outskirts of the Salvadoran capital. <i></i>

Detroit Has 50,000 Stray Dogs and Only 4 Dog Catchers

Semen for every species: inside the USDA's supersize livestock sperm bank

In 2001, several million cows and sheep were slaughtered following a massive outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the UK. The illness' spread was eventually contained, but not before stoking international fears of a widespread livestock pandemic.<p>Should a more severe incident occur in the future, …

New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping

Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.<p>The research has produced several muscle-building drugs now being tested in people with medical problems, including muscular dystrophy, cancer and kidney disease. The …

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint along Interstate 10 was set up to catch major traffickers and immigrants who entered the country illegally. But the checkpoint now busts thousands of unsuspecting Americans a year for low-level drug possession — including some famous musicians.<p>As they walk through the …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

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Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …