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{FD} Archaeologists in Norway may have unearthed a Viking boat grave

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Archaeologists may have uncovered a Viking boat grave beneath the market square in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Continue reading

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{FD} Climate models questioned: Global warming may be slower than previously thought

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The computers were wrong. There’s still hope for Planet Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Directory of evil: World War II Nazi phone book up for auction

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A chilling Nazi-era telephone directory containing details of some of the key figures from the Third Reich is going up for auction in the U.K. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane warning vs. watch: How are they different?

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Hurricane warnings and watches have slightly different meanings concerning hurricane conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Jaw-dropping pictures of Jupiter from Juno space probe

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New photos by NASA’s Juno spacecraft capture the solar system’s largest planet in all its complex glory. Continue reading

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{FD} Can microbes survive on Mars?

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A tiny version of Mars on Earth is tucked inside the Space Life Sciences Lab here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center — a specialized simulation chamber that’s helping scientists delve into the prospect of detecting life on the Red Planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Glowing slinky-like ‘creature’ is actually a mass of eggs

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A massive, glowing, Slinky-like “creature” photographed by a scuba diver off the coast of Australia has spurred intense speculation about what the mystery beast could be. Continue reading

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{FD} 500-million-year-old creature looks like a space alien

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It looks like a space alien, or maybe a very deformed clam. Continue reading

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{FD} Ice ax that dug into Leon Trotsky’s skull no longer languishing under a bed

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“Who knows if it is the real ax?” says Leon Trotsky’s grandson, Esteban Volkov, dismissively to the Guardian. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists want ocean garbage patch to be new country

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Campaigners want a vast area of floating garbage in the ocean to be the world’s newest country—and they’ve already got more would-be citizens than some real countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Neil deGrasse Tyson says human-caused climate change could doom coastal cities

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The United States “might not be able to recover” from climate change if extreme weather events and flooding continue to swamp the country’s largest coastal cities, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told CNN yesterday. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts discover tomb of Mayan ‘God-King’

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Archaeologists in northwestern Guatemala have uncovered the tomb of a Mayan king that appears to date back to 300-350 A.D. Continue reading

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{FD} German World War I submarine discovered intact with 23 bodies inside

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A submarine used by Germany during World War I was found basically intact off the coast of Belgium. Continue reading

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{FD} Back to Saturn? NASA eyes possible return mission as Cassini ends

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Humanity’s light at Saturn has gone out. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon set to block out three planets and the star Regulus in rare ‘lunar occultation’

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The Moon will align with three planets and one of the brightest stars visible from Earth tonight in a rare spectacle called lunar occultation. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists still baffled by mysterious sonic weapon attack on US embassy in Cuba

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As the U.S. government considers closing its embassy in Cuba, scientists remain baffled by the mysterious sonic weapon that was apparently used to target American diplomats in Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, conspiracy theorists claim

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Conspiracy theorists claim that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017 as they believe a planet will collide with Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Roman swords unearthed at ancient cavalry barracks near Hadrian’s Wall

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Roman swords are among a treasure trove of stunning artifacts found at the site of an ancient cavalry barracks in the U.K. Continue reading

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{FD} Gorgeous, majestic white giraffes spotted, captured on video for first time ever

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A pair of rare white giraffes were spotted in Kenya and captured on film for the first time ever. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn: By the numbers

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After 20 years spent traveling the solar system and 13 years spent circling Saturn, the remarkable Cassini mission is coming to a bittersweet end. Continue reading

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{FD} Goodbye Cassini: NASA spacecraft makes ‘death plunge’ into Saturn’s atmosphere

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its dramatic ‘death plunge’ into Saturn’s atmosphere Friday, ending an epic 20-year space journey. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Cassini spacecraft set for ‘death plunge’ into Saturn’s atmosphere

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is set to make its ‘death plunge’ into Saturn’s atmosphere early Friday, ending an epic space journey that has lasted almost 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient action figures: Toy swords unearthed at Roman fort

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Military brats of ancient Rome probably played soldier to pass the time. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient, long-fingered lizard trapped in amber

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In a case worthy of Sherlock Holmes, researchers are trying to figure out exactly when and where in the world a long-fingered lizard got trapped in the sticky sap of a tree. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s Swan Song: How Saturn Probe Will Spend Its Final Day

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will work hard to the very end. Continue reading

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{FD} Accompany Cassini on Its Final Dive into Saturn with Mobile Apps

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This Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the long and successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons will come to an end when the spacecraft plunges into Saturn’s cloud tops. Continue reading

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{FD} Secret Vatican manuscript’s mysterious purple spots decoded

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About 800 years ago, a teenage soldier named Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man. Continue reading

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{FD} No, we can’t control hurricanes from space

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As Hurricane Irma winds down — and a message from a Florida sheriff – saying that shooting guns at the storm would not turn it aside — brings to mind the question of why we can’t control hurricanes. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s death dive will protect 2 possibly life-supporting Saturn moons

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The upcoming suicide plunge of NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe is an act of noble self-sacrifice. Continue reading

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{FD} Weird world: Titanium spied in giant alien planet’s skies

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For the first time ever, titanium oxide has been spotted in an exoplanet’s skies, a new study reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Hippos ‘save’ wildebeest from crocodile attack in wild video

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Two territorial hippopotamuses foiled a crocodile that tried to wrestle a wildebeest into a water hole, as seen in a dramatic video of the encounter. Continue reading

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{FD} Reptilian standoff brewing in Nevada

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While it may not be Jurassic extinction, there is a fight brewing in Nevada over commercial reptile collections. Continue reading

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{FD} The End Is Nigh for Cassini: Saturn Probe Enters Final 48 Hours

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PASADENA, Calif. Continue reading

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{FD} Famous paleontologist dies during dinosaur dig

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Mike Getty, the chief fossil preparator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, passed away Monday after becoming ill working at a new dig. Continue reading

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{FD} Amateur archaeologists unearth 1,600-year-old Roman mosaic

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Archaeologists in Great Britain have uncovered an intricate, 20-foot-long mosaic in the ruins of a Roman villa that are thought to depict the Greek gods Hercules and Cupid and the mythological hero Bellerophon. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini headed for Saturn plunge after Titan ‘goodbye kiss’

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After a “goodbye kiss” with Saturn’s huge moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft should now be on course for its suicide dive into the ringed planet Friday (Sept. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma: Kennedy Space Center suffered ‘a variety of damage’ during storm, NASA says

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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center sustained “a variety of damage” as a result of Hurricane Irma, officials have confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} James Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system

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The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system’s top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa, the agency confirmed in a statement this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Sewer monster: Disgusting ‘fatberg’ longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer

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Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called “fatberg” of diapers, fat and oil that is clogging up a sewer in London. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Extraterrestrial’ dust extracted from White Cliffs of Dover

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The White Cliffs of Dover serve as both a stunning photographic subject and as an iconic British symbol of defense during war. Continue reading

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{FD} Viking sword discovery: Hunter finds 1,100-year-old weapon on Norwegian mountain

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The incredibly well-preserved Viking sword was found by a reindeer hunter on a remote mountain in Southern Norway. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild! Cassini probe spots weird waves in Saturn’s rings

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a spectacular photo of a perplexing wave structure in one of Saturn’s rings as the probe heads into its final days at the gas giant. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon massacre? Members of uncontacted tribe killed by miners, reports say

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Members of an uncontacted tribe, said to include women and children, have allegedly been massacred by gold miners in a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon. Continue reading

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{FD} High-ranking Viking warrior’s remains yield big surprise

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Ancient tales of fierce female Vikings fighting alongside men appear to be rooted in truth, according to archaeologists in Sweden. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 moons orbit giant asteroid that buzzed Earth

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The huge asteroid that cruised past Earth last week in a record-breaking flyby has two moons, radar images reveal. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian surfer survives great white shark attack, says he’s ‘luckiest man on Earth’

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An Australian surfer said he’s “the luckiest man on Earth” after a great white shark attacked him on Sunday, snapping his board, tearing up his hip and flinging him in the air before he narrowly escaped the animal’s jaws. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma: Florida residents warned to beware alligators, snakes

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Florida’s Department of Health has warned residents to beware alligators and snakes displaced by Hurricane Irma. Continue reading

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{FD} Looted skeleton could be among the oldest in the Americas

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First, the bad news: Divers stole a prehistoric human skeleton from an underwater cavern near Tulúm on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula five years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Car-size ‘Loch-Ness Monster’ was runt of the litter

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CALGARY, Alberta — An ancient sea monster the size of a car might sound like a behemoth, but it was quite small compared with its ginormous cousins, some of which reached bus lengths, new research finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma: The science of the deadly storm

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With Hurricane Irma battering the west coast of Florida, experts are explaining the science behind the deadly storm. Continue reading

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