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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} 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} Lady Gaga’s chronic pain: What is fibromyalgia?

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Singer Lady Gaga recently revealed that she has fibromyalgia; the painful condition is often hard to diagnose, and its causes are still unclear. Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana with ‘CBD’ may pose less risk to long-term users

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Marijuana with relatively high levels of a compound called cannabidiol may be less risky to smoke over the long term, because this ingredient may counteract some of the drug’s harmful effects, according to a new study in mice. 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} Man’s bladder stone was almost as big as an ostrich egg

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When a man in California went to the hospital because of bladder problems, doctors found a large reason for his pain: a mineral stone nearly the size of an ostrich egg, according to a new report of the case. 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} 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} 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} 66-million years ago, bird-like dinosaurs laid blue-green eggs

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A type of bird-like dinosaur that lived in what is now China during the Cretaceous period — about 145.5 million to 65.5 million years ago — laid eggs that had a bluish-green tint, the first evidence of pigment in dinosaur eggs, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} 4,300-year-old statue head depicts mystery pharaoh

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A sculpture of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh’s head, found at the ancient city of Hazor in Israel, dates back around 4,300 years, to a time when Egyptians were building pyramids. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby’s lead poisoning caused by ‘homeopathic magnetic’ bracelet

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An infant girl in Connecticut developed lead poisoning after wearing — and chewing on — a bracelet made with lead beads, according to a new report of the child’s case. Continue reading

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{FD} Sleeping dragon: How this dinosaur got preserved in 3-D

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CALGARY, Alberta — While it’s impossible to say how a 112-million-year-old dinosaur died, researchers are turning themselves into sleuths to figure out how this ancient beast transformed into a stunning, 3D fossil that looks like the statue of a sleeping dragon. Continue reading

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{FD} Truck- and plane-size Pterosaurs once flew over dinosaurs

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CALGARY, Alberta — The fossilized remains of two pterosaurs — winged reptiles that flew sky high during the dinosaur age — suggest that the soaring truck- and plane-size beasts were closely related to the gigantic Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the largest pterosaur on record, new research finds. Continue reading

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{FD} A Titanosaur the size of a Killer Whale once stomped across Africa

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A humongous “wide-necked” dinosaur — one that weighed as much as two cars — stomped across the landscape of prehistoric Africa during the Cretaceous period, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Mammoth tooth reveals beast once walked around Austin, Texas

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CALGARY, Alberta — About 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA moves forward on ecstasy ingredient trials for PTSD

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The active ingredient in the drug ecstasy passed an important hurdle on the path to becoming a prescription drug for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading

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{FD} 2,000-year-old tombs from Roman period found in Egypt

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A series of tombs dating back about 2,000 years, to the time when the Romans controlled Egypt, has been discovered, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Aug. 23. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbit, dog, human: How one bacterial infection spread

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A woman in Arizona died from an infection called rabbit fever, despite never coming into contact with any rabbits, according to a recent report of the woman’s case. Continue reading

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{FD} Young people face stroke risk with methamphetamine use

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Using methamphetamines may increase the risk of stroke among young people, according to a new review. Continue reading

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{FD} Live gecko found inside man’s ear, reports claim

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Talk about an earache: When a man in China went to the hospital because of severe ear pain, doctors found a live gecko curled up in his ear canal, according to news reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors brace for rise in ER visits ahead of solar eclipse

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As potentially millions of Americans travel to see the total solar eclipse on Monday (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} CT scan of an olive led to man’s Crohn’s disease diagnosis

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When a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck in his small intestine — and soon after, diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease. Continue reading

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{FD} A sonic attack in Cuba? How an acoustic weapon might work

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A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that’s exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s fastest-swirling vortex simulates the Big Bang

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Faster than a tornado, speedier than the giant storm swirling on Jupiter — it’s the world’s fastest-swirling vortex, which scientists have created in a primordial soup of gluey particles meant to re-create the Big Bang. Continue reading

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