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{FD} Early medieval farming village unearthed near famed Viking site

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Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland. Continue reading

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{FD} Why a man’s arm looks like Popeye’s

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He might not be a sailor or have a girlfriend named Olive Oyl, but a man in Japan did share something in common with the cartoon character named Popeye — a bulging biceps in his left upper arm, a new report of the man’s case reveals. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors cut into mom’s womb to repair baby’s spinal cord defect

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Doctors in Canada performed a life-altering surgery on a fetus still developing inside its mother’s womb to correct a spinal defect that would have led to spina bifida, according to news reports. Continue reading

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{FD} These rodent-like creatures are the earliest known ancestor of humans, whales and shrews

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The earliest known ancestors of the mammal lineage that includes everything from humans, to blue whales, to pygmy shrews may have been nocturnal, rodent-like creatures that evolved much earlier than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Prehistoric mammals wouldn’t have messed with this huge otter

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Six million years ago, the shallow swamps of what’s now southern China may have been dominated by massive, 110-lb. Continue reading

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{FD} Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

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A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiny grasshopper found hidden in Van Gogh painting, 128 years later

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There’s a secret hidden in a Vincent van Gogh painting. Continue reading

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{FD} Gay lions? Not quite, despite photograph

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A photograph of two male lions seemingly in an amorous embrace has some humans clutching their pearls. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid, had it hit almost anywhere else

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The age of dinosaurs met an unlikely end — because had the cosmic impact that doomed it hit just about anywhere else on the planet, the “terrible lizards” might still roam the Earth, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} That’s Baa-rack! Sheep can ID Obama, other celebs

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Sheep are social animals, and as such, it behooves them to recognize one another’s faces. Continue reading

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{FD} The surprising reason nighttime injuries are worse than daytime ones

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Be careful of things that go bump in the night, especially if those bumps lead to skin injuries: A new study from England finds that skin injuries that happen at night heal more slowly than those that take place during the day. Continue reading

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{FD} How big would an ‘alien megastructure’ have to be?

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A bizarre flicker of light from space led to the discovery of a still-mysterious star called KIC 8462852, otherwise known as “Tabby’s Star,” “Boyajian’s Star” or the star surrounded by an “alien megastructure.” Continue reading

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{FD} Outbreak in Uganda: What is the Marburg virus?

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Three people in Uganda and Kenya have died from an extremely rare and deadly disease caused by the Marburg virus, the World Health Organization reported today (Nov. Continue reading

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{FD} Women who use IUDs may have lower risk of cervical cancer

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Women who use an intrauterine device for birth control may have a lower risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a new review and meta-analysis. Continue reading

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{FD} What Darwin can tell us about aliens

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What would life in a far-flung star system look like? Continue reading

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{FD} Good news on warming: Ozone hole is smallest since 1988

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Higher temperatures over Antarctica this year shrank the hole in the ozone layer to the smallest it’s been since 1988. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare find at King Solomon’s mines: Ancient pregnant woman’s remains

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The skeleton of a pregnant woman, dating back around 3,200 years, has been found near a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Hathor at a place that was once called King Solomon’s Mines, archaeologists recently announced. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Lost’ salamander rediscovered after 42 years

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A lost species of salamander has been rediscovered alive and well in Guatemala. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA warns on ‘pot cures cancer’ claims

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Medical marijuana may help with several health conditions, but it’s certainly not a cure for cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Woolly Mammoth bachelors often met disastrous ends

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Pity the male woolly mammoth: These poor creatures were more likely to meet their end in natural traps — falling through thin ice, tumbling into holes or getting stuck in mudflows — than their female counterparts, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee stinger gets stuck in teen’s throat

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One honeybee’s stinger wound up in a pretty weird location: lodged in the back of a teen girl’s throat, a recent report of the case reveals. Continue reading

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{FD} Alien life? Explorers will dive beneath Antarctic ice shelf looking for life

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Chill-proofed divers are about to plunge beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in an attempt to figure out how global warming is affecting the diverse array of life that hangs out there. Continue reading

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{FD} Unexplained bustling octopus community discovered off Australia

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In the briny waters of Jervis Bay on Australia’s east coast, where three rocky outcrops jut out from piles of broken scallop shells, beer bottles and lead fishing lures, a clutch of octopuses gambol among a warren of nearly two dozen dens. Continue reading

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{FD} This tiny detail revealed a painting was looted by the Nazis

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A painting the Nazis looted from a Jewish leader of the French Resistance during World War II has been identified, German authorities announced yesterday (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} Leaking lighter removed from patient’s stomach

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One Florida man’s stomach pain turned out to have an unusual cause: A lighter that the man had swallowed was leaking lighter fluid into his gut, according to a recent report of the man’s case. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare footage captures giant jellyfish living under Arctic ice

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Biologists who explore the Alaskan Arctic ecosystem aren’t just interested in polar bears. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Dancing with the dead’ ritual could help plague spread in Madagascar

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The current plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed more than 100 people, and officials say that a centuries-old tradition may increase the risk of further spread, according to news reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Primordial fossils of Earth’s 1st trees reveal their bizarre structure

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Earth’s first trees had hundreds of tree-like structures within them, making them exceedingly more intricate than the insides of modern trees, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} This shipwreck dates to when Genghis Khan’s descendants ruled China

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Archaeologists have uncovered a shipwreck buried under silt and mud that dates back around 700 years to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China, sometimes from their palace at Xanadu . Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient coptic tombstone found along Egypt’s avenue of Sphinxes

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Archaeologists unearthed an ancient Coptic tombstone during a dig Sunday (Oct. 22), according to Egypt’s antiquities ministry. Continue reading

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{FD} Wasp rips bee in half in viral video

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Nature is red in tooth and claw — an adage that applies to the smallest creatures as well as the largest. Continue reading

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{FD} Snake head pops out of frog’s maw in mesmerizing photo

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One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from *** As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera’s flash, as a photographer captured the image of its head peeping from the amphibian’s gullet. Continue reading

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{FD} Statue of Egyptian queen unearthed near Giza pyramids

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More than 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian artisans carved the likeness of a queen into a wooden statue and even bejeweled her highness with wooden earrings, according to a new discovery announced today (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} You may be more ‘Neanderthal’ than you thought

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A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our “caveman” relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who s… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman’s ‘missing’ IUD turns up in her bladder

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A woman’s IUD that appeared to be “missing” from her ****** turned up in an unusual place: her bladder. Continue reading

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{FD} 400 mysterious ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabia

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Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report. Continue reading

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{FD} Brain may know your dead after you die, study suggests

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Driven by ambition and curiosity to learn what lies on the other side of death, five medical students deliberately stop their hearts in order to experience “the afterlife” in the new thriller “Flatliners” (Sony Pictures), which opened in U.S. theaters … Continue reading

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{FD} Man’s artificial hip infected with ‘rabbit fever’

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A severe pain in one man’s artificial hip joint turned out to be caused by an extremely rare bacterial infection, according to a new report of the man’s case. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient sea creature looked like a wine glass, died alone

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A solitary fossil unearthed in Utah’s Antimony Canyon reveals a long-extinct marine creature previously unknown to science. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer linked to ****** implants is on the rise

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Cases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to ****** implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review. Continue reading

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{FD} The story behind that 2,000-year-old Thracian chariot you saw on Reddit

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The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. But what is so exciting about the discovery, and who was buried within the chariot? Continue reading

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{FD} Your hair color and sleep habits may come from Neanderthals

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Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Magic mushrooms’ might ease depression symptoms

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Psilocybin, the main ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” may soothe symptoms of depression, according to a very preliminary study. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman contracts rare bacterial infection on 12-hour flight

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In a rare case, a woman contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection while on a 12-hour flight from Japan to Germany, according to a new report. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Beam of invisibility’ could hide objects using light

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Once thought of as the province of only “Star Trek” or “Harry Potter,” cloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a “beam of invisibility,” accordin… Continue reading

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{FD} Rare virus traced to teen’s pet rats

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A mother and her daughter in Tennessee were infected with a virus rarely seen in the United States, and the culprit seems to be pet rats. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious upside-down canyon revealed on underside of Antarctic ice

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A mysterious world of upside-down canyons crisscrosses the underbelly of Antarctica’s ice shelves. Continue reading

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{FD} 4,000-year-old bow, arrow and lunch box found in Swiss Alps

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Pieces of a 4,000-year-old bow, arrows and a wooden food container that belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer have been found in a high alpine pass in Switzerland. Continue reading

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{FD} Ax linked to Ötzi the iceman found north of the Alps

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Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that’s just like the ax Ötzi the famous “Iceman”was carrying when he died. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronze arm found at Antikythera shipwreck

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A graceful bronze arm that was once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from a famed shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera. Continue reading

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