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Humans crawled through a cave 14,000 years ago. We can still see their perfectly preserved footprints.

About 14,000 years ago, a party of five barefoot people — two adults, one preteen and two children — walked and even crawled through a dark passageway in a cave, according to a new study that analyzed the hand- and footprints these individuals left beh… Continue reading

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Car-size ‘sea monster’ terrorized Triassic oceans

A crocodile-like beast the length of a Volkswagen Beetle terrorized prey in the late Triassic oceans about 210 million years ago, a new study finds. Continue reading

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Navy plans to document UFO sightings, but keep them confidential

Extraterrestrials, take note: The U.S. Navy plans to set up an official reporting and investigative system that will monitor reports from its pilots about unidentified flying objects. Continue reading

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Ice Age bear and wolf-like creature found in underwater Mexican cave

Divers excavating an underwater cave in Mexico have discovered the bones of giant meat eaters that lived there during the last ice age, a new study reported. Continue reading

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Ancient Greek murder victim died with weirdly perfect circle in chest

About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. Continue reading

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What’s the controversy over the baby T. Rex listed on eBay?

The partial skeleton of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex is for sale on eBay for nearly $3 million. Continue reading

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Fastest-thinning Greenland glacier threw NASA scientists for a loop. It’s actually growing.

Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier recently threw a real brain bender at scientists, who realized that instead of shrinking, the glacier is actually growing thicker, they reported in a new study. Continue reading

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Day and night are perfectly balanced in Spring Equinox photo snapped from space

Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox. Continue reading

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Teenage priestess from the Bronze Age was probably no globetrotter

Two Bronze Age women — one likely a teenage priestess — probably didn’t travel far and wide across Europe, as previous research suggested, but instead were real homebodies who likely never left what is now modern-day Denmark, a new study finds…. Continue reading

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Chickens peck fox to death, because they’re dinosaurs

One fox learned the hard way that it’s unwise to mess with a flock of dinosaurs. Continue reading

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Monastery of 7th-century Scottish princess (and Saint) possibly discovered

Archaeologists and citizen scientists have unearthed what may be the monastery of Princess Aebbe, who was born a pagan but later spread Christianity along the northeastern British coast during the seventh century. Continue reading

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Oldest frog relative from North America could fit on your pinky finger

It’s possible that during the Triassic period, the crocodile-like phytosaur snapped at a frog-like creature, but missed. Continue reading

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Mount Vesuvius didn’t kill everyone in Pompeii. Where did the survivors go?

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the volcano’s molten rock, scorching debris and poisonous gases killed nearly 2,000 people in the nearby ancient Italian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Continue reading

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