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Egypt unveils rare whale fossil museum to boost tourism
gypt has unveiled what it says is the Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils and showcasing an early form of whales, now extinct and known as the “walking whale.” The museum opened Thursday near the Fayoum Oasis south of The Seattle Times: Home
Observatory: Pouring a Foundation on Mars
Researchers devise a building material that could be made from materials on the planet. NYT > Science
Milky Way Grew From the Inside Out
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars. Discovery News - Top Stories
NASA Confirms 100 New Alien Planets
The revamped Kepler mission is raking in the discoveries, turning up new kinds of worlds. National Geographic News
Peru Moves to Protect Giant Manta Rays
Peru protects the world's largest population of manta rays from fishing. Discovery News - Top Stories
Lost Whaling Ships Discovered in Arctic Thanks to Global Warming
The two recently found vessels may have been part of a disaster that hastened the end of American whaling. National Geographic News
Daredevil skier makes history in the Alps with jaw-dropping feat
Swiss man Gilles Sierro descended the near-vertical Dent Blanche peak in the Swiss Alps after CLIMBING the difficult peak first mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Hang out with bald eagles
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, through January, Rockport; U.S. Forest Service Eagle Viewing Stations, through January, three locations on Highway 20; Rockport State Park Deep Forest Experience, through Feb. 14, Rockp The Seattle Times: Home
How wolves and warriors help each other heal
A California couple helps veterans with PTSD and rescued wolves and wolfdogs forge lasting bonds that change lives. All MNN Content
Fossilized last meal reflects spiral-shaped intestine
The fossilized food remains of the extinct predatory fish Saurichthys reflect its spiral-shaped intestine. The spiral valve in fossils from Southern Switzerland is similar to that of sharks and rays. Paleontologists have thus clos ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
America's most stunning National Parks in pictures as National Geographic celebrates 100th anniversary of iconic landmarks
National Geographic's January issue will explore the wonders and challenges of the breathtaking parks strewn around the US and globally mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Sarah Outen: British adventurer's boat found three months after she abandoned it in hurricane
Round-the-world athlete set for 'teary reunion' with boat she ditched during epic 25,000-mile journey after it is found off coast of Ireland Latest news, breaking news, cu
New methods help advance infectious disease forecasting
While tremendous progress has been made to eliminate malaria worldwide, about 3.2 billion people--nearly half the world's population--are at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization. New tools to help advanc NSF News From the Field
Antarctic Clouds Studied for First Time in Five Decades
AWARE project will help unravel effects of global warming Scientific American
Happy National Bird Day! 5 bird-friendly ways to celebrate
There are a lot of fun ways to show your appreciation for our feathered friends on their special day. All MNN Content
5 dinosaur trends that will be bigger than T. rex
Here are five hot trends that paleontologists expect to see in 2016 and the years ahead. All MNN Content
Unique high-resolution map on bat diversity in Africa
A unique map of all 250 African bat species has been created on a high-resolution scale (1 km2). There are very few examples of biodiversity richness based on quantitative data at a continental scale, especially for cha ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Tim Peake to go on six-hour spacewalk to repair International Space Station
British astronaut is thrilled to be given task of replacing broken solar-power unit outside craft travelling at 17,500mph Latest news and comment from B
Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table
Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 have met criteria for discovery, making them the first elements to be added to the periodic table since 2011. Discovery News - Top Stories
Parks are good for us but we are neglecting them in return | Patrick Barkham
It may seem sensible for Brighton and Hove city council to save £175,000 a year by sacking its rangers, but the hidden costs are great

Shortly before Christmas, the nine rangers who look after the parks and green spaces of Brigh Environment news, comment and

First European farmers traced back to Anatolia
When farming spread throughout Europe some 8000 years ago, Anatolia functioned as a hub, spreading genes and the new ideas westward. An international study based on DNA from Anatolian remains indicates the importance of the role A ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Climate change is altering Greenland ice sheet, accelerating sea level rise
The Greenland ice sheet has traditionally been pictured as a sponge for glacier meltwater, but new research has found it's rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels, say researchers. They have also ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Mars Orbiter Catches a Crater Full of Cracks
In a decidedly wintry-looking scene, frost-filled fractures fills a crater near the north pole of Mars -- as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Discovery News - Top Stories
NASA reveals plans for incredible space base designed to carry humans on exploration missions
Space agency begins work on a craft which could one day take astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Revolutionary system promises to recover plastic rubbish from world's oceans
With concerns growing over the amount of plastic pollution at sea, a pilot project scheduled to start in Japan could hold the solution Latest news, breaking news, cu
Gone in 2015: Commemorating 10 Outstanding Women in Science
These notable researchers who passed away during the year just ending made key contributions to ecology, planetary science, medicine, chemical engineering and more Scientific American
Prehistoric Giant Armadillo Shell Found in Argentina
A passer-by found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina that may be from a glyptodont, an enormous ancestor of today's armadillo. Discovery News - Top Stories
Climbers Against Cancer Founder Passes Away
John Ellison, who founded Climbers Against Cancer after his own diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2011, died from his illness on December 27. He was 52. Ellison, a climber from England, was a prominent figure on the international RSS - Hot Flashes Climbing New
NASA expert discovers alphabet letters hidden on the face of our planet
Stargazer begins obsessive quest after watching the letter 'v' appear in a cloud of smoke floating over Canada mirror.co.uk - Home - News
The Most Intriguing Environmental Stories of 2015
A terrible earthquake, massive drought and nuclear power captured the imagination this year Scientific American
Blind musher reflects on her history-making Iditarod career
The ranch is a flurry of activity, and Rachael Scdoris is at the center of it. The Seattle Times: Home
Country's largest national parks hit visitation records
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many of the country's most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set new visitation records in 2015 and are bracing for what could be an even busier new year. Denver Post: News: Breaking
3,000-year-old burial ground may reveal secrets of Polynesian migration

Scientists and explorers have long tried to understand how Polynesia came to be settled; the shape and contour of one ancient skull may provide a clue

Evidence from an ancient graveyard has begun to illuminate one of the Science news, comment and anal

Egyptian Statues Revealed in Ancient Shrines
The 3,400-year-old statues were found at a site known for its stone quarries near the Nile. Discovery News - Top Stories
Origins of the Irish down to mass migration, ancient DNA confirms

Genome analysis shows arrival of stone age farmers from the Middle East and bronze age settlers from eastern Europe became the basis for Celtic population

Scientists from Dublin and Belfast have looked deep into Ir Science news, comment and anal

Earth-Smashing Space Rocks Undercounted
Astronomers say giant comets dubbed centaurs argue for an expansion of the list of potential hazards to our home planet. Discovery News - Top Stories
Archaeological Finds in El Salvador Tell a Whole Different Tale about Maya Society
Artifacts uncovered by the Cerén dig suggest Maya citizens enjoyed certain freedoms when trading and making societal decisions... Scientific American
What's This Tropical, Venomous Sea Snake Doing in California?
El Ninos warmer currents may be to blame for unusual occurrence, scientists say. National Geographic News
Can electric signals in Earths atmosphere predict earthquakes?
Scientists debate forecasting method at recent meeting ScienceNOW
How NASA Is Making 'Star Wars' Real
Humanlike droids, agile spaceships, and stunning views of galaxies far, far away aren't only part of the fictional world of "Star Wars" they also have counterparts in the real world. SPACE.com
Extremely Rare Fishing Snakes Discovered
The little-seen reptiles, native to Andean cloud forests, are still mostly a mystery, scientists say. National Geographic News
King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister
Thew news revives speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king. Discovery News - Top Stories
Predators key to helping prey evolve with climate change
The key to helping animals evolve quickly in response to climate change could actually be their predators, according to a new study. The study is one of the first to show that species interactions, meaning the way species interact ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
New Dinosaur Had a Sail on Its Back
Spain was once home to a newly discovered toothy dinosaur that sported a sail on its back.< Discovery News - Top Stories
5 fascinating books about science and exploration
These deep reads shine a light on history, science and man's incredible achievements. All MNN Content
Tutankhamuns gold mask back on display in Egypt after beard restoration

Ancient artefact returns to Cairo museum after two months work to fix botched repair that left visible crust of glue

Egypt has put the restored gold mask of Tutankhamun back on display after German experts removed glu Science news, comment and anal

Futuristic Hot Air Balloons Rise In Paris
Orb prototypes floated up to the ceiling of the Grand Palais, where the sun helps keep them aloft. Discovery News - Top Stories
Giant salamander discovered in cave may be 200-years-old
Critically endangered specimen measuring almost five feet long was found lurking in a cave in China. All MNN Content
Dog DNA study reveals the incredible journey of man's best friend

Descended from the grey wolf, domesticated dogs have been companions to humans for about 33,000 years, a genetic study has shown

Man's proverbial first best friend was probably a grey wolf that may have made contact with Latest news and comment from B

Record high Arctic temperatures in 2015 having 'profound effects' on region

Latest Noaa report reveals 2015 temperatures were in some cases 3C above long-term average and 70% of ice pack in March was made of first-year ice

The Arctic experienced record air temperatures and a new low in peak ice e Latest news and comment from B

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Yale astronomers identify new exoplanet

A Yale graduate student working in collaboration with a Yale professor and a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Ce...-Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Spa...-The Seattle Times: Home
Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of ...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Wolf poaching: Hunters should realize that wolves help ecosystems
Much praise to Op-Ed writer Chase Gunnell for sticking up for the wolves. Here’s a standup a guy I’d rather hunt with t...-The Seattle Times
Volcanic eruptions: How bubbles lead to disaster
Why are volcanologists interested in vapor bubbles? Because they can accumulate in a magma reservoir underneath a volcan...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Visit 7 national parks and monuments in Colorado for free April 16-24
More than 400 national parks and monuments — including four in Colorado — will offer free admission April 16-24 as part...-Denver Post: Outdoors
Gran and dog survived nine days in wild by drinking pond water and eating desert plants
Ann Rodgers, 72, and her pet pooch were eventually found in the White Mountains of Arizona after she wrote "help" on the...-mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Ant Evolves Flashy Way to Beat Desert Heat
A desert ant survives temperatures that can kill other insects and animals with a unique system that is effective, and c...-Discovery News - Top Stories
Bible Was Written Earlier, Ancient Notes Suggest
Ancient correspondence written on pottery shards suggests when and where the earliest texts of the Bible were created....-Discovery News - Top Stories
Planets stripped bare by host stars
Astronomers have defined a class of planet that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars. ...-BBC News | News Front Page | W
Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday
Stephen Hawking will announce a mysterious new space exploration initiative Tuesday, and there's plenty of reason to thi...-SPACE.com
Astronomers discover mysterious alignment of black holes
Deep radio imaging has revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out r...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced clima...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Controversial Dark Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test
Multiple teams finally have the material they need to repeat an enigmatic experiment...-Scientific American
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