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Rat fossils of largest rat that ever existed
Archaeologists have discovered fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats. The work is part of the From Sunda to Sahul project which is looking at the earliest human m ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
'Advanced civilisation may have built alien megastructure,' says SETI astronomer Seth Shostak
World's top alien-hunter insists mysterious object spotted around a distant star COULD be the work of an extraterrestrial species. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Infrared Scans Show Possible Hidden Chamber in King Tuts Tomb
The room may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but further tests are necessary. National Geographic News
7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Spacewalks
What is it like to spend hours in Earth's orbit, when your spacesuit is the only thing between you and a frigid vacuum? Astronaut Douglas Wheelock describes the experience. National Geographic News
Historic Rosetta Mission to End with Crash into Comet
There were other options, but super close-up shots on descent will provide science bonanza. Scientific American
The Hunt for Vulcan, the Planet That Wasn't There
Everyone thought the gravitational pull of an undiscovered planet made Mercury wobble. They were wrong. Albert Einstein explained why. National Geographic News
Newfound Moon Craters Point to Asteroid Puzzle
Newfound lunar craters suggest that asteroids that smashed into the moon long ago were very different from the ones that now occupy the asteroid belt. Solving this mystery could shed light on the habitability of the early Earth, s SPACE.com
Ancient Greek Fortress Found in Jerusalem Parking Lot
Archaeologists find the remnants of the Acra, a fortress built by the Greek King Antiochus IV more than 2,000 years ago. Discovery News - Top Stories
Ancient Salvadoran village buried by ash freezes daily life in time
A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the elite ro ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Bird Watching Has Never Been More Fun
These photos by portraitist Leila Jeffreys is for the birds. Science & Nature | Smithsonian
Signs of acid fog found on Mars
While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog. A planetary scientist has pieced together a compelling story about how acidic vapors may have eaten at ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Earthquakes recorded through fossils
The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic records are proving to be usef ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Tiny Bird Fossil Hints at Rapid Post-Dino Diversity
The skeleton dates to about 62.5 million to 62 million years ago, making it the oldest modern bird in North America alive after the dinosaurs. Discovery News - Top Stories
Rare baby dinosaur fossil airlifted from New Mexico desert wilderness

After years of hard work, paleontologists and the National Guard excavated the first baby skeleton of the rhinoceros-like Pentaceratops to ever be recovered

This was something that had never been seen before the full skel Science news, comment and anal

Star Ships: New Science Cruises Offer Pristine Cosmic Views
A new line of science-themed cruises lets passengers stargaze from the open ocean, a unique location far away from city lights. SPACE.com
Hiker finds 1,200-year-old Viking sword in Norway
The wrought-iron relic is remarkably well-preserved, offering a unique slice of Viking history. All MNN Content
Primate-Ape Common Ancestor Was No King Kong
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain. Discovery News - Top Stories
Prehistoric cave lions found remarkably preserved in Siberian permafrost
These are the best preserved specimens of this extinct Arctic lion ever found.

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Abu Dhabi uses world stage to inspire young UAE sailors
Moves to draw a new generation of young Emiratis into sailing and steer the UAE's brightest young talent towards the top level are being boosted by the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi this week. ISAF News
Planets align for display in the skies
Venus, Jupiter and Mars can be seen from the Earth's skyline this week in a rare grouping of the three planets. BBC News | Science & Environme
NASA Seeks Student Experiments for Edge-of-Space Balloon Flight
NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. NASA Breaking News
A Fossil Find Gets Entangled with South Africa's Apartheid Past
Some prominent South Africans associate Homo naledi with stereotypes of blacks promulgated during decades of whites-only rule

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Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels: researchers compile the largest astronomical image of all time
Astronomers have compiled the largest astronomical image to date. The picture of the Milky Way contains 46 billion pixels. In order to view it, researchers have provided an online tool. The image contains data gathered in astronom ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
When Were the Pillars of Modern Archaeological...
By the beginning of the 20th century, five important pillars of archaeological method had been established, out of the works of three major scholars. Uploads from ScienceAtNASA
Hidden passageway once used by Roman emperors opens to public for first time
The covered ramp connected the Palatine Hill, where emperors lived in lavish palaces, with the Forum below... Latest news, breaking news, cu
Brilliant New Route in Remote Patagonia

To reach the peak, the four climbers took a ferry for 400 km (250 miles) to Puerto Eden, a fishing village said to be the most isolated town in Chile. They then hired a smaller boat to transport them another 80 km to a landing RSS - Hot Flashes Climbing New

Ancient fossils show effect of humans on Caribbean wildlife
Nearly 100 fossil species found in a flooded cave on Abaco Island in the Bahamas reveal a story of persistence against all odds--at least until the time humans stepped foot on the islands.

Researchers say the discovery, de NSF News

What's the Orionid meteor shower? Everything you need to know about this week's amazing astronomical event
The annual meteor shower will be at its most visible on Wednesday and Thursday nights. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Shark Files: Ancient 'Supershark' Unearthed in Texas
The mega shark lived 300 million years ago and would have made today's great whites look like shrimps. Discovery News - Top Stories
Nasa predicts near-miss with asteroid on Halloween
This Halloween, an asteroid is going to be flying closer to Earth than any has since 2006, according to Nasa. Latest news, breaking news, cu
'The Martian' Might Be the Most Realistic Space Movie Ever Made
"The Martian" captures the humor and culture of real scientists, breaks stereotypes and avoids two of the most common missteps of space-related cinema. SPACE.com
Who Else May Be in King Tut's Tomb?
A list of royal candidates for who could be concealed in the 3,300-year-old tomb is presented in new research Discovery News - Top Stories
Ancient teeth found in China reveal early human migration out of Africa
The "game-changing" discovery of 47 ancient teeth in a cave in southern China shows that Homo sapiens reached Asia at least 80,000 years ago. Latest news, breaking news, cu
Colliding Galaxies Shock Particle Cloud Back to Life
A once-bright cloud of electrons is being shocked back to life by a collision between two galaxy clusters. SPACE.com
Magna Carta Exhibition in China Is Abruptly Moved From University
A public showing of one of the few surviving copies of the 13th-century document was shifted to the British ambassador's residence, with no explanation given. NYT > World
Road tripping couple hula-hoops their way through America's national parks
Not content with typical touristy snapshots, a Midwest couple use long-exposure photography and an LED hula-hoop to document their epic road trip. All MNN Content
What's the diving like around the UK?
The UK has some fabulous diving in her seas, not least on the hundreds of wrecks. There is also beautiful marine life and at times stunning visibility. Discover the secret dives of Britain. SCUBA News...
Hubble snaps stunning pics of Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula, the gorgeous, multicolored remnants of a destroyed star, shimmers in a stunning new image by the Hubble Space Telescope. All MNN Content
The Ice and the Canary: Alpine Climbing in a Changing Climate
The summer of 2015 saw a major heatwave hit the Alps, making climbing conditions difficult and closing the Gouter hut on Mont Blanc for several weeks. Climate change is making such heatwaves more frequent and more severe. This ar UKClimbing.com Articles
Albatross Island: the remote outcrop where conservation counts – in pictures

Off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, lies a small island on which 10,000 rare shy albatross live. Their declining population is a concern for conservationists including Dr Rachael Alderman, who has spent the past week on the i Environment news, comment and

Fossil reveals rodent-like mammal which survived extinction of dinosaurs
Kimbetopsalis simmonsae originated 100 million years before the dinosaurs were killed off and had distinctive sharp teeth. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
City cycle commutes around the world mapped

For the first time, Strava an app best known for letting athletes track and compare their activities has released data that filters commute cycle rides, creating maps that offer an insight into how city-dwellers ride to work. S Latest news and comment from B

Volcanic eruptions affect flow of world's major rivers
Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists sought to better understand how big volcanic eruptions, which ca ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
SpaceX making enemies fast in Texas town hosting its launches
The residents of a tiny Texas beach town say SpaceX representatives told them recently they would be required to register with the county, wear badges and pass through at least one checkpoint on launch days. The Seattle Times: Home
Environmentalists Praise Wildlife Measures in Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would protect wildlife covered by an existing international agreement, and provide for cross-border cooperation on enforcement. NYT > Environment
Marathon Returns to Quake-Hit Everest
Dozens of runners donned snow goggles and braved icy temperatures to participate in the world's highest marathon. Discovery News - Top Stories
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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. Heres a standup a guy Id 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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