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  • Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises

    Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises
    Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...
  • 'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail

    'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail
    A dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell," was described by a team of paleontologists in a study released Wednesday, and researchers say it is even stranger then they first imagined. The dinosaur's official name is Anzu wyliei, but it was...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City

    'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City
    Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.  To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
  • Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be

    Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be
    It has been at least a while, and possibly in the whole recorded history of the medium, that a blockbuster science series has aired on conventional broadcast television. But there is no time like the present, whether or not such a thing as the present...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues

    Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues
    Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- vertebrates just like people -- have a face. But it has not always been the case. The first creatures with a backbone -- jawless fish from hundreds of...
  • Ancient mammoth tusk offers gateway to Seattle's history

    Ancient mammoth tusk offers gateway to Seattle's history
    SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist. Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an...
  • 'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'

    'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'
    Hey, "The Walking Dead" is back on AMC! It's been two months since we've been able to spend our Sunday nights watching men and women in tattered clothing brutally slaughtering rotting men and women in even more tattered clothing/skin, unless you...
  • Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff

    Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff
    If you’re looking for hot spots of diversity, look to the Earth’s warm, sweaty midsection. The tropical regions near the equator both produce new species faster and lose them more slowly, according to a study that analyzed the evolution and...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence,...