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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...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • France's supply of escargot could be in danger

    France's supply of escargot could be in danger
    A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.  The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HBO welcomes the dragons at 'Game of Thrones' premiere

    "YOU WAITED too long!" That line, delivered with withering dismissal by Lena Headey (aka Cersei Lannister) in the first episode of the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," received a wildly hearty burst of applause from the audience gathered at NYC's...
  • Opponents say housing plan would destroy Native American site

    Opponents say housing plan would destroy Native American site
    The California Coastal Commission is slated to decide whether Huntington Beach can change the zoning designation of a parcel to allow housing on a site that opponents say is home to 9,000 years' worth of Native American artifacts and remains. Commission...