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Return to Shanidar: Surprise Neanderthal Skeleton Find at Famous ‘Flower Burial’ Site

Even more than Germany's Neander Valley, which gave Neanderthals their name, Shanidar Cave evokes the lost world of our closest evolutionary kin, when...

Upstairs-Downstairs: Images of Iceland, From the Ground and From Space

Wrapping around the entire globe, Earth's most extensive mountain range stretches for more than 40,000 miles.Almost entirely submerged beneath the sea, it's known...

These 5 Valentine’s Day Science Projects Will Nurture Your Love of Science

(Credit: Pixabay)Health eHeartYou’re probably science-savvy enough to know that the seat of love is in the brain, not the heart. But do you...

Scientists Find a Mysterious ‘Ghost Lineage’ In the DNA of West Africans

(Inside Science) -- A mysterious extinct "ghost" human lineage that was an even more distant relation than Neanderthals may have interbred with the...

Archaeologists Have Long Sought — But Never Found — The Very First Wheel

Imagine liking your car so much you put its picture on a coffee cup. Or — to kick the gesture up several notches...

Fossil Eggshells Suggest All Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded

Were all dinosaurs warm-blooded? Were any of them warm-blooded? The question of endothermy has long been, ahem, a hot topic in paleontology. No...

NASA’s Next Potential Discovery Missions are Very Volcanic

Every few years, we get big news from NASA about the potential next wave of solar system exploration. This year, the four finalists...

Venomous Snot Helps These Jellyfish Sting Without Their Tentacles

If you study toxic jellyfish for a living, you know how to take safety precautions. You dive into the ocean covered in protective...

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Luke Skywalker gets a new yellow lightsaber this May

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)Marvel Comics' "Star Wars" series is currently exploring the post-"Empire Strikes Back" period, and in May, writer Charles Soule and artist Jesús Saiz...

A Star’s Auroras Light the Way to a New Exoplanet

In doing so, they found GJ 1151, a faint star with a shockingly long-lived emission. GJ 1151 belongs to a class of stars...

Massive Galactic Battle Results in Spectacular Fateful Embrace

Caldwell 60/61. Credit: NASA This Hubble image shows two galaxies locked in a fateful embrace. Caldwell 60 (NGC 4038) and Caldwell 61 (NGC 4039)...

China wants to build a new space station. A launch planned for April will help prepare.

China's space program is planning a launch in April to prepare for building the country's next space station.A Long March 5B rocket will...