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200-year-old pub found under Manchester, England

In the course of conducting an archaeological survey for a new construction project, researchers in downtown Manchester, England have discovered the 200-year-old remains of a forgotten pub called the Astley Arms, complete with intact bottles of brandy. Archaeologists had been…

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VIDEO: Are Depression and Creativity Linked?

Depression is an illness that affects many people around the world, and sometimes it seems like depression and creativity are linked. Is there any truth behind this? We decided to dive into the science and see what previous research has…

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Goatman, underwear-wearing rats honored at Ig Nobel awards

A biologist who created prosthetic limb extensions that allowed him to live as a goat and a late urologist who studied the effects of wearing wool, cotton, or polyester underpants on the sex lives of rats were among the researchers…

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VIDEO: Team uncovers what Ötzi the Iceman sounded like

After sitting on ice for around 5,300 years, Ötzi the Iceman finally has something to say. At a major conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the iceman’s discovery, scientists have debuted the "best possible approximation" of Ötzi the Iceman's…

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Lost Anglo-Saxon palace discovered near Sutton Hoo burial site

Remnants of an ancient Anglo-Saxon royal palace discovered near the Sutton Hoo burial site in East Anglia, England, might have been part of the “king’s village” referred to by the Venerable Bede in the 8th-century scholar’s book An Ecclesiastical History…

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Scientists discover the tardigrade’s survival secret

Scientists have long known that unusual aquatic creatures known as tardigrades were capable of surviving boiling, freezing, and intense radiation, but a new study led by researchers at the University of Tokyo discovered exactly what makes these creatures so close to…

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Groundbreaking 2,000 year old skeleton found at Mediterranean shipwreck site

Archaeologists working at the same Mediterranean shipwreck containing a 2nd century BC device often dubbed “the world’s oldest computer” have discovered a 2,000-year-old human skeleton, according to a report published earlier this week in the journal Nature. The bones were discovered…

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Pigeons are smart enough to read, study finds

For decades, the term “bird brain” has been used to refer to a person of lower intelligence, but a new study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests this term might not be appropriate.…

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Alligators haven’t changed in millions of years, study finds

While most of today's predators have honed their hunting attributes over the last few million years, the American alligator stopped a long time ago-- and they seem to be getting along just fine. A new study, published in the journal…

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Did this researcher discover a dolphin language? We don’t think so.

Communication used between dolphins - their whistles, clicks and body postures - fascinates scientists and nature lovers alike. But is thinking of these methods as part of a language that uses sentences a step too far? Not according to certain…