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Rare ancient cat paw print found on Roman roof tile

A Roman roof tile stored at a museum in southwestern England has been discovered to contain an unusual surprise – paw prints made by a cat an estimated 2,000 years ago which were found by researchers looking through artifacts...

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France acts against olive disease outbreak in Corsica

News of an outbreak usually refers to a virus or bacteria making people dangerously ill across a city or a country. However, on the French island of Corsica – authorities are worried about another kind of plague victim: olive...

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The real reason why we put sugar in coffee

Whether you are a spooner or a lumper, if you like sweet coffee and science, this should be the news equivalent of a triple espresso kick. Every time we put sugar in coffee a little chemical magic happens. It’s more...

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How brain surgery may have kept Napoleon from conquering Russia

History tells us that General Mikhail Kutuzov was able to repel Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, but what it doesn’t tell us, according to new research published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, is the role that a brain surgeon played...

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Earth’s magnetic field older than previously believed

New research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science indicates that the Earth’s magnetic shield is far older than previously believed, which could mean that plate tectonics also started earlier and may explain why the planet is still...

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East African ‘golden jackals’ are actually wolves, study finds

The creatures known as “golden jackals” are found throughout East Africa, Europe, Asia Minor, the Middle East, and southeast Asia actually represent two different species, claims new research based on DNA analysis and published Thursday in the journal Current...

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Death of rare Northern White Rhino leaves only 4 remaining

Nabiré, a 31-year-old female Northern White Rhino, died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic this week, and her death could be the final blow to chances of Northern White survival. Nabiré was born in the zoo...

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Animal stomach acid evolved for protection

An analysis published today in PLOS ONE has discovered an evolutionary link between diet and stomach acidity. It’s well known that stomach acid is used to chemically break down food and to protect animals from food poisoning. But acidity varies widely...

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Million-dollar haul of Spanish treasure discovered in Florida

A 300-year-old Spanish treasure worth more than $1 million, including 52 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain and 110 silver coins, has been discovered by shipwreck divers off the coast of Florida, National Geographic and other media outlets...

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Remains of 4 Jamestown colony leaders unearthed

A recent excavation in Jamestown, Virginia has led to the discovery and identification of the bodies of four long-lost leaders of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and the discovery could provide new insight into what life...