Family and children

Today’s parents are more engaged with their kids, study finds

If you don’t think you’re spending enough time with your kids, you should at least take some comfort in a recent study on Western countries that found today’s parents are spending significantly more time with their kids than the past…

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Ancient reptile featured a crazy forelimb claw, study finds

A prehistoric reptile described as a cross between an anteater and a chameleon sported an odd, enlarged claw on its forelimb that likely helped it break into insect nests for food, according to new research published in the September 29…

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Team finds alternate theory for how life started

For more than three decades, scientists have hypothesized that the origins of life on Earth can be traced back to a series of chemical reactions that gave rise to self-replicating RNA, and that RNA then went on to evolve to…

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Ancient Chinese skeletons in London change everything we know about Roman history

The remains of two individuals found in a London graveyard could change our how we see humanity's history. An investigation of the bones, discovered in a Roman burial place, dated the remains to between the 2nd and 4th Century AD…

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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…