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Early asteroid dwarfed the one that killed the dinosaurs, scientists say

Early asteroid dwarfed the one that killed the dinosaurs, scientists say

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- Researchers from Stanford University say an asteroid that hit the Earth 3.26 billion years ago dwarfed the one that killed the dinosaurs.
Aileen Graef
Scientists offer new method for prioritizing the conservation of endangered birds

Scientists offer new method for prioritizing the conservation of endangered birds

SHEFFIELD, England, April 11 (UPI) -- Scientists are taking a new approach to bird conservation by ranking the species according to evolutionary uniqueness.
Brooks Hays
Scientists may have spotted the first exomoon

Scientists may have spotted the first exomoon

SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 11 (UPI) -- NASA-funded researchers think they may have spotted an "exomoon," a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. Though they may never know for sure.
Brooks Hays
Ancient scroll mentioning wife of Jesus is the real deal, scientists say

Ancient scroll mentioning wife of Jesus is the real deal, scientists say

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10 (UPI) -- A new study published this week in the Harvard Theological Review suggests a Coptic scroll mentioning Jesus's wife is legitimate.
Brooks Hays
Dachshund puppy 'Mini-Winnie' becomes first cloned dog in U.K.

Dachshund puppy 'Mini-Winnie' becomes first cloned dog in U.K.

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- Rebecca Smith, recently became the first proud owner of a cloned puppy in the U.K., thanks to South Korean company Sooam Biotech.
Brooks Hays
Study suggests modern humans and Neanderthals interbred

Study suggests modern humans and Neanderthals interbred

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, April 9 (UPI) -- Advanced genetic analysis and statistical modeling have confirmed that early humans most definitely mated with Neanderthals.
Brooks Hays
Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought

Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought

BOSTON, April 9 (UPI) -- According to a new study by researchers at MIT, the liquid droplets and vapors expelled during a cough or sneeze can float for up to eight feet.
Brooks Hays
Researchers discover mummy with brain but no heart

Researchers discover mummy with brain but no heart

MONTREAL, April 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have confirmed that a mummified Egyptian woman is without a heart and other vital innards -- her brain the only major organ left.
Brooks Hays
Kayakers captures video of elusive oarfish

Kayakers captures video of elusive oarfish

BAJA, Mexico, April 8 (UPI) -- Two kayakers paddling through the coastal waters of Baja, Mexico, happened upon two oarfish swimming in the crystal clear shallows of the Sea of Cort├ęs
Brooks Hays
Fox News leads all TV news in misleading climate change coverage

Fox News leads all TV news in misleading climate change coverage

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- When it comes to reporting on climate science -- according to a new study -- Fox News gets it wrong more often than not.
Brooks Hays
How do you win friends and influence people? Location, location, location

How do you win friends and influence people? Location, location, location

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- In looking at Senate legislation, researchers found that co-sponsorship of a senator's bill was more likely to come from colleagues seated nearby.
Brooks Hays
Video of bison fleeing Yellowstone a hoax

Video of bison fleeing Yellowstone a hoax

PARK COUNTY, Wyo., April 8 (UPI) -- Video of bison appearing to flee Yellowstone and a supposed impending volcanic eruption was a hoax.
Brooks Hays
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil, wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle.
Brooks Hays
Thawing permafrost may accelerate global warming

Thawing permafrost may accelerate global warming

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- As permafrost in the polar regions melts, methane, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere.
Brooks Hays
Quality of food to decline as CO2 levels go up

Quality of food to decline as CO2 levels go up

DAVIS, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- If CO2 levels continue to rise as expected, staple crops like wheat, barley and potatoes could become less nutritious.
Brooks Hays
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