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Friday, October 9, 2015
A 48-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant horse and fetus is the oldest of its kind known to science and contains unusually well-preserved evidence of tissue from the womb, researchers said Wednesday.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that's inspired the development of new cancer treatments.
Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
Bones from the feet and hands of an extinct species of early man reveal a versatile ancestor who climbed trees, walked upright, and made tools, two studies showed on Tuesday.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in a North American soybean field
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Volcanoes, asteroid wiped out dinosaurs: study
A massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago triggered a string of potent volcanic eruptions that spelled doom for the dinosaurs, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Friday, October 2, 2015
The Titanic's last lunch menu, saved by a first-class passenger who climbed aboard a lifeboat whose crew was said to have been bribed to row away instead of rescue more people, sold at auction for US$88,000 on Wednesday.
Ancient grave in Greece honored Alexander's pal
An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave -- but not the final resting place of -- the closest friend and general of ancient warrior-king Alexander the Great, the excavator claimed Wednesday.
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A New York auction of American coins from 1792 to the 1830s fetched US$26 million on Wednesday.
The search for extraterrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars.
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