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US: Dinosaur skeletons returning home to Mongolia

U.S. officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably stampeded" in ...

Two teams pave way for advances in 2D materials

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Japan's smoking rate drops to record low

Tiny UAVs and hummingbirds are put to test

Research Reveals Tonga's Role as Pacific Trade Hub

( —A geochemical analysis of prehistoric stone artifacts has revealed that Tonga was once the hub of a Pacific trading empire as large as 500,000 square kilometers. In a study published in the ...

Fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog identified

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columb ...

World's largest-ever flying bird identified

Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the biggest flying bird ever found. With an estimated 20-24-foot wingspan, the creature surpassed size estimates based ...

Fossils unearthed at California construction site

Giant teeth from a 40-foot (12-meter)-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in California's Silicon ...

Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

Facebook's expands in Zambia

Spin-based electronics: New material successfully tested

NASA's IceCube no longer on ice

How black truffles deal with the jumpers in their genome

Scientists revise timeline of human origins

Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they a ...

New dino-book highlights Britain's 'Three-rex'

Jurassic Britain was a "dinosaur paradise" with more than 100 different species – including three tyrannosaurs – described in the scientific literature to date, says the author of a new book, Dinosaurs ...

Evidence of a local hot bubble carved by a supernova

Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states

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