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Another six islands have lost more than 20% of their surface area, forcing communities to relocate as the shoreline closes in on their homes.
CNN
 | Environment
May 10, 2016
World
In the newly-validated batch of planets, nearly 550 could be rocky planets like Earth, based on their size. Nine of these orbit in their sun's habitable zone.
NASA
 | Space
May 10, 2016
United States, North America
Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd, who was there the day the kitten was born – and he’s been right by her side ever since.
Guinness World Records
 | Stories
May 09, 2016
Canada, Mexico, North America
15-year-old William Gadoury from the Lanaudière region says he may have found ancient Mayan ruins with the help of the Canadian Space Agency.
CBC
 | Archaeology
May 09, 2016
World
This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition while exploring the informally named Enigma Seamount.
Boing Boing
 | Science
May 06, 2016
Egypt, Greece, United Kingdom, Africa, Europe
Thanks to a new exhibition at the British Museum, Goddio's incredible finds will soon be open to the public.
CNN
 | Archaeology
May 05, 2016
World
Earth-like planets aren’t exclusively orbiting sunlike stars. Ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 hosts 3 potentially habitable planets.
EarthSky
 | Space
May 03, 2016
UAE, Middle East, Asia
When geography works against you, change the geography.
Engadget
 | Stories
May 02, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
The 160-year-old tower, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, will undergo £29 million of work to increase energy efficiency and redecorate the interior of the building.
Wired
 | Society
April 26, 2016
Israel, Asia
In the shadow of Jerusalem’s city walls, archaeologists have found a fortress that spawned a bloody rebellion more than two millennia ago.
The Pappas Post
 | Archaeology
April 23, 2016
Brazil, South America
Colorful sea fans, fish, and gigantic sponges found in murky waters. One scientist says the reef has the most amazing animals she’s ever seen on an expedition.
National Geographic
 | Science
April 22, 2016
Australia, Oceania
A fossil enthusiast discovered the 30cm tooth – the largest ever found in Australia – belonging to a giant predatory sperm whale with immense teeth said to have been used to hunt other whales.
Yahoo! News
 | Archaeology
April 21, 2016
United States, Mexico, North America
Estimated to span more than 800 yards (730 meters), it contains an elevator, as well as lights and rail and ventilation systems.
Discovery News
 | Society
April 21, 2016
World
Scientists in Europe are discussing the possibility of sending a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in the near future, one of the most promising locations for alien life in the Solar System.
ILFScience!
 | Space
April 21, 2016
Australia, Oceania
Animal Planet's River Monsters captures suspenseful encounters with dangerous sea creatures, but during a recent shoot, the crew came face-to-face with something they never expected to see.
Inside Edition
 | Stories
April 18, 2016
World
And not just broken it, but shattered it, blasting through it like the previous record wasn’t even there.
Slate
 | Environment
April 16, 2016
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Europe
An archaeologist made a startling discovery in Bosnia when he unearthed a large mysterious spherical object which he believes belongs to an ancient civilization.
Express
 | Archaeology
April 14, 2016
New Zealand, Oceania
The breakout at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, which has captured the imagination of New Zealanders and made headlines around the world, apparently began when Inky slipped through a small gap at the top of his tank.
NY Times
 | Stories
April 13, 2016
World
The $100m project, called Breakthrough Starshot, will rely on tiny so-called nanocraft flying on sails pushed by beams of light through the universe.
Daily Mail
 | Space
April 12, 2016
Cuba, North America
He is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility between the two countries.
BBC News
 | Society
March 22, 2016
United States, North America
No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident.
Reuters
 | Stories
March 19, 2016
Romania, Europe
Snoop Dogg is not in Romania - but due to classic modern mishaps related to Instagram geotagging, it appeared he was, and the village of Bogata in northern Romania is thrilled.
TIME
 | Travel
March 19, 2016
China, Asia
A morning run can be the perfect way to overcome jet lag, but usually not when it's through the choking haze of auto exhaust and industrial discharge.
NY Times
 | Society
March 18, 2016
World
The detected stars are not only extremely massive, but also extremely bright. Together these nine stars outshine the sun by a factor of 30 million.
NASA
 | Space
March 17, 2016
World
And what’s particularly interesting is that these observations were made not by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, currently in orbit around Ceres, but from a telescope right here on Earth.
Universe Today
 | Space
March 17, 2016
Canada, North America
The remains of the Boreonykus was discovered at the Pipestone Creek bonebed - a huge gravesite of the plant-eating dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus that dates back 73 million years.
CBC
 | Archaeology
March 17, 2016
World
A group of scientists caused a stir this week when they suggested a new explanation for the huge number of ships and planes that seem to have disappeared in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
Mic
 | Environment
March 16, 2016
United States, North America
The posters were originally supposed to come out around the film’s original release in 2013 but have instead faced multiple roadblocks along the way.
Junkee
 | Society
March 11, 2016
Israel, Middle East
Born in Poland on 15 September, 1903 to parents Moszek-Dawid and Brucha Krystztal, Mr Kristal has lived through both World Wars and survived Nazi war camp Auschwitz in the 1940s before relocating to Israel.
Guinness World Records
 | Stories
March 11, 2016
World
Unknown hackers still managed to get away with about $80 million, one of the largest known bank thefts in history.
Reuters
 | Stories
March 10, 2016
South Korea, Asia
While computer programs now best the world's leading human players of games like checkers and chess, the high level of intuition and evaluation required by Go has made it tough for computers to crack.
The Verge
 | Innovation
March 09, 2016
Denmark, Europe
WeFood is reducing food waste in Denmark by selling the food that mainstream supermarkets throw out.
Design Indaba
 | Innovation
March 09, 2016
Australia, Oceania
The spider can sit under water for up to an hour and can kill and eat insects, fish and even cane toads at least three times its size. But apparently (and thankfully) they’re not dangerous to humans.
Mashable
 | Science
March 09, 2016
Myanmar, Asia
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon - the oldest yet discovered
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
March 06, 2016
Saudi Arabia, Asia
Untrammeled beaches, ancient sites and unfiltered local culture are all on offer in Saudi Arabia. Just don't expect an easy trip.
NY Times
 | Travel
March 05, 2016
World
Even though New Horizons swept past Pluto last year, more than half the data that it gleaned from the planet during its flyby is still on the spacecraft, which means that there's still much that we’ll be learning about the dwarf planet.
Gizmodo
 | Space
March 05, 2016
Italy, Europe
The waiters, dishwashers and cooks have been convicted of homicide, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes.
NY Times
 | Society
March 05, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to steer the immune system to kill cancers.
BBC News
 | Science
March 04, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
Analysis developed for crime-fighting and disease-tracking points to the artist's identity.
The Economist
 | Science
March 03, 2016
World
By pushing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits, an international team of astronomers has shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the farthest galaxy ever seen in the universe.
NASA
 | Space
March 03, 2016
Denmark, Europe
Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenland's ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop.
The Guardian
 | Environment
March 03, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island were found by the man in Little Carlton near Louth, with archaeologists following up with more discoveries at the site.
The Epoch Times
 | Archaeology
March 03, 2016
Australia, Oceania
The study [...] challenges a previous theory that suggested an influx of people from India into Australia around 4-5 thousand years ago.
Interrete
 | Archaeology
March 03, 2016
World
Hitler may have only had one ball… but that might not have been all he was lacking in the bedroom department.
PinkNews
 | Science
February 23, 2016
World
Put simply, photonic propulsion is more or less a giant laser designed to push spacecraft to incredible speeds.
Wired
 | Innovation
February 23, 2016
World
The crew debated telling officials about the outer space-type music in 1969, according to declassified audio featured in the show NASA's Unexplained Files.
Daily Mail
 | Space
February 21, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
The discovery of the wheel - which is three feet in diameter - may change the way we think about the way Bronze Age people lived.
Gizmodo
 | Archaeology
February 20, 2016
Antarctica
A bed of iron meteorites that may hold clues to how the solar system was formed may be hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study found.
Tech Times
 | Science
February 19, 2016
World
NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will carry a Wide Field Instrument to capture Hubble-quality images covering large swaths of sky, enabling cosmic evolution studies.
NASA
 | Space
February 18, 2016

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