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Secret words exchanged between Marie Antoinette and rumored lover uncovered in redacted letters

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 19:00
A group of French researchers has uncovered censored phrases in letters exchanged by Marie Antoinette and her close friend— and rumored lover — Swedish count Axel von Fersen.

After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 17:50
Scientists have analyzed the enormous Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet, and predict it will come within 11 AU of Earth in the next 10 years.

New antiviral pill halves risk of COVID-19 hospitalization, Merck says

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 16:08
Merck announced promising trial results this week, but the full data has yet to be released.

Does bike riding build your glutes?

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 15:50
What are your glutes, what do they do, and does bike riding build your glutes?

Scientists officially list 23 species as extinct, including the largest woodpecker in the US

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 14:59
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed 23 species from the endangered species list because they have most likely gone extinct.

North Korea tests new hypersonic weapon: reports

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:12
North Korean state media declared the test of the Hwasong-8 a success, but outside experts are skeptical.

What is arachnophobia?

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:00
Arachnophobia is a fear of arachnids, a group of arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites.

Russian expedition finds evidence of northernmost Stone Age hunters above the Arctic Circle

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 12:56
Ancient cut marks on mammoth bones unearthed on a remote island in the frozen extremes of Siberia are the northernmost evidence of Paleolithic humans ever found, according to archaeologists.

Louisiana's missing moon rock found in Florida thanks to broken gun

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 23:03
A lost piece of the moon belonging to Louisiana may have remained missing, if not been discarded or destroyed, had the plaque on which it was mounted not attracted the eye of a Florida gun collector.

American bumblebee could be officially declared endangered

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 23:00
If the species is placed on the endangered species list, developers and farmers could incur legal liability for killing them.

'Box seats' found at Roman Empire-era arena in Turkey

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 21:33
An excavation at a Roman Empire-era amphitheater in Pergamon Turkey reveals that elites sat in 'box seats.'

Lava eruption at Kilauea spews 'Pele's hair' volcanic glass into Hawaii's skies

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 20:08
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is erupting, spewing lava and sending Pele's hair into the sky.

Canary islanders threatened by toxic gases from lava pouring into the sea

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 19:12
More than a week after its volcano erupted in a spectacular display of molten lava, islanders on La Palma are threatened by a new hazard — the toxic gases and particles created as the volcanic flow spills into the sea.

'Flash in the night sky' turns out to be sign of lost Chinese satellite

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 14:32
China launched two missions on Monday within only a few hours of each other, and one has been declared lost.

Who was James Clerk Maxwell? The greatest physicist you've probably never heard of.

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:18
James Clerk Maxwell is the scientist responsible for explaining the forces behind the radio in your car, the magnets on your fridge, the heat of a warm summer day and the charge on a battery.

These giant birds could eviscerate you. People were raising them 18,000 years ago.

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 13:09
People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.

Melting ‘glue’ may have sent the world’s largest iceberg to its doom, new study finds

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00
The thinning of an icy "glue" that holds fractured ice together may drive ice shelf collapse in Antarctica, according to a new study.

Exceptionally rare planet with three suns may lurk in Orion's nose

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00
In the star system GW Ori, three stars orbit one another. New research suggests there's probably a planet in the mix, too.

Five mental health benefits of exercise

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 21:11
Discover the mental health benefits of exercise here, with everything you need to know.

Does bike riding work your abs?

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 20:40
Does bike riding work your abs? We answer your burning question here…