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Paleontologists investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

Paleontologists investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

A new paper from the University of Alberta details a novel theory as to why predatory dinosaurs took up bipedal movement, while their mammal counterparts didn’t. Bipedalism in dinosaurs was inherited from ancient and much smaller proto-dinosaurs. The trick to this evolution is in their tails explains Scott Persons, postdoctoral fellow and lead author on the paper. “The tails of ... Read More »

Rod Stewart clarifies ‘mock execution’ video, claims it was ‘Game of Thrones’ prank

Rod Stewart clarifies 'mock execution' video, claims it was 'Game of Thrones' prank

Rod Stewart has apologized for a video he participated in showing a spoof ISIS-style execution during a recent world tour. Politico reports that the clip first surfaced through a posting on the Instagram account of Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster — and although it was quickly deleted, it’s since rapidly made the rounds, with all the attendant outrage that comes from ... Read More »

NASA’s Europa mission enters next development phase

NASA's Europa mission enters next development phase

A NASA mission that will send a probe to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa recently passed a critical stage on its long journey to the Jovian system. Europa is one of a handful of locations in the solar system that scientists think could host an environment fit for life. Beneath an ice layer about 10 to 15 miles (15-25 kilometers) thick, ... Read More »

Alberta sisters found alive and well decades later

Alberta sisters found alive and well decades later

Two Canadian sisters who went missing more than 30 years ago have been found safe in the U.S. and reportedly told police officers they didn’t even know they were the subjects of a decades-long missing persons search. Relatives of Anna and Kym Hakze say they last saw the sisters in Edmonton, Alberta, in the mid-1980s. The women didn’t see their ... Read More »

Skulls Found in China Could Belong to a New Human Species

Skulls Found in China Could Belong to a New Human Species

Ancient skull fragments found in central China have characteristics like their Neanderthal cousins from halfway across the world, but also have some modern human variations, according to a new paper published this week in Science. The two species definitely mated, but there are some big differences between them, from Neanderthals’ big brows and squat figures to their distinctive DNA. Now, ... Read More »

Japanese man crushed to death by six-tonne porn collection

Japanese man crushed to death by six-tonne porn collection

We’d say this is one advantage of streaming porn on the internet rather than owning x-rated magazines. A 50-year-old man appears to have died after his six ton collection of x-rated porn magazines allegedly fell on top of him. Not only that, but his body wasn’t discovered until six months later when his landlord stopped by to inquire about why ... Read More »

Researchers May Have Discovered Why The Wooly Mammoth Died Out

Researchers May Have Discovered Why The Wooly Mammoth Died Out

The woolly mammoth was not so furry when it died out… growing a weird, semi transparent satin coat. New study suggests the mammoth also had a poor sense of smell – and sex life – just before being wiped out after suffering a “genomic meltdown”. Writing in the journal PLOS Genetics, bioinformatics and genomics professor Rebekah Rogers, formerly of the ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump Red Dress at Speech to Congress (Watch)

Ivanka Trump Red Dress at Speech to Congress (Watch)

Who Designed Ivanka Trump And Melania Trump’s Joint Session Of Congress Outfits?. First daughter Ivanka Trump wore a slinky, off-the-shoulder outfit to her father’s first speech before a joint session of Congress, which has enraged critics who believe the dress to be inappropriate. Social media flooded with comments like “your bra is showing.” But despite the backlash, the strap is ... Read More »

Mile-long underground ISIS training camp uncovered outside of Mosul

Mile-long underground ISIS training camp uncovered outside of Mosul

The interior of the underground Tadmour Base that Iraqi army commanders claim was used by ISIS militants to train foreign fighters and teens in southern Mosul was discovered. Iraqi commanders said there is evidence of ISIS using the base to train foreign fighters, children and teens for bombings and warfare. An Iraqi commander said: “It is designed as part of ... Read More »

NASA releases key software for free public access (Video)

NASA releases key software for free public access (Video)

NASA has released its 2017 and 2018 catalog of software for public. The software includes several products for several applications. The software catalog is free as anyone can download and use the tools. The software is being made available through the NASA Technology Transfer Program (motto, “Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth”). The available codes are listed in the NASA ... Read More »

Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In ‘Swimming-Pools’

Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In Swimming-Pools

Ever wanted to know how much people pee in the pool? If so, you’re about to find out. The eye-opening findings come from Canadian researchers, who monitored two public pools for a fortnight to see just how often swimmers were indulging in the ultimate pool taboo. Scientists from the University of Alberta tested water samples for acesulfame potassium (ACE), an ... Read More »