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Thulamela: Iron-Age Kingdom in South Africa

The city of Thulamela flourished in South Africa between the 13th and 17th centuries. Its inhabitants imported goods from as far away as China.

Tully Monster Mystery Not Solved After All

Some creatures are so weird they seem to defy classification. They're even assigned the word "Problematica," a classification that serves as a sort of purgatory for the strangest of the strange as our understanding of the evolutionary tree of life continues to deepen. Such is the case with the Tully...

How a 'Cheetah Matchmaker' is Helping Save the Big Cats

National Geographic caught up with explorer Vincent van der Merwe, who's trying to bring the spotted predator back to its African homeland.

7 M&M-Size Frog Species Found, Among World's Smallest

The tiny amphibians, which live in India's diverse Western Ghats, proved tricky to track down.

Huge-Jawed Worm Species Terrorized Fish 400M Years Ago

Scientists have discovered a giant worm—no, not this guy —that terrorized fish, octopuses, and squids with its comparatively massive jaws 400 million years ago. UPI reports the fossil was dug up at Canada's Kwataboahegan Formation back in the mid-1990s and had been in storage at the Royal Ontario Museum...

Same-Sex Marriage May Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts

Laws permitting same-sex marriage may help to reduce teen suicide attempts, a new report suggests.

David Cassidy Has Dementia: Here's What That Means

Actor and singer David Cassidy recently revealed he has dementia, but what exactly does this term mean?

Life Expectancy in US Will Increase Less than in Other Countries

Life expectancy is expected to rise in many countries around the world, but in the United States, that increase is predicted to be smaller than in other countries, a new study finds.

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.

Famous Scientists' Early Works Stolen in $2.5 Million Heist of Rare Books

The stolen works include a 1566 edition of Copernicus' book, and early works by Galileo, Isaac Newton and more.

Photos: Pueblo Society Chose Rulers Based on Mother's Line

The prehistoric rulers at Chaco Canyon's Pueblo Bonito had their mothers, but not their fathers, to thank for their high positions.

Chemist awarded Sloan research fellowship

(University of California - Riverside) Ming Lee Tang, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for her research with nanoparticles that could have a strong impact on the solar power industry and biomedical fields.

Seizures tracked with apple watch app linked to stress, missed sleep

(American Academy of Neurology) New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds triggers are often stress and missed sleep, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017.

Moms Rule! Excavation at Chaco Canyon Reveals Maternal Lineage

Hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus landed in the New World, a complex society in what is now New Mexico passed down power through its maternal line, a new study finds.

Using a rabbit virus to treat multiple myeloma

(Medical University of South Carolina) Treating multiple myeloma (MM) with myxoma virus (MYXV) eliminated a majority of malignant cells in preclinical studies, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere in an article published online on Dec. Show More Summary

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