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Amazon Shows Its Age: Scientists Say River No Younger Than 9 Million

Understanding the river's origins will give scientists more information about a consequential body of water.

Kentucky Woman Develops Rare Bacterial Infection After Childbirth

In a rare case, a woman in the United States developed the bacterial infection tetanus after giving birth at home, according to a new report.

On the Lam: 10 of the Greatest Animal Escape Artists

From an orangutan that broke free three times to a capybara duo that stole headlines, here are tales of some of the greatest animal escape artists.

Nom Nom Nom: Prehistoric Human Bones Show Signs of Cannibalism

Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with scratch and bite marks on them.

World's First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019

Remote-controlled robots will journey to the bottom of the ocean in search of copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, and platinum as global demand for minerals surges.

Female Cockroaches Sync Up Their Virgin Births

Female roaches are quicker to give virgin birth, or birth without sex, when in the company of other females.

King Tut's Grandmom? Huge Alabaster Statue Unearthed Along Nile

A statue carved in alabaster that possibly represents King Tut's grandmother ? Queen Tiye ? has been unearthed on the west bank of Luxor along the Nile River.

Americans Are Having Less Sex: By the Numbers

Something's up in bedrooms across America that's driving sexual activity down.

New Striped Rain-Frog Species Discovered in Ecuador’s Cloud Forests

The species was discovered during an expedition to study a similar rainfrog.

NY Court Hears 'Personhood' Case for Caged Chimps

A New York appeals court considers whether chimpanzees are entitled to a human's legal rights.

3 Rivers Just Became Legal 'Persons'

New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to "sue" over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.

The State Dept. Rewrote Its Climate Change Page

New website language provides clues for how the State Department will address climate change.

British WWI Stash Uncovered: Hundreds of Liquor Bottles

Hundreds of World War I-era liquor bottles have been uncovered at a buried British barracks in Israel. A glass expert says the bottles once held wine, beer and soda.

Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

The newly discovered rock carvings date back around 6,000 years, before there were any pharaohs.

Facts About Newts

Newts are small semi-aquatic amphibians that possess some interesting characteristics. For example, their skin is toxic and they can regenerate amputated limbs. "Astronewts" have also flown in space.

A Brief History of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 135 million years. There were many types of dinosaurs, in all shapes and sizes.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancers Are Due to Random DNA 'Mistakes'

Cancer is a disease cause by mistakes in DNA, and now a new study finds that majority of these mistakes are completely random — they're not due to heredity or environmental factors, but rather the result of random errors.

Alcohol & Heart Health: New Study Untangles the Effects

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy.

US Military's 'Gremlin' Program Lets Pilots Launch and Snag Drones in Midair

The fairy tale-inspired "Gremlin" program aims to launch and retrieve drones in midair.

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