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Mysterious Fire Monument in England Predates Stonehenge by 800 Years

A massive wooden circle that lies not far from Stonehenge may be even older than previously thought, new data suggests.

Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans

The oldest known bones of our species, dating back around 300,000 years, have been discovered in a cave in Morocco.

Save $15 On This Easy-to-Fly Drone [Deal]

The TobyRich Moskito was designed for first-time pilots who want a drone they can fly immediately after unboxing. Although it normally costs $60, it's on sale for $44.99.

California Prepares for Solar Power Loss During the Great Eclipse

A total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States on Aug. 21 is expected to make a noticeable dent in solar-energy collection, prompting energy workers to concoct workarounds that will help them meet energy demands.

Surprising Find: Ancient Mummy DNA Sequenced in First

For the first time, researchers have successfully sequenced the DNA from Egyptian mummies.

Victorians Missed Key Dental Detail in 1st Dinosaur Ever Named

When William Buckland described the first-named dinosaur, Megalosaurus, in 1824, he missed teeth hidden in the dinosaur's jaw, researchers have uncovered.

The Long History of the Shia-Sunni Divide

The strike in Iran once again exposes the centuries-old sectarian Shia-Sunni divide. What is at the heart of this schism?

In First, Einstein Relativity Experiment Used to Measure a Star's Mass

A phenomenon first predicted by Albert Einstein has been used for the first time to measure the mass of an individual star. The finding has helped settled a century-old dispute.

Facts About Promethium

Properties, sources and uses of the element promethium.

Teen Pot Use Linked to Illegal Drug Use by Age 21, Study Suggests

A new study adds to evidence suggesting that marijuana really is a gateway drug for teens.

How Your Belly Fat Is Linked to Your Immune System

You may not love your belly fat, but the large sheet of fat that stretches across your abdomen serves a purpose.

Death by Vampire Bat: How Rabies Kills

A man in Brazil died of rabies in May after being bitten by a vampire bat.

Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

Hawaii became the first state to enact climate laws that follow the Paris accord.

Warts and All: Octopus' Skin Bumps Divide Species

Two species of highly similar deep-sea octopus are hard to tell apart — unless you look closely at their "warts."

Overweight Kids More Likely to Be Ostracized

New research finds that overweight children may be actively ostracized by their peers.

AI Predicts Autism Based on Infant Brain Scans

A new machine learning program can predict, in 6-month-old babies, which ones will go on to develop autism, researchers report.

World's Oldest Fossilized Mushroom Sprouted 115 Million Years Ago

About 115 million years ago, when car-size pterosaurs flew overhead, a tiny mushroom no taller than a chess piece fell into a river and later fossilized — a feat that makes it the oldest-known fossilized mushroom on record, a new study finds.

French Astronaut Throws Shade at Trump Over Withdrawal from Climate Deal

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet registered his objection to Trump's decision, throwing some shade via Twitter today (June 6) at Trump and the president's "Make America Great Again" tagline.

In Photos: Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Ever Found

Scientists have discovered the remains of five Homo sapiens individuals in a cave in Morocco. The fossils date back about 300,000 years, pushing back the origin of humanity at least 100,000 years, they say.

Cracked Cellphone Screens Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Researchers have developed a durable and energy-efficient material that could replace today's fragile screens — and might one day even charge your phone's battery.

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