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New Fossil Shows Ancient Spiders Had Extra Eyes

MANCHESTER, England (UPI) — Using advanced infrared imaging technologies, researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Manchester, in England, were able to see a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil in remarkable detail. In analyzing the ancient creepy crawler, scientists found that the harvestman didn’t have just one set of eyes; they found […]

Snowy Owl Sightings Not A Concern, Experts Say

MONTPELIER, Vt. (UPI) — An increase in the number of snowy owl sightings in the United States shouldn’t be a cause for concern, experts say. It’s normal for the snow-white owls to be seen migrating south this time of year, but in 2014 there has been an abnormally large number of sightings as far south […]

Scientists Offer New Method For Prioritizing The Conservation Of Endangered Birds

SHEFFIELD, England (UPI) — Ornithologists have developed a list of 600 birds from around the world that are all at risk of extinction. Now more than ever, the scientists say, humans need to get serious about protecting these vulnerable species and conserving their shrinking habitats. But with so many threatened species, how do we choose […]

Scientists May Have Spotted The First Exomoon

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) — NASA-funded researchers think they may have spotted an “exomoon,” a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. Though they may never know for sure. The astronomers say it’s near impossible to confirm what they saw, but they say the sort-of-sighting may help them find other exomoons in the future. […]

Ancient Scroll Mentioning Wife Of Jesus Is The Real Deal, Scientists Say

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI) — When a fragment of ancient papyrus scroll mentioning a wife of Jesus emerged in 2012, there was plenty of disagreement over its authenticity. Much of the theological world dismissed it as a forgery, and some academics agreed. But now, a new study published this week in the Harvard Theological Review suggests […]

Dachshund Puppy ‘Mini-Winnie’ Becomes First Cloned Dog In U.K.

LONDON (UPI) — For many dog-lovers, the fading moments of their favorite pooch’s life are painfully sad. They’d give anything for another 10 or 15 years with their beloved canine companion — anything to turn back the clocks and take that happy pup on a walk for the first time. Now, for a little more […]

Researchers Discover Mummy With Brain But No Heart

MONTREAL (UPI) — With the help of several CT scans at the Montreal Neurological Institute, scientists have confirmed that a mummified Egyptian woman is without a heart and other vital innards — her brain is the only major organ left. The woman, who likely passed away in her 30s or 40s about 1,700 years ago, […]

Kayakers Capture Video Of Elusive Oarfish

BAJA, Mexico (UPI) — Oarfish, a long eel-like fish, or lamprid, populate temperate to tropical oceans but are rarely seen, preferring to stick to the deeper, murkier depths — between 650 and 3,000 feet. But two kayakers paddling through the coastal waters of Baja, Mexico, happened upon two oarfish swimming in the crystal clear shallows […]

How Do You Win Friends And Influence People? Location, Location, Location

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A new study reveals what every good real estate agent already knows: location is key. More than just house-hunting wisdom, location is key to forging relationships, building alliances and cutting deals. Whether you’re at King Arthur’s Round Table or the sixth-grade lunch table, everyone knows who you sit by is of the […]

Four Years After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Wildlife Still Struggling

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Roughly four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil — the biggest oil spill in U.S. history — wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle. According to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and other animals continue […]

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