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Radioactive dinosaur skull helped researchers make new discovery

Radioactive dinosaur skull helped researchers make new discovery

Allosaurus was a fierce predator at the top of the dinosaur food chain millions of years before Tyrannosaurus rex claimed its “king of the dinosaurs” title and researchers have now discovered the earliest known species of Allosaurus. The new species, Allosaurus jimmadsen, has been revealed at the Natural History Museum of Utah, home to the…MORE

Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk

Scientists discovered four new species of sharks that walk

So — some sharks walk. Just not the scary ones. While great whites haunt the deep, walking sharks are content to scuttle in the shallows. They’ve been walking, or something close to it, for at least 9 million years. They’re evolutionary superstars, too: Walking sharks could be the most recently evolved shark on Earth. That’s…MORE

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Curiosity rover overcomes temporary freeze after ‘attitude adjustment’

Like any intrepid explorer, NASA’s Curiosity rover has to do safety checks before moving around on the Martian surface. Those who maintain communication with the rover on Earth keep an eye on those safety checks, like a parent getting messages from their traveling child. Last week, the rover didn’t seem to understand where it was,…MORE

How Trump will be remembered and Democrats’ linguistic offensive

How Trump will be remembered and Democrats’ linguistic offensive

How will history remember Donald Trump? Presidents spend four or eight years burning bright — but fade away once they’re done, remembered mostly for their personalities and a few highlights. George W. Bush has been reduced to the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Reagan was immortalized for asking Mr. Gorbachev to tear down that…MORE

After months of protest, Lebanon forms new government

After months of protest, Lebanon forms new government

After months of escalating protests, Lebanon has named a new prime minister and cabinet. Hassan Diab, a professor and former education minister, will take the top role, according to a statement read by an official at the Baabda presidential palace in Beirut on Tuesday. He was appointed with the backing of Hezbollah, its allies, and…MORE

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

More than two billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into Earth and created a 43-mile wide crater in Western Australia’s outback. Now, researchers believe it is the oldest known impact crater, predating others by 200 million years. And it’s possible that the impact led to a great thaw as Earth exited a global frozen state.…MORE

What would America’s Founding Fathers have said about Trump’s impeachment trial?

What would America’s Founding Fathers have said about Trump’s impeachment trial?

What American politics needs is time travel. What could salve the bitterness over US President Donald Trump’s impeachment battle better than a face-to-face explanation from the Founding Fathers about how they intended to hold presidents to account? The Constitution, ratified in 1788, prescribes impeachment in cases of “Treason, Bribery and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”…MORE