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New frog species discovered in New York City

A new frog species lives up and down the East Coast. It was discovered when ecologists realized its 'ribbit' was distinct from the calls of a lookalike species.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?

Some of mankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements—including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge—may have been inspired ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Possible Complete Mammoth Skeleton Found in Idaho

Experts estimate the mammoth was about 16 years old and lived about 70,000 to 120,000 years ago

Tue 28 Oct 14 from TIME

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Niki de Saint Phalle's 84th Birthday: Sculptor's famous figures celebrated in a Google Doodle

Google has celebrated the 84th birthday of Niki de Saint Phalle, a French sculptor most famous for her "Nanas"; the colourful, curvy female figures that form the Doodle in her honour.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Pope Francis says evolution and the Big Bang are real

The Head of the Catholic Church has spoken: The Big Bang and evolution are real—God is not "a magician, complete with a magic wand that can do all things," Pope Francis said at the ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Gizmodo

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Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new light

Why were dinosaurs covered in a cloak of feathers long before the early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the University of Göttingen ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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WWII pilot found buried in Italian corn field

The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from FOXNews

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Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands

The divers descended 410 feet (125 meters) into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Inventor of 'Operation' game needs money for real operation

The man who asked the world to remove funny bones with tweezers at the risk of a small zap is getting a little payback from fans of his beloved game.

18 hours ago from FOXNews

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The Ebola questions

Scientists know a lot about the virus that causes Ebola — but there are many puzzles that they have yet to solve.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Nature News

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