For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

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World Festival: Day one - Let the games begin! Hello World! Chloe here, with news of Team Geared UP!’s first day at the FIRST® LEGO League World Festival Championship. Setting Up Shop Now that all the team members arrived from Virginia, we set up shop! We started our day by setting up our bo... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Space station supply ship delivers espresso The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule. It came three days after its Florida launch and ... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Dogs bond with owners just by looking Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond. This is according to a study. Owners can do a similar trick in return, researchers found. This two-way street evidently began when d... - Posted on April 22, 2015
Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. April 15 marked the 68th anniversary of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. Before Robinson, no African-American had been allowed to play Major League Baseball. His team, the D... - Posted on April 20, 2015
A tiny bird and a marathon migration A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey. It was tracked from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean. It is part of the songbirds' winter migration to South America, ac... - Posted on April 9, 2015
A crystal the size of a school bus? In South Dakota, miners found a crystal of a mineral called spodumene that was 42 feet long and weighed 90 tons. While it's an extreme example, the massive crystal showcased one of the incredible qualities of the rock in which it was found. It is known as "pegmatite." Unlike most r... - Posted on April 6, 2015
Where have all the seabirds gone? The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea. It is a possible consequence of warmer waters. That is according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys. U.S. Geol... - Posted on April 3, 2015
Sleep is essential to success in sports Jarome Iginla draws the blackout curtains and keeps his room at a cool temperature. He silences his cellphone and sometimes reads a relaxing book to drift off. Although he's an 18-year veteran, the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey forward only recently happened upon this simple... - Posted on April 2, 2015
Soprano seeks to go where no singer has gone before British soprano Sarah Brightman is aiming to perform where no professional singer has ever gone before: the International Space Station. The 54-year-old says she is working with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. He is her ex-husband. They plan to create a song she will sing in s... - Posted on March 31, 2015
For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life. They ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal information about how long-ago Londoners lived. And about the bubonic plague that often killed them. ... - Posted on March 31, 2015