Ancient bird skull found in amber was tiny predator in the time of giant dinosaurs

In 2016, our colleague Xing Lida held up a small piece of polished, deeply yellow amber. As sunlight shone through the ancient resin, Lida saw the outline of a pristinely preserved, amazingly small skull. There was a prominent eye socket, a dome-shaped crown of the head, a long, tapering snout and even small teeth. It was bird-like, but in a strange and ancient way.

Quantum Computing Breakthrough in Atom Control Found by Accident Will Open Up ‘Treasure Trove...

A team of scientists in Australia claim to have stumbled on a breakthrough discovery that will have "major implications" for the future of quantum computing.

United States Trails Behind Mexico and India When It Comes to Animal Protection Laws,...

The United States is trailing behind other countries—including Mexico and India—when it comes to animal protection laws for farmed and wild animals, a report published by non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) has revealed.

Scotland’s Isle of Skye Was a Dinosaur Party 170 Million Years Ago

Researchers have identified two sites on the Isle of Skye in Scotland which contain the handprints and footprints of various dinosaurs which lived around 170 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic Period.

Days on Earth When Dinosaurs Lived Were Half an Hour Shorter Than They Are...

A fossilized shell from the late Cretaceous has provided evidence that it takes the Earth a half-hour longer to spin on its axis today compared to 70 million years ago. This supports the predictions made by astronomical models.

The Dotcom Bubble Crash Was 20 Years Ago Today—Could it Happen Again?

Twenty years ago today, the dotcom bubble officially burst, ending a period of rampant hype and investment into technology stocks with a bang, and many whimpers.

Rare White Giraffe Reportedly Shot Dead, Leaving Her Calf to Starve to Death Days...

The only white female giraffe in Kenya has died, it was confirmed on Tuesday after park officials recovered the body of the rare animal and her calf.

Image Shows the Biggest Asteroid to Pass by Earth This Year as It Approaches...

An enormous asteroid, potentially measuring more than two-and-a-half miles in diameter, is set to sail safely past the Earth toward the end of next month—and astronomers have captured an image of it as it approaches our planet.

Amazon Could Collapse Within Half a Century If Tipping Point Reached

Once a tipping point is reached, the world's largest ecosystems could collapse at accelerated speed—the Amazon could take 49 years and the Caribbean coral reef just 15 years, scientists have warned.

Skinwalker Ranch Owner Reveals UFO Hotspot Is Wired With Sensors and Cameras

The once secret owner of purported Utah UFO hotspot Skinwalker Ranch has stepped forward, describing a bevy of sensors and cameras he's installed on the site for the collection of evidence related to anomalous phenomena, including UAP, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.

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Trump Says U.S. Has Stockpiled 29M Hydroxychloroquine Pills Amid Pandemic: ‘It May Not Work,...

President Donald Trump on Sunday once again mentioned the experimental drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus patients during the White House COVID-19 briefing on Sunday, and announced that the federal government has stockpiled 29 million pills.

U.S. Military Tells Members to Make Their Own Masks to Fight Coronavirus in New...

The U.S. military's new public health guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus—which includes a measure requiring personnel to make their own masks—have prompted criticism by some over timing and lack of preparation.

Trump Hits Back at Illinois Gov. Pritzker for ‘Complaining All the Time’ During Coronavirus...

President Donald Trump fired back at Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker for allegedly "complaining all the time," adding that he "hasn't performed well" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.