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Researchers discover new crocodile species

For nearly 85 years, crocodile experts knew of just three species in Africa – the dwarf, Nile and slender-snouted. And now, while studying the endangered slender-snouted variety, lead researcher Shirley …

The ship Captain Cook used to ‘discover’ Australia may have been found – sunken in a U.S. harbor

More than two centuries ago, the British Royal Navy purchased a 4-year-old merchant ship with a flat-bottomed hull that was ideal for transporting cargo. The vessel would embark on an …

Private road leads to Wenas Mammoth

It seems that making driveways and roads is a way to see the Yakima Valley’s pre-history. When Bronwyn and Douglas Mayo were having a private road put on their property …

Sleuthing leads to new findings about peculiar ocean fish

Scientists have identified three new species of opah, a colorful, peculiar deep-diving fish that is increasingly served in U.S. restaurants.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

A robot submarine found the ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks’

Enter a tiny submersible robot named Remus 6000 – packed with sensors and cameras and capable of diving 4 miles underwater – that has discovered the centuries-old final resting place …

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018

Scientists discover new evidence for plumes on Europa, a target in the search for life

Citing data collected by NASA’s Galileo probe more than two decades ago, scientists report giant jets of water are spouting more than 100 miles off the Jupiter moon’s surface. The …

Itsy bitsy spiders discovered in 100-million-year-old amber

Deep in a tropical rain forest, during a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth, four itsy bitsy spiders crawled down a tree, got stuck in some sticky resin and never …

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Skeletal remains in Oregon Trail badger den are from two young people

A fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2012

Space shuttle Discovery travels to new home

CHANTILLY, Va. — The space shuttle Discovery went out in high-flying style. After three spectacular spins above the nation’s capital, the world’s most traveled spaceship completed its final flight and …

Seattle Museum of Flight won’t get a space shuttle

NASA says Seattle’s Museum of Flight won’t get to display one of the retiring space shuttles. The museum near Boeing Field was one of 21 museum and science centers around …

Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career

Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth from its final voyage. The world’s most flown spaceship landed at NASA’s Florida spaceport a few minutes before noon today.

Educators reach for the stars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two science teachers who have spent the past five years under NASA’s tutelage are about to graduate with high-flying honors. The space shuttle flight Wednesday night …