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Why T. Rex Couldn't Waggle Its Tongue loading...
Why T. Rex Couldn't Waggle Its Tongue
Scientists were in for a surprise after peering inside the mouths of modern alligators and birds.
Where Did Soccer Start? Archaeology Weighs In loading...
Where Did Soccer Start? Archaeology Weighs In
“The idea of the team sport was invented in Mesoamerica.”
Vintage Photos Show the World's Love of Soccer loading...
Vintage Photos Show the World's Love of Soccer
See people around the globe enjoying this beloved sport through timeless photos from our archives.
World's Oldest Rain Forest Frogs Found in Amber loading...
World's Oldest Rain Forest Frogs Found in Amber
“It was exhilarating to hold these small fossils up to the light to reveal the frogs within.”
Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption loading...
Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption
Like something out of a Wile E. Coyote cartoon, the unlucky man escaped the initial eruption only to be decapitated by a flying volcanic rock.
Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First loading...
Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First
The unlucky creature is now a boon to scientists studying the evolution of arachnid behavior.
Horses Found in Pompeii May Have Been Harnessed to Flee Eruption loading...
Horses Found in Pompeii May Have Been Harnessed to Flee Eruption
Several horses recently discovered in a 2,000-year-old stable appear frozen in a failed flight to safety from the eruption of Vesuvius.
These Famous Women Artists Changed the World With Their Self-Portraits loading...
These Famous Women Artists Changed the World With Their Self-Portraits
These deeply personal self-portraits did more than just mirror the artists—they sparked meaningful social conversations.
Tape Is Ruining Priceless Art. This New Gel Can Fix It loading...
Tape Is Ruining Priceless Art. This New Gel Can Fix It
The common trick to fix a tear has plagued art conservators, but chemists are developing newer and safer methods to restore old art.
Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals loading...
Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals
The discovery of victims of a Germanic army that fought 2,000 years ago are surprising archaeologists for several reasons.
Remember Princess Diana Through These Timeless Photographs loading...
Remember Princess Diana Through These Timeless Photographs
Long after her death, the British royal continues to inspire millions.
How Giant Dinosaurs Sat on Their Eggs Without Crushing Them loading...
How Giant Dinosaurs Sat on Their Eggs Without Crushing Them
Fossil nests from oviraptorosaurs show the special strategy these birdlike dinosaurs used to keep their young safe.

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