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Insects trapped in amber show that lice munched on feathered dinosaurs

Insects trapped in amber show that lice munched on feathered dinosaurs

Feathered dinosaurs were annoyed by tiny pests that are still familiar to many schoolchildren — and their horrified parents — today: lice. Scientists discovered previously unknown tiny insects similar to modern lice trapped in amber, along with a partially damaged dinosaur feather. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, provide the earliest…MORE

The real-life planets you may have first seen in a ‘Star Wars’ film

The real-life planets you may have first seen in a ‘Star Wars’ film

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a breathtaking diversity of planets. From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, rebel ships and Imperial cruisers, we’ve seen a colorful variety of them come into view. Harsh deserts baked by twin suns, craggy caverns, lush forests, water worlds, mineral-coated surfaces, inhospitable ice,…MORE

Putin’s plan for America is working better than he could have hoped

Putin’s plan for America is working better than he could have hoped

A virus of misinformation and mistrust rages in America. On a melodramatic Monday, an independent report debunked Donald Trump’s claims that the FBI was biased in its investigation into his campaign’s 2016 links to Moscow. But the US President nevertheless bent the facts to say his suspicions had been vindicated. And the US Attorney General…MORE

In Paris, Putin and Zelensky take hesitant steps toward peace

In Paris, Putin and Zelensky take hesitant steps toward peace

Ukraine and Russia have managed to inch forward on a long-dormant peace process, taking cautious new steps toward ending the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia met in Paris for five and a half hours of talks on Monday, producing at the day’s end a joint communique…MORE

The best science photos of the year, as decreed by the Royal Society

The best science photos of the year, as decreed by the Royal Society

Three bouncing oil droplets showing quantum physics in action. A clown fish peering out from the tentacles of a sea anemone affected by climate change. A cone-shaped cloud looming above a hill in the Yukon, Canada. Fish skirmishing in the wetlands of Hong Kong. A rare lunar phenomenon in Belarus. These are some of the…MORE

Authorities scrutinizing Twitter account in Florida naval air station attack

Authorities scrutinizing Twitter account in Florida naval air station attack

Investigators are scrutinizing a Twitter account they suspect is linked to the Saudi air force officer who carried out a deadly attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, a source familiar with the case tells CNN. Just minutes before authorities were first alerted to the deadly shooting carried out by Mohammed Alshamrani at Naval…MORE

How did Saturn’s moon get its tiger stripes? A ‘just so’ space story

How did Saturn’s moon get its tiger stripes? A ‘just so’ space story

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is an intriguing oddity. The tiny moon, only about 300 miles across, contains a rocky core and global subsurface ocean beneath an icy shell. Scientists believe the icy water world could be another potential spot for life in our solar system. And along the south pole, four “tiger stripes” can be seen.…MORE

Global weapons sales up as US manufacturers dominate world market

Global weapons sales up as US manufacturers dominate world market

The global arms industry continues to grow with total sales up 4.6% last year, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. The top 100 weapons companies sold $420 billion in arms and military services in 2018, and the top five companies are all from the United States, said SIPRI…MORE

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

Meet the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year

It’s something that girls and young women in western countries can’t imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods — and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest…MORE