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8 benefits of stretching

Friday October 22nd, 2021 10:45:26 PM
Do you forget to stretch or don’t have time? Here are the 8 benefits of stretching, according to the experts.

Deadly bacteria found in aromatherapy spray sold at Walmart

Friday October 22nd, 2021 09:43:00 PM
Walmart is recalling nearly 4,000 bottles from this line of aromatherapy spray products.

After rampant ivory poaching, some African elephants lost their tusks — Why?

Friday October 22nd, 2021 07:36:34 PM
For some elephants, survival meant ditching their tusks. Now they are slowly getting them back.

Home workout ideas

Friday October 22nd, 2021 07:02:52 PM
Specialized home workout ideas for you to try in the comfort of your own home.

Jupiter hit by another space rock in rare views captured by Japanese skywatchers

Friday October 22nd, 2021 06:04:11 PM
It's tough to be the biggest planet in the solar system, and this fall Jupiter is taking a beating.

Weird stellar remnant may be from one of the first stars in the universe

Friday October 22nd, 2021 05:00:27 PM
Astronomers recently identified an unusual star that most likely formed from the hypernova remains of one of the universe's first stars.

Human heart: Anatomy, function & facts

Friday October 22nd, 2021 01:07:31 PM
The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system.

How are alligators and crocodiles different?

Friday October 22nd, 2021 12:25:28 PM
Discover what separates alligators and crocodiles and how you can tell them apart.

Earth's spin has slowed. But we still may need a negative leap second.

Friday October 22nd, 2021 12:02:38 PM
After speeding up during 2020, the Earth's spin had settled down. A negative leap second may still be needed in the next decade.

The Maya: History, civilization & gods

Friday October 22nd, 2021 12:01:29 PM
The Maya civilization stretched throughout Central America and reached its peak during the first millennium A.D.

Earth may be trapped inside a giant magnetic tunnel

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:49:52 AM
Scientists made the startling discovery by plugging radio wave observations into a brand-new computer model.

Blackened mummy cake found intact 79 years after WWII air raid

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:01:01 AM
A cake that was scorched by WWII-era bombs — but remained intact — was recently discovered by archaeologists in Germany

Baby octopuses grow hundreds of temporary organs, then lose them without a trace

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM
Hatchling octopuses are born with tiny, temporary organs that look like microscopic brooms. Researchers may finally have an idea what they do.

Sheriff reveals what killed California family of hikers

Thursday October 21st, 2021 10:59:21 PM
A family of hikers who mysteriously died two months ago along a hiking trail in California died from hyperthermia and probable dehydration, the Mariposa County Sheriff revealed.

Large Salmonella outbreak linked to onions, CDC warns

Thursday October 21st, 2021 06:22:41 PM
Consumers should throw out whole red, white and yellow onions if they don't know where they came from.

Air purifiers on sale: Deals and stock updates

Thursday October 21st, 2021 06:11:50 PM
We've found the best air purifiers on sale, so you can breathe cleaner air at home.

Woman infected with COVID-19 for 335 days — longest on record

Thursday October 21st, 2021 06:07:01 PM
A woman who survived cancer was infected with the novel coronavirus for nearly a year, in the longest-ever reported case of COVID-19, according to a new study.

Should you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

Thursday October 21st, 2021 06:05:01 PM
Many people will now be able to "mix and match" COVID-19 booster shots — that is, get a different COVID-19 vaccine for a booster, the FDA announced Wednesday (Oct. 20).

Human head carvings and phallus-shaped pillars discovered at 11,000-year-old site in Turkey

Thursday October 21st, 2021 04:40:38 PM
Archaeologists in Turkey have found a human head carving and phallus-shaped pillars where a parade took place 11,000 years ago.

Jurassic graveyard reveals oldest evidence that dinosaurs traveled in herds

Thursday October 21st, 2021 04:25:30 PM
The earliest evidence that dinosaurs lived in herds dates to a 192 million-year-old Jurassic graveyard in Argentina.

Last updated October 22, 2021