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Rocket launch will prove Earth is flat, California man says

A California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a home-built rocket to prove that astronauts faked the shape of the Earth.

Ancient Roman shipwrecks, stunning artifacts, discovered near Egyptian port

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria.

JFK had intense back pain, and it may have helped kill him

Per the currently accepted narrative, the first bullet to hit John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, wasn't the one that fatally injured him.

A Van Gogh Jupiter: Planet's clouds swirl like a painting

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a spectacular view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh painting.

Space dust could help life jump from planet to planet

It may not take an asteroid strike to transport life from one planet to another.

110 giant steps: Long-necked dinosaur breaks record for longest trackway

Imagine a dinosaur footprint as long as a young child is tall.

Rare white crocodile dubbed Pearl spotted in Australian river

A white croc nicknamed Pearl has grabbed the attention of the public after being spotted in the Adelaide River.

Florida officials wrangle 6-foot crocodile who washed up ashore

A different kind of 'Jaws' has startled Florida beachgoers.

The weird dark streaks on Mars may not be flowing water after all

Bad news for microbes that want to make a home on Mars: A new study argues that dark streaks on the Martian surface are not caused by underground supplies of liquid water.

Wow! 1st interstellar asteroid is a spinning space cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special.

Runaway Chinese space station is going to be monitored by an international campaign

Skywatchers are on the lookout for China's Tiangong-1 space lab — and the seeing is good.

Camel found wandering around central Oregon

Authorities found a camel in its natural habitat Sunday, except in this case it was the desert of Central Oregon.

Thomas Edison discovery: Electrical wire from historic home lighting demo on sale for $120,000

A long-lost piece of electrical wire from Thomas Edison's first underground cable for electric lighting is up for sale.

Wild conspiracy theory claims that Apollo moon landing was 'faked,' touts new 'photo' evidence

Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new "picture" posted to YouTube that alleges the last Moon landing, one from Apollo 17, was staged.

Long-forgotten time capsule discovered in Space Needle

A 35-year-old time capsule discovered during renovation work at Seattle's famous Space Needle has revealed its secrets.

Huge uptick in earthquakes predicted in 2018, as geologists note Earth's rotation is slowing

Two geologists may have spotted a surprisingly simple correlation that can help predict earthquakes—and if they're correct, the Earth is on track for an uptick in major quakes next year.

Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

A NASA astronaut's wristwatch worn aboard the first Apollo mission in 1968 has been returned to the Smithsonian, nearly three decades after it was stolen from a museum in Ecuador.

Rogue planet could bring end of days this weekend, numerologists say

Here's to hoping that you made plans for an epic weekend, because it may be our last.

Scientists have a new theory on how the Chernobyl disaster unfolded

A new theory on the Chernobyl disaster could shed fresh light on the world's worst nuclear accident.

Doctor makes shocking claim, first steps toward world's first 'head transplant'

The first step in what USA Today says would be an "audacious" therapy reportedly took place in China Friday: the world's first human head transplant, achieved with two corpses.

Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source

More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source.

Early medieval farming village unearthed near famed Viking site

Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland.

Russian zookeeper describes 'torture' while tiger mauled her, report says

A Russian zookeeper recounted the horrifying moment when a Siberian tiger sneaked up on her and sank his teeth' into her as her life flashed before her eyes in the 10 minutes that felt like an eternity.'

More than 2K pieces of the 'Buddha' found in box in China

When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries.

Scientists send secret message to aliens in new search for intelligent life

If the "truth is out there," scientists are determined to find it – so much so that they've spent a message into space trying to contact aliens.But a response could take 25 years – if it comes at all.

Wine making has been going on longer than anyone ever knew

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought.

They were searching for an old infirmary and found treasure instead

They were searching for an old infirmary.

Denver has bizarre law that prohibits you from declawing your cat

Declawing cats is now prohibited in Denver.

Mysterious interstellar visitor gets named

We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month.

SpaceX is launching its secret payload today: Here's what we know

SpaceX plans to launch a secret payload known as Zuma on Thursday evening , from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Florida's Space Coast.

Earliest known evidence of wine-making unearthed

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, my Neolithic darling.Archaeologists working in the Republic of Georgia have uncovered evidence that human beings have been savoring the fruit of the vine for almost 1,000 years longer than previously thought.

Lobzilla? Fear as fisherman finds giant claw from 'monster' lobster

A fisherman in North Wales got a big surprise in his catch recently – a giant lobster claw larger than a human hand.

Trap door revealed secret Michelangelo room that public may soon be able to see

For two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid in a secret underground room beneath the Medici Chapels, "fill the walls with drawings" to forget his fears, as he later recalled.

Effort to save rare 'panda of the sea' instead kills one

The goal was to make a move that could save a species; instead, it killed one of the last vaquitas left on the planet.

Stray cat becomes suspect in 'attempted murder' of Japanese woman

From the files of the unbelievable – a stray cat is being investigated for an attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman in Japan.

How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries

It watched as its then-owner, King Charles I, was beheaded in 1649.

Newly discovered planet could be home to alien life

The question "are we alone in the universe?" has bewildered mankind for eons as the search for alien life thus far has yielded no results.But science's latest discovery may give new hope on that front – and it could be closer than you think.

George Washington's famous Revolutionary War tent found in newly-discovered painting

A recently discovered 235-year-old panoramic painting has revealed the only known wartime depiction of George Washington's Revolutionary War field tent.

Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston

Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city.