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Former U.S. national security adviser Scowcroft is dead at 95

Aug 07 2020

WASHINGTON Brent Scowcroft, a pragmatic three-star general who served as national security adviser to Republican U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and later criticized President George W. Bush's Iraq war policies, died on Thursday. He was 95.

'Gnarly' tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

Aug 04 2020

WASHINGTON When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada's Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture. | Video

Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths

Jul 30 2020

Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades. | Video

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from deep under seafloor

Jul 28 2020

WASHINGTON Scientists have succeeded in reviving microbes retrieved from sediment deep under the seafloor in the heart of the South Pacific that had survived in a dormant state for 101.5 million years in research illustrating the resiliency of life on Earth.

Prolific U.S. TV host Regis Philbin dies at 88, People magazine reports

Jul 25 2020

Regis Philbin, a familiar face to TV viewers as an energetic and funny talk and game show host who logged more hours in front of the camera than anyone else in the history of U.S. television, has died aged 88, People magazine said on Saturday, citing a statement by his family. | Video

Mexican cave artifacts show earlier arrival of humans in North America

Jul 22 2020

WASHINGTON Stone tools unearthed in a cave in central Mexico and other evidence from 42 far-flung archeological sites indicate people arrived in North America - a milestone in human history - earlier than previously known, upwards of 30,000 years ago.

Scientists identify 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus

Jul 20 2020

WASHINGTON Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active - and probably still are today - painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought.

John Lewis, U.S. congressman and sharecropper's son, was civil rights hero

Jul 19 2020

WASHINGTON John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, was a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who endured beatings by white police and mobs and played an outsized role in American politics for 60 years. | Video

John Lewis, U.S. congressman and sharecropper's son, was civil rights hero

Jul 18 2020

WASHINGTON John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, was a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who endured beatings by white police and mobs and played an outsized role in American politics for 60 years. | Video

John Lewis, U.S. congressman and sharecropper's son, was civil rights hero

Jul 18 2020

WASHINGTON John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, was a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who endured beatings by white police and mobs and played an outsized role in American politics for 60 years. | Video

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