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An Egyptian mummy preserved with a pained facial expression could be Prince Pentewere, suspected of plotting the murder of his father, according to a new analysis.

November 21, 2008
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Scientists are using infrared images to track potentially deadly patterns of heat in the Earth in and around active volcanoes. One aim: to save lives by predicting eruptions.

November 20, 2008
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Newly discovered fossils of the oldest known swimming turtles show the reptiles first took to water some 165 million years ago, researchers say.

November 19, 2008
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Archaeologists exploring King Herod's tomb complex near Jerusalem have uncovered rare Roman paintings and two stone coffins that could have contained the remains of Herod's sons.

November 19, 2008
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Fossils suggest that much of Alaska was formed from a patchwork of small land chunks that collected against North America between 251 million and 60 million years ago.

November 18, 2008
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The discovery of 420-million-year-old snail fossils adds to a growing body of evidence about Alaska's long-ago links to Eurasia

November 18, 2008
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The gremlin-like pygmy tarsier, discovered during an expedition this summer, had not been seen alive since the 1920s.

November 17, 2008
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Scientists are fitting bees with radio tracking tags, a technological breakthrough that may provide clues to the honeybee decline—and how to harness other bees to protect food supplies

November 14, 2008
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The white sturgeon, North America's largest freshwater fish, has bounced back in the Fraser River thanks to an unprecedented volunteer effort including fishermen and aboriginal groups.

November 13, 2008
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A bizarre-looking bird's social behavior affects seed dispersal and ecological health.

November 13, 2008
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From cannibalistic trout to 14-foot stingrays—a series on gargantuan freshwater fishes has won the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science award for online science journalism.

November 12, 2008
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Archaeologists say they have uncovered the 12,000-year-old grave of a shaman in Israel. The "witch doctor" had been buried with a human foot, 50 turtle shells, and other artifacts.

November 4, 2008
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A new species of fungus discovered in Belize also represents a new genus from a group used in Asian herbal medicines and immune disease treatment.

October 31, 2008
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These ancient maritime traders who introduced the alphabet to the world may have also left behind a large genetic footprint, with 1 in 17 men in the region still harboring Phoenician DNA, according to a new study.

October 30, 2008
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Salt-deprived animals and insects living far inland from some coasts may benefit if global warming increases hurricane intensity, a new study suggests.

October 28, 2008

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