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Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Cave art depicting a hunting scene has been found in Indonesia dated to 44,000 years old, making it the oldest rock art created by humans. The painting itself is intriguing because it shows a group of figures that represent half-animal, half-human hybrids called therianthropes. The therianthropes are hunting warty pigs and dwarf buffaloes called anoas…MORE

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

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

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

Have Trump and Kim Jong Un fallen out of ‘love’?

So much for falling “in love.” North Korea is celebrating a “very important test” at a launch site that US President Donald Trump declared would be dismantled earlier this year — the real-life culmination of a recent exchange of verbal projectiles across the Pacific. Last week, Trump blasted Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” and…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Awards season is in full swing and the nominations keep coming in, this time for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s best TV and film. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” leading the…

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles found themselves in a situation that most exes would probably find uncomfortable. Styles guest hosted “The Late Late Show” for James Corden and had Jenner on as a guest. Styles, 25, and Jenner, 24, were speculated to have been a couple years ago. And while they never formerly confirmed it,…

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Screen Actors Guild Award nominations revealed

Nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. The casts of “Bombshell,” “Marriage Story” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” led film nominations with four each. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” scored the most nominations among television series. The awards are a peer honor, with actors honoring fellow performers. Robert De…