Researcher: Finding helium hydride today confirms its presence from within 100,000 years of the Big Bang | Uncommon Descent

Compared to evidence-free claims about the multiverse, news about the filling in of the missing pieces of Big Bang cosmology attracts little attention. Could that be because, however well-attested, the Big Bang is unpopular among cosmologists? (Due, we are told, to its apparent theistic implications

Source: Researcher: Finding helium hydride today confirms its presence from within 100,000 years of the Big Bang | Uncommon Descent

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore: Paleontologists say mammal was larger than a polar bear — ScienceDaily

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive carnivore would have been an intimidating part of the eastern African ecosystems occupied by early apes and monkeys.

Source: Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore: Paleontologists say mammal was larger than a polar bear — ScienceDaily

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders’ DNA — ScienceDaily

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But the DNA of nine 13th century Crusaders buried in a pit in Lebanon shows that there’s more to learn about who the Crusaders were and their interactions with the populations they encountered.

Source: A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders’ DNA — ScienceDaily