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Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe

SAO PAULO (AP) — No one knows his name. No one knows the name of the people he came from. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil's Amazon for 22 years.<p>Video released for this first time this week by Brazil's Indian Foundation shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is …

Indigenous Peoples

Petition Demands That They Let People Drink the Sarcophagus Juice

In "some sort of carbonated energy drink."<p>On Thursday, some archeologists over in Egypt decided to go against the threat of a world-ending curse to open up a 2,000-year-old black sarcophagus found in Alexandria. In it they found three skeletons, believed to be of military officials, marinating in a …

Archaeology

The 'vegetarian' mutton curry that unites Bengalis

<b>Bengalis, people from the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh, constantly war over which of the two regions boasts the better cuisine. Columnist Rajyasree Sen traces this culinary clash through her own family's history.</b><p>I grew up in a home with grandparents from both sides of the border - my …

West Bengal

7,000-Year-Old German Grave Shows New Side of Neolithic Brutality

The nine bodies were unceremoniously dumped into a burial pit, tangled in a jumble of limbs anathema to the precise arrangements typically seen in …

Archaeology

The Rohingya are victims of ethnic cleansing. The world has failed them.

<i>António Guterres is secretary-general of the United Nations.</i><p>Small children butchered in front of their parents. Girls and women gang-raped while family members were tortured and killed. Villages burned to the ground.<p>Nothing could have prepared me for the bone-chilling accounts I heard last week in …

Human Rights

She is Rohingya, and she doesn’t want your pity

She was born in a Rohingya family that migrated to Bangladesh during the 1991-92 exodus, triggered by the first wave of violence against the Muslim …

Domestic Violence

7,000-Year-Old Massacre: 9 Neolithic Outsiders Murdered with Blows to the Head

About 7,000 years ago, the bodies of nine brutally murdered people were dumped into a mass grave on the edge of an ancient farming settlement. While …

Archaeology

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

Ptolemic-Era Black Granite Sarcophagus Discovered in Alexandria

A black granite sarcophagus was recently uncovered in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria, Egypt, reports Rob Waugh at Yahoo News UK. The most …

Archaeology

Inside the lives of Mongolia's 'millennial monks,' who play basketball, pray for 12 hours a day, and visit the outside world only twice a year

In Mongolia, the future of one of the world's oldest religions is in the hands of millennials.<p>Young Buddhist monks are increasingly being given control of Mongolia's monasteries as the religion struggles to find new blood.<p>The millennial generation of monks is the first to come of age since …

Mongolia

Shahjalal airport to become fully powered by solar energy

The decision was taken following the success of an Indian airport, which has now become a fully solar-powered installation<p>The government is moving …

Renewable Energy

First-ever test tube rhino embryo gives hope for functionally extinct species

The last male northern white rhino was euthanized at a Kenyan conservancy in March, as a result of age-related complications. Only two female …

Nature Communications

The paradoxes of progress

Humanity is supposed to have progressed. A Harvard University professor, Steven Pinker, argues in favour of it in his new book <i>Enlightenment Now: The</i> …

Budget Deficit

Killings sow fear inside Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is deploying thousands of extra police to Rohingya refugee camps in the south, officials said, after a series of mostly unexplained killings that have sown fear among hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from neighboring Myanmar.<p>Since …

Extremism

What will humans look like in a million years?

To understand our future evolution we need to look to our past<p>Will our descendants be cyborgs with hi-tech machine implants, regrowable limbs and …

Singularity

Bangladesh Cities Join UN Drive to Build Defenses Against Disasters

Bangladeshi cities have signed up en masse to a U.N. campaign to develop local action plans and improve infrastructure to prepare for disasters, …

World Bank
Asia

Will Guterres' visit move the Wall?

Now that the chief of the UN himself has come and heard the “heartbreaking accounts from Rohingya refugees”, will the Wall hear the same? We mean the …

UN Security Council

12 of the creepiest photos we've ever seen that are bound to give you nightmares

1/<p>Post-mortem photography was a trend in Victorian England to preserve the image of a family when a loved one died.<p>Post-mortem photography became …

Dolls

Owls See the World Much Like We Do

Owl eyes are round, but not spherical. These immobile, tubular structures sit on the front of an owl’s face like a pair of built-in binoculars. They allow the birds to focus in on prey and see in three dimensions, kind of like humans — except we don’t have to turn our whole heads to spot a slice of …

gutfreund

SAARC to streamline Visa Exemption Scheme

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is going to streamline the SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme and develop its security software …

SAARC

Rohingyas elect female camp leaders

Recently arrived Rohingyas living in the Shalbagan-Nayapara settlement in the district, for the first time, have selected their own Camp Committee, …

UNHCR

Myanmar’s BGP shoots Rohingya child along border

A Rohingya child suffered bullet wounds in firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) in Myanmar along the Tumbru border of Naikkhonchhari upazila in …

Rohingya

Stoya: 'I thought female sexuality was an OK thing?'

For porn to be of any positive use in the world, we need to start defining what exactly it is<p>Dubbed “the pop star of porn” by Village Voice, Stoya is an award-winning performer in adult films, a director, a podcast host and, among other credits I don’t have space to list, an all-round entrepreneur. …

Marvel Super Heroes

Canadian Man with 149 Kids Sentenced to House Arrest: 'I'm Guilty of Living My Religion'

Two former leaders of a fundamentalist religious sect in Canada were sentenced this week to house arrest and probation following their nearly …

Crime

An island in Brazil has so many snakes that humans aren't allowed on it — and it's the stuff of nightmares

About 25 miles off the coast of Brazil, there is an island where no local would ever dare tread. Legend has it that the last fisherman who strayed too close to its shores was found days later adrift in his own boat, lifeless in a pool of blood.<p>The mysterious island is known as Ilha da Queimada …

Zoology

Japanese hermit forced to give up his remote island paradise after nearly 30 years living naked and foraging for food

Masafumi Nagasaki was living in a state of perfect bliss, spending his days wondering naked and alone on a Pacific island, watching baby turtles hatch from eggs and foraging for food.<p>That is, until reports of his ill health prompted police to take him away from his Robinson Crusoe-like existence …

Japan

Scientists Discover Dolphins Call Each Other by Name

“This is the coolest thing ever."<p>Video shot in Shark Bay, Australia, shows something incredible: dolphins are calling each other <i>by name</i>.<p>The video is …

Dolphins

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From

It might have hijacked our early ancestors’ brains.<p>I’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded …

This book imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct

A new edition of the 1981 book After Man: A Zoology of the Future is here<p>If humans disappeared from the face of the Earth, letting evolution run its course, what would animals look like in 50 million years? That was the premise of the book <i>After Man: A Zoology of the Future</i>, published in 1981 by …