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Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters

"You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you."<p>Among the countless shitty things humans have done in the past year, we’ve …

Mysterious 'haunted' city found floating in the middle of the ocean which terrified locals call 'Island of Ghosts'

This is the mysterious ancient city found on a remote island in the middle of the ocean - and experts believe it's haunted .<p>Archaeologists have taken …

Here's Where Cold War 'Numbers Stations' Broadcast Spies' Secret Codes

If you tuned into just the right shortwave radio frequency in the 1970s, you might hear a creepy computerized voice reading out a string of numbers. …

Smart Cities: Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki isn't just a smart city—it's artsy, cool, and edgy. Understated swank make this European city a must-visit.<p>Finland is celebrating a century of independence. Some credit <i>kalsarikännit,</i> the Finnish concept of drinking at home alone in your underwear, for this milestone, but the World Economic …

The last surviving sea silk seamstress

Byssus, or sea silk, is one of the most coveted materials in the world – but after more than 1,000 years in the same matrilineal family tree, this ancient thread may soon unravel.<p>Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by members of the Italian Coast Guard, 62-year-old Chiara Vigo …

British Museum

Jupiter's Auroras Defy the Laws of Earthly Physics

Since NASA’s Juno mission began orbiting Jupiter and sending data back to Earth last July, Juno scientists have all sounded pretty alike: They are …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking mission to find alien civilisation detects radio signals coming from dwarf galaxy

Astronomers hunting for signs of intelligent alien life in the universe have recorded 15 mysterious radio signals coming from a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away.<p>The team is part of the Breakthrough Listen project, set up by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, …

Ancient Roman city found underwater

Part of a Roman city that experts believe was submerged in the 4th century has been found off the coast of northeastern Tunisia

Ancient Rome