Aeriel Blackshear

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Tour One of World's Largest Caves on Back of a Drone

Photographer spent eight days in cave to make a viral video.<p>The biggest cavern in Vietnam's Son Doong Cave is so vast that it could accommodate a Boeing 747. “You feel absolutely miniscule,” says Ryan Deboodt, a professional photographer whose video of the cave went viral this week. Deboodt spent …

President Obama Channels Ferris Bueller With Executive Action On Taxes

President Obama and his Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have been getting some cheeky mail lately, reminding them that only <i>Congress</i> has the power to lay and collect taxes. Some of it is from Congress, pointing out this basic constitutional law. Congress alone has this power, one letter opens. How …

Finance

Ancient tomb complex unearthed in Beijing

3/17/2015 10:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists have unearthed a massive tomb complex in a southwest suburb in Beijing, according to the Beijing Institute of …

New Stonehenge theory: Stones were stilts

The mysterious origins of Stonehenge now have a new theory to add to the pile. Past speculations have included it being some sort of astronomical calendar, healing place, or Druid temple, and now an art critic and historian in the United Kingdom contends in a new book that the giant stones were …

After Years Of Delay, Will The FDA Finally Make Safe Our Nation's Blood Supply?

I have spent many years working in the biopharmaceutical industry, and while I generally support the FDA and its essential role in assuring the public health, on occasion I have been a critic. From time to time, I have bemoaned the agency’s overly cautious nature and its propensity to give undue …

Medicine

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Neanderthal Jewelry

Neanderthals were stylish cavemen and cavewomen, and their jewelry was cool by today’s standards. Eight talons from white-tailed eagles were …

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

In Ancient Egypt, what was the afterlife?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>The Ancient Egyptians …

Google makes it simple to track your account and devices

In an effort to improve device security and give users peace of mind, Google has released a new set of security tools located in your Google Account settings. Although intended for IT managers, anyone can make use of these new features.<p>The Device and Activity Dashboard, which can be found at this …

Android News

Pharaoh of "Lost Dynasty" Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.<p>Skeletal analysis of a little-known Egyptian pharaoh, whose remains were discovered only last year, has revealed dramatic details about the ruler's violent death.<p>King Senebkay lived between 1650 and 1550 B.C. near the ancient …

10 Ancient Critics Of Christianity

Like any religion, Christianity has plenty of critics, people pointing out the errors or contradictions within the Bible or the hypocrisy of its …

Theology

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

Advanced Ancient Knowledge: Brain Surgery 2,500 Years Ago

How did people in ancient times deal with the health complications that we use advanced techniques to treat today? Many think that ancient folk …

Archaeology

A & D

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Skeletons Reveal Tuscan Life in the Time of Cholera

"Thousand-year cemetery" records a millennium of tough living in Tuscany.<p>Tuscany is synonymous with the good life—wine, rolling hills, luscious cuisine. But for many years it was a pretty tough place to live.<p>At the Badia Pozzeveri church cemetery near Lucca, archaeologists have uncovered skeletons …

Photographer captures glow of Portuguese man o' war as they hunt for fish at night

Beauty of the beast: Photographer captures alien-like glow of Portuguese man o' wars as they hunt for fish at night<p><b>Photographer Matthew Smith</b> …

Nature