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Korea leaders avoid specific measures to address nuke crisis

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea played it safe Friday, repeating a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons but failing to provide any specific measures or forge a potential breakthrough on an issue that has captivated and terrified many since the …

North Korea

Rare Roman discovery thrills experts: Emperor's marble head found at Egyptian temple site

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an extremely rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.<p>The head, which shows the emperor with wavy hair and a beard, was discovered in the city of Aswan in southern Egypt, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. In a Facebook …

Ancient History

Neanderthals May Have Voyaged the Mediterranean

Odysseus, who voyaged across the wine-dark seas of the Mediterranean in Homer's epic, may have had some astonishingly ancient forerunners. A decade …

Anthropology

Turkmenistan sends treasures to Berlin in diplomatic move

For the first time, ancient treasures from the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan are travelling abroad, in a sign that its autocratic government …

Bronze Age

Swedish archaeologists uncover brutal 5th century massacre

A three-year dig has uncovered the shocking violence with which the inhabitants of the coastal village of Sandby Borg were struck down<p>Archaeologists in Sweden have uncovered startling evidence of a massacre more than 1500 years ago, when the inhabitants of a small village were struck down in their …

Archaeology

FBI Solves Mystery of a 4,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

The FBI became a “very unusual partner.”<p>The FBI solved a century-long mystery over the identity of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. While this …

T.E. Lawrence and the Desert Bromance That Sold America on a War

Two guys have fun together blowing up trains and help to shape a new Middle East. A century later, nobody seems any wiser.<p>It was bromance at first …

Travel Writing

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

74,000-Year-Old Fossils Uncover Humans Who Survived a Volcanic Winter

"Perhaps our study will waken people up to the potential of volcanic catastrophe."<p>About 74,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption more powerful than any …

Alleged former Russian spy critically ill after exposure to unknown substance in Salisbury

A man who is critically after exposure to an unknown substance in Salisbury, is an alleged former Russian spy, it is understood.<p>Sergei Skripal, 66, who was jailed in Russia for treason, but later came to the UK as part of a 'spy swap', collapsed in a shopping centre in Salisbury on Sunday.<p>He and a …

‘Black Panther’ and the Real, Lost Wakandas

The blockbuster movie imagines an advanced African nation untouched by colonialism. That’s not fiction, it’s true history that was covered-up by …

How turbans helped some black men avoid Jim Crow–era racism

“He didn’t change his color. He just changed his costume, and they treated him like a human.”<p>He was thought to be the son of a French opera singer …

Black History

From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague, the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox and ‘whipping boys’ may never have actually existed. So what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at once. So far …

World History

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

A Tesla is an electric car. Just about everybody knows that.<p>But it is less widely known that the car was named for Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer who was once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor.<p>While Tesla’s star began to fade long ago, Elon Musk has contributed to something of a …

Tesla

George Lucas says he “may have gone too far” with ‘The Phantom Menace’

<b>George Lucas</b> said that he “may have gone too far” with <i>Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.</i><p>The 1999 blockbuster re-booted the huge franchise after a …

Rian Johnson Was ‘Terrified’ Of Making One Major Change To Kylo Ren In ‘The Last Jedi’

<b>WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead</b><p>The criticism that followed the release of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> seemed to be varied, with folks crying foul over character arcs, plot points, and pretty much anything that didn’t line up with their view for <i>Star Wars</i>. But none of that seemed to …

Gargantuan $151M 2nd-Weekend Plunge For 'The Last Jedi' Is An Epic Hollywood Choke

The scale of the catastrophe that is <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is difficult to comprehend without comparing it to major, historic natural disasters. Because no other movie has come anywhere close to the picture’s $151.5 million 2nd weekend box office razing, there’s no movie comparison that gives its …

Movies

Space station crew watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi from orbit

Cozy up with your drink bag<p>Your viewing experience for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> was <i>probably</i> like mine, wherein you used money to enter a theater, ate some overpriced snacks, and tried not to yell every time the person behind you kicked your seat. Our experience was <i>definitely</i> not like a group of …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson responds to criticism

The film currently has a 55% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes<p>Rian Johnson, director of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi,</i> has responded to ongoing criticism …

Alt-Right group claims responsibility for huge backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

They're not happy with the "feminist agenda" or "Luke turning gay"<p>An alt-right group called ‘<b>Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises</b>‘ has claimed …

Why Do Stormtroopers Even Wear Armor?

Think back to every <i>Star Wars</i> film you’ve seen. Have you ever witnessed a Stormtrooper take a direct hit from a blaster and not immediately crumple? …

Here’s the real reason Porgs made their debut in ‘The Last Jedi’

The new creature has been a popular addition to the Star Wars universe<p>The origin of the popular new <i>Star Wars</i> creature, the Porg, has been revealed in …

5 Wild Facts About the Winter Solstice Tonight

We're turning a corner, people. Longer days ahead!<p>The winter solstice is upon us, which means the northern hemisphere can finally look forward to …

Everything We Learned About Dishwashers in 2017

The dishwasher can be the best tool in the kitchen (way better than your favorite knife or your trusty Dutch oven). You just have to know how to care …

Knives

The guy who started the petition to have ‘The Last Jedi’ deleted now regrets it

Henry Walsh from Georgia called on Disney to remake the film<p>The man who started a petition to have <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> deleted has now admitted …

See Photos Taken on Illegal Visits to Chernobyl's Dead Zone

Thirty-one years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, a group of self-proclaimed “stalkers” makes illegal trips into the abandoned radioactive city.<p>An estimated 200 tons of radioactive material festers beneath a steel containment structure inside Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Unearthed in Rome’s New Subway: Extinct Elephants and Persian Peach Pits

ROME — The ancient Romans were celebrated for their engineering feats: roads that helped expand an empire; aqueducts that quenched throngs and supplied lavish fountains; monumental bridges, some of which are still in use today.<p>So it seems apt that a modern engineering achievement — the construction …

Archaeology

Angry Star Wars fans petition for The Last Jedi to be removed from canon

An angry <i>Star Wars</i> fan has launched an online petition for <i>The Last Jedi</i> to be removed from canon.<p>While the latest film has secured some pretty …

Star Wars

Carrie Fisher Received A Touching Honor Ahead Of The Opening Of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

TCL Chinese Theatres paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher ahead of the opening for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It was a fitting way to remember the actress, not only in honor of the newest <i>Star Wars</i> film getting released but also because we’re nearing the anniversary of her untimely death. George …

Why Death by Lightsaber Would Be Way Worse Than STAR WARS Shows

The lightsaber is supposed to be an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. It inflicts wounds that are tidy and survivable, it can melt through …