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Stowaway mice map out Vikings' path - Futurity

CORNELL (US) — Ancient DNA from hitchhiking mice are offering clues to the migratory travels …

DNA

For Vikings, lure of the raid went beyond the booty - Futurity

What would make a young Viking want to risk everything and join a raiding party? Was it the lure of wealth or the lure of the exotic?

Wealth

Antler trade led up to Viking invasion of England - Futurity

New research suggests that before attacking England, Vikings were busy visiting Denmark. Why? To sell reindeer antlers to comb-makers.

Archaeology

Cold climate greeted Vikings in Greenland - Futurity

A new study questions the popular idea that Vikings were able to colonize Greenland because of a period of unusually warm weather.

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China<p>Sadly, magical fairy dust is not the secret behind Reed Flute Cave's glowing interior: Multi-colored lights have been …

National Parks