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Mystery at the new Bible museum: Are its Dead Sea Scrolls fake?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Small scraps of parchment inscribed with tiny Hebrew letters. They look like countries cut out of a map, or lost pieces from a jigsaw puzzle nobody could solve.<p>Some scholars say they're fragments from the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish texts that date to the days of Jesus. …

Theology

The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps

Wikimedia CommonsA U.S. soldier at Camp Remagen, one of the Rheinwiesenlager camps, guarding thousands of German soldiers captured in the Ruhr area …

History

Fukushima Radiation: Days Of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over, Or Worse…

Radiation has been leaking out of the Fukushima power plant every day since the meltdown.<p>TEPCO, the Japanese electricity company in charge of …

Groundbreaking skin patch the size of a penny can regrow organs, restore brain function, and heal wounds by injecting genetic code into the damaged area

• <b>Researchers at Ohio State University develop a nanochip to place on the skin</b>• <b><br>Within a second, the chip injects genetic code into the wounded area</b>• <b><br>That</b> …

NASA Scientist Finds Strong Evidence for an ET Race Existing on Mars Half A Billion Years Ago

I'm in!<p>Any scientist who publicly shares information that could challenge the belief systems of many will always come under public scrutiny and …

Obama's army takes on Trump

Organizing for Action, a hub of the Democratic protest movement, is learning to live without the former president.<p>CHICAGO — Walk into Organizing for Action’s new hipster downtown hardwood space here, and there’s no big picture of Barack Obama, just a deep blue wall with a giant “OFA” painted in …

Microchipping Humans: First They Traded Freedom for Security, Now It’s Privacy for Convenience

By Claire BernishIf a steel truth exists in decades of technological innovation, it rests firmly in the convenience provided society — indeed, while …

Many States Preparing For Historic Eclipse Like A Natural Disaster

<b>CBS Local —</b> Americans across the U.S. will see the country’s first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. While millions of people get ready to …

Philadelphia

North Korea promises 'thousands-fold' revenge against US over sanctions

North Korea said today it will take "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to new international sanctions over its nuclear …

North Korea

YouTube Moves To Censor “Controversial” Content – Brings ADL On Board As Flagger

(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)<b>MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA —</b> Ever since “fake news” found its place among the various explanations used by the Clinton …

Censorship

Opposite of 9/11: Massive Dubai Skyscraper Engulfed in Flames, Doesn’t Collapse at Free Fall Speed

A massive fire inside a Dubai high-rise ended with everyone being able to exit the building safely. The tower did not fall into its own footprint, …

Grenfell Tower

Shattered faith: Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests rock island of Guam

<i>Editor's note: Some details in this report, while important to the understanding of the story, are graphic. Also, the USA TODAY Network does not identify alleged sexual abuse victims who do not wish to come forward.</i><p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — It started off innocently: a 15-year-old boy helping out at San …

Religion

The Tribal Gods

<b>The Tribal Gods</b><br>by Dave E. Matson<p>The Bible has "manmade" written all over it. One of the obvious giveaways is Yahweh's fixation on one little tribe, …

A Tick Bite Could Make You Allergic to Meat—and It's Spreading

As people encounter more ticks during the summer months, their chances for getting bitten by the allergy-carrying Lone Star tick increases.<p>Alpha-Gal may sound empowering, but the nickname, short for galactose-alpha-1, 3-galactose, is a sugar molecule that might just cause you to become allergic to …

Medicine

Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before

This is it: this is the Firefox release you've been waiting for, the release that finally puts a bit of pep in the open-source browsers' step.This …

Software

New Orleans Takes Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

<b>Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee no longer stands over the city of New Orleans.<p>The hours-long process of removing the statue of the Confederate general who symbolized Southern resistance in the Civil War ended late Friday afternoon as a crane lifted the statue from its …

Robert E. Lee

What do George Orwell and Winston Churchill have in common? A new book has the answer

Beyond membership in the Pantheon of Famous Brits, Winston Churchill and George Orwell would seem to have little in the way of common ground. Churchill was a politician. Orwell was a journalist and novelist. Churchill had money and pedigree; the young Orwell lived on the street and raised his own …

Literature

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

Ancient History

KDE Plasma Is Adding Google Drive Integration

A developer has this week shown off KDE Google Drive integration working with the Dolphin file manager and the KDE equivalent of Online Accounts.This …

Google

Yomi

Yomi, or Yomi-tsu-kuni, is the underworld of the Shinto religion, even if it forms no part of Shinto theology and appears only in ancient myths as …

Ancient History

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

While US counter-terrorism efforts remain locked on Islamist extremism, the growing threat from homegrown, rightwing extremists is even more pressing<p>On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the …

Terrorism

Physicists Just Came Up With a Mathematical Model For a Viable Time Machine

"Mathematically, it is possible."<p>Physicists have come up with what they claim is a mathematical model of a theoretical "time machine" - a box that …

Physics

Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute

Lyrebird, a Montreal-based AI startup, has taken a page straight out of <i>Mission Impossible</i> and created a voice imitation algorithm that will allow …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco is considering a once unthinkable measure to offset the threat of job-killing robots

The tech industry collectively face-palmed when Trump's treasury secretary said earlier this year that the threat of robots taking human jobs was "not even on our radar screen."<p>There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displace huge swaths of the American workforce …

Robots

Huge Antarctic ice shelf crack now has second branch

A huge crack in an Antarctic ice shelf now has a new second branch, scientists announced Tuesday. Once the crack completely shears off, it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded, one that's larger than the state of Rhode Island.<p>The main crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is now 110 …

Climate Change

Global warming could unleash viruses that have lain dormant for millennia, warn scientists

Bacteria and viruses that have lain dormant for thousands of years are at risk of being exposed as a result of global warming, scientists have warned.<p>…

Global Warming