Beky Martinez Flores

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Scientists To Scan Egypt's Ancient Pyramids To See What's Below The Surface

CAIRO (AP) — Scientists will scan four of Egypt’s ancient pyramids starting next month using waves, particles and thermal imaging in order to see …

My life in the cult: How “serving God” unraveled into sex abuse, child neglect and a waking nightmare

I was a naive teenager, desperate for belonging. But my “home” for 30 years turned out to be a house of horrors<p>I left the Children of God in the early 2000s. It took a long time to come out of the haze of those 30 years, but when I did, I was appalled by my former self. One of the most common …

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ocala National Forest

Get more out of your Ocala National Forest visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>The Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando, is the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest at nearly 383,000 acres. That means that a sand ridge of dunes, which were once a chain …

National Parks

My child is not in heaven: Your religion only makes my grief harder

Losing a newborn is always hard, but grieving as an atheist in a world of believers added loneliness to grief<p>When I tell people about the death of my infant daughter, they often respond that she is in heaven. They tell me that she is an angel now. They tell me that she’s with God. But as an …

Church’s ‘Faith Healing’ Killed This Baby

Oregon’s Followers of Christ Church doesn’t believe in traditional medical care, and it’s killing church members’ children—including a premature baby.<p>…

Did Archaeologists Discover The Biblical City Of Sodom?

Here's one potential site.<p>The fiery fate of the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah has captured the imaginations of artists, theologians and archaeologists for years. The book of Genesis describes how God "rained down burning sulfur" to punish those cities for their wickedness, destroying all …

Ancient house reveals suburbia in Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome may have been much larger than originally believed, according to recent archaeological findings.<p>In an excavation area on Quirinal Hill, researchers have discovered a well-preserved rectangular residence they say dates back to the 6th century BC, complete with wooden beams, clay-covered …

Archaeology

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Mystery Of Amazonian Tribe's Head Shapes Solved

Culture may trigger rapid evolution of various human features, suggests new research into the marital practices of a tribe from the Brazilian …

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.<p>Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic …

Secret history of a northern slave state: How slavery was written into New Jersey’s DNA

Though eventually & thankfully on the right side of history, the North wasn’t immune to America’s original sin.<p>In the immediate aftermath of the election of President Obama back in 2008, a Gallup poll found a state of near euphoria among the public when it came to our hopes for improved race …

Who Owns The Ancient One?

The fight for an ancient skeleton shows how science undermines and exploits Native-American identity. It's just one reason we need more of us in the lab.<p>In 1996, a Washington college student trying to sneak into a hydroplane race on the Columbia River — and drinking a Busch Light — stumbled upon …

The Ancient Egyptian civilization, thousands of years older than previously thought - Alien UFO Sightings

New Dates for Egypt’s Pharaohs<p>Just when did Egyptian pharaohs such as King Tut and Rameses II rule? Historians have heatedly debated the exact dates. …

DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the Tarim Basin area of China. Their skeletal remains, along with …

Anthropology

Never before seen images of Pluto captured by spacecraft

The Nasa New Horizons spacecraft has captured incredible images of the surface of the dwarf planet Pluto<p>These are the amazing images of the surface of Pluto captured by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft.<p>The space probe has begun to beam back photographs as it approaches the dwarf planet, providing …

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Ancient Roman frescos 'worthy of Pompeii' found in southern France

Archeologists in Arles have unearthed one of the only full Roman murals ever found outside Italy<p>Archaeologists have unearthed extremely rare ancient Roman frescoes, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, in the southern city of Arles.<p>The unexpected discovery was made during …

Ancient History

Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

Shooting suspect in custody after Charleston church massacre

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.<p>A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a …

Charleston Church Shooting

How to Make Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches With Ovenly

At Ovenly, a bakery based in Brooklyn, N.Y., owners Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin believe everybody should love frosting and cookies. Here, they share all the secrets to their best-selling chocolate chip cookies with buttercream frosting, flavored with everyday pantry staples, for the ultimate …

Winner of Your Best Recipe for the Shore

<i>A big congratulations to Kukla, whose Spiced Shrimp in Lemon-Ginger Sauce was voted Your Best Recipe for the Shore.</i><p>This week, Kukla's Spiced Shrimp in Lemon-Ginger Sauce won the contest for Your Best Recipe for the Shore by a nose, coming in just ahead of Jenny Goycochea's IPA Crab Cake Sliders …

17 Crab Recipes For When You Want to ‘Treat Yourself’

These crab recipes are the best excuse we have for buying the really good stuff.<p><b>From soup to fritters to pasta</b> these are the recipes that make crab season worth the wait.

The 21 Best Seafood Shacks in America

<i>By: Thrillist</i><p>It's summertime, the livin' is easy, and seafood shacks are throwing open their doors. There's no better way to consume the fruits of the ocean than with a paper plate on your lap, the wind in your hair, and creaky floorboards beneath your feet. What the following seafood joints lack …

Preserving Traditional Persian Cooking Is This Young Iranian Chef's Mission

In the bustling metropolis of Iran's capital city of Tehran, one afternoon TV show still manages to draw thousands of viewers, even after nearly two decades. <i>Bahooneh</i> - or "an excuse" in Farsi - is the nation's longest running cooking show, hosted by Iran's first male Chef, the 45-year-old Saman …

10 Great Takes on the Classic Potato Salad

Tender, creamy potatoes make the perfect hearty-but-neutral base for simple summer salads. The picnic and barbecue standard is also incredibly versatile, easily adapted to fit whatever main course it's made to accompany. From the tangy, mayonnaise-dressed classic to a light and fresh-tasting …

10 Recipes For Lettuce Wraps That You'll Actually Want To Eat

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Half Baked Harvest, The Beeroness, Damn Delicious<p>Don't think for a second that lettuce wraps are a diet food that you have to begrudgingly eat, when what you really want for dinner is a burger. Yes, lettuce wraps lighten the calories in any given meal, but they can …