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First Americans

<b>The first face of the first Americans belongs to an unlucky teenage girl who fell</b> to her death in a Yucatán cave some 12,000 to 13,000 years ago. Her bad luck is science’s good fortune. The story of her discovery begins in 2007, when a team of Mexican divers led by Alberto Nava made a startling …

'Django Unchained' actress died of blunt-force injuries to head, medical examiner says

A Seattle-area medical examiner says actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County" and "Django Unchained," died of blunt-force injuries to her head and torso.<p>The King County medical examiner's office updated its investigation of the Oct. 5 death Wednesday, but the manner of …

5 Unique Ways to Decorate for Christmas

These ideas are all out of the box.<p>From silk flowers as ornaments to feathers in a garland, these decorating ideas are creative, unexpected, and sure to wow.

Principals' Group Latest to Criticize 'Value Added' for Teacher Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has entered the loud fray over teacher evaluation, giving preliminary approval to a statement …

Orion Flight Test, NASA TV Coverage Reset for Friday, Dec. 5

The first flight test of Orion, NASA’s next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to …

Electric Eels Use Built-In "Taser" to Remotely Stun Their Prey

It's the first evidence found in nature that an animal can remotely control another with electricity.<p>Talk about a shock—electric eels use their built-in "taser" to stun prey from a distance, a new study reveals.<p>Strong, fast pulses delivered remotely by the fish <i>Electrophorus electricus</i> cause its …

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Blackout Time-Lapse: This is What the London Skyline Would Look Like if You Could See the Milky Way

UK-based photographer Nicholas Buer wanted to see what the view over London would look like if the city skies were void of the light pollution that …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy by Kerby Rosanes

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

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10 Architects That Forgot How To Architect

The fail — it's... it's everywhere! Most architects know that great software can mean a world of difference, so check out all the amazing things you can create with Autodesk’s free educational software. It’s free.

Time-Lapse Condenses 100 Years of Beauty Trends Into 80 Seconds of Video

It seems as though each decade is defined by a handful of trends, fashion and otherwise, that permanently seal our perception of the given timeframe. …