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This 19th century house painter's grave has an amazing feature that's meant to confuse the devil

Almost 200 years ago, Wales was a far more religious place.<p>For many, church was an intrinsic part of everyday life.<p>However, one man was willing to go …

Archaeology

The Date of The Legendary Volcano Explosion of Thera Has Finally Been Traced

One of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history.<p>Thousands of years ago, on what is now the Greek island of Santorini, a mountain exploded …

Geology

Lincoln’s funniest jokes

Abraham Lincoln told jokes as a tonic, an ice-breaker and a political weapon. From biting put-downs to bawdy quips, Richard Carwardine celebrates the …

Jokes

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Physics

How The Fifth Element Subverted Sci-Fi Movies

Twenty years ago, Luc Besson’s visually stunning film hinged its story not on action or violence, but on love.<p>The most radical element of Luc Besson’s 1997 space opera <i>The Fifth Element</i> is not the absurdly opulent future-costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. It isn’t the bizarre Southern twang of …

Science Fiction

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on …

Child Abuse

We made a timeline showing the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

It all started with 2008's "Iron Man," but the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually stretches back millions of years.<p>The history includes far more than what we see on the screen. Thankfully, there's plenty of context within the 20 movies so far to give us a sense of just how far back it goes and when …

Marvel Universe

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Climate Change

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.<p>Centuries ago, Mogollon people stood in front of these basalt rocks. Clutching …

Archaeology

Jeff Goldblum Has Now Been Memorialized in the Immortal Art of the Jigsaw Puzzle

Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Buzz Aldrin: Space Force is 'one giant leap in the right direction'

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was there when man first landed on the moon in 1969 and on Friday, Buzz Aldrin endorsed a new galactic effort -- the Trump administration's Space Force.<p>"One giant leap in the right direction. #SpaceForce," the retired astronaut tweeted, quoting a message from Vice President Mike Pence …

Space Force

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders

Liu Yongbiao had talked of plans for book about killer author who evades capture but police say he is now a suspect in multiple decades-old murders<p>In the introduction to his novel The Guilty Secret, Chinese writer Liu Yongbiao revealed he had already started work on a follow-up he hoped would prove …

Crime

Land Surrounding East Point Lighthouse Sold to Preserve Historic Area

The East Point Lighthouse is considered vulnerable to storm damage and coastal erosion due to its location on the Delaware Bay and officials say the …

Hiking

NASA created a rare, exotic state of matter in space

NASA has cooled a cloud of rubidium atoms to ten-millionth of a degree above absolute zero, producing the fifth, exotic state of matter in space. The experiment also now holds the record for the coldest object we know of in space, though it isn't yet the coldest thing humanity has ever created. …

Space

Did Stephen King's Son Just Solve a 44-Year-Old Murder Mystery?

What do Jaws and an infamous cold case have in common? Bestselling author Joe Hill presents a theory linking two events that took place in 1974 Cape Cod.<p>In 2015, Joe Hillstrom King sat in a New Hampshire movie theater with his three teenage sons, stoked to see a special 40th anniversary screening …

Stephen King

Can 'Jaws' Help Solve a 44-Year-Old Murder Mystery? Joe Hill Thinks So

Novelist Joe Hill — son of Stephen King — believes a woman who appears in “Jaws” may be the unidentified “Lady of the Dunes”<p>Childhoods don’t get much …

Stephen King

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

Hiroshima

Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

Source: Air Corps<p>WILDFIRES ON THE Wicklow coast have unveiled a large ‘Eire’ sign on Bray Head that dates back to World War II.<p>The sign was spotted …

Wildfires

Fargo’s fourth season is happening, with Chris Rock

Like a door that may or may not open, the prospect of <i>Fargo</i>’s fourth season has been an open mystery for over a year, its existence dependent on …

TV

'Russian spy' found working at US embassy in Moscow for more than a decade

A Russian woman worked as a spy inside the United States embassy in Moscow for over a decade before she was discovered, it has been reported.<p>The woman, who had her security clearance revoked in the summer of 2017, had access to the secret service’s intranet and email systems, according to The …

Secret Service

It looks like Vampire Weekend will actually release something soon

It’s been five years since Vampire Weekend released <i>Modern Vampires Of The City</i>, but frontman Ezra Koenig might finally be ready to release something …

Vampire Weekend

How Fast Is Voyager 1 Traveling Right Now?

<i>Why is Voyager 1 travelling at 17 km/s? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p>In movies and on TV, science fiction …

Astronomy

Scientists Believe They've Found a Liquid Body of Water on Mars

After decades of debate, scientists have spotted hints of liquid water trapped beneath the planet’s south polar ice cap.<p>A team of Italian researchers …

European Space Agency

Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Snaps Incredible Close-Up Image of Asteroid Ryugu

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has made some of its closest approaches to asteroid Ryugu yet, returning breathtaking images. Here you can see the …

Aerospace

The Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Releases an Open Letter in Support of James Gunn

<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, …

Comics

Teen Burglar Breaks Into Home, Asks Sleeping Couple for Wifi: Police

Police say a couple in their 60s woke up in their Palo Alto, California bedroom around midnight last Saturday to find someone looming above them …

Crime

The 'Scutoid' Is Geometry's Newest Shape, and It Could Be All Over Your Body

Scientists have just defined a new shape called the scutoid (SCOO-toid) while studying epithelial cells, the building blocks of embryos that …

Nature Communications

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

Literature