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Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …

Archaeology

Why this mysterious Mayan cave full of children’s bones may be evidence of ancient human trafficking

It began with screams of terror in the middle of the night.<p>By the time rescuers traced the wailing to its origin, they found themselves at the jagged mouth of an ancient cave deep in the Belizean countryside. Sixty feet below, down a sheer rockface, an injured looter lay crumpled on the limestone …

7 Cute Cats Enjoying DIY Projects Their Humans Made For Them

Improve the quality of each of your cat’s nine lives with these ridiculously great crafts & DIY projects. Then stand back and watch your kitty start …

10 Unsolved Mysteries That Confound The Art World

The more we learn about great art and its creators, the more mysteries we uncover. Sometimes, these mysteries are more convoluted and salacious than …

Art

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Reality TV

5 Apartment Improvements You Can Do in an Hour

<i>Presented by Apartments.com</i><p>When looking for a new apartment, it's hard not to notice the improvements (on large and small scale) needed prior to …

Geology and prehistoric-illyrians megalithic sites in Herzegovina

By prospecting and tours of some prehistoric Illyrian sites in Herzegovina, especially in the southwest part (Brotnjo) yielded insights on the some …

Relic in Ancient Basilica May Hold Apostle's Ashes

(Newser) – Archaeologists in Bulgaria think they've found ashes belonging to one of the 12 apostles. The team found a small lead container with ashes …

Elon Musk is worried about a robot uprising, too

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it’s no wonder that some of us are getting a little worried about just how advanced it’s getting: when will AI outstrip our own? And when will the robots use that power for evil instead of good?<p>The concern goes far beyond malevolent roombas and now …

When It Is And Is Not Okay To Sleep With A Guy On The First Date

Can OR should a woman sleep with a man on the first date? Will it affect the development of a committed relationship?<p>James Michael Sama is a fairly …

10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats

These photos reveal the artist’s true spirit animal, from Salvador Dalí’s ocelot to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Siamese.<p>Since the ancient Egyptians dedicated a religious sect to the cat goddess Bastet and made elaborate temples in her honor, artists around the world have paid worshipful homage to the feline …

The Weekend Cocktail We Could All Use Right Now

Our favorite reader-requested cocktail is a refreshing, drinkable spin on one of our favorite salads.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers’ Choice Week, where we’re committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that’s you!). All week long, we created brand-new</i> …

Cooking

112 Years Ago, Fingerprints Pointed to Murder in London

On the morning of March 27, 1905, London shopkeeper Thomas Farrow awoke to the sound of knocking on the front door of the business he managed, …

Crime

5 Under $100: The Must-Have White Dress

Nothing says spring like a crisp LWD.<p>Nothing says spring like a crisp LWD. Channel your favorite white dress icon, and shop our favorite wallet-friendly frocks.

Our galaxy is home to many, many more Earths than we ever thought

So much for being special.<p>Our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way is very, very big. Measuring 100,000 light-years in diameter (or one <i>quintillion</i> …

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy's Place

Your ultimate guide to number two etiquette.<p>Going number two outside of the comfort of your own home shouldn’t be a big deal: do your business, flush, wash up, done. But that leaves so many awkward or embarrassing issues unaddressed. How do you handle loud noises during a bowel movement in a …

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup

A Brief History Of The Tonic Water In Your Gin And Tonic

Tonic water is everywhere. You can order it in a bar in Spain or buy it in a grocery store in the rural American South. But knowing its vibrant, …

An understated Spectre teaser gets us excited about James Bond again

It's pretty telling that a trailer with this much footage can still be considered a teaser. This first look at the last James Bond film, <i>Spectre</i> gives us a decent amount of footage and some idea of the story, but it holds the expected shots back.<p>There are no action scenes on display, no crazy …

Movies

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Primal Health: Overcoming Human Captivity | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jonathan Mead.</i><p>The average man’s life in modern times is not that different from a wild animal in a zoo.<p>Sure, …

Hummingbirds Are More Badass Than You Realize

But how did they get that way?

Russia unveils plan for superhighway from London to Alaska

When it comes to the future, Russia is thinking big.<p>Vladimir Yakunin, head of transportation company Russian Railways, unveiled a plan on Monday for …

Russia