Claire Gallacher

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8 Archaeological Treasures Found in Poop

Among its many fine qualities, human waste gives archaeologists a wealth of information about people's daily lives—what they ate and drank, what …

Archaeology

7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

These spots might not have been crafted by extraterrestrials, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out of this world.<p>Planet Earth is home to some spectacular relics from bygone eras, constructions that seem to defy the technological capabilities of their time either because they’re too big, too heavy, …

Archaeology

10 Mysterious Images That Appear Across The Ancient World

The ancient world remains shrouded in mystery, with records and artifacts shining a limited light on our ancestors. Oddly, certain motifs seem …

Archaeology

Maritime archaeologists accidentally discovered 40 ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea

A group of maritime archeologists studying sea levels in the Black Sea have uncovered over 40 shipwrecks this year as a “complete bonus.”<p>The Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project has been trawling the seabed to understand how quickly the water level rose after the last Ice Age, 20,000 years ago. …

Archaeology

Kittens Recovering After Photographer Rescued Them From Brush Fire

"I had to shield myself with my jacket to even attempt to grab her."<p>Talk about being saved by a whisker.<p>A pair of kittens is on the mend after they became trapped inside a pile of burning brush in North Dakota, only to be saved by a passing photographer who heard them crying.<p>“My first thought was, …

North Dakota

Skunk-Like Bicycle Lock Sprays Thieves with Vomit-Inducing Gas

The aptly-named SkunkLock is an ingenious bicycle lock that blasts would-be thieves with a disgusting cocktails of chemicals that most of the time …

Profit

7 Clever Ways to Add Storage to a Small Bathroom

When my husband and I were on the hunt for a home last year, one of my must-haves was a spacious master bathroom. You know, the whole nine yards – a …

Small Spaces

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

Self-improvement

Queen Elizabeth's Bentley is Up for Auction

Come November, Queen Elizabeth's personal Bentley will hit the auction block. Estimated to go for £215,000-£235,000, the former personal conveyance …

Found: 700-year-old banknote in ancient head - CNN Style

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The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Meet Azalea the smoking chimp, new star at Pyongyang zoo

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.According to officials at the newly …

North Korea

Scientists think they may have discovered two new rooms in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists may have discovered hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Two previously undiscovered “cavities” or “voids” have shown up in scans …

Get Ready to Watch The Moon 'Occult' One of Our Brightest Stars Tonight

Binoculars ready!<p>In a few hours' time, sky-watchers in North America will have the chance to see something awesome - the Moon is set to pass over and …

Exploring Britain's littlest - and most fascinating - islands

Actress Alison Steadman took on a wide-ranging journey when she agreed to film a new travel series about Britain’s distinctive small islands. Here she recalls some of the highlights.<p>How did this project come about?<p>I presented a programme on the Shetland Islands a couple of years ago, and presumably …

If You’re On The Fence About A Trip To Scotland, This Photo Diary Will Seal The Deal

“This is the first time in my life that I’m totally okay with traffic,” my brother, Pete, said as our shoe box-sized rental car jolted out of our first Edinburgh roundabout and into a gridlocked, festival-season, rush-hour mess. I downshifted with my left hand and pulled into the left lane on the …

How brushing your teeth could help prevent a heart attack

Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing inflammation in the body to levels close to what can be achieved by statins, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists in the US conducted a trial to see if a special toothpaste, which highlighted plaque on …

Medical Research

Incredibly Spicy Meal Burns Large Hole in Man’s Esophagus

According to a recently published medical report, a 47-year-old American man who ate a burger smothered in Ghost Pepper puree ended up with a large …

Here's Why We Crave Sugar So Much

Humans are hardwired to love sugar. We know that too much of it is bad for us—but it’s hard to argue with our brains, which consume a fifth of our …

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12 Futuristic Products That Might Change Your Life

Could this be in your living room’s future? A table made from old jeans, a pod that turns a sink into a washing machine, or one of the other products …

Living Rooms

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you’re going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you’re going to make them …

A rare double 'moonbow' formed during Sunday's supermoon — and a photographer captured the incredible moment

The delight and surprise we feel after spotting a double rainbow arcing across the sky almost never wears off.<p>So imagine photographer Ben Gwynne's shock while he photographed Sunday's supermoon— and turned around to see a <b>double moonbow</b>.<p>Below is Gwynne's photo of the relatively rare phenomenon, …

How To Watch The End-Of-Year 'Super Moon' In Australia

Image: NASA<p>The last three full moons of 2016 are all "supermoons" -- the point when the moon is closest to Earth while simultaneously reaching its …

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

8 Most Powerful and Inspirational Quotes in Spirituality

Most Powerful and Inspirational Quotes Ever<p>Listed here are some of the most inspirational quotes in spirituality that are having profound meaning. …

Spirituality

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Self-improvement