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Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom

The worse it gets, as I wade and stumble through the Great Dismal Swamp, the better I understand its history as a place of refuge. Each ripping thorn …

Black History

Nearby Earth-Sized Exoplanet GJ 1132b Might Have Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

<i>In this artist’s conception GJ 1132b circles a red dwarf star. Image credit: Dana Berry</i>.<p>GJ 1132b, an extrasolar planet about 1.2 times the size and …

Archaeologists Discover Bronze Age Baby In Peterborough Quarry

The child burial on bark matting with grave goods. © Phoenix Consulting Archaeology<p>Archaeologists investigating a quarry site near Peterborough have …

Earth - Meet Nanotyrannus, the dinosaur that never really existed

About 67 million years ago, in what is now north-west Montana in the United States of America, a dinosaur died.<p>How it died is unknown, but its death was recorded all the same. Over geological time, bone turned to rock. The skeleton was saved in stone.<p>In 2003, palaeontologists from the Burpee Museum …

Traces of sun storms locked in tree rings could confirm ancient historical dates

A new science, astrochronology, could finally fix precise dates for key events in prehistory using traces of violent solar storms preserved by trees<p>Archaeologists believe they have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. Rare and spectacular storms on the sun …

Archaeology

10 Natural Ways to Keep Insects Out of Your Home

Insects are beneficial to the environment in a multitude of ways—especially when they're outside where they belong. Ants, flies, moths and other …

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This Ancient Text Reveals a Maya Astronomer Calculated The Movements of Venus Over a Millennium Ago

Astonishing.<p>A new analysis of the ancient Mayan text, the <i>Dresden Codex</i> – the oldest book written in the Americas known to historians – suggests an …

Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why<p>In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, …

United Airlines will use Animal Poop to Power its Jets

In a bid to reduce greenhouse gases, United Airlines will start using fuel generated from animal poop and fat this summer. This will be the first …

The Ozone Hole Is Shrinking, Giving Scientists Hope for Climate Change

Scientists have confirmed that the hole in the ozone has been steadily shrinking following the historic United Nations treaty — the Montreal Protocol …

Before animals, evolution waited eons to inhale - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A couple of times in four billion years, evolution has slowed to a crawl. And an eon or so has passed before more complex life forms, such as simple …

11,000 pints of beer: Museum launches appeal to save thousands of coins from political upheaval of 4th century

The Yorkshire Museum needs to raise £44,000 in four months to keep the largest hoard of its kind ever found in the north of England.

Archaeologists Find ‘New Clues’ in Search for Roanoke’s Lost Colonists

In 1587, British ships deposited 115 settlers on the island of Roanoke and sailed away. By the time Governor John White returned with provisions …

Learning a language helped me overcome a fear I've struggled with my whole life

How many times have you heard this when you run a Google search for how to learn a language:<p><b>"The best way to learn how to speak a language is to speak it."</b><p>I wish I earned a dollar every time I've read this. I'd be super rich!<p>But despite its popularity amongst language learners, it's still advice …

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What did the first farmers look like?

New research suggests that the earliest humans to adopt farming had genetically diverse origins.<p>What did the first farmers look like? New genetic …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Non-Toxic House Plants For Children, Cats, and Dogs

Non-Toxic House Plants For Children, Cats, and Dogs<p>Updated on February 28, 2017<p>Houseplants Should Be Chosen With Care<p>Any plant can be dangerous when …

Genetic Testing Reveals Your Risk of Disease, But Can That Information Harm You?

If an expert could tell you when you were going to die and what of, would you want to know? Genetic testing isn’t there, yet. Someday, it might tell …

New theory attempts to explain why some lived and others perished during the Cretaceous - Palaeogene extinction

Building Planets Through Collisions (Artist’s Concept)<p>66 million years ago some three-quarters of plants and animal species were wiped of the surface …

Earth Science

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Archaeologists unearth historical treasure trove from 300-year-old Philadelphia toilets

Construction of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia has led to the discovery of a trove of historical artifacts that offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history.<p>Before construction began in Philadelphia's historic district in 2014, archaeologists from John Miller …

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA

Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.<p>That's right, the same stuff that's inside all of us, the …

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Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

Ancient trove of silver unearthed in Scotland

A farm field in Scotland has yielded a dazzling harvest of ancient silver, left at a prehistoric stone circle more than a thousand years ago by someone who never recovered the treasure.<p>Surprised researchers found the trove at a site called Gaulcross in northeastern Scotland. The scientists were …

Archaeology

Skeletons And Ancient Gold Coins Found During Pompeii Excavation

Archeologists uncovered the remains of four young people who took refuge inside a shop nearly 2,000 years ago.<p>Nearly 2,000 years after Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman town of Pompeii in smoldering ash and pumice, archaeologists have announced several rare finds in the ancient ruins.<p>Four skeletons …

5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge of making sure those systems are safe not only knows the issues exist, but it's done very little to stop them, according to a new report and information …

7 rules-of-thumb to follow in aquaponics

19 Aug 2015<p>From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is …

Aquaponics