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Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia’s history.<p>The Australian archaeologist Dr …

Archaeology

There is a Dalek in the BBC that could actually help save your life

Bacteria collected from a Doctor Who Dalek in BBC Broadcasting House could be the key to exterminating future diseases<p>There is a Dalek in the BBC …

University College London

Selfishness Is Learned - Issue 37: Currents

Many people cheat on taxes—no mystery there. But many people don’t, even if they wouldn’t be caught—now, <i>that’s</i> weird. Or is it? Psychologists are …

Philosophy

Mexican engineer extracts gas from urine to heat shower

Mexican engineer Gabriel Luna-Sandoval was urinating one day when he realized that the yellow liquid could be of "vital" use elsewhere.

Women twice as likely as men to experience anxiety, research finds

There are an estimated 8.2m cases in the UK, with adults under 35, those suffering from chronic disease, gamblers and pregnant women most at risk<p>Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, and people of both sexes under 35 are more likely to be affected than older people, …

Depression

Newly Discovered Microbe Does Something Textbooks Say Is Impossible: It Lives Without Mitochondria

Cells have adapted to find new ways of life.<p>According to established scientific knowledge, complex cells (called eukaryotic cells) can't survive …

Canadian teen locates lost Mayan city using satellite images and ancient astronomy

A 15-year-old boy is reported to have found the location of a lost Mayan City, recently. William Gadoury, from Quebec, Canada used ancient astronomy …

Chemist in State Drug Lab Got High at Work Every Day for 8 Years; Defeats Drug War

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Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered the 4,500-year-old mummy of a woman buried near one of the most ancient cities of the Americas.<p>Dr Ruth Shady Solís said the mummy was probably a noblewoman who died aged 40 to 50 years old and was buried in the coastal ruins of Aspero, about 14 miles away from …

Archaeology

Watch Paul McCartney perform a Beatles classic with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic

The pair teamed up for 'Helter Skelter' in Seattle on Sunday night (April 17)<p>Paul McCartney was joined onstage by Nirvana bassist <b>Krist Novoselic</b> at …

After 19 related deaths in India, Mumbai bans selfies in key areas

An interesting craze is catching like wildfire among the India’s youth. It’s not quite as puzzling as the “planking” fad that swept through the western world in 2011, but it is proving to be just as unexpectedly dangerous. Since 2014, at least 49 deaths have been linked to selfies, but a …

India

NASA Releases Archived Audio Tapes of the Eerie Sounds Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard on Far Side of Moon

After remaining in the shadows for decades, new audio between two Apollo 10 astronauts has been brought to the light, and it reveals “weird music” coming from the far side of the moon.<p>“Did you hear that whistling sound, too?”“Sounds like, you know, outer-space type music.”“I wonder what it is.”<p>That …

Space Science

Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods

Beliefs in all-knowing gods that punish wrongdoers helped enable the rise of modern civilizations, a new cross-cultural study suggests.<p>Cooperation …

The bright red work of art (and 40 others) now protected

<b>They were designed to bring public spaces back to life after World War Two - it was art for everyone. Now dozens of post-war sculptures are being given listed status.</b><p>The bright red, welded steel structure above - at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire - appears to defy gravity and the rules of balance.<p>…

Art

Dates of key Mozart symphonies are wrong, claims music scholar

Days of looking at crossed-out dates on original manuscripts with magnifying glass reveals different dates on five works from composer’s early period<p>Mozart symphonies from one of the most important periods of his composing life have been wrongly dated, a British scholar has discovered.<p>John Arthur …

Flute

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

The canonical story behind TR-8R, the internet's new favorite stormtrooper

TRAITOR!!!!<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is out. It's being seen by <i>a lot</i> of people. Lots of those people have the internet. What I'm trying to say is: the memes are flowing thick and fast.<p>And while I wouldn't say that any of the emerging themes or memes have reached the cultural saturation point of, …

The official Phantom Menace documentary is an hourlong look at creating a trainwreck

The cringes began long before release<p><i>The Force Awakens</i> is breaking box office records and earning mostly positive reviews, which makes this a great time to look back at the last time a new Star Wars trilogy began. The official making-of documentary for <i>Episode 1</i> is up on the Star Wars YouTube …

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings

<i>A set of essays in the new journal</i> Animal Sentience <i>concerning the question of whether fish feel pain is a must read. Fish are not mere streams of readily available unfeeling protein.</i><p>There are many fascinating and vexing issues in the study of nonhuman animal (animal) cognition and emotions, and …

Scientists Have Developed a "Highly Effective" Motion Sickness Treatment

Finally!<p>It could soon be safe for people with sea sickness to go back on the water, thanks to a new treatment that uses electrical currents to help …

Real-life Harry Potter character Professor Snape taught chemistry at Welsh college in the late 19th century

Hogwarts teacher Severus Snape has a namesake who was “potions master” at Aberystwyth's Old College in Wales around 130 years ago, research reveals<p>He is one of the most famous characters in the Harry Potter books, but Professor Snape isn’t purely fictional.<p>A lecturer at Aberystwyth's Old College in …

New 'Gender Tax' study shows women are charged more for being woman

The study, based on products in New York City, found that, on average, products geared toward girls and women cost 7% more than similar goods for males<p>It apparently costs more to be a woman.<p>A study into the "Gender Tax", looking at products aimed at women compared to products aimed at men, found …

Banksy uses Steve Jobs artwork to highlight refugee crisis

Graffiti of Steve Jobs carrying a sack and a Macintosh by Banksy has appeared in Calais' jungle camp, symbolising the Apple co-founder's status as the son of a Syrian migrant<p>Graffiti of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has appeared in the jungle migrant camp in Calias, serving as a poignant …

Middle East

Associated Press News

24 places all Beatles fans should visit

England

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

Pussy Riot reveal ‘Rufugees In’ video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland – watch

Russian punk protest group say 'we should accept and save those who flee countries occupied by terrorists'<p>Pussy Riot have revealed their new video …

Right-wing Extremism

6 Rules for Touching Humans, Based on Science

Hugs, handshakes, butt pats: Touching among humans is, well, a touchy subject. As kids we were taught that there’s good and bad touches—and it only …

Anthropology