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At Least 277 Bodies Found Under British Tram Line

"This is the most amazing piece of history."<p>A mass graveyard containing the remains of at least 277 people has been discovered beneath an English city’s tram line.<p>Construction workers found the burial site, believed to date from the 18th century, while working on the expansion of the Metrolink line …

Archaeology

Scientists shift medicinal properties from one plant to another

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A number of important drugs come from plants, but some medicinal plants are endangered or tricky to grow. For some scientists, finding ways to ensure ready access to these drugs has become a priority.<p>Researchers on Thursday said they have identified the genes that enable an …

Stanford University

S.Sudan media switch off for 24-hours over journo's murder

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Media organizations in Sudan imposed a 24-hour news blackout on Friday to demand a full investigation into the killing of a …

Africa

Big Cities, Great Escapes

When it’s just too darn hot, these are the go-to getaways for city dwellers around the world:<p>Big City: Sydney, Australia <br>> Great Escape: Blue Mountains<p>Reaching into the air above the city’s western flank, the Blue Mountains are a haven for sweltering Sydneysiders. “I think of the mountains as a …

Blue Mountains

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Weighed More Than a 737 airplane?

Airplanes

Mars Volta/At the Drive-In Offshoot Antemasque Announce Debut Album, Tour

In early 2013, Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced that the Mars Volta were no more. This year, Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López, also of At the Drive-In, have joined forces to start a new band called Antemasque. Their debut self-titled LP is out in October through their Nadie Sound label. It was …