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Chinese Skeletons In Roman Britain? Not So Fast

Several British news outlets today ran a story with headlines about Chinese people in Roman Britain. While there is no doubt that the Roman Empire was cosmopolitan, and it is entirely likely that people of East Asian ancestry will be found in all parts of the Empire, we need to take a step back …

NASA Space Telescopes See Magnified Image of Faintest Galaxy from Early Universe

Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early …

A piece of a SpaceX rocket just washed ashore after spending over a year at sea, and the pictures are incredible

While some of us were busy munching on turkey this Thanksgiving, a crew of men off the coast of the Isles of Scilly were busy retrieving a piece of SpaceX history. Here's a man on the Lyonesse Lady freight boat hoisting a piece from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that's been floating in the ocean for …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Paris attacks: forensic experts seek to identify raid bodies

Woman believed to be cousin of alleged ringleader Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud and as yet unidentified man dead after seven-hour assault on St-Denis apartment<p>French forensic teams are working to establish whether the body of a man found dead after a firefight with police in an apartment north of Paris is …

Witness describes his escape from Paris attack

Frederic Nowak describes how he was able to escape from The Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire into the crowd.

Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked …

Terrorism

Jihadi John targeted in U.S. drone strike, but Western officials can't confirm death

When a man believed to be the notorious militant known as "Jihadi John" traveled this week through the outskirts of Raqqah, the Islamic State stronghold in Syria, U.S. drones were watching.<p>Three MQ-9 Reapers high overhead tracked him for more than 24 hours with infrared cameras and other sensors. …

Terrorism

A blueprint of the emerging mind

Even before you took your first breath, your brain was already learning, exploring and adapting. Now a new project in London is charting its journey in astonishing detail.<p>The small room feels a little like a spaceship cockpit. In front of me, a group of scientists are sitting in front of a series …

The Brain

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

Hinduism

This Presidential Hopeful Has A Rather ... Interesting Theory On Why The Pyramids Were Built

Footage has come to light of presidential hopeful, Ben Carson, saying he believed the Biblical figure Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. He …

Russian plane crash: U.S. intel suggests ISIS bomb brought down jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after authorities dismissed claims that ISIS brought down a Russian passenger jet, a U.S. intelligence analysis now suggests that the terror group or its affiliates planted a bomb on the plane.<p>British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said his government believes there is a "significant …

Airplanes

Scientists find odd bright spots, could be another universe bumping into ours

Scientists believe they have found proof of parallel universes, a phenomenon that they have long been theorizing about. Astronomers have detected …

5 Unsolved Modern Mysteries That Will Freak You Out

From curious corpses to cryptic ciphers, here are a few of this century’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries to puzzle even the most ingenious …

The Problem With Atheism

I’ve been writing Daily Zen since I was 14. When I was in high school, I found myself intoxicated by various introductions to new ideas. I became …

Acquainted

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in 'The Martian'

<b>Spoiler alert if you haven't read "The Martian."</b><p>Scientists may have just discovered water flowing on the surface of Mars, but it's still a pretty inhospitable place to call home.<p>Yet that's exactly what Matt Damon's character, a NASA astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, does in the upcoming film …

Carbon Dioxide

Nanobomb Creates Massive Explosion On Tiny Scale

Buckminsterfullerene buckyballs become buckybombs<p>What the world needs most are more things that explode in more ways. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as one with Brazil’s Federal University of São Paulo, sought the answer to a simple …

Los Angeles

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

NASA Telescopes Help Discover Surprisingly Young Galaxy

PASADENA, Calif. -- Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a …

Universe

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.<p>But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific …

Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet

It's the home stretch for NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which after a 3-billion-mile journey has finally got the dwarf planet Ceres in its sights. Now, Dawn's newest images reveal fascinating features on Ceres' surface that will only grow clearer in the run-up to the spacecraft's arrival March 6.<p>Dawn's …

Jury selection to begin in trial of James Holmes in Colorado theater massacre

When the gavel drops Tuesday in Courtroom 201 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, the trial of James E. Holmes, accused of one of the most heinous and vicious mass killings in the nation's history, is expected to finally begin.<p>It will have been 914 days since authorities say Holmes burst into a …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Galaxies Stretch, Stars Tilt, and Mars Beckons

Secrets of a frozen moon, gravity playing tricks on galaxies, and the watery past of a desert world are spotlighted in this week's best space pictures.

Physicists defend Big Bang wave announcement

Cosmic swirls that were hailed earlier this year as evidence for primordial gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime dating back to the early …

Beyond Tesla: History's Most Overlooked Scientists

For most people, the name Tesla probably calls to mind the electric car company, rather than one of the world's most influential scientists. Yet …