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Las Vegas Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Weapons Found in Gunman’s Hotel Room

LAS VEGAS — A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in …

Sniffing out dementia with a simple smell test

In a study that followed almost 3,000 older people with normal cognition, researchers found that a simple smell test was able to identify those at …

Inside the Newly Unearthed Lost City of Alexander the Great

The site was once ruled by Alexander the Great.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Drones & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by …

'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

<b>A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says.</b><p>The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo da Vinci's studio.<p>But experts have found enough …

Art History

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Earth Science

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

This massive Yellowstone earthquake destroyed a mountain and created a lake 190 feet deep

Dozens were killed, and a dam nearly gave way<p>Purley Bennett was camping with her family in West Yellowstone when she heard a great rumbling on the …

Archaeologists Discover Something Truly Bizarre in an Isolated Medieval Graveyard

Those are not human bones.<p>A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a …

German World War I submarine discovered intact with 23 bodies inside

A submarine used by Germany during World War I was found basically intact and with bodies of 23 people inside off the coast of Belgium.<p>Authorities said the UB II-type diver was found on the floor of the North Sea at about a 45 degree angle, between 82 to 98 feet below the surface. The boat is 88 …

World History

How The Shocking Story Of Sarah Lockner Reveals Our Cognitive Dissonance On Abortion

The story of Sarah Lockner, the McDonald’s employee who tried to flush her newborn baby down the toilet, simultaneously fascinates, disgusts, and …

Man stabbed by girlfriend, charged with rape after he assaulted her daughter, police say

A Cleveland man was charged with rape after his girlfriend stabbed him six times Tuesday when she discovered him naked atop of her 12-year-old daughter, police said.<p>Troy Parks, 31, was charged with “rape and gross sexual imposition” in the incident that occurred in a Cleveland neighborhood, …

Crime

Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death.<p>The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the …

Archaeology

Philadelphia father killed by carjackers while trying to shield 2-year-old daughter

They shot him in cold blood – in front of his little daughter.<p>Last Thursday, Gerard Grandzol, 38, took his toddler and dog on a family outing that included playing with a Frisbee.<p>When he returned home in the evening, he was confronted by two men who demanded his wallet.<p>They also wanted to take his …

Crime

Solar flare with the energy of a billion hydrogen bombs lights up British skies

Parts of the UK have been treated to spectacular light shows caused by a huge solar flare with the energy of a billion hydrogen bombs, UK scientists have said.<p>The largest solar flare for more than 12 years - and the eighth-largest since modern records began in 1996 - erupted from the sun on …

Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

<b>The bodies of hundreds of children are believed to be buried in a mass grave in Lanarkshire, southern Scotland, according to an investigation by BBC News.</b><p>The children were all residents of a care home run by Catholic nuns.<p>At least 400 children are thought to be buried in a section of St Mary's …

Archaeology

Woman On Tinder Date Gets Stuck In Window Trying To Retrieve Her Own Poop

Surprisingly, a second date still might happen.<p>Earlier this week, Liam Smyth, a grad student at Britain’s University of Bristol, had a nice dinner with a woman he met on Tinder.<p>The night was still young, so he invited her over to his house to drink wine and watch a documentary about Scientology, he …

A Student Found an Ancient Canadian Village That's 10,000 Years Older Than The Pyramids

Incredible!<p>For hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation - an indigenous group in British Columbia - have passed down …

Trump Widens Rift With Congress as Critical Showdowns Loom

WASHINGTON — President Trump has widened an extraordinary rift with his own party, as he threatened a government shutdown over his long-promised border wall and attacked key lawmakers whose votes he needs heading into a crucial legislative period.<p>The escalating tensions between the Republican …

Events Surrounding White Nationalist Rally In Virginia Turn Fatal

<b>Updated Aug. 12 at 10:04 p.m. ET</b><p>Three people died and about 35 were injured in a day of violence that began with clashes at a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Terry McAuliffe said.<p>One of those killed was a 32-year-old female pedestrian who was hit by a car that …

Dark Ages fort built by mysterious 'painted people' found in Scotland

A fort that is more than 1,000 years old, dating back to the time of Alfred the Great, has been unearthed in Scotland, more than 200 years after it was thought to have been completely destroyed.<p>The ancient fort was built by the Picts, a loose confederation of tribes who lived in what is now …

Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh May Be the 1st Known 'Giant'

The supposed remains of Sa-Nakht, a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, may be the oldest known human giant, a new study finds.<p>Myths abound with stories of …

This teen stalker stole Queen Victoria’s panties and lived in Buckingham Palace chimneys for a year

The cops had no idea what to do with the notorious Boy Jones<p>One of the earliest celebrity stalkers in recorded history lived in the walls of …

Crime

A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Some of the Main Events Leading to the End of the Western Roman Empire<p>Rome, according to tradition, was founded in 753 BCE. It wasn't until 509 BCE, …

This volcano-shaped pyramid in Peru has experts stumped

From far away, El Volcán in the Nepeña Valley of coastal Peru might look like a natural feature in the landscape.<p>But this volcano is artificial, a mound or pyramid built by human hands with a crater dug out of the top. And some archaeologists are trying to figure out what it was used for.<p>Robert …

Archaeology

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

<b>Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET</b><p>Ransomware hit at least six countries Tuesday, including Ukraine, where it was blamed for a large and coordinated attack on key parts of the nation's infrastructure, from government agencies and electric grids to stores and banks.<p>The malware has been called "Petya" — but …

Cybersecurity

Accused Florida kidnapper was actually helping lost child, police say

Florida police officers are warning people to double check what they post and share online after a man trying to help a lost child was vilified online as a presumed kidnapper when the story got twisted.<p>Police in Lakeland said it all began when a 2-year-old girl wandered away from her parents during …

Crime

Archaeologists have found proof that an ancient Chinese dynasty used foreign slaves

New archaeological techniques capable of analyzing the diet of our ancestors by studying the isotope composition of their bone mass are offering fresh insights into the dynamics of ancient societies. For example, a group of archeologists was able to read the ancient diet of girls from remains found …

Archaeology

How the world's first accountants counted on cuneiform

This tablet has an account in Sumerian cuneiform describing the receipt of oxen<p><b>The Egyptians used to believe that literacy was divine, a gift from baboon-faced Thoth, the god of knowledge.</b><p>Scholars no longer embrace that theory, but why ancient civilisations developed writing was a mystery for a …

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