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Battered remains of medieval knight discovered in UK cathedral

The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<p>The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with …

Tombs filled with dozens of mummies discovered in Peru

Dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.<p>So far, the archaeologists have excavated seven tombs containing at least 171 mummies from the site, now called Tenahaha.<p>The tombs are located on small hills …

Archaeology

Long-running mystery about dark side of moon solved

A lunar mystery that has persisted since 1959 has been solved, according to Penn State astrophysicists. That was the year in which a Soviet spacecraft captured the first images of the dark side of the moon—the side that always faces away from Earth.<p>While the side we see features dark flat areas …

Solar siblings? Astronomers discover sun's long-lost brother

It turns out that the sun has a long-lost brother -- and now astronomers are racing to map a solar family tree.<p>A new study from researchers at the University of Texas provides clues as to how our sun was formed, whether there are other “solar siblings” in our universe and, perhaps, a better …

Rare deep sea fish washes ashore on North Carolina coast

A rarely seen deep sea fish washed up on the beaches of North Carolina on Monday, MyFox8.com reported.<p>A Lancetfish, which is known for its large mouths and sharp teeth, was found on Nags Head Beach. The report said these fish can grow to 6 feet 6 inches in length, but little is known about their …

Modern humans no brainier than neanderthals, study finds

It's a well-ingrained stereotype: That Neanderthals grunted their way through life as less than brilliant "club-wielding brutes." A new study published in <i>Plos One</i> says that just isn't so.<p>Scientists have long theorized that early modern humans had a cognitive advantage (which translated, they …

Scientists make new find in photos of freakish shark

Researchers studying photos of a rare goblin shark hauled up in the Gulf of Mexico last month say they've spotted something just as exciting—and just as weird-looking—in the shrimpers' catch.<p>Mixed in with the shrimp are unusually large numbers of giant isopods, a deep-sea creature that resembles a …

A planet past Pluto? Astronomers redefine the solar system's edge

Our little corner of the universe just got a little more crowded.<p>Scientists at the Carnegie Carnegie Institution for Science announced Wednesday the discovery of a new cosmic neighbor -- a distant dwarf planet named 2012 VP113 that was found spinning in the depths of space well past Pluto. Its …

18 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want to Steal Immediately

We're all about #6.<p>A tidy, well-kept closet is the best: Not only do mornings run more smoothly, but all of a sudden your outfit options seem limitless. If you want to give your wardrobe the respect it deserves, try some of these ideas to make the most of your space.

9 Useful Tips To Organize Your Pantry

In not every house there’s a pantry but if you have one, it’s very comfy. Here are some tips for pantry organization.<br>1. Use a variety of different …

Kitchens

A chocolate cookbook and recipes

Mia Stainsby<br>Vancouver Sun<br>The holiday season comes with a sub-text and it’s ‘let us indulge’.<br>Somehow, we let our tummies do the thinking, and equate …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

See Comet Tails Flap In Solar Wind

Or, giant space sperm swim toward Planet Ova.<p>Last Thursday, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) captured images of two comets passing through solar wind. At the center is Comet Encke, and emerging later is Comet ISON.<p>STEREO consists of two sun-orbiting observatories, one ahead …

Astronomy

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

Robot craft will reveal how Milky Way began and warn Earth of asteroid collisions<p>European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint …