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Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World

<b>ROANOKE ISLAND IN NORTH CAROLINA—</b>In 1587, more than 100 men, women, and children settled on Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. War with …

15 Active Volcanoes You Can Climb If You're Looking for an Adventure

Plan a trip to blow off some steam.<p>Over hundreds of thousands of years, volcanic activity has yielded a breathtaking array of breathtaking features, …

Molson Coors buys 300-year-old British cider maker Aspall

A near 300-year-old family run British cider maker is the latest independent drinks company to be snapped up by a brewing giant.<p>Molson Coors, the US …

Asda gives away trolleys full of free food to prevent it from going to waste

An Asda supermarket in Wales has been giving away trolleys of free food to prevent it from going to waste.<p>Shoppers at the store in Barry were offered …

Asda

Mariana Trench: Scientists have just recorded sounds from the deepest part of the world's oceans

Scientists in China have reportedly conducted the nation's first acoustic test in the Mariana Trench.<p>Chinese scientists have reportedly recorded …

Toshiba created a selfie stick to investigate the melted Fukishima reactor

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara<p>The latest innovation from Japan to investigate the melted core of the Fukushima #1 reactor is a camera on a really long telescoping stick—which should be vaguely familiar to anyone who has recently visited a tourist hotspot.<p>To further investigate the extent of the 2011 …

NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies at 80

HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80.<p>He was famously …

The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Trailer Is Here

Pack your bags, everyone, because we're headed back to Greece in the new trailer for <i>Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again</i>.<p>YouTube/Universal …

Heather North, voice of Daphne on 'Scooby-Doo,' dies at 71

Heather North, an actress best known for voicing Daphne Blake on the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon series, has died in California. She was 71.<p>Family friend Jodie Mann told the Hollywood Reporter that North died Nov. 30 at her home in Studio City, near Hollywood, after a long illness.<p>North was first heard as …

Scooby-Doo

McDonald's to sell a McVegan burger in Europe

McDonald's is going vegan.<p>The fast food chain plans to start selling a McVegan burger in hundreds of restaurants across Sweden and Finland starting on December 28.<p>The sandwich, which has already been tested at a handful of McDonald's locations in Finland, consists of a soy patty, bun, tomato, …

UPS just pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semis

United Parcel Service said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc all-electric semi-trucks, the largest order for the big rig so far, as the package delivery company expands its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles.<p>Tesla is trying to convince the trucking community it can build an affordable electric …

Natural Gas

Brace for a UK election next year, opposition Labour leader Corbyn says

LONDON (Reuters) - Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said there is likely to be a British national election next year but that he opposes a second referendum on European Union membership, Grazia magazine reported.<p>FILE PHOTO - British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a news …

Henn-na Hotel: What it's like to stay in a Japanese hotel staffed by robots

The electronic doors slide open and the first thing that grabs my attention is the velociraptor, all flashing teeth, upturned snout and sickle-shaped …

Robotics

The human race has peaked: Experts say we have reached our physical limits

Humans may have reached their peak - and could soon start moving backward, a chilling new report has warned.<p>Experts analysed 120 years worth of …

Africa

An AI That Makes Fake Videos May Facilitate The End of 'Reality' as We Know It

What are we going to trust?<p>Anyone worried about the ability of artificial intelligences (AI) to mimic reality is likely to be concerned by Nvidia's …

GANs

China Has Launched World's First Electric Zero-Emissions Cargo Ship

But we're surprised about their choice of payload.<p>China is now the proud owner of the world's first all-electric cargo ship and has already put the …

Cargo Ships

UN Warns of a New Looming "Planetary Crisis"

Our oceans may never be the same.

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

After six years in jail, Gaddafi's son Saif plots return to Libya's turbulent politics

Gaddafi, freed in June after being held since the 2011 uprising, is planning a comeback – and experts say he could benefit if elections take place next year<p>Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan dictator, is seeking to make a comeback after years in detention, and claims to be leading …

Japan's slide into war chronicled in Emperor Hirohito's memoir

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers' decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his country, he said in an account dictated to an adviser.<p>Set for auction in New York on Wednesday, the …

Giant Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan just completely disintegrated, 'worrying' experts

The massive iceberg broke off from the Pine Island Glacier in September.<p>A giant Antarctic iceberg, the size of Manhattan, which broke off from the …

Sea Level

Scientists Are Freaking Out Over a Huge Cache of Extremely Rare Pterosaur Eggs

"We have literally hundreds of eggs to work with."<p>"Extraordinary." "Stellar." "Truly awesome." "A world-class find."<p>That's how palaeontologists are …

Dinosaurs

South Australia turns on Tesla's 100MW battery: 'History in the making'

Jay Weatherill marks the official launch as Elon Musk delivers on his promise to complete project within 100 days<p>The world’s largest lithium-ion battery has officially been turned on in South Australia promising to usher in a revolution in how electricity is produced and stored.<p>Tesla boss Elon Musk …

Elderly woman, 86, 'robs bank at gunpoint' while pushing stroller to walk

Elderly retired corrections officer thought the bank had shortchanged her by $400 one day earlier.<p>An 86-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday (21 …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but at the end of last year archaeologists found the real thing hiding …

Archaeology