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Machu Picchu in numbers

To find out more about visiting the attraction, see our expert guide.<p>How long Machu Picchu lay undiscovered by Western Civilization.<p>The number of ruined buildings Hiram Bingham saw. Excavations would reveal around 500 more.<p>The distance from Machu Picchu to Cusco, the Incan capital. Despite its …

Researchers find first sign that tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving and hunting in numbers, for prey that faced the fight of its life.<p>That tyrannosaurs might have hunted in groups has long been debated by dinosaur experts, but with so little to go on, the prospect has …

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Behind the Video of Eric Garner's Deadly Confrontation With New York Police

<b>Updated July 23, 2014</b><p>On July 17, Ramsey Orta was talking to his friend, Eric Garner, about where to eat dinner — Friday’s, maybe, or Applebee’s. They …

Mystery Of Natural Stone Arches Solved

The bewildering shapes apparently owe their origin in large part to how rock can strengthen when squashed from above, scientists explained.<p>Mysterious rock formations such as arches, bridges, pillars and mushroom-shaped pedestal rocks occur all over the world. Geologists mostly think these form due …

Scientists Model the Universe to Find Proof of the Multiverse

Physicists aren't afraid of thinking big, but what happens when you think <i>too</i> big?<p>This philosophical question overlaps with real physics when …

See the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Site in Ukraine From Space

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was traveling some 33,000 feet above eastern Ukraine on July 17 when it was struck by a surface-to-air missile believed …

Scientists Finally Got A Close-Up View Of That Mysterious Siberian Crater — Here's What They Found

The crater looks almost too incredible to be real, but researchers finally made their way there on July 16 and it most certainly is the real thing. But even though the expedition revealed more information, the exact cause of the crater is still being determined.<p>Here's what it looks like from a …