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Partial Solar Eclipse, October 23, 2014 - Sky & Telescope

<i>Spectators in western North America are positioned perfectly to view the upcoming partial solar eclipse.</i><p>Spectators in western North America will be …

NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near

<b>Mars Odyssey Mission Status Report</b><p>The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on …

Expedition 41 Update: Oct. 20, 2014

A pair of cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of Wednesday’s spacewalk while Dragon will hang on to the station for a few more days.

Behind the Scenes of NASA's Mind-Boggling Voyager Missions

Two years ago, <i>Voyager 1</i> became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, a mind-boggling 18 billion kilometers from the sun. Its sister,</i> …

4,000-Year-Old Royal Tomb Unearthed in Egypt

Spanish archaeologists say they have unearthed a 4,000-year-old tomb littered with human remains in the Egyptian city of Luxor, from a time when pharaohs reunified ancient Egypt.<p>A 65-foot-long (20-meter-long) hallway runs underground to a square burial chamber, the archaeologists said.<p>"The …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The Tomb of the Silver Hands

<b>In the nineteenth century</b>, the ancient tombs of Vulci, some 75 miles northwest of Rome and 25 miles west of Viterbo, were a stop on travelers’ Grand …

Researchers discover genome of Brucellosis from 700-year-old skeleton

A 700-year-old skeleton from a medieval village in Sardinia has given researchers new insights into a chronic disease that causes profuse sweating …

What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food.<p>But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies showed signs of hardened, narrow arteries. Further scans of mummies from other …

Marred Skeletons Reveal Brutal Fighting in Precolonial Colorado

About 800 years ago, parts of the American southwest experienced cataclysmic levels of violence, with almost every person in the ancient society …

Significant Ancient Tomb Guarded by Sphinxes Unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the entrance to a vast ancient tomb guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country's electricity by 2016.<p>Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2bn (£73m), is set to begin this year and initial design stages are almost complete. The partnership between government and …

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East Africa tops Africa for internet access & connectivity | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

September 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories<p>Kenya currently leads in African connectivity with the highest bandwidth per person …

Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya -- When Will It End?

<i>Photo @Winnie Kamau</i><p>Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."<p>FGM refers to all procedures that involve the partial …

What startups may come: a look at Silicon Savannah in Kenya

“How would you like to pay?”, a cashier at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport asks me. “M-Pesa or cash?” she continues as I try to gather my …

Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb

Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?<p><b>Greek archaeologists have discovered the image of a young, red-haired goddess being swept off to the underworld inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece.</b> …

Antarctica 2014: Success at Lewis Bay

Wildlife<p><i>After many delays, Ken Sims is finally on ice—antarctic ice. He is studying the origins of ancient, frozen volcanic islands around Antarctica by analyzing their rocks. Dangers abound, but Ken is willing to brave them for science.</i><p>A helicopter at the cliffs of Lewis Bay. Note the ice seracs …