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Archaeologists Find 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 …

The Future of Space Travel Depends on Varsha Jain, Space Gynecologist

She helps female astronauts deal with life in space, including what to do about their periods.<p>NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who's on the International Space Station right now, spent 377 days total in space prior to this mission—the most of any US woman. It's a huge achievement. The reality is that …

SNL's Katie Rich 'suspended' for 'insensitive' tweet about Donald Trump's son Barron

A "Saturday Night Live" writer was suspended indefinitely after tweeting an "insensitive" joke about Donald Trump's 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.<p>Katie Rich was suspended immediately for writing the offensive tweet, a source told the Associated Press, after it triggered an outcry on social …

Theresa May orders emergency Cobra meeting, as London reviews security

Theresa May has called a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee, while the London Mayor has said security in the capital will be reviewed after the Bastille Day attack in Nice.<p>The Prime Minister said Britain stands "shoulder to shoulder" with France after the "horrifying" terror …

Injuries, strikes and racism allegations point to an unhappy Euro 2016 for hosts France

As France readies itself to host the European Championship, the country’s prime minister felt obliged to make a public statement. Nothing unusual in that, you might think, politicians are generally quick to bask in sporting triumph. Except Manuel Valls’s intervention was altogether less buoyant. …

Soccer

SNP under pressure over 'appalling' drop in Scottish school numeracy

The SNP’s education record has been condemned as a “disgrace” after official figures showed declining numeracy standards in primary schools and six out of ten secondary children underachieving at mathematics.<p>The Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) found the proportion of primary four …

Education

How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth

<i>Ethan is on vacation. Please enjoy a version of this article that was first published on July 19, 2015.</i><p>We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our …

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Astronomy

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Children in six-hour interview process at top school to 'see through over-tutoring'

A top private school has introduced a six-hour interview process to help teachers see beyond children's over tutoring in efforts to select those who don't behave like 'robots', it emerged.<p>Wellington College brings children in for six hours, in which time they are able to relax, set aside their …

Greek Riot Police Begin Evacuating Idomeni Refugee Camp

IDOMENI, Greece — Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.<p>The left-led government has pledged that police will not use force, and says the operation is expected …

Border Crossings