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One of the oldest skeletons ever seen in the Americas was found in a flooded cave — and it could reshape our understanding of human history

Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl.<p>A new documentary from PBS's NOVA, "The First Face of America," investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of …

Native Americans

Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America

Tech is as much a liability as it is an opportunity, as this election demonstrated. The next few years will be scary for many reasons, and to some more than others, and part of that will be the continued and likely expanded exploitation of the technologies and services we’ve come to rely on. …

Obama to Create First Marine National Monument in the Atlantic

U.S. news<p>President Barack Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, declaring nearly 5,000 square miles off the New England coastline a fully protected area.<p>The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will protect 4,913 square miles that …

Controversial Maya Codex Is the Real Deal After All

Scientists have been arguing over the authenticity of an ancient document called the Grolier Codex for 50 years. A new analysis published in a …

The odd language rule English speakers know — but don't know we know

Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you think I should have written "loose green top."<p>You're not wrong (though not entirely right, because descriptivist linguistics): An intuitive code governs the way English speakers order adjectives.<p>The rules come so naturally to …

How English gave birth to surprising new languages

English has morphed into several other languages all over the world. James Harbeck looks at the origins and possible future of these strange descendants.<p>Languages are ever changing, mixing and mutating, and sometimes they give birth to new ones. Sanskrit gave birth to Hindi and others; Latin is …

Linguistics

Archaeologists have uncovered genetic evidence that rewrites a fundamental aspect of American history

Turns out that last bit might be wrong.<p>According to a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the first people to reach the Americas most likely never even saw this route.<p>Instead, they took an alternative, more westward path along the Pacific coastline across lands that are now …

Anthropology

Sixty years and nothing to show: The slow decay of American politics since Eisenhower, Stevenson

<b>FILE - In this May 12, 1960, file photo, President Dwight Eisenhower, front right, shakes hands with Rep. Arch Moore, of West Virginia, as he poses with a group of Republican congressmen after breakfast at the White House, in Washington. Moore, whose guilty pleas to federal corruption charges</b> …

Astronomers estimate Perseid meteor shower will be twice as spectacular in 2016

<b>A multicolored Perseid meteor striking the sky just to the right from Milky Way.</b><p>“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>August 5, 2016 2:09pm (UTC)<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced …

8 Reasons Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now

Your career is going great but your life isn't full of joy? Here's what to do.<p>What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>…

What the world's oldest computer tells us about the ancient Greeks' view of the universe

The more we learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the more complicated it becomes.<p>Mike Edmunds, <i>Cardiff University</i><p>When we talk of the history of …

Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone'

<b>Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends.</b><p>It comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day.<p>But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through diet …

The Multiverse For Non-Scientists

When you think about the Universe, most people think about the vastest depths of space, to the limits of what humanity has ever observed, and of everything that ever was or will be. But even with as vast as the Universe is:<p>containing hundreds of billions of galaxies,<br>• each with billions or even …

Massive planet found within a triple-star system

It defies what researchers thought was possible<p>More than 340 light years away, a giant planet is trapped in a dance with three stars. It’s a unique world, where suns rise and set three times a day, and where one year lasts more than half a millennium. It’s so bizarre that the existence of such a …

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

Scientist Claims He's Discovered a Magnetic 'Sixth Sense' in Humans

We can sense more than we see.<p>A researcher in US thinks he might have finally found evidence of humanity's sixth sense - the ability to detect, in …

Magnetism

Archaeologists Are Spotting Ancient Ruins in Cold War Spy Photos

The declassified images are a treasure trove for scientists who study the empires of antiquity.<p>Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film <i>Blow-Up</i> features a wayward London fashion photographer called Thomas who unwittingly documents a murder. Hidden in the blurred background of one of his most recent …

Archaeologists discover vast medieval cities found hidden beneath Cambodian jungle

Archaeologists in Cambodia have unearthed a treasure trove of previously unknown cities close by the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat.<p>Researchers believe that the groundbreaking discoveries will rewrite many of the current assumptions surrounding the history of south-east Asia. The Guardian …

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

An increasing number of British people don't pronounce the word 'three' properly — these maps explain why

That is likely going to make it easier for us all to communicate in the future, but it comes at a cost: We're gradually losing the entertaining brogues of unreconstructed Scouse, Geordie, or Glaswegian.<p>The most surprising sign of this shift is that large swathes of British people now pronounce the …

A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

At first Giselle wasn't sure what to put on her medical school application. She wanted to be a doctor, but she also wanted people to know about her own health: years of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. (We're using only her first name in this story, out of concern for her future …

Mental Health

Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings

The petroglyphs – thought to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old – are the first known of in the British Overseas Territory: ‘They really add to Montserrat’s unique history’<p>Hikers out for a stroll on the Caribbean island of Montserrat have discovered ancient stone carvings that archaeologists believe could …

It's A Woman's World: How Four Female Entrepreneurs Are Redefining American Business

The decision was already made.<p>Patricia Stout was going to be a home-maker. At least that’s what everyone kept telling her as she grew up in Mexico City in the 1940s and ’50s. She was told she needed to learn how to cook and clean. There was only one problem: Stout didn’t want to be a homemaker. …

Indus Valley civilization could be older than Egypt and Mesopotamia

The Indus Valley civilization is considered one of the oldest in the world and now archaeologists believe that it might be even older than earlier …

Meet Attica Scott, the First Woman Elected to the Kentucky Legislature in Nearly 20 Years

For the first time in nearly 20 years, a black woman has been elected to the Kentucky State Legislature. After winning a three-way Democratic primary and defeating a 34-year incumbent, Attica Scott will bring a decidedly different voice to the Kentucky State House. This mother turned activist …

VW fixed the problem of dirty backup cameras with this simple technology

The car is loads of fun, has an amazing audio system, and is pretty cheap, at less than $25,000.<p>But it also has a nifty feature that no driver is ever going to see — although he or she might <i>hear</i> it, and it solves a problem that every driver with a backup camera has faced when the weather gets rough.<p>…