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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 …

Anthropology

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. …

Information Systems

Obama to Create First Marine National Monument in the Atlantic

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 encompass …

Marine Conservation

Dr. Royal Raymond Rife: Cancer Cure Genius Silenced by Mainstream Media

What if someone invented an electronic device that would destroy pathogens, bacteria, and even viruses with no toxic side effects? What if that same …

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 …

Linguistics
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

In 1956, both parties nominated likeable individuals who conveyed trustworthiness. In 2016, neither party has<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.</i><p>My earliest recollection of national politics dates back exactly 60 years to the moment, in the summer of 1956, when I watched the political …

Mark Twain

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

“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced Thursday, thanks to a welcome assist from Jupiter's gravity.<p>Although it appears as if the showers visit Earth each year, that's …

Meteor Showers
Happiness

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 …

Public Health England
Dark Matter

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 …

Universe

The Sumerian King List still puzzles historians after more than a century of research

Out of the many incredible artefacts that have been recovered from sites in Iraq where flourishing Sumerian cities once stood, few have been more …

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 …

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

Global Warming

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 …

Linguistics

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 …

Caribbean

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. …

Women Entrepreneurs

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>…

Cute