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Ancient Technology From The 1800s Unearthed In Washington

The city of Spokane, Washington has been putting forth a plan to rebuild North Monroe Street from Indiana Avenue to Kiernan Avenue. They announced to …

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

4 boys from Thai soccer team rescued from flooded cave, next phase to begin in 'about' 10 hours

Four members of a Thai youth soccer team were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand on Sunday, leaving another eight boys and their soccer coach in the flooded cavern after 18 divers began a daring mission to bring home the group who have been trapped in the flooded cavern for more than two …

Why US forces carry the American flag

It’s something that may have escaped your attention, but it certainly hasn’t done so for American forces fighting on the front lines.<p>Perhaps you've seen it in photos. The Stars and Stripes neatly rolled up and attached to the gear of deployed military personnel. The red, white and blue standing in …

Museum Obscurum

This secret collection of the strange and occult was rediscovered in a forgotten room of an old house.<p>Museum Obscurum is the enigmatic curio cabinet …

Man Spends 23 Years Carving Sprawling Underground Temple Under His House

Levon Arakelyan was 44 years old in 1985, when his wife asked him to dig a potato storage pit under their house in the village of Arinj, in Armenia’s …

Archaeology

Flight Attendants Say These Delta Airlines Passengers Violated a Major Safety Rule. (They're Really Angry About It)

"It angers me. … They may not care about their safety, but how dare they put others' lives in danger."<p>Their Delta Airlines flight had almost made it from Detroit to Denver when smoke began to fill the cabin, according to reports.<p>Things were scary and chaotic. Passengers evacuated quickly--out the …

Americans were freed 1 hour before flight out of Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After months of anticipation and drama, the release of three American detainees by North Korea played out amid high-stakes diplomacy and was only sealed about an hour before the U.S. secretary of state was wheels-up from Pyongyang.<p>The three men — Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak …

North Korea

Archaeologists uncover stunning find to help shed light on the dawn of mankind

Australian researchers have led a dig which they say has shed new light on the dawn of civilized humans.<p>Archaeologists from the Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed a treasure trove of items from a cave in Kenya, giving researchers fresh insight into a crucial time period when <i>Homo</i> …

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 …

A shadowy and controversial secret club meets in the California woods every year — and at least 5 US presidents were members

<b>• Bohemian Grove is the Sonoma County, California campground where the Bohemian Club meets annually.</b><p><b>• The Bohemian Club, a San Francisco-based private club that has counted a number of US presidents among its members, is a controversial group.</b><p><b>• The club's reported rituals and secretive status have</b> …

Sonoma County

The spread of true and false news online

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Earthquake Swarms Are Shaking Yellowstone's Supervolcano. Here's What That Means.

Hundreds of earthquakes have rocked the famous supervolcano in the past few days, but this seismic activity is regular in the region.<p>Something is rocking the massive supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.<p>Thanks to a recent earthquake swarm, the Yellowstone supervolcano has seen upwards of …

Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah's 'signature'

Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah.<p>The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. In ancient times a seal stamp, or <i>bulla</i>, …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

A Lost City Of The Mayan Snake Kings Has Been Discovered

It includes 60,000 structures spread over an area twice the size of medieval England, and it may re-write what we know about Mayan culture.<p>A team of archeologists has discovered more than 60,000 hidden stone structures, including palaces, temples, and fortified walls, in the Guatemalan jungle.<p>It’s …

Russian pilot blows himself up to avoid capture by jihadists

A Russian pilot who was forced to eject from his stricken jet over Syria killed himself with a grenade to avoid being captured by jihadists — as he shouted, “This is for our guys!”<p>Maj. Roman Filipov’s Sukhoi 25SM fighter was struck by a portable surface-to-air missile as he flew low over …

Roman Roads

The long straight roads built by the Romans wherever they conquered have, in many cases, become just as famous names in history as their greatest …

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

Newly Discovered Egyptian Dinosaur Is "Holy Grail" of Fossils

"When I first saw pics of the fossils, my jaw hit the floor."<p>In Egypt, buried within a stretch of the Sahara Desert, paleontologists have unearthed a …

Vikings

The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the …

‘World’s most mysterious’ manuscript has finally been cracked after 500 years

A 15th-century manuscript described as ‘the world’s most mysterious’ – and showing strange, ‘alien’ plant species – has finally begun reveal its …

CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody.<p>We’re a year into the most-biased U.S. media in history – tracking at 90 percent biased against President Trump. But there appears …

Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Scientists Discover 215 Miles Of Underwater Subterranean Caverns In Mexico With 12,000-Year-Old Artifacts

The underwater cave system is the largest of its kind in the world and is full of artifacts from the once flourishing Maya civilization.<p>After 10 …

Newt Gingrich: Trump's first year proves we are incredibly fortunate to have him as our president

Here’s my assessment of President Trump as we mark the first anniversary of his inauguration Saturday: I have known nine presidents, beginning with President Richard Nixon. Of those nine, the only one who was as effective as President Trump in his first year was President Ronald Reagan.<p>That …

Magnitude 9 Earthquake Will Hit US, Canadian West Coast Between Feb 21 And Mar 7, Astrologer Predicts

Frank Hoogerbeets claims that the magnitude 4 earthquakes in the West Coast recorded on January 14 is a sign of pressure buildup in the area.<p>Frank …

Geology

The crazy story of how an exiled descendant of Napoleon changed his name and became a decorated French resistance fighter in WWII

After the collapse of the Second French Empire, the Third French Republic banished any and all heirs to the many monarchies that once ruled the country. This included all branches of the houses of Orléans, Bourbon, and Bonaparte.<p>The now defunct-royal families lived in exile and their power waned …

World History

The World’s Smallest Cat is Impossibly Adorable

Earlier this month, BBC debuted its new documentary series, <i>Big Cats</i>, which follows several different cat species from all across the globe. But the …