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Iceland, where the devil landed

On an island where the earth rumbles and natural springs boil furiously, old myths are very much alive.<p>Centuries ago, Icelanders believed that volcanic flares were human souls, hurled from the inferno. Even today, folk tales speak of elves who skulk among the lava fields, jealously guarding the …

Ancient Teotihuacan Tunnel in Mexico May Lead to Royal Tombs

MEXICO CITY — A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of ritual objects and may lead to royal tombs, the lead Mexican archaeologist on the project said Wednesday.<p>The entrance to the 1,800-year-old tunnel was first discovered in 2003, and its contents …

Archaeology

Declassifying the John le Carré Canon

The film "A Most Wanted Man," out July 25, is a lot of different things. The movie is a thriller about antiterrorism intelligence work in Germany …

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner

<b>Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.</b><p>Sodium chloride is chemically very stable - but split it into its constituent elements and you release the chemical equivalent of demons.<p>The …

Hummingbirds: still evolving endless forms most wonderful

A new study finds that the rising Andes is tied to the rapid speciation of hummingbirds. This study also predicts that hummingbirds will evolve twice as many species as what we see today.<p>"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few …

Will the medical establishment stop investing in fossil fuels?

The last year has seen a rapid proliferation of groups calling on universities across the UK to disinvest from fossil fuels. From Fossil Free Aberdeen to Fossil Free Sussex, groups of students, staff and alumni have put pressure on universities reduce their investments in fossil fuels. Some also …