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Bulgarian bones could be John the Baptist's, scientists say

Science and archaeology offer insights into ancient artifacts that could be linked to Jesus Christ. "Finding Jesus: Fact. Faith. Forgery," premieres Sunday Night, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> When the tools of modern science are applied to religious relics, the results are almost always the …

Archaeology

'Bedlam:' 3,000 skeletons dug up at historical burial site

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Archaeologists have started excavating about 3,000 skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground in London, used from 1569 to at least 1738.<p>Also known as Bethlem and the New Churchyard, more than 20,000 Londoners are believed to have been buried there. The ground was used by "a varied …

Archaeology

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Lamborghini Huracán Driver Hits 208 MPH Before Crash: Video

Back in September, we saw the brutal images of a very violent Lamborghini Huracán crash. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear what led to the …

Wreck

NYCC: My First Great VR Experience with Project Morpheus

How a pair of short demos did more to sell me on VR than the dozens that came before them.<p>The 20 minutes I spent with Sony’s Project Morpheus at New …

Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

One-Step

The good and the bad of PlayStation Now

Now is the best time. At least that’s what Sony is hoping. It’s the current king of console gaming, with the PlayStation 4 still outselling rivals Xbox One and Wii U.<p>And Sony, of course, wants to build on this lead. It’s conducting an open beta for an ambitious service, PlayStation Now, which …

WiFi Is Getting Even More Public -- Don't Make Yourself A Target

Flight delayed and you need to get work done? Airport public WiFi is a tempting solution and lets you work on the marketing plan stored on your Google Drive. With 5.8 million hotspots expected to be available by 2015, it’s becoming easier to work remotely from anywhere.<p>The danger with using public …

Sony Struggling To Keep Up With Playstation Vita Demand

Earlier this week, the Playstation Vita mysteriously disappeared. Neither Amazon, nor Walmart, nor Gamestop were selling new consoles directly, and it some to ask the basic question: what’s going on? Barring true insanity on the part of Sony, it appeared to be good news for the perpetually troubled …

Sony Considering Steam-Style 'Early Access' For PS4

Valve’s Steam has experimented with a controversial practice known as “Early Access” as of late, allowing developers to sell unfinished games in order to acquire additional funding while receiving player feedback and bug reports. Now, Sony says they’re considering a similar program for PS4.<p>Speaking …

New photos show the Acura NSX prototype engulfed in flames

Ease of egress was tested, thoroughly and successfully.<p>The Acura NSX prototype burned to a crisp on Thursday, and what we all saw at first was photography of the aftermath. Now we have fresh shots, sourced from a trackside witness. While we don't know what lit up Honda's next-gen supercar, …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things

Fan with cellphone bumps into Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali

Hey, you got on camera*! (and almost ruined the entire Tour de France)<p>Vincenzo Nibali seems pretty unstoppable right now. He's over seven minutes ahead of the second-place rider, Thibault Pinot, with just three stages to go, meaning it's nearly impossible for another biker to stop him at this point.<p>…

Bicycle Made of 24K Gold Costs a Million Bucks

Gold, Jerry, gold. This bicycle is being billed as “The Most Expensive Extreme Mountain Bike in the World”. And it probably is since it’s priced at a …