Zach Shilt

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People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Anthropology

Skeletons tell story of 'truly horrifying' fifth-century massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 1,500 years ago, something terrible happened at Sandby borg, a ringfort on the beautiful island of Öland, off Sweden's southeast Baltic coast.<p>Yearly excavations beginning in 2011 provided the first clues to the island's grisly secret. The digging uncovered the skeletons of dozens of …

Stone Age

Want to understand gun owners? Watch their videos

It was an ordinary day in 2011, when I found myself watching a YouTube video of a gun owner making a semi-automatic rifle discharge bullets rapidly, …

George RR Martin Drops Huge Hint About 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel

Fire and Blood just became essential reading<p>The hype for <i>Game of Thrones</i> author George RR Martin's next book just got kicked up to another level.<p>Martin dealt crushing disappointment to many fans this week by confirming that the next proper novel in the <i>Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, …

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.<p>At a …

North Korea

US troops are now in Darwin. But questions remain as to why | Nick Deane

The presence of US marines on Australian soil is a radical departure from normal practice that has never been fully explained<p>The 2018 contingent of more than 1,500 US marines began arriving in Darwin two weeks ago. Every year since 2012 marines have been routinely stationed here, and, under the …

'Extraordinary find' made in Pompeii bath house

Almost 2,000 years ago, a child sheltered in Pompeii's central bath house complex as nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted terrifyingly, spewing vast amount of hot ash and pumice.<p>The child's body was undisturbed until this year, when archaeologists using ground-scanning tools were surprised to find it just …

A New Study Suggests There Could Have Been Intelligent Life on Earth Before Humans

Looking for aliens across deep space is great, but have we looked hard enough in our own terrestrial backyard—here on Earth?<p><i>One author of the new study, leading climatologist Gavin Schmidt, wrote a work of fiction to explore its findings. Read 'Under the Sun', which we published at Terraform</i> …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Polyethyleneterephthalate

George R.R. Martin Has Shared The Biggest Book-To-‘Game Of Thrones’ Change He Would Make

George R.R. Martin has a mostly cozy relationship with <i>Game of Thrones</i>. The <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> author has penned four episodes of the HBO series (none since season four’s “The Lion and the Rose,” but he’s been busy lately) and is working with the writers on all the perspective spinoffs. But …

Archaeologists believe they have found King Arthur’s Castle

The mysterious origins of a British archaeological site commonly associated with the legend of King Arthur, have just gotten even more …

Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School

If Republicans in Congress have their way, millions of people who get food aid through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) will have to find a job or attend job training classes for about 20 hours each week, or lose their benefits.<p>That's the biggest and most controversial part of …

This 9-year-old girl should be writing every caption for the New Yorker cartoons

Kids should just run everything, shouldn't they.<p>Comedy writer Bess Kalb shared pictures of the captions her cousin's 9-year-old child has written for …

A definitive ranking of the 20 smartest dog breeds

4 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

In recent years, debates about running form have tended to converge on two factors: cadence (are you taking roughly 180 steps per minute?) and foot strike (are you landing on your heel or forefoot?). This is understandable, because these components are easy to grasp and to measure. But running is …

Why assault rifles aren’t what you think they are

As gun control tops the political agenda in both the United States and Canada, two terms are getting thrown around a lot: “Assault rifle” or “assault …

10 Ways Dogs Show Love

01 of 11<p>It's Puppy Love<p>Everyone knows–even those hostile cat owners–that dogs are man's (and woman's!) best friends. They make fiercely loyal, …

Expelling Diplomats, a Furious Kremlin Escalates a Crisis

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday escalated a confrontation with Europe and the United States over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, saying it would expel 60 American diplomats and an unspecified number of envoys from other countries to retaliate for a mass expulsion of Russian diplomats …

Nerve Agents

This Tattoo Pain Guide Will Help Determine Your Next Ink

Let's get one thing straight: tattoos hurt — plain and simple. On an objective level, this should be self-explanatory; after all, a tattoo is a form of body modification that involves using a needle to penetrate pigment through and into multiple layers of skin (fun!). But that still doesn't stop …

Inked

Marcus Aurelius - the Philosopher on the Emperor's Throne

The Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Musei Capitolini in Rome<p>On March 17, 180 AD, Roman Emperor <b>Marcus Aurelius</b> passed away. He is often referred to …

Study Skills

Mystery of three-fingered skeletal remains discovered beside baby mummy as tests 'reveal they are NOT human'

Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes could be alien - despite having many similarities to humans, it is claimed.<p>The …

North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

North Korea

Bones found in South Pacific 'likely' Amelia Earhart's, researcher says

A collection of lost bones discovered on a South Pacific Ocean island "likely" belonged to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new study claims.<p>Richard Jantz, an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, determined the bones found nearly 80 years ago "have more similarity to Earhart than …

Amelia Earhart

The High and Tight Military-Inspired Haircut

<b>The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with award-winning barber and founder of The Lions Barber Collective charity,</b> Tom Chapman, to help young men …

Hair

Stone Flakes Analyzed in Large-Scale Study

LEIPZIG, GERMANY—According to a report in <i>Cosmos Magazine</i>, hominins developed more efficient cutting tools, and developed ways to manage stone …

The Best Glass for Every Style of Beer For 2018

5 minute Read<p>Ever wonder what beer nerds are talking about when they say #properglassware? The concept isn’t new, and it’s not something that’s …

You can get a teddy bear made to look exactly like your dog or cat

Best. Day. Ever<p>Remember last week when we found a brand that created custom pyjamas with the face of your cat, dog, budgie or whatever your prize pet is on them?<p>We ordered three pairs and thought we'd be content for life. That is until we heard about the teddy bear company that can make exact …

Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's claim to have developed new strategic weapons impervious to Western defenses seems unlikely to change the balance of …

The search for dead Russian mercenaries in Syria

For two weeks now, families of the Russian mercenaries killed in Syria have been waiting for their loved ones' remains to be brought back to Russia. …