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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

BOLZANO, Italy — When the head of a small Italian museum called Detective Inspector Alexander Horn of the Munich Police, she asked him if he investigated cold cases.<p>“Yes I do,” Inspector Horn said, recalling their conversation.<p>“Well, I have the coldest case of all for you,” said Angelika …

Crusader Shipwreck, Likely From the Siege of Acre, Discovered

Researchers recently discovered a sunken ship in Israel’s Bay of Haifa. The wreck was likely helmed by Crusaders fleeing the Siege of Acre in 1291. …

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

"Body Marbling" Is Body Painting's Trippy Cousin

This UV-reactive paint dip will turn your skin into a work of glowing art.<p>What happens when traditional Turkish paper art meets body painting and rave culture? Just ask Black Light Visuals, creators of a blacklight-reactive body marbling technique that’s making waves in the festival scene.<p>Body …

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Secret German World War II Base Rediscovered Near North Pole

The remains of a secret World War II German base have been rediscovered on an island near the North Pole by a team of Russian researchers.<p>The wartime …

This Man Was Killed by Brutal Boomerang Blow 800 Years Ago

When thrown properly, boomerangs can be lethal weapons. In fact, cave paintings in Australia show that they've been used as such for thousands of …

Ancient scratched stones could be world's earliest maps

A set of broken stones covered with etchings of lines and squares, discovered at a 5,000-year-old sacred site in Denmark, may be some of humankind’s …

Archaeology

Most famous of mummies

Ötzi the Iceman's hard-core leather outfit would have made animal rights activists shudder.<p>The 5,300-year-old iceman mummy, whose remarkably …

This Is What ÖTzi The Iceman Sounded Like

Pretty creepy, tbh.<p>We already know what Ötzi the Iceman was wearing when he died more than 5,000 years ago in the Italian Alps, as well as how many …

Ancient human ancestor find in South Africa deepens evolution mystery

About twice a week, Marina Elliott takes a trip back in time. On those days, the Canadian anthropologist is out of bed by 5 a.m. and on the road by 6, driving to the Rising Star cave complex about an hour northwest of Johannesburg.<p>It's winter in South Africa and temperatures have lately been …

10 Stolen Ancient Artifacts That Carried Curses

Science has little room for superstition and magic. Throughout history, no magical solution has ever been found to a scientific question, while the …

Ancient Roman Man Tiptoed Through Life From A Hip Fracture

In a small cemetery south of Naples, two dozen skeletons dating to the era of the Roman Empire have been discovered. One, an older man, was buried like everyone else, but his body held a secret — a badly healed hip fracture caused him to walk on tiptoe, which also tore up his knee.<p>The skeleton …

Paleontology

Database of Scotland's ancient rock art to be created

<b>A digital database of Scotland's Neolithic and early Bronze Age rock art is to be created.</b><p>About 6,000 rocks are known in Britain to have ancient cup and ring carvings. More than 2,000 of the sites are found in Scotland.<p>Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been awarded £807,000 by the Arts and …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Not Seen in Men

The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the …

Argot sits in the forbidden corners of language, where creativity thrives, shrouded by a cloak of linguistic abandon<p>There are between 6,500 and 7,000 languages spoken worldwide. Include argots – the characteristic language of a particular group – and that number climbs ginormously.<p><i>Ginormous</i> itself …

Language

Bringing the Ghostly City of Pompeii Back to Life

POMPEII, Italy<p>Pompeii has been a byword for catastrophe for almost 2,000 years. Today this place of chronic disasters is being transformed into an archaeological showcase.<p>For the first time in 19 centuries, a breath of life is wafting through the ghostly streets of Pompeii. Under the guidance of a …

Archaeology

Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare

The fossilised bones of a group of prehistoric hunter-gatherers who were massacred around 10,000 years ago have been unearthed 30km west of Lake …

Archaeologists Respond To The Murder of Khaled al-Asaad At Ancient Palmyra

Palmyrene sarcophagi are some of the most intricately carved examples of funerary objects in the Roman Empire, decorated with delicate busts that are at once Roman in inspiration but also distinctly Syrian in creation. These are just some the pieces of a four-thousand-year history that Dr. Khaled …

Middle East

Archaeologists Identify Bodies of Lost Leaders of Jamestown

Beneath the church where Pocahontas was married are the graves of the founders of the first permanent British settlement in America.<p>An explorer, a nobleman, a soldier, and a chaplain: four men who might have been forgotten to history had they not been brought together to establish the first …

Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers …

Archaeology

Nanostructure of 5,000-year-old mummy skin reveals insight into mummification process

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using cutting-edge microscopy techniques, researchers have gained insight into how human mummies can be extremely well-preserved for …

Archaeologists Believe They Have Found Lost Cloister

It is believed the remains of the much-searched-for Þykkvabær cloister may have been found. Icelandic and British archaeologists saw the remains of a …

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: Over 35 Pictures of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman Costumes

The Licensing Expo is kicking off today in Las Vegas, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products is showcasing some excellent materials from next year’s</b> …

Red Summer Top

<i>Pattern by Lolita Pantil - Philippines</i><p>This is a free crochet pattern for crochet top called Red Summer Top. This top fits between size 32 and size 34.<p>…

Marie Beach Top

This is a free crochet pattern for Marie Beach Top using pineapple design with photo tutorial in each step.<p>This is a bigger version of Crochet Kid's …

Fallout 4 Announced For PS4, Xbox One, PC

Inadvertently leaked on the official website an hour ahead of its scheduled announcement, here’s <i>Fallout 4</i>, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.<p><b>UPDATE</b> …