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English Actually: Memoirs of an English teacher in Spain

Too, two and to are the same too my friend, and ‘if I were’ is not really the simple past, it’s the subjunctive, which exasperatingly doesn’t …

Language

Ancient papyrus mystery solved

Scientists have finally unlocked the secrets of a mysterious 2,000-year-old papyrus document.<p>The strange artifact, which has mirror writing on both sides, has baffled experts for centuries. Written in ancient Greek, the papyrus has been in the possession of the University of Basel in Switzerland …

Archaeology

Revolutionary evidence proves bread existed before agriculture

The discovery at a 14,500-year-old site in Jordan shows that bread is at least 5,000 years older than previously thought. Scientists had thought that …

National Academy of Sciences

Pakistan election: More than 100 die in bomb attacks on poll rallies

<b>A suicide bomber has killed at least 128 people and injured more than 150 in an attack on a campaign rally in south-western Pakistan, officials say.</b><p>An election candidate was among the dead in the town of Mastung. So-called Islamic State (IS) claimed the attack.<p>Earlier, a bomb attack on a similar …

Pakistan

Edible Unicorn Slime

Are your kids obsessed with making their own “slime” creations? (Obviously, we can relate.) If so, they’re going to go nuts for this glittery, …

Kids

A Former British Defense Minister Says UFOs Are Real And Narrowly Avoid Crashing Into Airplanes

In addition to his "UFOs are real" claims, Nick Pope also says he worked with Russians that developed death rays that would zap the alien ships.<p>When …

Paranormal

How the US Government Secretly Sold 'Spy Phones' to Suspects

In 2010, a suspected cocaine smuggler named John Krokos bought encrypted BlackBerry devices from an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent. …

Surveillance

In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

A drone flight and a lingering dry spell have exposed a previously unknown monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley, forgotten for thousands of years and long covered by crops — which, struggling to cope with a lengthy drought, finally revealed the ancient footprint.<p>Photographer and author Anthony Murphy …

Archaeology

These States Are Leading the Fight to Legalize Shrooms

Psilocybin is a much more complex drug than cannabis and it shouldn’t be treated the same way when it comes to decriminalization.<p>While the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis is becoming more prevalent across the United States, activist organizations in Denver and Oregon are now …

Cannabis

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn't Walk Straight

A wild grass carries a potent psychedelic.<p>Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy …

phalaris

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

Anthropology

Learn the History of Indian Philosophy in a 62 Episode Series from The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: The Buddha, Bhagavad-Gita, Non Violence & More

The belief in a singular, coherent “Western tradition” in philosophy has led to a very insular, Eurocentric view in philosophy departments, as Jay L. …

Indian Philosophy

Thousands shut down Chicago highway with gun control march

Thousands of Chicago protesters shut down a major highway on Saturday to oppose gun violence and call for stronger gun laws.<p>After an hour-long standstill, police announced they were shutting down all northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway to allow protesters to march on the road.<p>Mayor Rahm …

Gun Control

Kilauea Volcano destroys another 46 homes; total now 671

July 6 (UPI) -- Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroyed another 46 homes this week, bringing the total number of structures demolished by lava to 671, …

Geology

Sydney teen caught with a golden gun, drugs and cash after almost slamming into a police vehicle

Teenager, 19, 'caught with a golden gun loaded with ammunition, drugs and cash' in dramatic bust after almost slamming his car into a police</b> …

Crime

More employers are dropping marijuana from drug tests. Here's why the trend in Iowa is a slow burn.

CLOSE<p>Take a look inside the warehouse south of Downtown Des Moines being converted into Iowa's first legal medical marijuana production facility.<p>Job …

Cannabis

Uppland Runic Inscription 53

An ancient Viking runestone hidden in plain view in Stockholm's old town.<p>The Viking runestone embedded on a street corner in Gamla stan, the old town …

Archaeology

The Top 10: Countries That Used to be ‘The’

This was an idea of Tom McTague’s, when Ukraine, which dropped the “The” when the USSR broke up in 1991, was in the news four years ago (leading up …

Top 10

This Country's Chief Medical Advisor Just Recommended Rescheduling Marijuana

Hint: It's a global powerhouse, but it's not the United States.<p>This has truly been a year of marijuana firsts. A growing number of marijuana stocks …

Cannabis

In Milpa Alta, people still speak the Aztec language

Milpa Alta – which maintains traditions from its pre-Columbian past – feels like a tiny mountain village, making it hard to believe that it’s part of Mexico City.<p>In the 1970s, before workers laid the asphalt that became a two-lane highway connecting Mexico City with Milpa Alta, the southernmost of …

Mexico

Earth - This video explains why we cannot go faster than light

Science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker explains why we cannot go faster than light to BBC Earth's Melissa Hogenboom and Michael Marshall, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million BBC Earth fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p><i>If you</i> …

Astrophysics

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

America’s first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds

For thousands of years, dogs lived alongside early Americans. This human-canine partnership has been gleaned through bones: The earliest dog remains found in North America were buried nearly 10,000 years ago in what is now Illinois. By 7,000 years ago, other bones show that “we have lots of dogs …

Anthropology

Panama monkeys may have begun their own Stone Age, scientists say

A group of Panamanian monkeys may have entered their own<br>stone age, scientists said.<p>A population of white-face capuchin monkeys living on the Panamanian island of Jicarón have been observed using stones to smash open nuts and shellfish, New Scientist reported Monday.<p>Scientists first made the …

Stone Age

Idaho knife attack: Birthday girl, 3, dies after being stabbed at her party

<b>A three-year-old girl has died of her injuries on Monday, after a knife attack at her birthday party left nine injured in Boise, Idaho, US police say.</b><p>They believe Saturday's attack at a complex, home to many refugees, was motivated by "vengeance" after the suspect was asked to leave the place the …

Los Angeles

Jarrod W. Ramos: Capital Gazette shooting suspect had long-running feud with Maryland newspaper

The 38-year-old man suspected of killing five people at the offices of a Maryland newspaper group on Thursday had a long-running feud with the Capital Gazette, attacking the Annapolis-based family of publications in the courts and on social media.<p>Police identified the suspect as Jarrod Warren …

Capital Gazette

Bali volcano erupts: Thousands of tourists stranded as ash closes airport

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport on Friday, stranding thousands of travellers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed an 8,200-feet column of ash and smoke.<p>The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said nearly 450 flights were cancelled, affecting some 75,000 …

Airports

Dementia presents a unique challenge to gun safety

With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help.<p>“My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, …

Guns

Ancient deer skeleton may reveal how Neanderthals hunted prey

The fallow deer was about 6 years old when it died about 120,000 years ago on a lake shore in Germany. Its skeleton, recovered by archaeologists and …

Anthropology