Rebecca Haynes

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A summary of archaeological finds, artistic achievements and tragic losses in 2014

ISTANBUL<p>Turkey’s internationally acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film 'Kış Uykusu' (Winter Sleep) wins the top Palme d’Or prize at the 67th …

Black Death skeletons unearthed by Crossrail project

<b>Skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations are Black Death victims from the great pandemic of the 14th Century, forensic tests indicate.</b><p>Their teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and their graves have been dated to 1348-50.<p>Records say thousands of Londoners perished and their corpses were dumped in a mass grave outside the City, but its exact location was a mystery.<p>Archaeologists now believe it is under Charterhouse Square near the Barbican.<p>They plan to expand …

Two chapel walls, mid-Saxon ditch and metalworking debris found at Whitby Abbey

Archaeologists working at Whitby Abbey, the Benedictine ruins in North Yorkshire which have produced carved stones and the remains of an Anglian cemetery during 20 years of excavations, are preparing to reveal their latest findings from the site as they approach the end of a second week of investigations.<p>Two disconnected walls of a chapel and a ditch from the mid-Saxon period have been discovered so far by English Heritage experts, who expect to date and document the artefacts during the final …

The Nativity (scientifically accurate version)

The nativity is the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is still regularly performed by schoolchildren in the UK, despite the apparent war on Christmas. However, it being an obviously religious story, it’s not very scientifically accurate. But just because you’re a fan of …

Brutish? You have to hand it to the Neanderthals after all

Neanderthal Man, normally typecast as brutish, unsophisticated and primitive, may well have had a distinctly artistic streak, according to new …

Artworks

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea …

Chickens

Smile And Wave

We've been in this rental here in Colorado Springs for a year-and-a-half now and one of the biggest challenges was figuring out a way to create more …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Serve up these surprisingly healthy, tasty burgers at your next barbecue

Burgers

Newly forming star stretched a light-year long

Hot, bright stars generate harsh stellar winds that are blast ultraviolet radiation toward a protostar, sculpting it into the light-year-long shape …

'Tobacco wars' senators take aim at energy drinks

Three Democratic senators who led the fight against tobacco companies aim to limit minors' access to energy drinks.<p>August 31, 2013|By Alexei Koseff<p>Three senators say energy drink makers such as Monster Beverage use advertising… (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — They are all "veterans of …

I Can't Sleep

Can't sleep? How to sleep better by solving your sleep problems and sleep insomnia<p><b>The Worrier</b><p><b>The Woman</b><p><b>The Problem</b><br>Exhausted, she felt fuzzy<p><b>The Solution</b> <br>sleepsleep disorders<p><b>The Overdoer</b><p><b>The Woman</b><p><b>The Problem</b><p><b>The Solution</b><p><b>The Night Owl</b><p><b>The Woman</b><p><b>The Problem</b><p><b>The Solution</b>

Sleep

London railway tunneling yields archaeological trove of ancient artifacts and long-dead Londoners

LONDON Jewelry, pieces of ships, medieval ice skates, centuries-old skulls — some fascinating pieces of London's history aren't in museums, but …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Find Commodus' Mini-Colosseum

GENZANO, ITALY—Archaeologists excavating thermal baths at the site of a villa southeast of Rome believe they've stumbled onto a "mini-Colosseum" that …

Archaeology

Archaeologists puzzled over immaculate, 5,000-year-old board game pieces

Intricately carved tokens from a nearly 5,000-year old board game have been unearthed in southeast Turkey, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The 49 found pieces may be the oldest gaming tokens ever recovered, and they should help to back the current theory that board games originated in the Middle East over …

Why we’re a long way from computers that really work like the human brain

IBM was in the news last week when it announced it had created “an entire computing architecture based on the brain” (at least, that’s how Gizmodo summed it up). A few days before that, a press release announced that scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich, a research center in Germany, had run …

Quantum Computing

Meteorite's age at center of Mars history debate

Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites — chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling through space and surviving the searing fall through our atmosphere.<p>Though a little banged up, …

Meteor Shower August 2013: Perseid Shower Peak Period Coming Up (+Video)

The peak activity for the Perseid meteor shower–which lasts almost the entire month of August 2013–is coming up in a couple of days.<p>The peak …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

A little over a year ago, physicists put the finishing touches to the most successful scientific theory of all time: the Standard Model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012, it was the final piece in our picture of the universe at the …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Cartwheeling Around the World

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down.<p>While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth. On occasion, I'll throw in a headstand or …