Ashwee Kosterlee

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Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparent<p>Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Robotics

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

Fires and chaos erupt in Ferguson after grand jury doesn't indict in Michael Brown case

Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> Police make 29 arrests and say they didn't fire any shots<br>• An entire row of businesses is on fire on a major Ferguson street<br>• Obama: "We need to accept this decision was the grand jury's to make"<br>• "Let's not just make noise, let's make a …

Brown's mother screams, sobs over grand jury decision

ST. LOUIS - As the world discussed the implications of Michael Brown's death, his mother sat alone in a plush hotel room full of people, silent, stoic and staring at her phone as she awaited word from the grand jury.<p>When the word came, attorney Benjamin Crump fielded the phone call. "The jury was …

Is Ikea The End Of Design? See The Italian Counterattack At This Powerful Milan Design Exhibit

Future archeologists studying the material culture of austerity need look no further than the Ikea catalogue. Even in Milan, the design capital of Europe, people under forty are likely to eat on a <i>Tärendö</i> table and to sleep in a <i>Fjelsse</i> bed – if they’re not couch-surfing on the <i>Knislinge</i> sofa of a …

White House threatens to put brakes on alternative fuels

As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle: the White House.<p>Yielding to pressure from oil companies, car manufacturers and even …