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Archaeologists Have Discovered The Remains Of Two More Neanderthals In Iraq’s Shanidar Cave

Shanidar Cave is a remarkable archaeological site and the recent excavation of two Neanderthal adults brings the total number of Neanderthals …

Archaeology

Times Newer Roman is a sneaky font designed to make your essays look longer

For when you need to hit that five-page minimum, but you’ve run out of things to say<p>As someone who is ostensibly a professional writer, I can say with some authority that sometimes, writing is hard. And when you’re staring at page three of an essay that your professor has insisted should be at …

Digital Age

Man who ate 100 plates of sushi banned from all-you-can-eat buffet

German triathlete Jaroslav Bobrowski knows how to get his money’s worth.<p>A few nights ago, he went out to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in Landshut, Germany. He follows a special diet, fasting for 20 hours at a stretch. So when he sat down to enjoy the $18.49 meal, he was ready to eat.<p>And eat.<p>And …

World News

Hong Kong to recognise overseas same-sex partnerships after British lesbians won landmark judgement

Hong Kong announced Tuesday that overseas same-sex partners would qualify for the right to live and work in the city after a landmark court victory by a British lesbian earlier this year.<p>It is a step forward for LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong, which has been criticised by campaigners for lagging behind …

Hong Kong

H.I.V. Drugs Cost $75 in Africa, $39,000 in the U.S. Does It Matter?

<i>First of two articles</i><p>A new gold-standard triple therapy for H.I.V. has just made its debut in Africa. It costs $75 a year. In the United States, many people with H.I.V. take an almost identical therapy. It costs $39,000 a year.<p>The United States is infamous for its high cost of health care — and …

Opinion

China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs

China is to slap tariffs on an additional $60bn (£46bn) of imports from the US in retaliation against $200bn of new trade sanctions on Chinese goods announced by Donald Trump.<p>The latest moves represent a new step towards a full-scale trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Further …

Tariffs

Netflix finally tied with HBO for total wins at the 2018 Emmys

Spending money on content works<p>For a yearly awards ceremony, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were exciting in all the wrong ways. By the end of the first hour, the source of its drama had switched from wondering what the academy might have done right to predicting what would go wrong next. (In a …

Technology

Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.<p>For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of …

News

Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.<p>Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, on Monday began running a 62 mile …

Transportation

This terrifying graphic from The Weather Channel shows the power and danger of Hurricane Florence

Mixed reality reveals the very real danger of rising floodwaters<p>A new video from The Weather Channel shows in real time the danger of flood waters already rising in parts of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence starts battering the coast. The storm is moving slowly and is anticipated to bring deadly …

Floods

Hurricane Florence Has Made Landfall In N.C. As Category 1 Storm Grinds Ashore

<b>Updated at 5:20 a.m. ET Saturday</b><p>Tropical Storm Florence is still a slow-moving giant that poses danger to people in North and South Carolina, as its storm surge and intense rains bring high floodwaters to towns both on the coast and inland.<p>The storm has been linked to at least five deaths, a toll …

North Carolina

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Fight Club

Democratic Insurgents Topple 6 New York Senate Incumbents

Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, as primary voters ousted nearly all of them in favor of challengers who had called them traitors and sham progressives.<p>The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of …

Democratic Party

Migrant Parents Separated From Their Children Will Get New Asylum Interviews

Acknowledging that the separation of migrant families along the southwest border may have compromised their right to seek asylum, the federal government has agreed to allow a second chance for up to 1,000 migrants who had been facing deportation.<p>In a settlement announced Thursday, lawyers for the …

Class Action

Spotted: giraffes in the snow

Animals more used to desert heat have been photographed enjoying the snow after a cold front brought snowfall to parts of South Africa over the weekend.<p>Giraffes, antelope, rhinoceroses and elephants were photographed in icy conditions around South Africa, in pictures shared widely on social …

South Africa

Guy emails 246 Nicoles in search of a girl he met at a bar, and now they're all friends

Apparently Tinder is just too basic for some people.<p>Carlos Zetina only knew a handful of things about the girl he met at a campus bar: her name was …

Jurassic Park

Hundreds Of Roman Gold Coins Found In Theater Basement

Hundreds of ancient gold coins were found last week in the basement of a former theater in northern Italy. Archaeologists uncovered the jackpot in Como, on the border with Switzerland.<p>The coins date back to the late Roman Imperial times in the fourth or fifth century and were spilling out of a …

Coin Collecting

Tor Browser Has a Flaw That Governments May Have Exploited

A cyber arms dealer called Zerodium tweeted out details of the vulnerability, which can let a website run malicious Javascript code over the browser. …

Selling

Why you must travel the Silk Road in your lifetime

History is full of long and legendary highways but none – frankly – come close to the Silk Road. It’s not just the magnitude (at least 4,000 miles, in more than 40 countries) but the mythic potency of the project. The world was cleft into east and west in the Middle Ages.<p>But long before, the Silk …

Silk Road

This Is the Best Road Trip Map for Anyone Who Wants to Eat Their Way Across the U.S. (Video)

It’s one of the most important questions you have to ask yourself on a road trip: Where are we going to eat?<p>Don’t worry, Orbitz has you covered. No …

New Hampshire

Hurricane Florence Spins Up Into A Category 4 Storm, Aiming At U.S. East Coast

<b>Updated at 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday</b><p>Hurricane Florence is growing in size and strength as it barrels toward the Southeastern U.S. for an expected landfall in the Carolinas later this week as an "extremely dangerous hurricane," according to the National Hurricane Center.<p>A hurricane watch has been issued …

North Carolina

A Common Antidepressant Might Help Bacteria Become Superbugs

A common antidepressant, sold under the brand name Prozac, could be helping some bacteria build resistance to antibiotics, suggests a new study from …

Microbiology

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

<i>The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is</i> …

Fotografie

Hacker Using MikroTik Routers to Eavesdrop on Internet Traffic

The hacker has been actively forwarding the network traffic from over 7,500 vulnerable MikroTik routers around the globe, but the attacker could do …

Routers

40 Years Later, She Found Her Son’s Baseball Mitt at a Thrift Store 1,000 Miles Away

Many mornings, Julie Lisi and her husband, Michael Lisi, head to a thrift store in Jupiter, Fla., to look for treasures. They will walk around for 30 minutes or so, and usually leave empty-handed.<p>“We are retired, and it is something to do,” Ms. Lisi said.<p>But on a trip to the store last Wednesday, …

Thrifting

'Amazing' archeological find in Yukon's melting ice patches — an intact atlatl

At first, Jennifer Herkes didn't realize what had been found — she thought it was a piece of an atlatl, or throwing dart.<p>"I thought, 'Oh yeah, that's …

Archaeology

Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race

BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley upended the Massachusetts political order on Tuesday, scoring a stunning upset of 10-term Representative Michael Capuano and positioning herself to become the first African-American woman to represent the state in Congress.<p>Ms. Pressley’s triumph was in sync with a restless …

Ayanna Pressley

Google launches new search engine to help scientists find the datasets they need

Dataset Search could be a scientist’s best friend<p>Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web. Now, it wants to do the same for the scientific community with a new search engine for datasets.<p>The service, called Dataset Search, …