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Record Store Day 2015: The Ultimate Guide

Rock<p>Record Store Day ambassador Dave Grohl leads new releases with Foo Fighters’ <i>Songs From the Laundry Room</i>, a 10-inch featuring two demos, a cover …

Maid's letter gives new look at Titanic's final moments

The owners of Macy's stayed together onboard after helping their maid escape.<p>"Mrs. Straus … put her arms around the neck of her husband, telling him: 'We have been married 50 years, we have never left each other, I want to die with you.'"<p>"A stranger undid his safety belt to give it to an old woman …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

What are Zebra stripes really for?

Zebra stripes, besides looking very cool, help to ward off biting flies, a new study finds.<p>The research, published in Nature Communications, negates the popular theory that zebra stripes evolved for camouflage against predators.<p>How did the camouflage theory originate in the first place then? Many …

Study: Shroud of Turin reveals crucifixion's shape

Picture Christ on the cross, as you've seen him on countless statues: The figure is, more than likely, a T-shape one. If the Shroud of Turin truly was Jesus' burial cloth, the reality is something more closely resembling a Y, according to Matteo Borrini.<p>The forensic anthropologist was curious about …

700-year-old poop found, still reeks

One of the biggest urban archaeological digs Denmark has ever seen has uncovered a lowly part of history. "We are talking about 700-year-old latrines. And yes, they still smell bad," an archaeologist explains.<p>The team stumbled on what appears to be a 14th-century communal toilet area in the …

Spectacular solar scene: Burst of radiation erupts from sun

NASA unveiled incredible footage of a solar flare erupting from the surface of the sun. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the mid-level flair peaked at 10:05 am (EDT) on April 2.<p>Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation from the sun. Harmful radiation from these flares do not affect …

'Mystery light' spotted in Mars photo

Is there life on Mars—and has it left its lights on? A strange blip of light in a photo snapped April 3 by NASA's Curiosity rover has excited UFO enthusiasts, the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> reports.<p>While experts suspect a pixel problem, some believe the light shining upward signals Martians. "This could …

NASA Curiosity rover captures mysterious bright light on Mars

Is the truth really out there?<p>A NASA picture of a mysterious bright light on Mars has sparked the interest of UFO believers. But before we cry extraterrestrial, the bright light may be nothing more than a "glinty rock."<p>[pullquote]<p>"One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface …

Total lunar eclipse to reveal 'blood moon' in night sky

For most U.S. states east of the Mississippi River, tonight's total lunar eclipse will likely turn out to be a total bust, while in contrast, much of the central and western United States will likely get a fine view of the "blood moon" in all its brilliance.<p>The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 …

Under a 'Blood Moon': First total lunar eclipse of the year wows stargazers

The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions of stargazers across North and South America.<p>The total lunar eclipse of April 15 lasted about 3.5 hours between late Monday and early Tuesday, with …

Head injury during bar fight turns 'ordinary' guy into math whiz

When Jason Padgett pours cream into his morning coffee, this is what he sees:<p>“I watch the cream stirred into the brew. The perfect spiral is an important shape to me. It’s a fractal. Suddenly, it’s not just my morning cup of joe, it’s geometry speaking to me.”<p>Padgett’s world is bursting with …

New poll says Big Bang theory a big question for many Americans

While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.<p>Yet when it comes to smoking causing cancer or that a genetic code determines who we are, the doubts disappear.<p>When considering concepts scientists …

The 8 biggest mysteries of our planet

In 1970, geologists were still putting the finishing touches on plate tectonics, the model that explains how the Earth's surface takes shape. More than 40 years later, many riddles still remain when it comes to our planet.<p>For instance, dozens of spacecraft have mapped the surface of Mars more …

Sun unleashes major solar flare

The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday, triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth.<p>The powerful flare peaked at 8:27 p.m. EDT Thursday (0027 April 25 GMT), and ranked as an X1.3-class solar storm, one of the strongest types of flares the sun can …

SpaceX to file official protest against US Air Force over military-related launches

Private space corporation SpaceX announced plans to file an official protest against the U.S. Air Force over the right to perform national security-related launches.<p>Speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said it was unfair that a joint venture between …

Fox developing event series about Jesus' early years

Fox is the latest network to have found God. The broadcaster is developing <i>Nazareth</i>, a drama that follows Jesus' lesser-known formative years.<p>David Franzoni (<i>Gladiator, Amistad</i>) is writing the project, which is the latest entrant in TV's recent religious and spiritual programming boom. Inspired by …

Rare Titanic menu that doubled as postcard could fetch thousands at auction

A rare second-class menu from the Titanic that doubled as a postcard is expected to fetch up to $140,000 at auction in England on Saturday.<p>Auction house Henry Aldridge and Son says the breakfast menu, which survived the sinking with a crew member on the ill-fated ship, is dated April 11, 1912 and …

A New App Helps You Find Those Cool Boots You Saw On The Subway

ASAP54 lets you hunt down coveted items of clothing using just an image, filling a void in the world of online shopping.<p>Have you ever developed one of those borderline creepy obsessions with a piece of clothing you spied on a stranger, vowed to find it and buy it, then realized that searching …

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Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …