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Norway's melting ice is revealing priceless ancient artifacts

Items thousands of years old have been discovered in the wake of receding mountain ice.<p>Ancient artifacts preserved in snow and ice over thousands of …

Archaeology

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

Earth Science

This One Spice Can Help Improve Your Memory, Says Science

Curry tonight, anyone?<p>As if we needed another excuse to order a Saturday night curry, research has just revealed that a popular spice in Indian …

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Universe

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found."<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

Evolution

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Dark Matter

Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice.<p>It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar, and only fills you up for a short period of time. In comparison, brown rice is processed slowly, churning out a steady stream of fuel to …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

​7 High-Fat Breakfast Ideas That Will Help You Lose Weight All Day

​Bring on the avocado and eggs.<p>Good news if you love yourself a morning avo toast: Eating lots of the right fats first thing might help you lose weight in the long run. “Along with protein and fiber, fat fills you up," says Lindsey Pine, R.D. "Including fat in your breakfast is a great way to keep …

Breakfast

The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

Weather

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging — it's about activity

A new study has revealed that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the knees of humans has doubled since the mid-20th century — and not because we're …

The Scary Thing You Never Knew About Coconut Oil

You're going to want to throw out the coconut oil after you read this.<p>The American Heart Association has released a new report advising people against the use of coconut oil.<p>RELATED: 'I Stopped Eating Eggs For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory …

Coconut

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Google Glass

MIT Ranks the World's 13 Smartest Artificial Intelligence Companies

From chatbots to robots, these global leaders combine brains with business sense.<p>Editors at the <i>MIT Technology Review</i> recently weighed in with their annual review of the world's 50 Smartest Companies. This list celebrates the most effective pairing of innovation and business across the globe. For …

Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

Immune System

This Dog Has His Own Harry Potter Room Under the Stairs

No word on when he's set to start at Hogwarts.<p>Reddit poster Fatisbac recently visited his aunt, who had just built a new home after retiring from teaching. While taking a tour of the new house, the Redditor couldn't help but notice that there was a very special room underneath the stairs. Nope, it …

Harry Potter

New plastic-eating bacteria could help save planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in Japan have discovered a strain of bacteria that can eat plastic, a finding that might help solve the world's fast-growing plastic pollution problem.<p>The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It's the type …

Pollution

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

The 11 companies with the most billionaires in the world

As of 2016, there are 2,188 billionaires across the world, according to a recent report from Hurun, a Shanghai firm that releases yearly rankings and research about the world's richest people.<p>It turns out that some companies have a higher concentration of the richest of the rich than others. Of …

Billionaires

Scientists trying to clone extinct Ice Age cave lions using DNA from 12,000 year old remains

Scientists are hoping to use revolutionary new DNA techniques to bring a species of Ice Age cave that roamed the Eearth 12,000 years ago back to …

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump win big; Cruz takes Texas; Rubio scores first win

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton carved out dominant positions in their party nominating races on Super Tuesday, marching ever closer to a scorched-earth general election clash.<p>Trump swamped his rivals by piling up seven wins across the nation, demonstrating broad appeal for his …

Government

Elon Musk: SpaceX wants to send people to Mars by 2025

Are you ready to go to Mars?<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he's hoping to send people to Mars by "around 2025."<p>During a forum in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Musk said SpaceX is hoping to make these commercial flights in about "nine years from now -- thereabouts."<p>He also explained the significance of going to …

This fast-growing Chinese-food chain was just named one of the best restaurants in the US

The New York City-based chain (pronounced "she-ahn") serves authentic, mouthwatering cuisine from the Shaanxi province in northwest China.<p>Xi'an has enjoyed a lot of attention since it was a food stall in the basement of a mall in Queens. The likes of Anthony Bourdain and Bobby Flay have given it …