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From oral history, a 14,000-year-old archaeological discovery

In their oral history, the Heiltsuk people describe how the area around Triquet Island, on the western coast of their territory in British Columbia, remained open land during the ice age.<p>“People flocked there for survival because everywhere else was being covered by ice, and all the ocean was …

Florida pulls even with LSU in post-spring SEC power rankings

With spring practice officially over in the SEC, it was time for rethink our conference power rankings. ESPN reporters Edward Aschoff, Sam Khan Jr. …

20 things we don't do anymore because of technology

See if these sound familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is, or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted a cookbook in the past year.<p>We …

25 things Prince Philip said that will make you full-body cringe

With Prince Philip retiring from his royal duties, there will be fewer occasions for him to make his trademark gaffes and off-kilter remarks.<p>At times …

Prince Philip

The world’s population just passed 7.5 billion: Here are some fascinating facts

There are approximately 65 million more men than women alive on Earth today, according to the latest UN figures. American Samoa has the largest gender ratio difference in the world, with roughly 1.36 men for every woman. At the other end of the spectrum, Haiti has the smallest gender ratio gap, …

Ancient Stone Carvings Show a Comet Swarm Hitting Earth Around 10,950 BCE

Around the time civilisation changed forever.<p>Researchers have translated famous ancient symbols in a temple in Turkey, and they tell the story of a …

Ice Age

3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.<p>Nuclear bombs are …

WOAH: Missing Student Leaves Behind A Scary Room Covered In Coded Texts And Occult Symbols

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: This mystery is stunning. Is it real? Is it a hoax? The implication is that this kid from Brazil uncovered some secret esoteric …

Out of thin air: Scientists create solar powered device turning air into drinking water

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California Berkeley published their findings in the journal Science …

Top 10 Recently Uncovered Archaeological Mysteries

When it comes to archaeological mysteries, the spotlight tends to shine on popular cases that have been circulating for decades. Stonehenge, the …

Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide …

Norway to Build World's First Ship Tunnel to Bypass Part of Ocean

World<p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway plans to build the world's first tunnel for ships, a 5,610-feet passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea.<p>Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would be able to accommodate cruise and …

LaVar Ball Says UCLA Didn't Win Title Because White Players Are Too Slow

Although LaVar Ball's outrageous comments had been relatively harmless over the course of the college basketball season, his latest accusation will likely be much more controversial.<p>"Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," Ball said, …

LaVar Ball

The Myths and History of Robbers Cave: A Tale of Jesse James

The Myths and History of Robbers Cave: A Tale of Jesse James<p>Updated on December 12, 2017<p>Somewhere in Oklahoma, there is over a million dollars worth …

Oldest Human Remains Found In Americas Are From Teenager Who Fell To Her Death In A Cave

An ancient human whose skeleton was discovered in an underwater cave may have given birth before she fell to her death.<p>At a ripe old age of 13,000 …

World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Found in Australia

A team of scientists has found some of the world’s largest dinosaur footprints in northwestern Australia, measuring nearly 5 feet 9 inches in …

Trillions in Debt and We're Just Scratching the Surface

When the Federal Reserve acts as the lender of last resort, as everyone should be keenly aware, it simply prints the money it loans.<p>As the federal …

Exhibition reveals hidden history of Colosseum after the fall of Rome, from medieval fortresses to slaughterhouses

Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the remains of a timber walkway used by soldiers guarding a fortress built into the remains of the Colosseum during the Middle Ages.<p>Gladiatorial contests and other spectacles held in the massive amphitheatre ground to a halt by the sixth century AD with the …

Skeletons Found Under a Florida Wine Shop May Be Some of America’s First Colonists

In the last few weeks, archaeologists digging under the floor of a wine shop in St. Augustine, Florida, have discovered the skeletal remains of seven …

Found: 47 Lumps of Orichalcum, an Ancient Alloy Attributed to Atlantis

Orichalcum!<p>Off the coast of Sicily, near the city of Gela, a new expedition to a 2,600-year-old shipwreck has returned with 47 lumps of orichalcum, a …

Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says.<p>The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

The space capsule that took the first moonwalkers on their historic adventure is getting ready to take off on another trip — its first tour of the United States in more than 40 years.<p>The Apollo 11 command module is the spacecraft that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins rode in to the …

Göbekli Tepe Archeology Site, Turkey

Göbekli Tepe Archeology Site, Turkey<p>Göbekli Tepe is the oldest megalithic structure on earth, predating Stonehenge by 6600 years and the Pyramids by …

Swiss Reject Tax Reform, Threatening Country’s Competitive Edge

Switzerland shot down the government’s plan to reform corporate taxation, a decision that risks hurting its appeal as a place for multinational …