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Engineer argues Egyptian pyramid decay is due to centuries of expansion

For centuries, Egypt's pyramids have been a point worldwide fascination. Scholars have long asked, how did the egyptians build them at all, much less so beautifully? But, when structural engineer Peter James looked at the pyramids, he asked why they were falling apart. The longstanding explanation …

US to return more smuggled dinosaurs to Mongolia

<b>The US is to return more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaur skeletons to Mongolia.</b><p>The announcement follows the handing over to Mongolian officials on Monday of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar at a ceremony in New York.<p>The latest group includes two more Tyrannosaurus bataars, six …

Paleontology

Astronomy's Little Secret: The Hidden Art Of 'Moonsweeping'

A few nights ago, (Wednesday, I think, around midnight), I was by my window looking up, and there, hanging in the sky, I saw the moon. Not all of it, just what the almanac used to call "a crescent" — what my mom called a "toenail moon." The whole moon, I knew, was up there, hidden in shadow. The …

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.<p>When it comes to staying healthy, both …

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

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