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How Chopsticks Were Invented

Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for …

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Tolkien gesture – scientist maps climate of Lord of the Rings

Climate sceptics regularly work themselves into a lather dismissing mainstream climate science as fantasy – but for once they have a point.<p>A researcher at Bristol University has trained his powerful supercomputer not at predicting the earth's future climate, but on the fictional world of Middle …

What Wide Origins You Have, Little Red Riding Hood!

An anthropologist chases down a tale told around the world.<p><b>It's a story told around the world. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother, only to discover that a wolf has eaten the old lady, dressed in her clothes, and now plans to eat the little girl too.</b><p>What happens next depends on …

Oil worker finds a nearly intact WWII-era Kittyhawk deep in the Sahara

A Polish oil worker out on a survey in the Sahara Desert recently stumbled upon this incredibly well-preserved Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk. Riddled with …

Doctor Who: the Day of the Doctor – as it happened

Every twist and turn of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode with Neil Perryman, the man behind the Adventures with the Wife in Space blog<p>9.16pm GMT<p>Thank you so much for joining us both for this live blog. I hope the episode moved you as much as it moved me. Here’s to the next 50 years!<p>9.15pm GMT<p>…

Tom Baker: how I made Doctor Who

<b>Tom Baker, the Doctor</b><p>I was an unhappy, out-of-work actor in 1974, working on a building site where they all took the mickey and called me Laurence Olivier. In desperation, I wrote to the BBC just as they were looking to replace Jon Pertwee, who was stepping down as Doctor Who. There were plenty of …

Vatican displays Saint Peter's bones for the first time

The Vatican has publicly unveiled bone fragments purportedly belonging to Saint Peter, reviving the scientific debate and tantalising mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box truly belong to the first pope.<p>The nine pieces of bone sat nestled like rings in a jewel box inside a bronze …

Wind in the Willows river 'risks running dry' if new water bill is passed

Rivers including the one Ratty rowed Mole along in Wind in the Willows face running dry far more often under new laws that will increase the water taken from them, according to critics of the government's water bill, which is debated by MPs for the first time on Monday.<p>Already one in seven of …

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone voted UK's favourite children's book

He "captured the imaginations of a generation of readers" and now Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been chosen as the nation's favourite children's book, with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins in second place and The BFG by Roald Dahl at number three.<p>More than 24,000 readers voted for …

Folk Alley Sessions: Mandolin Orange - "Darling Girl"

NASA Delivers Precipitation Satellite to Japan for 2014 Launch -- An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations. A U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory landed at Kitakyushu Airport, about 600 miles southwest of Tokyo, at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 23. The spacecraft, the size of a small private jet, is the largest satellite ever built at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. It left Goddard inside a large shipping container Nov. 19 and began its journey across the Pacific Ocean Nov. 21 from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with a refueling stop in Anchorage, Alaska. From Kitakyushu Airport, the spacecraft was loaded onto a barge heading to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan, where it will be prepared for launch in early 2014 on an H-IIA rocket. Credit: JAXA #nasagoddard #jaxa #gpm

Court battle over burial of Richard III adjourned

<b>The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried has been adjourned at the High Court.</b><p>A judicial review will decide whether the procedure that led to his bones being excavated in Leicester and the decision to reinter them at the city's cathedral, was conducted correctly.<p>The …

Could Franz Ferdinand Welbeck gun accident have halted WWI?

<b>Could a hunting accident in Nottinghamshire have delayed - or even prevented - the killing fields of World War One?</b><p>The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 started a chain of events leading to the conflict which cost millions of lives.<p>But exactly 100 years ago, and just months before …

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha's Birth Date

Excavations uncover a shrine dating to the sixth century B.C.<p><b>Time to push back the Buddha's birth date a century or so? Archaeologists may have uncovered evidence of the oldest Buddhist shrine yet discovered, dating to around 550 B.C.</b><p><b>Located at Nepal's Lumbini pilgrimage center, the legendary site</b> …

Around The World In ... A Lot Of Steps

Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to take in information, to be a journalist and a storyteller, is not flying around the world with the latest technology. It's by walking.<p>"There's something about moving across the surface of the earth at 3 miles per hour that feels really good," he …

Jumbo jet safely takes off from tiny Kansas airport

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American Korean War Vet Detained in North Korea

An elderly Korean War veteran is being detained in North Korea after a trip to the country last month.<p>The man was identified as Merrill Newman, 85, …

Monty Python to reunite for live one-off show in London

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1030000/1030126_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524725554_cf007f58a28e9be937bef5ed48b3fb10<p><b>The surviving members of comedy group Monty Python have announced their reunion will be a live, one-off show in London next July.</b><p>At a press …

How Three Decades of News Coverage Has Shaped Our View of the World

Mapping millions of news events makes one thing clear: Some countries are getting a whole lot more press attention than others.<p>Head to the homepages of major news sites today, and you'll get the impression that the bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, the early warnings about …

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An Incredible Archive of American Folk MusicOAKLAND, Calif

An Incredible Archive of American Folk Music<p>OAKLAND, Calif. — I’m remembering a quote from television producer David Simon (<i>The Wire</i>) who when…

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