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How the heatwave is revealing hidden landscapes and forgotten ruins

While we’ve been blessed with an uncharacteristic wave of hot, dry weather this summer, many of us are lamenting the loss of our lawns.<p>Parks, gardens and public spaces have been starved of water and most of the population are - for the first time in their lives - having difficulty remembering the …

Archaeology

Archaeologists discover mummification workshop near Egypt's famed pyramids

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an …

Archaeology

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew …

Russia

The idea ancient people didn’t live until old age is a myth

You might have seen the cartoon: Two cavemen sitting outside their cave knapping stone tools. One says to the other: “Something’s just not right—our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past 30.”<p>This …

Demographics

3D map of stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood

3D map of all known stellar systems in the solar neighbourhood within a radius of 12.5 light-years. The Sun is at the centre and the Epsilon Indi …

13-Year-Old Girl Beheaded After Seeing Grandma Killed In Alabama Cemetery

According to <i>KIRO-TV</i>, 13-year-old Mariah Lopez was beheaded by cartel members after witnessing the death of her grandmother, Oralia Mendoza, in an …

Crime

“Patara Pipes” Ancient High-Technology Hidden In Turkey? - Mysterious Times

We recently made a community post, pertaining to the remarkable, yet little known, or indeed studied discovery, made within the extremely ancient …

Archaeology

Henry Clay Iron Furnace

A well-preserved relic of the industrial age steel and iron works that dotted West Virginia.<p>Throughout the early 1800s, iron furnaces, also known as …

Archaeology

8 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Smart Doorbell, Like Nest Hello Or Ring

Here's how to gauge whether that upgrade is truly worth it.<p>Let's be real: These days, whenever somebody rings the doorbell, there's a 90 percent chance it's someone you're not expecting, often trying to sell you something. Or your nosy neighbor, eager to poll you on whether that mole on her back …

Home Security

Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales

<b>Ancient hillforts and Roman settlements have been revealed by the heatwave.</b><p>The dry spell has left parched fields with unmistakable "crop marks" painted into the landscape.<p>The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) has been busy recording the details - before they …

Archaeology

Fifty years ago, at Lake Mungo, the true scale of Aboriginal Australians' epic story was revealed

This month marks the golden jubilee of a watershed event in the history of this nation that should cause all Australians to pause and reflect.<p>On July …

Australia

A Sarcophagus Has Been Found In Alexandria That Dates Back To The Ptolemaic Period In Egypt 2,000 Years Ago

The black sarcophagus is the largest that has ever been recovered in Alexandria and was buried between 332 and 30 BC.<p>Workers for the Supreme Council …

Archaeology

This is the only nightlight you should ever use, and it’s unlike anything else you’ve seen

A nightlight is a necessity, but most people just go to their local drug store to buy cheapo plug-in nightlights. This is a bad idea for a few …

Smart Homes

US reportedly has 'unequivocal evidence' that North Korea is 'trying to deceive' Trump with secret sites and nuclear-fuel production

As President Donald Trump touted a new era of diplomacy with the North Korean regime, a classified intelligence assessment appeared to tell a different story, according to several US intelligence officials.<p>The assessment revealed that, in recent months, North Korea had upped its production of fuel …

North Korea

Syrian girl pictured using tin cans as prosthetic legs finds hope in Turkey

An 8-year-old Syrian girl pictured moving around a refugee camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans is to receive medical care in Turkey after her plight was seen around the world.<p>Maya Merhi was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, and up until now has been walking …

Middle East

Why Turkey Will Not Be Another Iran

Is Turkey going to be another Iran? With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest electoral victory the question is making the rounds in Western …

South Asia

5 Biggest Tsunami Caught On Camera

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The Rock launches his own sweat-proof workout headphones

The wireless Project Rock cans are available straight away for $249<p>Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, owner of America’s most radiant smile and busiest schedule, is today getting into the gadget endorsement game with a set of $249 wireless workout headphones called Project Rock. Built by JBL in partnership …

Headphones

Cockatoo identified in 13th Century European book

<b>Researchers have discovered the oldest-known European illustrations of an Australasian cockatoo, in a manuscript from the 13th Century.</b><p>Four drawings of the white bird were found in a falconry book once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The book is now in the Vatican Library.<p>They pre-date …

Parrots

What most people are getting wrong about their credit score is costing them big time

Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works.<p>Around 40 percent believe, incorrectly, that age and marital status play a role in their three-digit score, according to the Consumer Federation of …

Personal Finance

The US wants to leave this American in Syria with $4,210 and no passport

<b>(CNN) —</b> After two days of walking in the Syrian desert, one fitful night sleeping in a mud hut and a failed attempt to bribe a local into vouching for him to get safe passage out of ISIS territory, it looked like the man was en route to freedom on the back of a water truck.<p>But when the truck …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

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Unesco

Iran’s ancient engineering marvel

Dating back around 3,000 years, the qanat is an ingenious and sustainable solution to Iran’s dearth of easily accessible water.<p><i>What on Earth are those?</i> I thought to myself shortly before landing in the Iranian city of Esfahan one summer. From the aeroplane window, I could see what looked like a …

Ancient History

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

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Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tomb

It's a rare day when archaeologists come across an ancient burial that hasn't been destroyed by natural processes, ravaged by war or looted by …

Penn Vintage Saltwater Spinning Reel Reviews | Saltwater Spinning Reel Buying Guides

From the house of Penn Fishing comes this series of Spinfisher Z Spinning Reels most of which have been discontinued with the increasing number of …

Archaeologists Make The Surprising Discovery Of The 4,800-Year-Old ‘Lost’ City Of Mardaman Hidden In Iraq

A team of archaeologists from Germany’s University of Tubingen has spent many years excavating in northern Iraq and their diligence has paid off as …

48,000-Year-Old Crayons, Jewelry And Other Artifacts Are Discovered Deep In A Cave In Kenya

Dr. Ceri Shipton of The Australian National University School of Culture, History, and Language (ANU) and a team of archaeologists have discovered a …

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …