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Mysterious 2,000-year-old graves, pyramid ruins found in Mexico

Monumental stone architecture has rarely been found in Veracruz, archaeologists. The remains of this ancient pyramid were discovered in Jaltipan.<p>Construction work in eastern Mexico exposed an ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of a pyramid, believed to be up to 2,000 years …

Archaeology

Where the U.S.—and Snowden—Could Go From Here

The NSA leaker is in a transit zone in a Moscow airport, and Putin refuses to extradite him. Now what?<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin has said Russia won't extradite Edward Snowden, saying the NSA leaker hasn't committed a crime on Russian soil and calling U.S. criticism of the country's actions …

Men: Wearing A T-Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive

It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have made a startling discovery: what's printed on your T-shirt could have a large effect on your attractiveness to the opposite sex.<p>The study involved plain white T-shirts with the letter "T" printed on …

These Maps Prove Americans Speak Totally Different Versions Of The English Language

American English dialects and pronunciation have been a point of interest from coast to coast among linguists for years.<p>The idea first appeared in mainstream culture in 1937, when George and Ira Gershwin's song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," was performed by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in the …

Linguistics

US scrambles to find Edward Snowden and urges Russia to co-operate

The attempt by Edward Snowden to escape the clutches of US authorities descended into farce when the 30-year-old surveillance whistleblower outpaced …

Raise the minimum wage

Seventy-five years ago, during the height of America’s gravest economic crisis to date — the Great Depression — President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the first federal minimum wage.<p>Roosevelt and minimum wage proponents of the time looked to …

Microsoft threw out its only good idea with the Xbox One DRM policy reversal

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It’s probably fair to say Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One game console hasn’t been having a great time for the past week … or two … or, in fact, at any point …

NeverWet Arrives - Hands-On Product Demonstration

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FTC Probes Google-Waze Deal

Google is in familiar territory after it again attracted the attention of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which is carrying out an antitrust investigation into its $1 billion-plus acquistion of Israel-based social maps startup Waze.<p>Google confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it has been …

Star Citizen Unveils New Ships As Crowdfunding Approaches $10.5 Million

<i>Star Citizen struts its stuff with a new ‘car commercial’ as the game races toward $10.5 million in crowdfunding.</i><p>Cloud Imperium Games, the Chris Roberts led studio behind upcoming space simulator <i>Star Citizen</i>, is aiming directly for your wallets.<p>The studio has already topped $10 million in …

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on Moscow flight

<b>US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, from where the US was seeking his extradition on charges of espionage.</b><p>His flight is expected to land in Moscow shortly amid speculation he will then fly on to another country.<p>Hong Kong said Washington had failed to meet the …

Surveillance

Edith Heard: 'We can't undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes'

When something isn't working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of …

The Case of the Missing Human Ancestor

<b>In the Altay Mountains</b> of southern Siberia, some 200 miles from where Russia touches Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan, nestled under a rock face about 30 yards above a little river called the Anuy, there is a cave called Denisova. It has long attracted visitors. The name comes from that of a hermit, …

Ford tests a wireless brake light that can be ‘seen’ around corners

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Gravicapa<p>What if cars had brake lights that other cars could sense even if their drivers couldn’t …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …