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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John …

At least 50 mummies unearthed at Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists have discovered the final resting place of at least 50 royal Egyptians including princes, princesses and infants while excavating a trashed tomb at the Valley of the Kings.<p>Hieratic inscriptions (a cursive form of hieroglyphs) revealed that most of the mummies in the tomb were related …

Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

Surging demand for housing and services puts historical sites at risk.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>On a blustery February morning, residents of Alexandria's Wabour el Maya district woke to the din of bulldozers and power drills tearing into the decorative brick</b> …

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

A conversation with the author of From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.<p>Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book <i>From Pompeii: The</i> …

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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Archaeologists identify 67-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast

Archaeologists have identified a 67-year-old shipwreck revealed during low tide on New Year's Day in the waters off northeast Florida.<p>The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program confirmed that the ship is the Bermuda-based Deliverance, which wrecked in 1947 off Ponte Vedra Beach.<p>Low tides …

Elaborate 6th-Century Mosaics Unearthed in Israel

The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery with intact mosaics covering the floor have been unearthed in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday.<p>The Byzantine complex — which was discovered near Hura, a Bedouin village in the northern Negev Desert — measures 65 feet by …

Augustus rules again as Rome acts to restore lost mausoleum

On the 2,000th anniversary of the emperor's death work will finally start to reopen historic site to visitors<p>He was Rome's first emperor, the founder of a world-dominating imperial dynasty, and a builder of roads and stunning temples who brought peace to a far-flung empire; a man so powerful the …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.<p>The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used …

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Credit: Produced by Magus Film / Linus Dahomé Mørk and photographed by Zachary Halberd and Anders Thormann<p>The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to a study in <i>Nature</i>. …

Relationship between Hamid Karzai and US grows ever more poisonous

Each time it seems that fraught ties between Washington and Kabul could not get worse, a new revelation proves the apparent nadir just another waypoint on the road to greater hostility.<p>The latest is a report that the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, believes many insurgent-style attacks are …

Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster during an armed robbery after a performance at a local Lutheran college, police have said.<p>The rare violin was on loan to concertmaster Frank Almond. The robber used a stun gun on Almond and took the …

Australia's asylum policy: teenage detainees' plight shines light on regime

"Every day I am crying," said Arvin. "I'm very sad here. I say I want to go to school but they say you have to stay."<p>The 17-year-old Iranian was speaking covertly to the Guardian from a detention centre on Manus Island, a small, remote converted military base in tropical Papua New Guinea, north of …

The war that made Orwell | Salon.com

Spain was to prove the fundamental political experience of George Orwell’s life. It was here that he witnessed cold-blooded murder and terror. On a couple of occasions, the blood and terror was his own.<p>He arrived in Barcelona on Boxing Day 1936 in order to offer his services to the second Spanish …

Next phase of the Obamacare battle: dueling personal stories

When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and then lost her coverage.<p>"I've …

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The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

By Morgan Clendaniel2 minute Read<p>Robots are coming. This much is certain. The robots we have now are just the first tiny soldiers in an army of …

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Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2 – /Film

Want to see a new photo from <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b>? Has a composer been selected for <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b>? How can you read the Avengers …

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Archbishop of Canterbury says emulate Nelson Mandela in tackling poverty

The archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to adopt a New Year's resolution of tackling poverty in their own neighbourhoods.<p>Justin Welby admitted that he never usually makes New Year's resolutions as he is "hopeless" at keeping them.<p>But the archbishop said in his first New Year's message as head …