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The Freedom Tower Is an Absolute Miracle

The lights are on at One World Trade Center. This is the tenth part of Scott Raab's epic series "The Rebuilding" series.<p><i>Originally published in the January/February 2015 issue.</i><p>Ten years ago, when we started chronicling the rebuilding of downtown New York, the World Trade Center site was nothing but …

Skyscrapers

British Army veterans to join archaeologists in mission to solve mysteries of Battle of Waterloo

Bid to solve unanswered questions about Belgian battlefield calls on public for support<p>British veterans will help archaeologists pursue undiscovered …

Working With Artifacts Offers Vets A Bridge From Battlefield To Civilian Jobs

These days, Marine veteran Ryan Schatz works a quiet job, painstakingly photographing Native American arrowheads and shards of ceramic pottery …

Families of 9/11 victims protest against move of remains to New York museum

• Unidentified remains transferred to World Trade Centre site • More than 1,000 victims of terror attack not identified<p>Family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks protested in New York on Saturday, against the moving of unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Centre to …

Bill de Blasio

Archaeology Matters: Give the Past a Future

A Council for British Archaeology poster from 1950, designed by Brian Hope-Taylor.<b>Archaeology Matters: Give the Past a Future</b>What links rescue …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Unearth Artifacts, Creating Fuller Picture Of WWII

Allied invasion force landing on the beaches of Saipan in the Mariana Islands in the summer of 1944. (credit: Laudansky/NARA FILE # 111-SC-191475 War …

President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

<i>By Leith Mullings</i><p>As an anthropologist and president of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), I was especially gratified to hear President Barack Obama acknowledge the discipline of anthropology and support its scientific integrity. In a speech at the 150th anniversary of the National …

Anthropology

Homeland Security Investigations agents help track down rare stolen book

A thief had stolen a rare 16th-century book from Italy. It was Marty Hamlin's job to find it, and help bring it home.<p>Hamlin, a special agent in …

Japan searches for Second World War soldiers' remains in sealed caves of Palau

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau is opening a network of sealed caves to search for the remains of thousands of Second World War Japanese soldiers<p>On a remote coral island in the tiny Pacific nation of <b>Palau</b>, officials have been inching through foliage littered with explosives to open up a network of …

Fire Archaeology - Episode 57

Exhibit explores forensic anthropology through migrant deaths

"Speaking for the Dead: Exploring Forensic Anthropology" combines ASU faculty research, interactive displays, artwork and multimedia presentations in …

Anthropology

Denial of the Armenian Genocide Is Brutalizing the World

JERUSALEM -- I have this imaginary Armenian kid sister. Well, actually, she is your kid sister, too -- in the same way we all have this imaginary 8-year-old in Syria who has been afraid for her life for the past few years. We are all humans after all.<p>My imaginary Armenian kid sister is 4 and a 1/2; …

Natural Disasters

New Method to Test Ancient Bone for DNA

STAVANGER, NORWAY—A Norwegian conservator at the University of Stavanger's Archaeological Museum has developed a new method to determine whether …

Archaeology

Broke UN Agency Warns Of Catastrophic Situation In Central African Republic

By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, April 16 (Reuters) - Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention, or aid, needed to save huge numbers of lives, the head of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.<p>Almost 200,000 people have fled the …

Africa

TransAsia plane crash: pilot's body found still clutching joystick

Pilot of the doomed flight in Taipei hailed as a hero for guiding the plane away from away from built-up areas<p>The pilot of a doomed TransAsia plane, hailed as a hero for his actions in the final moments before a crash that killed 31 people, was still holding the joystick in the plane's cockpit when …

Why disaster insurance should be on the G20 agenda

Australia has an unprecedented opportunity to resolve issues of escalating insurance prices caused by an uncertain climate. The time has come to curb …

Indonesia volcano Sinabung in deadly eruption

<b>A volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in ash and killing at least 14 people.</b><p>Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning.<p>Emergency official Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three schoolchildren …

Geology

Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters

MANILA, 16 April 2014 (IRIN) - Responding to the devastation wrought by disasters in cities requires relief workers to adjust to the unique …