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Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …

Lauryn Hill Released from Prison

A 500-year-old mystery has apparently been solved after a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was discovered in a Swiss bank vault. Full story: http://fw.to/qzFUaP

Blooming tiny: nano flowers, ferns and gold stars – in pictures

Courtesy of Adrianus Aria/California Institute of Technology/Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition<p>These "poppies" are carbon nanotubes (CNTs), bundled together and pulled inwards into tiny pillars. Researchers have proposed the use of CNTs in numerous applications because of their …

Of Goats And Gardens: Making Sense Of Urban Agriculture In LA

Until recently, if you wanted to find out the rules for raising goats in Hollywood, bees in Bel Air or squash in a community garden in South Central Los Angeles, it would have been pretty tough — like standing in various lines at the DMV.<p>Enter a dedicated group of urban planning graduate students …