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'Bedlam' Graveyard Excavation May Reveal Thousands of Skeletons

Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard …

7 Floating Destinations That Are SO Much Better Than A Cruise

<b>Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe.<p><i>(photo: Piyatat Hemmatat, courtesy of Búro Ole Scheeren)</i><p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the …

Ancient hoard of coins and jewelry found in Israel

3/09/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Cave explorers in Israel have uncovered a small trove of coins and jewellery from the time of Alexander the Great that …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

Ancient Chilean mummies now turning into black ooze: Here's why

The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture.<p>Humid air is allowing bacteria to grow, causing the mummies' skin "to go black and become gelatinous," said Ralph Mitchell, a professor emeritus of …

Archaeology

Billionaire Teams Up With NASA to Mine the Moon

Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that's aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, just took another step closer toward that lofty goal. Earlier this year, it became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the …

Space Exploration

Archaeologists Peered Into Ancient Human Skull and Saw Something ‘Unlike Anything I Had Seen Before’

Archaeologists were conducting a dig at the University of York when they spotted a skull at the excavation site. Though that discovery itself was exciting, what they saw inside after cleaning it up was downright surprising.<p>“I peered though the hole at the base of the skull to investigate and to my …

Archaeology

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic …

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

From fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here’s a look at what designers have imagined for our cities–and how they’ve shaped our urban future.<p>In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, an incredibly detailed model imagining 1960s …

Future Cities

From the Ancient to the Byzantine World

This head belonged to a larger than life-size statue of Aphrodite, a copy of a fourth-century BC original by Praxiteles. It may have served as an …

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may reshape Earth

From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet below to re-shape Earth.<p>Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. As the ice …

Archaeology

Archaeology

Birthing Babies On Mars Will Be No Small Feat

Parenting is tough enough here on Earth. Imagine being the parent of a toddler confined to a modular Martian habitat on the dusty plains of Tharsis. With nary a “jungle gym” in sight, could human parents on Mars cope with the stress of raising kids in such an alien environment?<p>Because there are not …

Planetary Habitability

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

<i>Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Courtesy Ulusaba)</i><p>If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas. What they have in common is that communication won't be an …

7 Things That Show That Evolution Is An Actual Fact

If you're tired of arguing with people who don't understand evolution, here's the ammunition you need.<p>"The fossil record is incomplete! Where are the missing links?" ask creationists. Yes, the fossil record is "incomplete". The only way it could be "complete" would be if literally every single …

Evolution

How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

The Mohenjo Daro ‘Massacre’

In the 1920s, the discovery of ancient cities at Mohenjo Daro and Harappa in Pakistan gave the first clue to the existence more than 4,000 years ago …

Earth's Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints

Earth's worst mass extinction may have created ideal conditions for preserving the ancient footprints of giant reptiles on the muddy ocean floor, …

Peruvian mummies' hair reveals ancient last meal

Mummies’ last meal revealed: Braids on 2,000-year-old skeletons in Peru show a diet of fish, corn and beans<p><b>Scientists studied diets of 14 mummies</b> …

Archaeology

NASA’s Rover Photographed Ancient Book On Mars: Weighty Tome Evidence of Ancient Civilization?

YouTube Mars anomaly researchers Mars Moon Space Photo Zoom Club (MMSPZC) have made a startling find on the planet Mars. The researchers announced …

Paranormal

The mummified monk inside a Buddha statue

A recent study on a Chinese Buddha statue carried out in the Netherlands revealed a startling discovery - the statue contains the mummified remains …

10 Must-Do Back Exercises For Summer

A strong back is key to good posture and staying injury-free, and but when it comes down to it, it's easy to pay more attention to those more noticeable areas. Yoga is a great way to strengthen your back, but if you're in need of even more ways to tone up for Surmmer, read on for our favorite ways …

Ancient Fortune-Telling Shrines Unearthed in Armenia

Three shrines, dating back about 3,300 years, have been discovered within a hilltop fortress at Gegharot in Armenia.<p>Local rulers at the time probably used the shrines for divination, a practice aimed at predicting the future, the archaeologists involved in the discovery say.<p>Each of the three …

Details on lost Egyptian queen’s tomb emerge

2/18/2015 07:30:00 PM<p>New insights have come to light into the history of a lost ancient queen discovered earlier this year at the Abusir necropolis, …

These Before-And-After Shots Show How Quickly The Planet Is Changing

Glaciers shrinking. Seas disappearing. Cities sprawling. NASA combs through its satellite images to give us a stark reality check about how humans are utterly transforming our landscapes.<p>A little over a century after early explorers took the first photographs of Muir Glacier in Alaska, the same …

Global Warming

How Egypt Is Harming, Not Helping, The ISIS Fight

AL AOUR, Egypt -- Egypt's forceful response to the Islamic State's murder of Egyptian Christians in Libya this past weekend seemed to be a welcome addition to the fight against the extremist group. But observers say Egypt's actions since then indicate President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is focusing on …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Advanced Ancient Knowledge: Brain Surgery 2,500 Years Ago

How did people in ancient times deal with the health complications that we use advanced techniques to treat today? Many think that ancient folk …

Archaeology

The Week in Pictures: February 12 - 19

Chinese New Year