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Four new elements grace the periodic table in 2016.

Now for some superheavy news: Four shiny new elements have just been granted admission into the exclusive club that is the periodic table of …

Bradley aiming to be Indians' next big slugger

CLEVELAND -- Every Major League team is searching for <i>the next great power hitter.</i> The Indians have lacked that kind of prospect in the upper rungs of …

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10 bold predictions for MLB in 2016

The 2016 baseball season is right around the corner with pitchers and catchers set to report for spring training next month, and that means it's time …

Can You Find the Third Moon in this Glorious View from Saturn?

We know the Cassini spacecraft around Saturn took this photo of a trio of moons. Rhea and Enceladus are easy to spy bracketing Saturn’s rings. So …

How did people sleep in the Middle Ages?

It seems normal that people go to sleep for seven to nine hours (or at least we hope we can sleep that long), straight from evening to morning, but …

Early Jack White live recordings to be released via special box set

The latest collection from Third Man Records will be a retroactive peep at some of founder and owner Jack White’s earliest works. The Vault Package …

Widespread Panic Honors Lemmy & Welcomes Chuck Leavell In Atlanta

Georgia’s own Widespread Panic kicked off this year’s New Year’s Run at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last night with a show that set the bar high for …

Joe Russo Talks Playing Dead With Trey Anastasio

Before Phish frontman Trey Anastasio filled the lead guitar role at five <i>Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead</i> performances this past …

Why Don’t Architects Listen to Their Buildings?

<i>(Note: The audio samples within this story are best heard through headphones.)</i><p>I recently emerged slightly stunned from the Picasso sculpture show at …

World Trade Center

Rare songs by The Smiths appear on Morrissey fan site – listen

Tracks include an early demo of 'Never Had No One Ever'<p>A number of rare tracks and recordings by The Smiths have been uploaded to a Morrissey fansite.<p>…

in praise of robert smith, patron saint of suburban teen goths everywhere

Growing up, writer Patrik Sandberg thought of The Cure's Robert Smith as something like an imaginary friend.<p>Robert James Smith was born in Blackpool in April of 1959, a little more than twenty-five years before I was. Both of us were raised Catholic and later became atheists. Both of us wore …

Flashback: See Hank Williams Jr.’s Chilling ‘Endless Sleep’ From 1964

In 1958, singer Jody Reynolds had his one and only Top 40 pop hit with a haunting tune called “Endless Sleep.” Written by Reynolds while he was …

Middle East still rocking from first world war pacts made 100 years ago

The agreements that shaped the region may be forgotten in the west, but in the Middle East their significance still looms large<p>In an idle moment between cocktail parties in the Arab capital where they served, a British and French diplomat were chatting recently about their respective countries’ …

How Jose Fernandez Blockbuster Could Happen Without Crippling Dodgers' Farm

First, let's get this out of the way: Jose Fernandez won't come cheap, if he comes at all.<p>The Miami Marlins are under no obligation to trade the 23-year-old budding ace. And if they do, they'll demand a king's ransom.<p>Yet the rumors won't go away. Fernandez has been linked to multiple potential …

Big East doubleheader on New Year's Eve will get your day started right

The Big East is one of just two conferences that currently has four schools ranked in the top 16 of the AP poll. And those four schools will play …

Kansas is new No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one), Spartans fall to No. 6

Kansas moves to No. 1 thanks to Michigan State's loss at Iowa on Tuesday night. The Jayhawks are 11-1 with wins over Vanderbilt, UCLA and Oregon …

Andrew Miller on Aroldis Chapman: 'I'm not stupid, he's a heck of a pitcher'

Soon after the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman, incumbent closer Andrew Miller was asked how he felt about the deal. He doesn't mind giving up his …

White Sox, Orioles have Cespedes on radar

The market for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has developed slowly throughout the offseason, but it appears to finally be taking shape.<p>The White Sox and …

Baseball

Ancient Mud Volcanoes Perfect for Early Life, Rock Study Suggests

Ancient deep-sea mud volcanoes may have been ideal settings for early life on Earth, researchers suggest.<p>Life may have first developed on Earth …

Cradle of the Scythians: Graves of 100 nomads buried 2,500 years ago excavated in Russia's North Altai

The 'cradle of the Scythians' has been discovered in Russia's North Altai region, with 100 nomad graves excavated by Russian and Polish …

Archaeologists Find ‘Impressive’ Ancient Statue That Could Symbolize Jesus or the Flock of the ‘Good Shepherd’

Israeli archaeologists announced Sunday the discovery of a ram statue in the ancient port city of Caesarea they believe may have been meant to depict either Jesus or the Good Shepherd’s flock.<p>“In ancient Christianity Jesus was not portrayed as a person. Instead, symbols were used, one of which was …

10 Natural Disasters that Struck the Medieval World

Natural disasters could have a huge impact on the medieval world – they could ruin cities or regions, and leave tens of thousand dead or homeless. …

10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells

Irish monks spread the Christian faith all over Europe by their dedicated missions during the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries. The age-old …

The Mabinogion: Wales' monsters and mythical beasts

<b>"I know where you are going," a woman tells heroic Peredur as he journeys through mythical Wales, "you are going to fight the (lake) monster."</b><p>It is more than 165 years since the first English translation of The Mabinogion - a set of Welsh medieval tales - told of the land's fabled beasts and …

Pilgrim completes 'medieval' journey from Southampton to Canterbury

All of Steven Payne's clothes were made in the same way they would have been in 1365<p><b>A former physics teacher has completed a 700-year-old pilgrim's journey using only medieval clothing and equipment.</b><p>Steven Payne began walking from Southampton's Mayflower Park to Canterbury on 16 December, carrying …

Archaeology

Cat and mouse armour: Calgary metal artist crafts beautiful battle gear

<i>Originally published Dec.14</i><p>If Tom and Jerry ever went to war, they could call on Jeff de Boer to suit them up in some fantastic battle gear.<p>This …

How the potato changed the world and altered the course of history

French fries. Baked potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Potato chips. Potatoes are everywhere because they’re easy to grow, nutritious, and totally delicious. …

Orioles make Darren O'Day deal official; Navarro designated

After more than a week awaiting official word, the Orioles have announced the signing of reliever Darren O’Day to a four-year deal.To make room for …

Behind Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants refuse to fade quietly from NFC East race

By Mark Maske<p>, Reporter<p>The New York Giants have had a mostly exasperating season in which they haven’t been able to hold fourth-quarter leads, in which they have done so much to hand away a division they could be winning easily, in which their late-game meltdowns have raised the possibility that …

Football (U.S.)