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Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard 'Otherworldly Music' On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Previously unreleased recordings have revealed the crew of an Apollo space mission heard "strange, otherworldly music" on their radios while on the …

There Actually Is Sound in Outer Space

You’ve heard it before: In space, no one can hear you scream. That’s because sound doesn’t move through a vacuum, and everyone knows that space is a …

Universe

America's 10 Creepiest, Coolest Ghost Towns

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Abandoned places fascinate visitors with their mysterious traces of life that still live on in those spaces. From long-abandoned Old West mining towns to formerly glamorous resort towns and more, these American ghost towns are sure to intrigue.<p><b>Bodie,</b> …

How Big is the Universe?

As technology has evolved, astronomers are able to look back in time to the moments just after the Big Bang. This might seem to imply that the entire …

Universe

Homemade Soda Recipes That Are Healthier Than A Can Of Coke

More like "buy the world a nothing."<p>Homemade soda is so easy to make, and let's face it, it might be better to drink than a can of say, Coke.<p>But it's all about the flavor possibilities that makes homemade soda so attractive -- and on top of that, you can control the sweetness. Whether you want a …

See Breathtaking Views of the National Parks From Space

Science<p>Search<p>myanmarAn Aung San Suu Kyi Loyalist Has Been Elected as Myanmar's New President<p>FoodThe World Is Headed for a Food Security Crisis. …

When 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' might team with 'The Avengers,' according to Jeremy Renner

Let's take what Renner says with a grain of salt (or three). Though he's a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye, he's not on the same insider-y level as Kevin Feige and is, therefore, not necessarily privy to the crucial information we want. That said, the actor made the rounds at …

Jeremy Renner reveals which side Hawkeye is on in Captain America: Civil War

During an appearance at Wizard World in Chicago this past weekend, Jeremy Renner has revealed which side Hawkeye will be taking when <b>Captain America:</b> …

Here's What a 'Quadruple Rainbow' Looks Like

J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture …

Here's What School Lunches Around the World Look Like

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on <i>Food & Wine</i>. Since its publication, sweetgreen released the following …

Net neutrality rules passed by US regulator

<b>New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.</b><p>In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality, the commission voted in favour of changes proposed by chairman Tom Wheeler.<p>Three commissioners voted in favour and two …

5 Holiday Spending Mistakes That Can Kill Your Credit

Now that the holiday shopping season is here (what, you didn’t know Halloween is the new Black Friday?), companies are pulling out all the stops to …

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6,500-year-old oven unearthed in Croatia

8/26/2014 08:00:00 PM<p>Prehistoric experts in Croatia claim to have found what they say is the world's oldest Aga. The 6,500-year-old oven was …

Egypt’s Step Pyramid at risk of ‘catastrophic collapse’

9/02/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>Activists in Egypt expressed anger after Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities assigned a company, which oversaw the collapse of a …

Jane Goodall Opens Up About Where Science Has Gone Wrong

If Jane Goodall could change one thing about the way science is done, this is probably it.<p>In a new video from NOVA's web series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," the celebrated primatologist recalls how, early in her career (see above), other researchers criticized her for referring to …

Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

<b>Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.</b><p>They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.<p>Early results suggest that the iconic monument did not stand alone, but …

1,000-Year-Old Viking Fortress Unearthed In Denmark

In what's been called a "sensational" find, archaeologists have discovered a Viking fortress near the Danish city of Køge, about 30 miles southwest of Copenhagen. The ancient ringed structure is said to have a diameter of 475 feet and to date back more than 1,000 years.<p>“This is the first time for …

2,000-year-old mystery of China's Terracotta Army solved

8/01/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>Even as he conquered rival kingdoms to create the first united Chinese empire in 221 B.C., China's First Emperor Qin Shihuang …

The First Ancient Egyptian Mummies Might Have Appeared 1,500 Years Earlier Than Egyptologists Thought

Eleven years ago, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia made a radical suggestion: mummification in ancient Egypt, they said, seemed to …

Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it's too late

Tuesday is International Orangutan Day. This year it follows hot on the heels of exciting genetic results from Sumatra made public at the International Primatological Society’s biannual conference on Sunday which suggest the discovery of a new species of the ape.<p>Dr Michael Krützen of Zurich …

Bronze Age Irish Cooking Trough

GALWAY, IRELAND—On Ireland's western coastline, archaeologists have unearthed an oaken structure that they suspect is a complete Bronze Age fulacht …

Archaeology

‘Amazonian savannah’ supported ancient civilizations before rainforest took over

7/08/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>Large parts of the Amazon basin may have supported farming communities and looked more like open savannah than rainforest, prior …

Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began

Bones of the four-tusked gomphothere turned up at an ancient site.<p>At a Mexican site known as the End of the World, archaeologists have unearthed a Native American first: the bones of two extinct elephant-like animals that sported four tusks apiece, surrounded by 13,400-year-old spear points.<p>The …

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"Revolutionary" Site Unearthed Near Mesa Verde

CORTEZ, COLORADO—Archaeologists are excavating a 1,500-year-old village near Mesa Verde that appears to be the first settlement in the Four Corners …