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Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago.<p>They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed by the plague and extracting DNA from traces of blood inside their teeth.<p>This plague struck in …

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Grand Canyon 'formed recently'

<b>The world famous Grand Canyon, which snakes through the American state of Arizona, only took its present form relatively recently.</b><p>New research suggests that most of it was put in place just five to six million years ago.<p>Earlier studies had claimed the canyon was perhaps 70 million years old.<p>The …

Grand Canyon

Dark Matter Reveals the Structure of the Universe

Physics is both deeply inspiring and deeply humbling, in a way that few other disciplines are today. On the one hand, physicists have found the …

Dark Matter

Milky Way may have formed 'inside-out': Gaia provides new insight into Galactic evolution

A breakthrough using data from the Gaia-ESO project has provided evidence backing up theoretically predicted divisions in the chemical composition of …

Winston Churchill - a picture from the past

Sale includes works by LS Lowry, William Nicholson and Walter Sickert but hottest bidding is expected for works of the amateur<p>Published: 12 Dec 2014<p><b>Jonathan Jones:</b> The precious relics of the British wartime leader’s hobby embody the way of life that he defended so tenaciously against …

Ewan McGregor: five best moments

Ewan McGregor has "segued smoothly from a rebel hero of new British cinema" into a "suave leading man." So said Damon Wise when he interviewed the star ahead of the release of The Impossible in 2012.<p>To mark the release of his latest film, August: Osage County, here's our pick of McGregor's most …

Writing and Depression

What’s the link between writing and depression?<p>My good friend Sarah McCarry, aka The Rejectionist, is kicking off a seriously important series of …

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Australia debate over climate change heats up

The south of Australia has seen almost a week of temperatures in the forties.<p>The weather is exceptional, but is climate change to blame?<p>Australia’s new government does not think so, but many accuse it of denying the science behind the soaring temperatures.<p>Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from …

In Alaska's wilds, the mystic hiker's bus draws pilgrims to danger and death

The old bus in which Chris McCandless died in 1992 in the interior of Alaska – made famous in Jon Krakauer's book <i>Into the Wild</i> and later in the Sean Penn film of the same name – long ago lost its windows to souvenir hunters.<p>A plaque inside the bus, installed by his family, commemorates his life. A …

Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

Is our Sun falling silent?

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44 Classic French Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Everything you wanted to know about French food but were afraid to ask.

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There Is A Cafe In London Where You Pay By The Minute, And All The Food Is Free

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Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

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'A Very Old and Terrible Lie': Lone Survivor and Morality in a War Zone

“A true war story is never moral,” wrote author Tim O’Brien in his award-winning 1990 story collection <i>The Things They Carried</i>, based on his …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

Jessica Chastain Poses As Brave's Merida for Disney

If Angelina Jolie can play Maleficent in a live-action movie about Sleeping Beauty’s wicked nemesis, what’s to stop Jessica Chastain from grabbing a …

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Danger: Humans

(YouTube link)<p>Tom Scott explains how terrifyingly dangerous human beings are, in the form of a educational safety video for interstellar travelers …

A Baby Skunk In Pajamas Cuddling With A Toy Sloth

Ultimately, the title says everything you need to know about these photos -they show an adorable baby skunk in pajamas cuddling with a sloth toy. …

Cat Battle Armor Turns Any Feline into an ‘Unstoppable Force for Slaughter’

Etsy seller Shnabuble has made an exquisite leather suit of Cat Battle Armor designed to turn any feline into an “unstoppable force for slaughter” by …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Articles about dwells top homes 2013 part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a …

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Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …