Amanda Herman

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London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.<p><b>Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen</b> …

Breaking Bad: Poachers on the Loose in Kenya

<b>I was in Kenya this July, in Samburu County, working on a story about cheetahs, and found myself camping with conservationists at the ranger station in Meibae Community Conservancy.</b><p>Meibae, founded in 2006 through the Northern Rangelands Trust, borders the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu County. It’s a …

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

This King Charles Spaniel Is The Best Duck Nanny To Ever Grace This Green Earth

What do you do if you're a Duck Mama who just needs a break? Hire a doggy nanny, of course!

NASA Declares End to Deep Impact Comet Mission

Communication cutoff leads to loss of comet hunter, say space officials.<p><b>NASA officials declared the Deep Impact mission lost on Friday, after a computer glitch doomed the comet-smashing spacecraft.</b><p>Launched in 2005, the spacecraft memorably smashed a copper-jacketed probe into the comet Tempel 1 at …

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

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Inside Elizabeth L. Gilbert's Safari Tent Bedroom

The adventurous photojournalist has called Africa home for two decades. Though she now has a house of her own, this tent in Kenya furnishes all the comforts of home when she's on safari.<p>Photo: Georgina Goodwin<p><b>Barbara King: If ever I'm in need of a tent decorator, I'll call on you.</b><p><b>Elizabeth L.</b> …

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

I used to make corned beef around St. Patrick’s Day every year the traditional way: low and slow on the stove for hours. It took a lot of tending …

Cooking

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …

Baking

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

Costa Concordia Pulled Upright in Salvage Effort

The wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has been pulled upright after a 19-hour, first-of-its-kind engineering feat to salvage the ship that …

Shipping

Family Mass Murderer Collaborates on Book to Stop Tragedies

Tom V. Odle was only 18 when he stabbed his father to death with a butcher knife in an LSD-fueled rage. Then, he waited anxiously for his mother to …

Crime

Nicole Pietz Murder Trial: Mother Confronts Alleged Killer in Court

A mother unflinchingly took on her daughter's alleged killer in a Seattle court room this week, a man whom she once called her son-in-law but has …

Crime

Ancient Chinese tomb adds to tale of scandalous ‘female prime minister’

Sculptures of horse riders lie inside the newly discovered tomb of Shangguan Wan'er, a 7th-century female politician who was one of the most powerful women in ancient Chinese history. The tomb was found near an airport in Xianyang in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Shaanxi Provincial Cultural …

Archaeology

This Amazing Commercial From Thailand Will Make You Cry

Have a box of tissues ready before watching this incredible advertisement from Thai communication provider TrueMove H. The three-minute segment warmed the hearts of thousands since being released and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of being kind without expecting something in return.

A celebration of clever creatures

The 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records features 'Happie' who has broken a record this year for the longest distance ever skateboarded by a goat. To celebrate her success, here are some more clever animals with amazing skills.<p>A 15-year-old Regina Mayer from Germany was denied every girl's …

World Records

Graham Redfearn Filmed Self Having Sex With Horse And 2 Dogs: Police

They arrested him for burglary, but then things got wild.<p>Back in April, British police picked up Graham Redfearn, 41, on suspicion of burglary. When officers searched his home, they found pornographic videos of the 41-year-old having sex with a mare, and other footage of him having sex with two …

Who you gonna call? Belief in ghosts is rising

There may have been centuries of sightings with no proof of their existence, but a new study suggests belief in ghosts is growing in the UK.<p>More than half of those taking part (52 per cent) said they believed in the supernatural, a marked increase on the two previous comparable studies, in 2009 and …

Woman who becomes internet hit after bus stop dance to appear on stage

A woman who became an internet sensation when she was secretly filmed dancing at a bus stop has landed a role in a professional stage show.<p>Secretary Ellie Cole, 35, became an overnight hit when millions watched footage of her dancing on the pavement on her way home from work.<p>The clip, named …

Thousands watch sixth round of 2013 Cliff Diving World Series in Wales

Thousands flocked to see local Gary Hunt, win the home round of the 2013 Cliff Diving World Series in Wales.<p>Cliff divers launched themselves from a series of 27 metre high peaks in Pembrokeshire, Wales for the sixth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2013.<p>Around 5,000 people gathered to …

The Health Benefits of Meditation

With all the hype surrounding high-energy workouts including high intensity interval training (HIIT), Tabatas, and CrossFit (and rightly so, due to …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

What is Karma?

<b>Welcome to Part 7 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy and discusses one of the central ideas of yoga –</b> …

5 Things You Should Know About Letting Go

<i>“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”<br>―C. JoyBell C.</i><p>Even after you let go, the past is still part of who you are. Every one of us …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

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Big find under Kenya: Rhode Island-sized lake

(Newser) – It's another kind of liquid gold: Technology typically used to find oil has instead led scientists to massive lakes, or aquifers, hundreds of feet beneath some of Kenya's driest land.<p>UNESCO yesterday announced that five aquifers were identified and two have thus far been verified in the …