Valerie Prettylady Mcconnell

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Rome 'ages' 200 years as archaeologists discover new remains

The city of Rome is two centuries older than previously thought, archaeologists say, as they uncover new artefacts during an excavation of the Forum<p>It's already known as one of the world's oldest cities – but ancient Rome just got a little older.<p>Excavations inside the Roman Forum have found the …

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7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home; Woman Arrested

A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home …

Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishized hologram

Created as a mascot for a musical software company, Miku has leapt to fame as a musical icon. Here’s how<p>Even by the standards of pop stars, Hatsune Miku is eccentric and protean, her mystique elusive.<p>Her eyes are too round and blue to be real. She can be buxom or boyish, and almost painfully sultry …

Starwatch: Mars at its closest

Mars comes closer to the Earth on 14 April than at any time since early 2008. Even so, it appears only 15.2 arcsec across through our telescopes and we need good observing conditions, and some patience, to appreciate its surface detail. Just don't expect as sharp a view as that in our Hubble image …

Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

As Italian capital approaches 2,767th birthday, excavation reveals wall built long before official founding year of 753BC<p>It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archaeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more ancient than believed until now.<p>Next week, the city …

Aaron Huey is a photographer for National Geographic whose Instagram account, @argonautphoto, has more than 160,000 followers. On Monday, during a weeklong stint as guest editor of The New Yorker's Instagram feed, Huey announced that for the next 24 hours he would be offering prints of his Instagram photos (like this one) for $100 each: http://onforb.es/QdExD1

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