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Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum
News ImageThe skull, though damaged, was protected by a cabinet that fell over the glass box it was encased in, the museum's deputy director Cristiana Serejo said. Luzia was the star of a collection of 20 million items in the 200-year-old building that also contained Egyptian artifacts, archeological finds and historical memorabilia. A fire last month destroyed the vast majority of the collection and triggered an outcry about how Brazil's cultural institutions have deteriorated during an era of a weak economy and deep austerity measures.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00:43 -0400
Alaska's Independent Governor Bill Walker Suspends His Re-election Bid 3 Days After Lieutenant's Resignation
News ImageHis lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:15:32 -0400
Bye-bye, BepiColombo: Rockets red glare kicks off a marathon mission to Mercury
News ImageA mission to the planet Mercury got off to a flashy start with tonights launch of an Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket, but theres a long way to go before the double-barreled BepiColombo probe gets to its destination. Liftoff from the European Arianespace launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana, came off flawlessly at 10:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. ET). The $1.5 billion mission, named after the late Italian astrophysicist Giuseppe Bepi Colombo, is a joint project of the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA. Over the course of seven years, the spacecraft will trace a complex path Read More
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:52:14 -0400
A $215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist Abuse
News ImageAbout 500 current and former students have now made accusations against Tyndall
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:51:15 -0400
Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery
News ImageIn total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:53:17 -0400
China Is Launching a Fake Moon into the Sky
News ImageThis is fine.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 -0400
Can Burger King's 'Nightmare King' Really Give You Bad Dreams?
News ImageA new, limited-time-only burger at Burger King has a peculiar selling point: It's supposed to give you nightmares. Yes, Burger King's Halloween-themed "Nightmare King" burger is allegedly "clinically proven" to induce nightmares, according to a press release from the company. The fast-food chain commissioned a sleep study to bolster their claims that the green-bunned burger causes bad dreams.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:24:00 -0400
Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths
News ImageFor the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to the sea floor using a two-person craft designed to withstand the intense pressures more than 5.5 miles (9 km) below the surface. The project, known as Five Deeps Expedition, will use a special submersible vehicle that took more than three years to build. It is made of titanium and other special materials that can dive to the bottom of the ocean, said Victor Vescovo, an explorer who will pilot the vehicle after it leaves its supporting boat and descends toward the deepest parts of the ocean.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:56:47 -0400
What Made Leonardo da Vinci Such a Great Artist? 'Crossed Eyes' May Have Helped
News ImageLeonardo da Vinci may have literally seen the world differently. The famed Renaissance artist may have had an eye condition that helped him better-depict the 3D world on a flat surface when drawing and painting, a new report suggests. The report, which analyzed six works of art that are likely portraits or self-portraits of Leonardo, suggests that the artist may have had strabismus, or crossed eyes, a condition in which a person's eyes don't look in the same direction at the same time.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:22:00 -0400
What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6
News ImageJordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:46:25 -0400
An Anonymous Group Spent $330,000 on Facebook Ads Urging Brits to Reject Brexit Deal
News ImageThe Mainstream Network is the latest group to have been linked to dark ads - anonymous advertisements targeted at specific users
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:01:45 -0400
NASA wants you to make stuff it can send to the Moon
News ImageAs we've known for several months now, NASA is headed back to the Moon. The administration will be sending all manner of instruments to the lunar surface to study the natural satellite in greater detail, as well as prepare for the eventual return of a manned mission to the Moon. Now, with a rough schedule for future launches being hashed out, NASA needs something to actually send to the Moon. You see, the whole "going back to the Moon" thing was kind of a last-second decision by NASA's new Trump-appointed leadership. Rather than putting all their effort towards additional exploration of Mars and a future manned mission to the Red Planet, NASA now says that sending man back to the Moon will be the best way to prepare. In preparing for a manned mission to head back to the Moon, NASA will send a number of unmanned missions there. Those missions need tools and instruments to perform experiments and make observations that will further NASA's efforts. The strategy is that these early missions will help us prepare for more complex future missions such as searching for useable resources, building up a seismic network to understand the Moons internal structure, and studying the lunar mineralogy and chemistry to understand the Moons origins, NASA's Steve Clarke said in a statement. NASA is also looking forward to supporting U.S. industry efforts to provide more commercial exploration services for multiple customers, including NASA. With a tight budget and even tighter timeline, NASA is looking for companies that want a piece of the lunar pie to produce their own hardware that NASA can then send to the Moon and share in any discoveries made. As NASA notes, it's been a while since it's sent anything to the Moon, manned or otherwise. The last time a US spacecraft performed a soft landing on the Moon probes shot directly into the Moon's surface don't really count was in 1972. Getting back there isn't exactly like riding a bike, but when NASA is ready in the next couple of years it hopes its commercial partners will step up to the plate with the tools to make the missions worthwhile.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:05:55 -0400
Im a Young Saudi Journalist. Jamal Khashoggis Disappearance Will Not Silence Me
News ImageHow the missing Saudi writer's legacy will live on
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:32:53 -0400
Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language
News Image"She was like, 'You can leave, or I'm calling the cops'"
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:48:28 -0400
China-backed hydro dam threatens world's rarest orangutan
News ImageA billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world's rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals in total. Indonesian firm PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy is building the power plant with backing from Sinosure, a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) that insures overseas investment projects, and the Bank of China, company documents show.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:24:10 -0400
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