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Found: Circles of Stones Arranged by Neanderthals 176,500 Years Ago

Circles of stalagmite pieces, arranged in a circle 176,500 years ago. (Photo: Etienne FABRE - SSAC)Approximately 176,500 years ago, in a cave in what is now called France, Neanderthals cut 400 pieces...

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The Delightful Perversity of Québec's Catholic Swears

Graffiti in Québec which roughly translates to "We don't give a fuck about the special law (Bill 78)". (Photo: Gates of Ale/CC BY-SA 3.0)Québec is bilingual, but reluctantly. As a French province with...

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Net Guns Don’t Just Capture Animals, They Take Down Drones

This drone has been outfitted with an anti-drone net gun. (Photo: FliteTest/Youtube)Though they look like something out of a superhero comic book, net launchers and net guns are devices that exist in...

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Archaeologists in Greece Think They Found Aristotle's Tomb

Aristotle. (Photo: Ludovisi Collection/Public Domain)A group of archaeologists in Greece say they have found the lost tomb of Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and likely world's first true scientist....

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Watch This Elevated Bus Swallow Cars and Straddle Roads

Imagine hovering over city streets at 40 miles per hour, zooming past congested traffic and sidewalks filled with pedestrians. That’s how engineering company, Transit Explore Bus, wants to transport...

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A Bunch of Stoned Sheep Might Have Rampaged Through This Village

(Photo: Michael Palmer/CC BY-SA 4.0)Rhydypandy, a village in south Wales, has a sheep problem. The grazers have been running amok in the village, eating people's gardens and breaking into homes,...

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Musket Balls, Fake Teeth and More Found Beneath Malcolm X's Childhood Home

Joseph Bagley with a handful of 18th and 19th century ceramic shards, unexpectedly unearthed at the Malcolm X House in Roxbury, Massachusetts. (Photo: Joseph Bagley/City of Boston Archaeology...

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Found: Bacteria Resistant to the Drug of Last Resort

E.coli. (Photo: NIAID)In Pennsylvania, in April, a 49-year-old woman came into an clinic complaining of a urinary tract infection. But what was ailing her was much scarier than a basic UTI. Her urine...

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Exploring the Secrets of Soothing Spaceship Sound

You can almost hear the ship just looking at it. (Photo: Property of Paramount Pictures/Screencap by Eric Grundhauser)You would think, with the decades of Star Trek film, movies, books, websites,...

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The TSA's Instagram Features Highly Bizarre Confiscated Items

 Talk about deadheading... This crusty ol' chap is actually a prop from the #TexasChainsawMassacre movie. He was brought through a checkpoint at the Atlanta (#ATL) International Airport, where as you...

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Why the Future of America's Clearest Lake Is Murky

Cliff jumping at Crater Lake. (Photo: Andy Spearing/CC BY 2.0)Oregon's Crater Lake is, essentially, a giant, clear-blue puddle, 1,984 feet deep. It's the deepest lake in America, and the seventh...

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Watch Men Dressed as Devils Jump Over Babies

Men in devilish yellow-and-red jumpsuits leaping over tiny, supine babies? If you're in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia this Sunday, you can see this happen live.Baby-jumping is the main...

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No More Seal Selfies, Says NOAA

Do not be tempted by this photogenic grey seal. (Photo: Mateusz Wlodarczyk/CC BY-SA 4.0)Imagine: it's the tail end of Memorial Day Weekend. All your friends have been posting pictures of themselves...

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Meet the Father of Modern Space Art

Saturn as seen from Titan, 1944 (Photo: Reproduced courtesy of Bonestell LLC)Twenty-five years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface, Chesley Bonestell showed humanity a view from...

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A Previously Undiscovered Boa Constrictor Has Been Found

Amazing new silver boa constrictor species found on remote island https://t.co/LxBLizPqV4pic.twitter.com/i1f8T6SSt3— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 27, 2016Last year, a group of scientists were asleep...

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The First Flying Subterranean Insect Discovered in One of the World's Deepest...

Photo of Troglocladius hajdi showing the pale color and the broad wings. (Photo: Anderson, et al. / CC BY-4.0)There are cave dwellers, and then there are obligate cave dwellers. Our view of what that...

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Spend a Night in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Secret Sewer Lair

 Cowabunga, dudes and dudettes! (Photo: AirBnB)The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have made numerous pop culture contributions over the years—chief among them, making living in the sewers of New York...

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The Best Visualization of Climate Change isn't a Graph—It's a Death Spiral

NOAA's land & ocean temperature records for April, 2016. Global temperatures can be broadly summarized as "unseasonably warm." (Illustration: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Public...

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Work Out in a Bank Vault in Baltimore's Art Deco Gym

 The entrance to the Baltimore Trust Co. Building at 10 Light Street. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst/CC BY-SA-3.0)The Baltimore Trust Co. building in Downtown Baltimore has a new ground-floor tenant—the...

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Found: A Rare Nazi Coding Machine, Hiding in a Garden Shed

The Nazi Lorenz teleprinter. (Photo: National Museum of Computing)During World War II, the Nazi elite used special cipher machines to send coded messages among members of the High Command. One of the...

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