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Man With a Simple Metal Detector Finds Discovery of a Lifetime

Man With a Simple Metal Detector Finds Discovery of a Lifetime

A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200. The grave likely belonged to

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Karyn Parsons tells inspiring true stories of little-known African-Americans

Karyn Parsons tells inspiring true stories of little-known African-Americans

For Karyn Parsons, storytelling has always been in her blood – even during her days playing the charmingly highfalutin Hilary Banks, older cousin of Will Smith, on the TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and living in glossy Los Angeles as a successful 20-something actress. It was her

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Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms

Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms

For at least 3,339 years, nobody has seen what lies behind the west and north walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.  But this secret of three millennia might not last much longer. On Thursday, Mamdouh Eldamaty, the Egyptian antiquities minister, held a press conference in Cairo to announce a

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Forever young

Forever young

Sea anemones are a common sight on many coastlines, and despite their brightly coloured appearance it seems they may have a common ancestor with humans. What's more, researchers are wondering whether the creatures could hold the secret to eternal life, writes Mary Colwell. The wicked queen in the t

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Ridiculously Gorgeous Rare Bird Finally Photographed

Ridiculously Gorgeous Rare Bird Finally Photographed

It's hard to believe the mustached kingfisher is a real bird. First of all, it looks more like a Baltimore Orioles–themed stuffed toy than a bird. Second, it's only found on the remotest of mist-caressed islands, similar to the legendary Pokemon bird Articuno. Finally, it has long eluded human

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New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

The mysterious human ancestor called Homo naledi was primed for success in a prehistoric triathlon, new research shows—if the challenges were walking upright, climbing trees, and handily wielding tools. Based on fossils retrieved from South Africa’s Rising Star cave, two teams reconstr

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Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret

Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret

Cancer is less prevalent in elephants than in humans, in part because the giant animals have more copies of a gene that suppresses tumor growth, a new study finds. Understanding how this gene evolved and works in elephants may help researchers develop ways to treat human cancer patients, the rese

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Harnin is a father figure for hundreds of Filipino street children

Harnin is a father figure for hundreds of Filipino street children

For 30 years he has mentored youths, many of whom were out of school and on the streets – neglected, abused, or abandoned. He helps them go on to higher education and good jobs. Harnin “KB” Manalaysay was in a mad scramble the Friday before Father’s Day weekend. Some scholarship sponsors wh

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First ancient African genome sequenced

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time. Researchers extracted DNA from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia. A comparison with genetic material from today's Africans reveals how our ancient ancestors mixed and moved around the continent

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48-Million-Year-Old Pregnant Horse Found

48-Million-Year-Old Pregnant Horse Found

New research has confirmed that a 48-million-year-old horse predecessor, whose exceptionally well-preserved remains were discovered in Germany, still has its fetus and some soft tissues intact. Announcement of the find occurred at last year’s Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting,

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