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June 8 2015

Unexplored South Dakota cave could tell millennia-old tale of climate change


Scientist calls Persistence Cave ‘a warehouse of information’ and says he expects to find 100,000 animal bones over the summer as team excavates entrance

The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region’s climate has changed over thousands of years.

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June 8 2015

Late period tombs uncovered on Aswan's west bank


Beside the Aghakhan mausoleum on Aswan's west bank, a collection of six ancient Egyptian tombs from the 26th Dynasty was uncovered today by an Egyptian archaeological mission.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty describes the discovery as "distinguished" in being the first discovery in that area of tombs from the Late Pharaonic period. All the tombs previously discovered there are dated to the Old and Middle kingdoms.

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June 8 2015

Gladiator school to be restored in Rome


An ancient underground tunnel that links the Colosseum with the remains of a gladiatorial training barracks could be restored and opened to the public thanks to a donation from Kuwait.

Generations of gladiators lived and trained in the Ludus Magnus or Great Gladiatorial Training School, the largest such facility in Rome, which was located just a few hundred yards from the amphitheatre.

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June 7 2015

Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome


Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern Ethiopia.

Louise Schofield, a former British Museum curator, headed a major six-week excavation of the ancient city of Aksum where her team of 11 uncovered graves with “extraordinary” artefacts dating from the first and second centuries.

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June 7 2015

2500-Year-Old 'Wonder Woman' Found on Vase


A 2,500-year-old predecessor of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman super heroine has emerged on a vase painting kept at a small American museum.

Drawn on a white-ground pyxis (a lidded cylindrical box that was used for cosmetics, jewelry, or ointments) the image shows an Amazon on horseback in a battle against a Greek warrior.

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June 7 2015

GÖBEKLI TEPE, KARAHAN TEPE UPDATE


A Report by Andrew Collins
Sunday, May 31st, 2015. I have just returned from southeast Turkey having visited Göbekli Tepe as part of a tour organised by myself and Hugh Newman of Megalithomania. This incredible proto-Neolithic stone temple complex, arguably the oldest of its type in the world, continues to undergo its transformation into an open-air museum. A new visitors' centre is in the process of opening around one kilometre (just over half a mile) from the site, and from this to the main archaeological area a causeway has been built to ferry visitors, presumably in golf carts, to their destination, just like at Stonehenge in England.

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June 7 2015

Mummified noblewoman kept her husband's heart in a lead locket


It's rare to find a mummy wearing an outfit. But this exceptionally preserved body spent more than 350 years fully clothed in a lead coffin before being undressed during an autopsy

The mummy was discovered a few years ago by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research while investigating the burial grounds of a convent in Rennes, France.

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June 7 2015

Origin-of-Life Story May Have Found Its Missing Link


How did life on Earth begin? It's been one of modern biology's greatest mysteries: How did the chemical soup that existed on the early Earth lead to the complex molecules needed to create living, breathing organisms? Now, researchers say they've found the missing link.

Between 4.6 billion and 4.0 billion years ago, there was probably no life on Earth.

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June 7 2015

Millennia of memories at risk in Austria's ice cave


Going...going... thousands of years of frozen history will be gone in a matter of decades. The hole in the centre of this ice-filled cave in central Austria is growing quickly, swollen by the warming climate. With the melting ice, unique climate records are trickling away – before we can figure out how to interpret them properly.


Related: Next icy era may be on hold

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June 7 2015

Triceratops' Teeth Turned Into Slicing Machines While Chewing


Triceratops is known for its distinguished trio of horns, but the dinosaur's teeth are just as distinctive, a new study finds. An analysis of 66-million-year-old Triceratops' teeth shows they are more complex than reptilian teeth, and rival the complexity of chompers found in mammals' mouths.

"These are really sophisticated teeth, in fact more sophisticated then I'd thought they'd be," said the study's co-researcher Gregory Erickson, a professor of paleobiology at Florida State University.

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June 7 2015

Horrifying Fish Monsters Are Falling From the Sky in Alaska


If Alaska is anything like HGTV makes it out to be, it's a beautiful, serene landscape full of glistening glaciers, towering spruce trees, and vast lakes. There's one fact HGTV left out, though: Sometimes horrifying monster fish fall from the sky.

KTUU reports that eel-like fish called Arctic lampreys have rained down from the sky on several occasions, landing on neighborhood lawns and freaking out anyone with eyes.

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June 7 2015

Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds


A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.

The 14-year-old boy, identified only as "Michael" by the Italian newspaper Milan Chronicle, reportedly dove off a bridge into a canal with some friends last month and never resurfaced. His foot became caught on something underwater and it took firefighters and other first responders nearly an hour to free him from the depths.

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June 7 2015

Self-healing technology one step closer after scientists produce aircraft wings which fix themselves


Even the researchers involved in the project describe it as “verging on science fiction”. A team of British scientists has produced aircraft wings that can fix themselves after being damaged, suggesting that self-healing technology will soon become commonplace.

Their research, due to be presented at a Royal Society meeting in London this week, is being billed as an important step in an emerging field which could soon produce self-healing nail polish and a cure for cracked mobile phone screens.

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June 7 2015

Every Virus a Person Has Had Can Be Seen in a Drop of Blood, Researchers Find


Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has ever been exposed to, scientists reported on Thursday.

The test, which is still experimental, can be performed for as little as $25 and could become an important research tool for tracking patterns of disease in various populations, helping scientists compare the old and the young, or people in different parts of the world.

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June 7 2015

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells


University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants.

For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous. It replenishes marrow lost to disease or chemotherapy but raises the risk that newly transplanted white blood cells will attack the recipient’s body.

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June 7 2015

Bees 'may be developing form of animal Alzheimer's'


Bees may be developing a kind of animal Alzheimer's disease because of exposure to aluminium in the environment, scientists have suggested.


Related: Bee warned – Study finds pesticides threaten native pollinators

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June 7 2015

Fake orca used to scare sea lions out of Oregon port


Port officials in an Oregon city have gone to creative lengths to see off hundreds of sea lions from their docks - by shipping in a fake orca whale.

The 32ft-long fibreglass whale was brought to rid Astoria's port of the sea lions after they failed to leave as expected once the weather got warmer.

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