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March 23 2015

Feathered apes who say thanks with shiny trinkets


Recent reports of crows bestowing oddly touching gifts on people who feed them suggest that there is something rather special about these big-brained, beady-eyed birds. It seems the term "bird brain" may not be synonymous with stupidity after all.

Some find this avian intelligence disturbing. Members of the crow family – which includes ravens, jays and magpies – generally get a bad press for their trickery and thievery. They steal eggs and eat chicks and are thought to be a nuisance to farmers. Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie The Birds didn't help their image either.

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March 23 2015

Humans may harbor more than 100 genes from other organisms


You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor as many as 145 genes that have jumped from bacteria, other single-celled organisms, and viruses and made themselves at home in the human genome. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which provides some of the broadest evidence yet that, throughout evolutionary history, genes from other branches of life have become part of animal cells.

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March 23 2015

Men's preference for certain body types has evolutionary roots


A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.


Related: Believing Beauty Is Attainable Causes Pain

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March 23 2015

Can buckyball ‘bombs’ blow up cancer?


In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene–soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties.

Now, 20 years later, scientists have figured out how to turn them into buckybombs.

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March 23 2015

Loud Booms in North Carolina Followed by Massive Fish Kill


Those mysterious booms that have been heard around the world with increasing frequency may have claimed some innocent victims. On March 16, 2015, loud booms were heard and felt by people living along the U.S. Atlantic coast from North Carolina north to Delaware. Less that 24 hours later, thousands of dead fish began washing up on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Coincidence, catastrophe or conspiracy?


Related: Thousands of Geese Mysteriously Fall From the Sky Over Idaho

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March 23 2015

Believers Flock to Weeping Statue in Malaysia


Hundreds of people are visiting a home in Kampung Mahandoi, Malaysia, where a statue has suddenly appeared to be crying tears. Miracle, hoax or something else?

Michael George, owner of the home and the statue, says it was brought from the Philippines about a year ago by his sister-in-law. The 13 inch (33 cm) statue was recently taken to be blessed by Archbishop John Wong at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at Kg Kobusak.

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March 23 2015

Rare Copy of Old Testament Reunited with 'Twin' in Israel


A rare, 338-year-old copy of the Old Testament has been reunited with its twin, a copy of the same edition that was printed in Frankfurt, Germany, in the 1600s.

The biblical text's journey was long and circuitous. After its publication in 1677, the book bounced among scholars, landed in Egypt and finally fell into the hands of Micha Shagrir, an Israeli film producer and director.

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March 23 2015

Leicester prepares for Richard III reburial


Leicester is filling up with yellow road signs, warning of the return of the once and future king: “King Richard III Route Sunday 22 – expect delays”.

Many have been wondering how to get hold of them to keep as souvenirs of an extraordinary episode in the history of the city and county, as the final preparations get underway for the 21st century reburial of a medieval king.


Alt: Richard III sealed inside a lead-lined coffin made by his closest living relative ahead of his burial next week

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March 23 2015

Vikings were more trade and bling than rape and pillage, museum shows


They are generally thought of as fearsome, unkempt, bloodthirsty raiders who caused mayhem wherever they went. But in fact, the Vikings were also skilled traders who loved jewellery, personal grooming – and even had a soft spot for cuddly bears, a major exhibition argues.

Opening at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on Saturday, Viking Voyagers has brought together artefacts from Denmark, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the British Museum to humanise a people most often associated with death and destruction.

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March 23 2015

Gold Looted From Ancient Empire Returned to Romania


The first of what archaeologist Barbara Deppert-Lippitz calls the "most sensational finds of the last century" surfaced not in a museum but at Christie's in New York. Among more than a hundred pieces of ancient jewelry for sale on December 8, 1999, was Lot 26, a spiraling, snake-shaped gold bracelet that the auction house identified as a "massive Greek or Thracian gold armband."

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March 23 2015

The ancient city that's crumbling away


The ancient city of Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest major urban settlements - but as Razia Iqbal found on a recent visit to Pakistan, its remains are in danger of crumbling away.


Related: Ezhuthala paintings fading away with time

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March 23 2015

Stonehenge tunnel plan opposed by historians


A campaign against the building of a road tunnel past Stonehenge has been backed by a trio of historians.

A £2bn proposal, which includes a 1.8-mile (2.9km) tunnel, was announced by the government in December, aimed at easing congestion on the nearby A303.


Related: 'World's oldest railway tunnel' awarded protected status

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March 23 2015

The men who uncovered Assyria


Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a lost civilisation were saved.

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March 23 2015

Here's How This Ancient Mayan Pyramid Makes Bird Calls


Kukulkan Temple, at the Chichen Itza archaelogical site in Mexico, isn't just an impressive architectural achievement. It also uses physics to make bird calls. That's right, a stone temple has the ability to mimic the sounds a local bird. Let's see the pyramids at Giza do that!

The calls are all good imitations of the quetzal bird, a spiritually important animal to the 12th century Mayans.

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March 23 2015

Mexico: Angry mob burned down ancient City of Teotihuacan 'because of economic competition'


The ancient City of Teotihuacan was burned down by an angry mob in response to city rulers trying to control a booming economy, a study has suggested.

Teotihuacan was once the biggest city in the pre-Colombian Americas, with a population of about 125,000 people. It was established around 100 BCE, with buildings constructed up until around 250AD.


Alt: Fall of the Gods: What Caused the Collapse of Teotihuacán?

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March 22 2015

Orangutans cup their mouths to alter their voices


Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.

The animals cup their mouths when they produce kiss squeaks - alarm calls that often signify a predator is nearby.

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March 22 2015

Chimpanzees will travel for preferred foods, innovate solutions


Just as humans will travel to their favorite restaurant, chimpanzees will travel a farther distance for preferred food sources in non-wild habitats, according to a new study from scientists at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo that publishes on March 17 in the journal PeerJ.

Chimpanzees at Lincoln Park Zoo prefer grapes over carrots. Previous research at the zoo provided that insight into food preferences.

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