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Extremely Sexy Pointy Shoes Warped the Feet of Medieval Europeans

    The needle-like poulaines on the sabatons (knightly shoe covers) of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.A 15th-century shoe craze that swept Eur…

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Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300 Years Ago, New Research Suggests

    A Māori carving with the Ross Ice Shelf in the background.A review of literary and oral history suggests Polynesians, and not Europeans, we…

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Did Humans Stab This Ice Age Cave Bear Through the Skull?

    The recently discovered cave bear skull.Cave bears were hulking beasts you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark (even if they were mostly …

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Archaeologists Open Frozen Wooden Box Found on Viking Mountain Pass

    The wooden box found on the Lendbreen ice patch in Norway’s Breheimen National Park.Melting glacial ice along a mountain passageway in Norw…

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An Ancient Supervolcano May Have Zapped the Ozone Layer, Exposing Early Humans to Intense Sunburns

    Anak Krakatau, near what is now Toba Lake, erupting in 2018.The Toba super-eruption of some 74,000 years ago has long intrigued scientists, …

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This 'Telewriter' Transmitted Handwriting Across Long Distances in the 1930s

    Gif: British Pathe/YouTubeNeed to send a message to a friend 50 miles away? Today, you’ve got plenty of options—whether it’s SMS, email, …

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We've Been Promised These Futuristic Space Hotels for 60 Years

    Rendering of the Voyager Station with Approaching SpaceX StarshipWill people actually be staying in space hotels by 2027? That’s the promis…

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Charles Steinmetz's Predictions About 2021 From the Year 1921 Were Amazingly Accurate

    Inventors Charles Steinmetz, right, and Thomas A. Edison are seen in Steinmetz’s Schenectady, N.Y. laboratory circa 1922.Back in 1921, Dr. …

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This Anti-Burglar Device From 1923 Was Inspired by Horrific Gas Warfare of World War I

    Illustration depicting a new anti-robbery device in the April 1923 issue of Science and Invention magazine.Imagine you’re a bank teller wit…

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History

    Cancer may have been a bigger menace in medieval times than previously assumed, new research this week suggests. The…Scientists have re-exa…

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Conservation

    Separated from the European Union, the UK is implementing a series of new measures to improve the welfare of…An exhaustive genetic analysis…

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Archaeology

    A private building project threatens to destroy at least 25 ancient structures near the historic Teotihuacán ruins,…Archaeologists working…

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Potentially Illegal Construction Project Could Threaten Ancient Mexican Ruins

    View of the Pyramid of the Moon from the Pyramid of the Sun.A private building project threatens to destroy at least 25 ancient structures n…

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Bulgaria’s Griffon Vultures Have Made a Remarkable Resurgence

    Bulgaria’s Griffon vultures are in dire straits compared to other populations in Europe.Bald-headed and hunched over, the Griffon vultures …

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The UK’s New Animal Welfare Plan Is Both Very Good and Not Nearly Enough

    New legislation will make it more difficult to smuggle puppies into the UK, such as these puppies on sale in Los Angeles.Separated from the …

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Scientists Want to Bring Jaguars Back to America's Mountains

    Two jaguar cubs (Panthera onca) are pictured at the “Reino Animal” zoo in Teotihuacan, Mexico, on April 27, 2018.A group of conservation s…

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Italian Cave Fossils Suggest Nine Neanderthals Were Feasted Upon by Hyenas

    Bones found in Guattari Cave.Archaeologists working at a cave site near Rome have found the mineralized remains of nine Neanderthals, in wha…

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Researchers Discover Peaceful Turtle Playground in the Sargasso Sea

    A tagged green sea turtle.Off the coast of Florida lie marigold meadows floating in the ocean; they’re trails of sargassum, a seaweed that …

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Ancient City of Angkor Was Jam-Packed With People

    Artist’s interpretation of daily life inside Angkor Wat’s fourth enclosure, late 12th century.Angkor, in what is now Cambodia, was one of …

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For the First Time, Archaeologists Identify Sailor From Doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition

    Facial reconstruction of the person identified through DNA analysis as John Gregory.A genetic and genealogical analysis has allowed a team o…

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First Tales of the Earliest Domesticated Goa

    Indentation of several goat hooves in a brick from the archaeological site of Ganj Dareh. Credit: The Tracking Cultural and Environmental Ch…

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Unexpected Discovery of Ancient Bones May Ch

    Andrew Somerville made an unexpected discovery while studying the origins of agriculture. Credit: Christopher Gannon, Iowa State UniversityA…

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Meet the Massive Australotitan, the “Southe

    Australotitan cooperensis, “Southern Titan of the Cooper.” Credit: Vlad Konstantinov, Scott Hocknull ©Eromanga Natural History …

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Extremely Sexy Pointy Shoes Warped the Feet

    The needle-like poulaines on the sabatons (knightly shoe covers) of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.A 15th-century shoe craze that swept Eur…

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Did Humans Stab This Ice Age Cave Bear Throu

    The recently discovered cave bear skull.Cave bears were hulking beasts you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark (even if they were mostly …

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An Ancient Supervolcano May Have Zapped the

    Anak Krakatau, near what is now Toba Lake, erupting in 2018.The Toba super-eruption of some 74,000 years ago has long intrigued scientists, …

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Archaeologists Open Frozen Wooden Box Found

    The wooden box found on the Lendbreen ice patch in Norway’s Breheimen National Park.Melting glacial ice along a mountain passageway in Norw…

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Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300

    A Māori carving with the Ross Ice Shelf in the background.A review of literary and oral history suggests Polynesians, and not Europeans, we…

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Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rat

    “Ornaments composed of elk teeth suspended from or sown on to clothing emit a loud rattling noise when moving,” says auditory ar…

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Stone Age raves to the beat of elk tooth rat

    “Ornaments composed of elk teeth suspended from or sown on to clothing emit a loud rattling noise when moving,” says auditory ar…

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