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England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits

The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings.
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England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits

The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings.

Humans Crossed the Bering Land Bridge to People the Americas. Here’s What It Looked Like 18,000 Years Ago.

The Bering Strait land bridge is now underwater, but a newly created digital map reveals how the landscape likely appeared about 18,000 years ago.
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Humans Crossed the Bering Land Bridge to People the Americas. Here’s What It Looked Like 18,000 Years Ago.

The Bering Strait land bridge is now underwater, but a newly created digital map reveals how the landscape likely appeared about 18,000 years ago.

Yellow, Blob-Like Cell Transforms into Wriggling Salamander in Surreal Time-Lapse Video

A mesmerizing 6-minute time lapse shows a single cell dividing seemingly endlessly until what was once a yellow blob has become a wriggling, darting salamander tadpole.
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Yellow, Blob-Like Cell Transforms into Wriggling Salamander in Surreal Time-Lapse Video

A mesmerizing 6-minute time lapse shows a single cell dividing seemingly endlessly until what was once a yellow blob has become a wriggling, darting salamander tadpole.

Why Do Humans Hear So Well? You Can Thank the Tiny 'Jell-O' Violin Inside Your Ear

A teensy little «Jell-O» membrane in our ears may partly explain why humans have such amazing hearing.
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Why Do Humans Hear So Well? You Can Thank the Tiny 'Jell-O' Violin Inside Your Ear

A teensy little «Jell-O» membrane in our ears may partly explain why humans have such amazing hearing.

Ancient Fresco of Mythical Narcissus Found in Pompeii

Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a Valentine's Day-worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection.
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Ancient Fresco of Mythical Narcissus Found in Pompeii

Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a Valentine's Day-worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection.

Remains of USS Hornet, Storied WWII Aircraft Carrier, Discovered at Bottom of South Pacific

After a fierce battle in 1942, the USS Hornet succumbed to an onslaught from Japanese dive-bombers, torpedo planes and destroyers, which hit the ship with torpedoes. But now, shipwreck hunters have finally located the Hornet's remains.
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Remains of USS Hornet, Storied WWII Aircraft Carrier, Discovered at Bottom of South Pacific

After a fierce battle in 1942, the USS Hornet succumbed to an onslaught from Japanese dive-bombers, torpedo planes and destroyers, which hit the ship with torpedoes. But now, shipwreck hunters have finally located the Hornet's remains.

Medieval Letter Reveals Bawdy Nun Who Faked Her Death to Escape Convent

Medieval nun fakes death to escape convent and enjoy a life of carnal lust. Sounds like the basis for a juicy novel, but this really happened during the 14th century in England.
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Medieval Letter Reveals Bawdy Nun Who Faked Her Death to Escape Convent

Medieval nun fakes death to escape convent and enjoy a life of carnal lust. Sounds like the basis for a juicy novel, but this really happened during the 14th century in England.

In Photos: The Emperor Penguin's Beautiful and Extreme Breeding Season

Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.
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In Photos: The Emperor Penguin's Beautiful and Extreme Breeding Season

Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.

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