The Plague

One of the deadliest diseases in history, the plague once killed between 30 and 60 percent of Europe’s entire population. Exactly when and how it got to Europe has puzzled scientists for some time, but now researchers think the unwelcome bacterium arrived during the late Stone Age. Learn more: The Plague

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Flat-Earther Will Launch Himself In A DIY Rocket

It’s safe to say that if someone has the nickname “mad”, then they’re certainly not going to be, you know, un-mad. That’s the case for Mad Mike Hughes, a limo-driver in the US who enjoys a spot of being a daredevil on the side. He’s previously launched himself in a rocket-powered limo and a steam […]

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Pay Attention To The Internet

The Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, announced this week that the agency will seek to fully repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. In a statement, he claimed that the Democrats imposed “heavy-handed, utility-style” regulations on the Internet, and they needed to be undone. Learn more: Pay Attention To The Internet

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8,000-Year-Old Carvings

It seems to many that we have loved dogs since time immemorial – at least since they were artificially bred out of wolves. Today, they have their own Instagram pages, YouTube hits, and Twitter feeds and you can barely go a day without seeing a dog do something cute online. Discover more: 8,000-Year-Old Carvings

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Zodiac Killer Mystery

The Zodiac Killer is one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century. During his tenure, starting in the late 1960s, he killed at least five Northern Californians and claims to have killed as many as 37. All the while, he sent cryptic messages to local media and the police department explaining his motives […]

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2,200-Year-Old Skeletons

The 2,200-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the Qumran Caves and in other locations nearby, were first found 70 years ago by a band of shepherds. The 981 manuscripts are comprised of – among other things – some of the oldest versions of parts of the Hebrew Bible and, separately, parts of the Christian Old […]

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New Treasures From Tutankhamen’s Tomb

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is still one of the most impressive archaeological finds in recent times. Untouched by grave robbers, the teenage pharaoh has taught Egyptologists a wealth of information about how the rulers lived and died. And 95 years later, the ancient King is teaching us still, as new treasures from the tomb […]

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Reduce Risk Of Stillbirth

There is one thing pregnant women can do to cut their risk of stillbirth by half and that’s to sleep on their side during the third trimester. The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS) examined more than 1,000 pregnancies – 291 that ended in a stillbirth and 735 that ended in a live […]

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Biohacker

Josiah Zayner is the first person known to have edited his own DNA and he showed the world just how easy it is to do, live-streaming the process on his blog, “Science, Art, Beauty”. Zayner claims this was the second time he has genetically modified himself. Learn more: Biohacker

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Flat Earthers Conference

November 9 and 10, the Flat Earth International Conference took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. About 400 people are thought to have attended, flying from around the world to take part. And, well, it looked just wonderful. You can watch the Q&A here: Flat Earthers Conference

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