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‘Astonishing’ 1,300-Year-old Gold and Gemstone Necklace is the Richest Ever Uncovered in Britain

Archaeologists have uncovered an “astonishing” 1,300-year-old necklace in Northamptonshire, England, discovered during excavations for a housing development. Researchers from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) say the necklace is the richest of its type ever uncovered in Britain—with a staggering 30 pendants and beads made of Roman coins, gold, garnets, glass and semi-precious stones. It […]

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Machine Recycles Plastic Bottles into 3D Printer Filament–And the Design was Released, Instead of Patented

The mission of the James Dyson Award is simple: Design something that solves a problem. No one will be surprised, then, that the Polyformer machine won a grand prize because it expertly solves two problems at once. The young co-inventors, Reiten Cheng and Swaleh Owais, designed the Polyformer to achieve two goals: to tackle plastic […]

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Pilot Captures Jaw-Dropping Spectacle of St. Elmo’s Fire Phenomenon

A pilot has captured the jaw-dropping spectacle of St. Elmo’s Fire from his cockpit. Airbus captain Luis Andress was flying from Miami to Denver last month when he encountered the scene. It was part of the overall effects of Hurricane Ian when it hit the gulf coast of Florida this year. St. Elmo’s Fire occurs […]

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Misinformation Experiment has Potential to ‘Inoculate’ Millions of Social Media Users

Briefly exposing social media users to the tricks behind misinformation boosts awareness of harmful online falsehoods, says new research—and Google is set to deploy an anti-disinformation campaign based on the findings. Short animations placed in YouTube’s Ad slot gave viewers a taste of the strategies behind misinformation, according to the huge online experiment led by […]

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Photos Showing Victorians Painstakingly Rebuilding Stonehenge in 1901 Are Rewriting the Guidebooks

Photos are shedding light on the painstaking rebuilding of Stonehenge by Victorians in 1901—depicting engineers trying to move the tallest stones back into their intricate prehistoric positions. Britain’s most famous ancient monument on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire was built around 2500 BC, but after thousands of years some of the stones had fallen out […]

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Photo of the Pillars of Creation Shows the Lens Upgrade of Webb vs Hubble: A Heavenly View

The James Webb Space Telescope has been a heck of a software update. Just look at this iconic space feature, the Pillars of Creation. The left side image was made by the Hubble telescope, while the right-side image was taken with Webb’s near-infrared camera (NIRCam), revealing so much more celestial activity. Newly formed stars pop […]

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Stunning 4th Century Mosaic Depicting Trojan War Unearthed in Syria Beneath a War-Torn City

A stunning mosaic unmatched in Syrian art history was unveiled last week after excavations in Homs, the war-torn country’s third largest urban area. The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums dated the 65-foot-long (20 meter) decorative flooring back to the Roman era, some 1600 years ago. A large circle in the middle of the mosaic, which […]

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Mexico’s First Cross-County Hiking Trail Will Support Mayan Culture –Cyclists Welcome too

Mexico’s first long-distance hiking and cycling trail has recently been finished in the Yucatan Peninsula. Passing through colonial haciendas, sacred cenotes, and archeological sites, it’s a community-focused tourist attraction to give people a glimpse into the Maya’s great history. For the history lover, a trip to Cancun can be difficult. Attached to the all-inclusive resort […]

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Miners Find Giant Pink Diamond in Angola – The Largest in 300 Years

Miners in Angola have uncovered another giant pink diamond just seven years after they opened the mine in 2015. The 170-carat stone is a historic find because it is believed to be the largest pink diamond recovered in the last three hundred years. The diamond has been given the name “The Lulo Rose”, named for […]

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Music Helps Reconnect Elderly Patients with their Memories in New Study

When Paul McCartney wrote “Get Back,” he never would have predicted how useful or relevant the song would become for music therapists. The song’s refrain—“Get back to where you once belonged”—might as well be a therapist encouraging a dementia patient to recall a distant memory. In new research, Psyche Loui, an associate professor of music, is […]

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