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November 2, 2017 2:15 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt's Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 2041

September 28, 2017 1:42 PM 11 great authors who wrote for Hugh Hefner's Playboy

No-one ever really believed any man who used the old excuse for buying Playboy magazine - "for the articles", as opposed to for the photos of nude women. Yet the magazine does have a long and proud literary tradition, publishing stories by authors like John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C Clarke, Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami. Playboy founder 53

June 22, 2017 9:45 PM Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

MOSUL, Iraq — With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret. The mosque, destroyed Wednesday night, would have been a symbolic prize in the fight for Iraq's second-largest city. It was from a pulpit in that mosque 24

June 8, 2017 9:21 PM Homo sapiens 100,000 years older than thought

PARIS - Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa 300,000 years ago, sporting modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research published Wednesday that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia. A groundbreaking fossil discovery in Morocco obliterates two decades of scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged in East Africa 37

June 8, 2017 9:21 PM Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be The year was 1961. A barite mining operation at the Jebel Irhoud massif in Morocco, some 100 kilometers west of Marrakech, turned up a fossil human skull. Subsequent excavation uncovered more bones from other individuals 63

June 7, 2017 8:24 PM Discovery of 300,000-year-old fossils rewrites origins of Homo sapiens

The discovery of ancient remains of Stone Age humans in Morocco has pushed back the date of the origin of our species by 100,000 years. An international team of scientists unearthed teeth, bones and skulls belonging to three Homo sapiens adults, a teenager and a child among animal bones and stone tools. Dating of the tools indicates the individuals were between 34

June 7, 2017 5:00 PM 300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the answer lay somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa about 200,000 years ago. But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently 26

May 22, 2017 6:01 PM First Human Ancestor Came from Europe Not Africa, 7.2 Million-year-old Fossils Indicate

The first hominin species, a line that eventually leads to humans, may have emerged in Europe 7.2 million years ago and not Africa—the most widely accepted starting point for our ancestors. An international team of scientists has presented two studies that suggest the divergence point between chimpanzees and humans took place in the Eastern Mediterranean 24

April 26, 2017 9:46 PM Archaeology shocker: Study claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago

But it far exceeds any established date for settlement of the Americas. The oldest biological remains from any humans on the continent is a coprolite (fossilized poop) from 14,300 years ago. Studies based on genetic analysis of modern Native Americans suggest that humans didn't make it over the land bridge that once linked northeast Asia to Alaska until 20

April 26, 2017 8:14 PM Could these mastodon bones significantly rewrite the history of the Americas?

Shift in thought Researchers say they've found evidence that some species of human lived in the Americas about 130,000 years ago – nearly 10 times earlier than commonly thought. Is the evidence compelling enough to rewrite the prehistory books? April 26, 2017 —American history may have begun more than 100,000 years earlier than previously thought 12