A bronze sword, a gold-decorated spearhead, well-preserved sheath fittings, and fur skins – all thought to date back to around 3,000 years – are some of the remarkable finds uncovered at a dig currently underway in the UK.

Archaeologists Just Made the 'Find of a Lifetime' Buried Beneath Scotland

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Every year, the Interior Department and other land-management agencies make it easier to visit America's special places by offering free admission to the public lands that charge an entrance fee.

Free Entrance Days for Public Lands - 2017

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Astronomers think there's an undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of the solar system, and they're asking the public's help to find it.

Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A Planet

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Archaeologists have discovered a large enclosure from the Neolithic period near Stevns in Denmark--but the purpose of the site is a mystery.

Did Stone Age people build a large labyrinth in Denmark?

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In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

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(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Kyoto University has found that dogs and capuchin monkeys watch how humans interact with one another and react less positively to those that are less willing to help or share. In their paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the team...

Experiments suggest dogs and monkeys have a human-like sense of morality

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"A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in The BMJ."

Study confirms vitamin D protects against colds and flu

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A bird-like statuette in Greece has baffled archaeologists, as its origin and what it depicts remain a mystery

Ancient Object in Greece Baffles Archaeologists | GreekReporter.com

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What Iron Age pottery can teach us about our planet’s strangest feature.

Earth’s Mysterious Magnetic Field, Stored in a Jar

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Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient temples in Sudan that are unlike any other buildings on Earth. The temples’ basic structural difference is what

Ancient Round Temples Discovered In Sudan: Architecture Unique To The World

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What do people hope for when they consult a psychic, and what leads some to witchcraft?

What do people get out of alternative spirituality?

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The writer and longtime friend of Sir Terry Pratchett delivers a funny and moving tribute.

BBC Arts - Neil Gaiman's tribute to Terry Pratchett - BBC Arts

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The Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power after 900 A.D. by farming corn. Now, new evidence suggests a dramatic change in climate might have led to the culture's collapse in the 1300s.

1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed Them

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It is going to happy and cozy winters for these elephants as women in this village have spent months knitting sweaters for them.

Photos: People in this village are knitting jumbo sweaters for rescued elephants to keep them warm

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was the sound of soft sighs and cries in the half-light that first struck Cheree Morrison, and then as the dawn broke she began to see the extent

New Zealanders race to save whales after 400 stranded

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"Terry adored the strange and quirky things that happen in ‘real life’, and was fascinated by just about everything"

BBC Arts - Everything you need to know about Terry Pratchett - BBC Arts

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The Loch Ness Monster is one of our most enduring myths. People have sought to uncover ol’ Nessie’s secrets for 1,500 years. But only one man has devoted his life to learning the truth … and living alone in a van by the loch to do so. Meet Steve Feltham, Nessie’s full-time watchman since 1991.

The Loch Ness Watchman: Hunting Nessie for a Quarter Century

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