Newly discovered rock carvings depicting an ostrich hunter and a person in an ostrich mask have been found in Egypt.

Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

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Theoretical physicists have put forward a new hypothesis that aims to connect the world of visible physics to the hidden forces of our Universe: what if there's a portal that bridges the gap between the standard model to dark matter and dark energy?

Theoretical Physicists Suggest There's a Portal Linking the Standard Model to Dark Physics

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"Keena Huesby, a sophomore theater student, describes herself as a Wiccan Pagan Witch. That means she is Pagan, practicing the religion of Wicca, and is also a witch, she said.

Wicca is a specific religion, whereas “anybody can be a witch,” Huesby said. There are lots of pagan witches, but people can even be Christian witches if they want, she said."

No hats or brooms: ASU witches express individuality within own community

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“Practicing witchcraft is something that is very personal; everybody does something different that kind of fits their lifestyle and what they need,” said Hannah Thomas, a sophomore majoring in magazin

Student practices witchcraft, found communities within Des Moines, Drake, internet

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We still don't totally understand why dwarf beeches grow the way they do.

The Gnarled History of the Trees that Sheltered Fairies and Joan of Arc

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Spring is officially here, according to the astronomical calendar. The arrival of the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is when the sun shines directly on the equator, giving us almost equal amounts of day and night.

Pagans celebrate first day of spring at Stonehenge during vernal equinox (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappeared

Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?

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There are plans to erect a larger than life-sized bronze statue of the Discworld author in Salisbury.

Sir Terry Pratchett: Bronze bust of author unveiled - BBC News

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Humpback whales are known for being the loners of the sea - while they tend to migrate, feed, and mate in groups, they spend much of their existence in solitude, or in small, short-lived groups of up to seven individuals .

Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious 'Super-Groups', and No One Can Explain It

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Members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, are knitting sweaters for birds kept on a neighboring estate known as the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust.

Barn Yarn: Retirees Knit Sweaters For Chilly Chickens

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Yes, they were brutal. They also had women leaders, coveted luxury, and encountered more than 50 cultures from Afghanistan to Canada.

What You Don’t Know About the Vikings

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No one knows for certain why the Clovis people and iconic beasts -- mastodon, mammoth and saber-toothed tiger - living some 12,800 years ago suddenly disappeared. However, a discovery of widespread platinum at archaeological sites across the United States by three University of South Carolina archae...

Discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive eight-meter statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

Colossus probably depicting Ramses II found in Egypt

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The cave, beneath a farmer's field in Shropshire, was used by the medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades and these stunning images were captured by photographer Michael Scott

Stunning 700-year-old giant cave used by Knights Templar found behind a rabbit hole in the British countryside

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Totally unique in construction and unknown to Danish archaeology, extraordinary discovery from the Viking Age uncovered in Jutland.

“Viking Tower” excavated in Denmark

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A University of Winnipeg religion professor says attacks on a West End business selling alternative spirituality products should be considered hate crimes, judging by the owner's account of events.

Attacks on pagan store could be considered hate crime, religion prof says

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