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Bear skull believed to be hundreds or thousands of years old found after Kansas flooding

Monday  10:00,   21 october 2019
nydailynews

Two sisters on a kayaking trip on the Arkansas River made quite the find when they came across a bear skull that could be thousands of years old. Ashley and Erin Watt were paddling down the river in south-central Kansas in August and saw the... >>>

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

Monday  09:56,   21 october 2019
msn

A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval... >>>

Farmer Breaks California Record After Growing 2-Ton Pumpkin

Monday  09:56,   21 october 2019
insideedition

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It’s The A farmer in California has broken the record for growing the state’s biggest pumpkin—weighing in at 2,175 pounds.Leonardo Urena spent the summer tending to the massive gourd, on a 1200 square-foot-... >>>

A restaurant in India that was built atop a cemetery has tables set up around coffins

Monday  06:01,   21 october 2019
msn

Diners at New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, India, literally eat their meals at tables scattered among coffins. Owner Krishnan Kutti had bought land for his restaurant before realizing that it was a former cemetery. Undeterred, he decided to simply >>>

Road built by biblical villain uncovered in Jerusalem

Monday  06:00,   21 october 2019
nationalgeographic

A long-buried street that led pilgrims to the Jewish Temple 2,000 years ago was commissioned by Roman governor Pontius Pilate.To uncover an ancient stepped street in Jerusalem, Israeli archaeologists and engineers are building what resembles a... >>>

Some Mathematicians Think the Equal Sign is On Its Way Out

Monday  06:00,   21 october 2019
mentalfloss

Goodbye equality, hello equivalency: A growing number of mathematicians is skeptical that the equal sign holds up to new math models.To understand their arguments, it’s important to understand set theory—a theory of mathematics that’s been around... >>>

Hear the sounds of climate change—with earthquake monitors

Sunday  18:30,   20 october 2019
nationalgeographic

Seismometers can register hurricanes from thousands of miles away, or hear ice melting and refreezing, offering a new way to track changes big and small.The Pyrenees mountains, running along the French-Spanish border, conceal a labyrinthine... >>>

Dive in: Take a tour through these amazing underwater attractions

Sunday  11:40,   20 october 2019
starsinsider

More than 70% of Pale Blue Dot's entire area is covered by water. Unsurprisingly, much of Earth's ecosystems call our oceans home. However, man has also left its mark in the waters, dotting it with beautiful—and often tragic—reminders of our >>>

Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

Sunday  11:40,   20 october 2019
msn

The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16... >>>

7 Myths About Mummies

Sunday  11:40,   20 october 2019
mentalfloss

7 Myths About... >>>

27 Maya ritual sites discovered on online map by eagle-eyed archaeologist

Sunday  06:40,   20 october 2019
msn

An eagle-eyed archaeologist has used a freely available online map to locate 27 Maya ceremonial sites in Mexico.  Takeshi Inomata, a professor of archaeology at the University of Arizona, made the discovery using a LiDAR (Light Detection and... >>>

Egypt reveals details of 30 ancient coffins found in Luxor

Sunday  06:40,   20 october 2019
msn

Egypt's antiquities authorities on Saturday revealed the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters... >>>

Bride Surprised With Chicken Nugget Bouquet on Her Wedding Day

Saturday  18:05,   19 october 2019
insideedition

Jenna Spetz emailed Tyson to ask them if they could help out. Forget flowers. Bring on the chicken nuggets!That’s what maid of honor Jenna Spetz was thinking when she decided to forgo the usual flower bouquet for her cousin’s favorite snack, Tyson’s >>>

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife

Saturday  18:05,   19 october 2019
reuters

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlifeAfter four decades dressing in the color from head to toe, the 67-year-old Bosnian has had tombstones made for herself and husband Zoran -- whom she married wearing a red gown -- from a special red... >>>

Couple's 72nd anniversary photoshoot goes viral

Saturday  13:51,   19 october 2019
cbsnews

91-year-old Shirley Matties has dementia, but she immediately recognized the love of her life on their anniversary91-year-old lovebirds Leonard and Shirley Matties have been holding hands for more than seven decades, and they're still doing it... >>>