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Shona People: History & Culture

4 hours ago from Live Science

The Shona's ancestors built great stone cities in southern Africa over a thousand years ago. Their artists are well known for their finely carved wooden headrests and stone sculptures.

One Killed as Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near L.A.

5 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

Four people were aboard the small Cessna, and two others were in a neighboring home when the plane crashed, authorities said.

'Moonlight' Makes History as 1st LGBTQ Best Picture Winner

7 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

The film's historic win at the 89th annual Academy Awards gives hope to the black and gay communities.

Earth's Outer Shell: Was It Once Solid?

8 hours ago from Live Science

Earth had a hard outer shell before its tectonic plates.

Palaces of Ancient Persia Were Built with 'Fire Temple' Wood

9 hours ago from Live Science

Cypress wood might have been used in ancient palaces in Persia partly because of its sacred value in a religion known for its "fire temples," a new study finds.

Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson reunite at 2017 Oscars

11 hours ago from UPI

Jamie Dornan presented with "Fifty Shades Darker" co-star Dakota Johnson at the Academy Awards after walking the red carpet with wife Amelia Warner.

Puzzle of the Maya Pendant

12 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A UC San Diego archaeological dig found a jade pectoral pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why...

Jenna Coleman starts work on Season 2 of 'Victoria;' Diana Rigg joins cast

12 hours ago from UPI

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes have begun shooting Season 2 of the historical drama "Victoria."

Live Science Talks 'Cannibalism' with Author Bill Schutt

13 hours ago from Live Science

Live Science takes a seat at the table with Bill Schutt, author of "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History."

Reviving Extinct Species: Is It Worth the Cost?

14 hours ago from Live Science

Bringing back animals from extinction might end up costing biodiversity.

Syria's last battle? Big push on IS capital Raqqa gathers momentum

14 hours ago from UPI

A major offensive by the United States, its allies and, notably, with some of its rivals, to capture the northern Syrian city of Raqqa is gathering momentum.

Airbus Helicopters modernizing Germany's CH-53s

14 hours ago from UPI

Airbus Helicopters is to retrofit 26 German military CH-53 heavy lift aircraft, replacing obsolescent components with up-to-date parts.

S.C. Army National Guard troops deployed for NATO operation

14 hours ago from UPI

A company from the South Carolina Army National Guard was deployed to train in Texas before being sent to Europe as part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Ryan Gosling brings sister Mandi to 2017 Oscars

15 hours ago from UPI

Ryan Gosling took elder sibling Mandi Gosling, not wife Eva Mendes, to the Academy Awards, where his movie "La La Land" won six awards.

New insights into the mechanisms into how ungulates got bigger in the Neogene

15 hours ago from Science Daily

The observed increase of body size in ungulates during the 20 million years before the Pleistocene is driven by the process of species selection, according to researchers. Bigger ungulate species...

Archeologists at the vanguard of environmental research

16 hours ago from Science Daily

The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relation will allow us to approach our most important environmental issues...

PGA Tour: 2020 British Open goes to Royal St. George's; Jason Day falls ill

17 hours ago from UPI

PGA Tour: Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England, will host the 149th British Open in 2020; plus news on Jason Day, Roberto Diaz, Johnson Wagner, Peter Jacobsen.

La La Land' Producer Gives Masterclass in Grace Under Pressure

19 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

Jordan Horowitz, the 'La La Land' producer who had to tell the world about the best picture mix-up, won plaudits for his handling of the situation.

Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison signs three-year contract

1 day ago from UPI

The Carolina Panthers re-signed defensive end Mario Addison to a three-year contract on Sunday, the team announced.

'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture Award After Mistake Announcement

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

The film that tells the story of the coming of age of a young black man in Miami was given the best picture Oscar after a mistaken announcement that 'La...

Jimmy Kimmel talks President Trump, buries hatchet with Matt Damon in Oscars monologue

1 day ago from UPI

Justin Timberlake kicked off the 89th Academy Awards ceremony by singing and dancing his way into the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

See the Stars Who Slayed on the Red Carpet

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

It's the Super Bowl of fashion. From princess-worthy ball gowns to old Hollywood gowns, it features some of the best dresses of the year.

Ruth Negga, Felicity Jones, Auli'i Cravalho are early arrivals on the Oscars red carpet

1 day ago from UPI

Many of the world's most glamorous stars have descended on the red carpet at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for the 89th Academy Awards.

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

1 day ago from NY Times Science

An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.

‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse Travels Across South America and Africa

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Skywatchers in South America and Africa tweeted their experiences on Sunday, though some complained that overcast weather dampened their views.

Trilobites: In an Ancient Burial Place, 3 Centuries of One Woman’s Descendants

1 day ago from NY Times Science

A study of DNA from 14 bodies in a burial site in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon found a matrilineal link, raising questions about a society’s structure.

'Get Out' tops the North American box office with $30.5M

1 day ago from UPI

Jordan Peele's comedy-horror film "Get Out" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $30.5 million in receipts, announced Sunday.

Driver rams car into German pedestrians, killing one man

1 day ago from UPI

A man deliberately rammed a car into a pedestrian area in Heidelberg, Germany, killing a 73-year-old man and injuring two others.