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National Archives Museum hosts rare showing of emancipation documents

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For the first time in history, two key documents related to the emancipation of slaves in the 19th century are on display at the same time.

Bryan Adams adds more dates to 'Shine a Light' tour

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Bryan Adams has announced more concert dates for his upcoming North American tour that is in support of his 14th studio album, "Shine a Light."

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth.

Hold the mustard: What makes spiders fussy eaters

1 week ago from Science Daily

It might be one of nature's most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won't harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to...

Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain

1 week ago from Physorg

A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published...

North Korea displays luxury Swiss watches at department store

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North Korea appears to have opened a newly renovated department store catering to its elite.

In photos: Christians celebrate Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

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Carrying palm fronds and olive branches, thousands of Christian pilgrims follow the path believed to have been taken by Jesus on his final journey into Jerusalem to commemorate Palm Sunday...

Pythons Eat Everything. Now Scientists Think They’re Targeting Everglades Wading Birds

1 week ago from Science Blog

Burmese pythons, the voracious invader of the Everglades blamed for wiping out small mammals, may now be feasting another marsh resident: wading birds. A new study published this week [APRIL 10]...

Look: Joan Collins gives thanks after 'terrifying' apartment fire

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"Dynasty" alum Joan Collins took to Twitter and Instagram after a fire destroyed her London apartment.

Of bunyips and other beasts: Living memories of long-extinct creatures in art and stories

1 week ago from Physorg

On many continents during the last ice age, typically from about 50,000 to 12,000 years ago, species of megafauna that had lived there for hundreds of thousands of years became...

Beware the hides of April

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In Roman times, the midpoint of the month was called "the ides," hence the ides of April. Today, we need to beware the ides of April and for more profound...

WWII bomb found in German river detonated

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A World War II bomb found in a river in Frankfurt, Germany, was safely detonated, police said.

Red Cross appeals for information on staff abducted 5 years ago in Syria

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The Red Cross said Sunday it is seeking information on three staff members abducted by the Islamic State in Syria over five years ago.

Experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

'Shazam!' is No. 1 at the North American box office for 2nd weekend

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The superhero adventure "Shazam!" is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second, consecutive weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Famous birthdays for April 14: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrien Brody

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Actor Sarah Michelle Gellar turns 42 and country singer Loretta Lynn turns 87, among the famous birthdays for April 14.

Stratolaunch, the World's Biggest Aircraft, Makes Historic 1st Flight

1 week ago from Live Science

An odd-looking, double-bodied airplane with a wingspan as long as a football field just took to the skies today (April 13) from the Mojave Air & Space Port.

Masters 2019: Tony Finau makes history with 6-under 30 on front nine

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Tony Finau made history during day three of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, tying a record by shooting a 6-under 30 on the front nine Saturday.

MPs urge Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden to face rape allegation

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More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face a rape allegation.

World's biggest airplane takes off, lands for first time

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Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane with a 385-foot wingspan, took off and successfully landed for the first time in the California desert on Saturday.

Kim slams U.S. diplomacy, but is open to 3rd Trump summit

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to another summit with President Donald Trump if the U.S. makes changes since the leaders' last meeting.

Kim slams U.S. diplomacy, but says he's open to 3rd summit with Trump

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to another summit with President Donald Trump if the U.S. makes changes since the leaders' last meeting.

The Source of That Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak Has Likely Been Found

1 week ago from Live Science

The mystery behind what's causing the E. coli outbreak that's sickened more than 100 Americans in the past month may finally be solved.

South Korea lands $1B submarine contract with Indonesia

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South Korea was awarded a $1.02 billion contract to deliver three 1,400-ton submarines to Indonesia, according to multiple press reports.

New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores

1 week ago from Science Daily

The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called 'Kiruna-type' has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. In a new...

Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench, Mariana Trench

1 week ago from Science Daily

Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. Until now, scientists knew more about Mars than the deepest part...

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

1 week ago from Physorg

Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds.

Saab awarded $18M to supply Australian Army with M4 weapons system

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Saab was awarded an $18 million contract supply the Australia's Army with its latest version of the portable bazooka-type weapons system.