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Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains uncovered

Experts say the tradition of commemorating the dead is "inconceivably macabre" by today's standards.

Police identify man killed in Portland protests; state officers deployed

5 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Portland have identified the man fatally shot amid fighting between pro-Trump supporters and counter-protesters in the besieged Oregon city.

Radiocarbon dating and CT scans reveal Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Using radiocarbon dating and CT scanning to study ancient bones, researchers have uncovered for the first time a Bronze Age tradition of retaining and curating human remains as relics over...

Netflix offers free streaming of 'Stranger Things,' 'Bird Box' and more

5 weeks ago from UPI

Netflix is offering non-subscribers free streaming of "Stranger Things," "Bird Box," "Murder Mystery" and more.

Watch: Escaped caiman captured after five weeks on the loose

5 weeks ago from UPI

Residents of an Oklahoma City neighborhood said a caiman -- a reptile similar to an alligator -- was captured after about five weeks on the loose.

Watch: Man moves cookie from forehead to mouth for Guinness record

5 weeks ago from UPI

An Idaho man participating in a Guinness World Records weekly challenge successfully set a new record for fastest time to move a cream filled cookie from the forehead to the...

Ancient sloth found to have been bitten by ancient crocodile

5 weeks ago from Physorg

A pair of researchers, one with Instituto Argentino de Nivología, the other Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, has found fossil evidence of an ancient giant ground sloth living in proto-Amazonian swamps....

Watch: Marvel pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman: 'You will always be our king'

5 weeks ago from UPI

Marvel Studios and ABC paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman and his impact on the world.

WWE Payback: Roman Reigns becomes Universal Champion

5 weeks ago from UPI

Roman Reigns became the new Universal Champion in controversial fashion at WWE Payback.

Greece: Wildfire blackens gate of ancient fortress city

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Greece's culture minister says the archaeological site of Mycenae has not been damaged by a wildfire that swept through the area, despite blackening the entrance to the ancient citadel.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers concerned President Donald Trump's visit will 'hinder our healing'

5 weeks ago from UPI

The White House said late Sunday that President Donald Trump is still planning to visit the Wisconsin city of Kenosha despite its mayor and governor urging him to reconsider.

Sir Isaac Newton's notes among Cambridge web gallery 'treasures'

Cambridge University Library adds high-resolution images of its collection to a free culture site.

On This Day, Aug. 31: Mount McKinley renamed Denali

5 weeks ago from UPI

On Aug. 31, 2015, President Barack Obama renamed Mount McKinley to Denali, the traditional native name of North America's highest peak.

Jaguars to trade Pro Bowl DE Yannick Ngakoue to Vikings

5 weeks ago from UPI

The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to trade Pro Bowl defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings.

Jon Rahm edges Dustin Johnson in dramatic BMW Championship

5 weeks ago from UPI

Jon Rahm drained an unbelievable putt from 66 feet to beat world No. 1 Dustin Johnson in a one-hole playoff Sunday at the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Ohio State DL Haskell Garrett in stable condition after being shot

5 weeks ago from UPI

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Haskell Garrett is in stable condition after being shot in the face early Sunday morning, authorities said.

'New Mutants' tops the North American box office with $7M

5 weeks ago from UPI

"New Mutants" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Convincing someone to wear a mask is hard, but not impossible

5 weeks ago from PopSci

What would Immanuel Kant say? (Engin Akyurt/Unsplash/)Colin Marshall is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Washington. This story originally featured on The Conversation.Multiple studies have shown that masks reduce the transmission...

Linda Hamilton's twin sister Leslie Freas dies at 63

5 weeks ago from UPI

"Terminator" and "Beauty and the Beast" icon Linda Hamilton's twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Freas, has died at age 63.

Beirut blast has left 7 missing, Lebanese army says

5 weeks ago from UPI

Seven individuals remain missing from the Beirut port blast that killed nearly 180 people, injured over 6,000 and left more than 300,000 homeless earlier this month, the Lebanese army said...

Shipwrecks host diverse microbial communities

5 weeks ago from C&EN

Iron-oxidizing bacteria may be the key to preserving these archaeological sites

Can I use a mouth shield instead of a mask? Your COVID-19 questions answered

5 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Mouth shields look cool, but do they work? Is dancing at weddings allowed? And what’s the safest way to hug? We’re answering your pandemic questions.

How Neanderthals adjusted to climate change

5 weeks ago from Science Daily

Climate change occurring shortly before their disappearance triggered a complex change in the behavior of late Neanderthals in Europe: they developed more complex tools, suggests new research.

Fossil trees on Peru's Central Andean Plateau tell a tale of dramatic environmental change

5 weeks ago from Science Daily

The anatomy of plant fossils including an enormous tree that grew 10 million years ago in the now arid, high-elevation Central Andean Plateau calls current paleoclimate models into question, suggesting...

Brazilian islands to reopen for tourists who already had COVID-19

5 weeks ago from UPI

A group of scenic Brazilian islands that have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are reopening for tourists -- but only to those who can prove they had COVID-19.

Fossil trees on Peru's Central Andean Plateau tell a tale of dramatic environmental change

5 weeks ago from Physorg

On an expedition to the Central Andean Plateau, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and colleagues were astounded to find a huge fossil-tree buried in the cold, grassy...

The northern quoll: An amazingly versatile survivor?

5 weeks ago from Science Daily

The northern quoll, one of Australia's most adorable and endangered native carnivores, appears to be adapted to dramatically different landscapes -- which may be key to the species' survival. A...

Ayo Edebiri to replace Jenny Slate as Missy during 'Big Mouth' Season 4

5 weeks ago from UPI

Ayo Edebiri will voice Missy on the Netflix series "Big Mouth" following calls for the role to be recast with a Black actress.