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Gassy fact: Mammoth farts contributed to global warming

Published on May 25th, 2010 | by Admin

Apparently, 13,000 years ago Mammoths helped fill the atmosphere with methane, altering the climate. Together with other large plant-eating mammals that are now extinct, they released around 9.6 million tonnes of the gas each year, experts ... Read More


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Seven lost bodies of work that would have changed everything

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

Cracked.com has posted a super-interesting list about seven lost bodies of work that could have changed everything if they were still around/documented properly. #1 All Music Made Through Most of Human History Quick, what’s the best ... Read More


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Photos of death masks

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

eListMania has posted photos of 20 death masks belonging to famous people. It really helps you imagine what they looked like in life. Pictured above is the face of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Death Masks are easily ... Read More


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When descendants of slaves and slave owners meet

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

CNN has posted a profile about Betty Kilby, the descendant of a slave who invited the descendants of her ancestor’s slave owners over for dinner. Betty Kilby was gripped with apprehension. Descendants of the white family ... Read More


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Painting is likely self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

A panel of experts have come to an agreement that an oil-on-wood painting of a middle-aged man is likely a self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci. A dozen of scientists and David Bershad, an art history professor ... Read More


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Erosion threatens Alaskan archaeological sites

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

Accelerated erosion is threatening to eradicate archaeological sites along Alaska’s coast. The boat pictured on the cover of this newspaper sat on a bluff overlooking the Beaufort Sea when it was photographed in the summer of ... Read More


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2,000-year-old pagan altar unearthed in Jerusalem

Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Admin

A 2,000-year-old incense altar has been uncovered at a hospital construction site in Israel. Israeli archaeologists say workers have uncovered an ancient pagan altar while clearing ground for construction of a hotly disputed hospital emergency room. ... Read More


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King Tut’s leftover bandages found in long-forgotten jars

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

Scraps of King Tut’s bandages have been found in long-forgotten jars at the Metopolitan Museum of Art in New York. King Tutankhamun’s mummy was wrapped in custom-made bandages similar to modern first aid gauzes, an exhibit ... Read More