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Cleopatra may have died from a drug overdose

Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Admin

A historian is claiming that Cleopatra died from a cocktail of drugs, and not the bite of an asp. ‘Cleopatra wanted to remain beautiful in her death to maintain her myth,’ he says on the Adventure [&hellip... Read More


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Tyrannosaurs plodded like elephants

Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Admin

A study of the nervous system of the might Tyrannosaurus Rex shows the dinosaur wasn’t necessarily quick and agile, but rather plodded along like an elephant. When a vertebrate—an animal with a backbone—stubs its toe, electrical [&hellip... Read More


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Lock of Napoleon’s hair sold at auction

Published on June 30th, 2010 | by Admin

A lock of hair from French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has been sold at auction for over $13,000. The hair, cut from his head after he died in exile in 1821 on the Atlantic island of St [&hellip... Read More


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245-year-old mummy given CT scan

Published on June 29th, 2010 | by Admin

A 245-year-old mummy has been giving a non-invasive CT scan to determine his state of preservation and see what injuries or disease he must have suffered from. The mummy, Michael Orlovits, was born in Vac, Hungary, [&hellip... Read More


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Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in Central China

Published on June 29th, 2010 | by Admin

A pair of Han Dynasty tombs have been discovered in Central China’s Henan province. The tombs were found by construction workers when digging sewer lines on June 24. A seven-story miniature clay building and more than [&hellip... Read More


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Ancient Chinese inscription found in Yangtze River

Published on June 29th, 2010 | by Admin

Four gigantic stones salvaged from the bottom of the Yangtze River may be the remnants of a carved inscription that is more than 1,000 years old. Three of the stones – weighing 60 tonnes, 10 tonnes [&hellip... Read More


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Elaborate body traits due to sex

Published on June 29th, 2010 | by Admin

A new study has come to the conclusion that some of the oversize body traits we find in the fossil record, such as the large sail of Dimetrodon, were due to sexual competition. One of the [&hellip... Read More


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