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Medieval ‘Black Death’ mass grave uncovered in the English countryside

Medieval ‘Black Death’ mass grave uncovered in the English countryside

The sweeping scourge of the Black Death in 14th century England was so great it forced city-dwelling victims out to countryside hospitals, based on the tragic findings in a mass grave in Lincolnshire, England. The remains of 48 people, including 21 children, were found at a previously unknown Black Death mass grave site at Thornton…MORE

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Skeleton found in cave could reveal Neanderthal death rites

Around 70,000 years ago, a Neanderthal was laid to rest in Shanidar Cave. Excavations in recent years have slowly revealed its entire upper body, including a lower back, the clenched bones of a right hand and the left hand almost acting as a pillow beneath the skull. It’s the first discovery of its kind in…MORE

Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue

Did dinosaur blood run hot or cold? Their eggshells may hold a clue

The image of cold-blooded, scaly, reptilian dinosaurs imprinted in our imaginations by movies like “Jurassic Park” may be inaccurate. We already know that many dinosaurs were feathered like birds and brightly colored. They may also have sounded like them too — making a cooing sound similar to a dove rather than roaring. Now, research from…MORE

The world is bracing for what another four years of Trump could look like

The world is bracing for what another four years of Trump could look like

What will a second Donald Trump presidential term look like — if it happens? That was the thought in many delegates’ minds as they gathered over the weekend in the southern German city of Munich for a security conference. The official theme at the conference was “Westlessness,” an intentional gripe at the impact of Trump’s…MORE

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

As China and the world try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the fight against another deadly disease, Ebola, has reached an encouraging “milestone,” the World Health Organization said Friday. Four countries in Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia, have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress”…MORE

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

Jane Goodall will be turning 86 this year, but she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there’s a renewed sense of urgency to her activism. Her days are packed with meetings with world leaders, visiting conservation projects, supporting her Roots & Shoots movement and sharing her message with anyone who will listen. She…MORE

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Not long after Valentine’s Day ends, a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1,443 feet and 3,248 feet long will pass by Earth around 6:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Based on the size range, it could be anywhere between the size of a suspension bridge to taller than a skyscraper. But the experts at NASA’s…MORE

Valentine’s Day’s dark and twisted origin story

Valentine’s Day’s dark and twisted origin story

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day. Did you bring enough sweethearts for everyone in class? Love it or hate it, the holiday has come a long way. From goat skin and fertility to 16th century greeting cards, here’s a quick spin through several theories on the origins of the holiday dedicated to love, love, love. The festival…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Katy Perry appears to collapse during ‘American Idol’ auditions

Katy Perry appears to collapse during ‘American Idol’ auditions

Season 3 of “American Idol” on ABC has just started, but already there is drama. In an exclusive clip People posted to its web site, judge Katy Perry falls to the ground after a gas leak forces evacuation of the show’s auditions. In the clip, all appears to be going fine when a smell becomes…

‘Killing Eve’ confirms new head writer for season 4

‘Killing Eve’ confirms new head writer for season 4

“Killing Eve” has tapped Laura Neal as head writer for Season 4 of the BBC series. That’s according to Deadline. Neal has previously written “Sex Education” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” for the upcoming season. She succeeds Suzanne Heathcote, Emerald Fennell and series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as head writers since Season 1. “‘Killing…

BTS releases new album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

BTS releases new album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

It’s finally here. K-pop phenom BTS released its fourth album, “Map of the Soul: 7” on Friday. It follows last year’s “Map of the Soul: Persona” and has been eagerly awaited. The new, 20-track album includes collaborations with Sia and Troye Sivan. To say the boy band has been successful is an understatement. Consisting of…