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September 14, 2018 8:26 PM World's oldest brewery discovered, was making beer 13,000 years ago

Under a microscope, Professor Li Liu finds and records starch grains (Image credit: L.A. Cicero/Stanford University News Service ) Researchers from the U.S. and Israel have found evidence of the world’s oldest beer-making in an Israeli cave. Scientists studied three 13,000-year-old stone mortars uncovered in the Raqefet Cave near what is now the Israeli 176

June 29, 2018 8:21 PM ‘Rome: A History in Seven Sackings’ Review: The City That Survived

British novelist Matthew Kneale presents the biography of Rome as a tale of disaster. Rome is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Three thousand years or so of history take us down beneath the modern streets, past Mussolini’s imperial city, on through the capital of Risorgimento Italy, past Baroque palazzos and churches, through 60

November 2, 2017 12:07 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 94

August 19, 2017 11:01 PM Researchers find wreckage of lost WWII warship USS Indianapolis

Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was found almost 31/2 miles below the surface of the Philippine Sea, said a tweet from Microsoft 73

August 1, 2017 4:30 PM Watch: Bait fish engulf a shark and chase a sea lion

Researchers from the Ocean Exploration Trust captured amazing footage of a sea lion, a shark and the ball of bait fish. Researchers from the Ocean Exploration Trust captured amazing footage of a sea lion, a shark and a ball of bait fish the two were fighting over for dinner. In the video, filmed earlier this week, the crew aboard the Exploration Vessel 160

November 4, 2016 1:46 PM How Archaeology Became an Israeli-Palestinian Battleground

A controversial Unesco vote and new finds in Jerusalem highlight the struggle over the past and future of a divided Holy Land Archaeology has long been used by the state of Israel as a means of demonstrating modern Jewish rights to an old land. Palestinians, for their part, have often resisted these findings, either rejecting them outright or pointing 25

November 3, 2016 9:04 AM UK court: Gov't can't trigger EU exit without Parliament

Jason Womal said he was getting ready to go to work when his neighbor asked him, "You want to see something cool?" The Coppabella, Australia, man enthusiastically said yes and ended up recording video of an enormous huntsman spider carrying away an even bigger mouse in the house next door. Graham Millage, the manager of the Australian Museum’s archaeology 45

August 25, 2016 12:42 PM National Park Service Creating 'Living Emblem' in DC

The National Park Service is gathering more than 1,000 people on the National Mall to create a giant, living version of its emblem. The park service says that participants will use brown, green and white umbrellas to create the emblem Thursday. The first 1,000 people to arrive will get a T-shirt commemorating their participation and get to keep their 40

August 8, 2016 8:52 AM US Navy visits China, Ramos leaves for South China Sea talks

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest key developments in the South China Sea, home to several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region. A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer arrived in the northern Chinese port of Qingdao on Monday in the first visit by an American warship to the country since Beijing responded angrily 85

August 3, 2016 11:23 PM Was the $400 million in cash paid after the Iran prisoner deal really ransom?

Reports of $400 million paid in cash to Iran soon after four Americans were released from prison in January has breathed new life into charges that Washington paid a ransom for their freedom. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) was among those who seized on the timing and cloak-and-dagger delivery method, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal 43