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Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum

Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museumThe skull, though damaged, was protected by a cabinet that fell over the glass box it was encased in, the museum's deputy director Cristiana Serejo said. Luzia was the star of a collection of 20 million items in the 200-year-old building that also contained Egyptian artifacts, archeological finds and historical memorabilia. A fire last month destroyed the vast majority of the collection and triggered an outcry about how Brazil's cultural institutions have deteriorated during an era of a weak economy and deep austerity measures.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00:43 -0400
Trump Plans to Tear Up a 31-Year-Old Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Now What?

Trump Plans to Tear Up a 31-Year-Old Nuclear Weapons Treaty. Now What?President Donald Trump revealed Saturday the United States intends to withdraw from a 31-year-old nuclear weapons agreement with Russia.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:38:55 -0400
What Made Leonardo da Vinci Such a Great Artist? 'Crossed Eyes' May Have Helped

What Made Leonardo da Vinci Such a Great Artist? 'Crossed Eyes' May Have HelpedLeonardo da Vinci may have literally seen the world differently. The famed Renaissance artist may have had an eye condition that helped him better-depict the 3D world on a flat surface when drawing and painting, a new report suggests. The report, which analyzed six works of art that are likely portraits or self-portraits of Leonardo, suggests that the artist may have had strabismus, or crossed eyes, a condition in which a person's eyes don't look in the same direction at the same time.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:22:00 -0400
Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside Istanbul

Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside IstanbulInvestigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's remains may have been taken out of Istanbul

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:46:34 -0400
New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer spaceChina is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily. The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, with three more to follow in 2022 if the first test goes well, said Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the organization responsible for the project.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:43:29 -0400
China Wants to Replace Streetlights With a Trio of Artifical Moons

China Wants to Replace Streetlights With a Trio of Artifical MoonsIf it works, the plan could save the city of Chengdu hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:50:00 -0400
Carrots could be key to making greener buildings, say researchers

Carrots could be key to making greener buildings, say researchersA group of researchers at Britain's Lancaster University has been using a household food blender to mix particles from the root vegetable with concrete to see if they can produce a stronger and more environmentally sound product. "We found out you could increase the strength of concrete by 80 percent by using a small amount of this new material," lead researcher Mohamed Saafi told Reuters. It also means less cement is required, therefore lowering the global carbon dioxide (CO2) output. Cement is responsible for seven percent of total global CO2 emissions, according to International Energy Agency estimates.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:18:27 -0400
WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit

WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visitAs Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is low. The British royals, currently in Australia, arranged their trip before Meghan's pregnancy was known, sparking fears she and her unborn baby could be vulnerable in the island nations, where Zika is officially listed as a risk.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:11:26 -0400
Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery

Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate DiscoveryIn total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:53:17 -0400
What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6

What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6Jordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:46:25 -0400
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