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Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast
AP: By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press Martha Waggoner
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast.Read the rest here.
Clues to Neanderthal hunting tactics hidden in reindeer teeth
Scientists have found that our cousins the Neanderthal employed sophisticated hunting strategies similar to the tactics used much later by modern humans. The new findings come from the analysis of subtle chemical variations in reindeer teeth.
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Standing Up to Fight: Does It Explain Why We Walk Upright and Why Women Like Tall Men?
ScienceDaily — A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours, and when hitting downward rather than upward, giving tall, upright males a fighting advantage.
Egyptian princess was first person with diagnosed coronary artery disease
The Egyptian princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon, who lived in Thebes (Luxor) between 1580 and 1550 BC and who is now known to be first person in human history with diagnosed coronary artery disease, lived on a diet rich in vegetables, fruit and a limited amount of meat from domesticated (but not fattened) animals. Wheat and barley were grown along the banks of the Nile, making bread and beer the dietary staples of this period of ancient Egypt. Tobacco and trans-fats were unknown, and lifestyle was likely to have been active.
Did William Wallace aspire to be King of Scotland?
Solving Darwin's Medical Mystery
Charles Darwin shook the world with his theory of evolution, but he couldn't figure out what ailed him.
Crocodile God Temple Featured Croc Nursery
Egyptian authorities put another archaeological site on the country’s tourist map yesterday by opening a visitor center at Madinet Madi in the Fayoum region south of Cairo.
France returns first Maori head to New Zealand