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Early Bronze Age Battle Site Found on German River Bank

Fractured human remains found on a German river bank could provide the first compelling evidence of a major Bronze Age battle. Archaeological excavations of the Tollense Valley in northern Germany unearthed fractured skulls, wooden clubs and horse remains dating from around 1200 BC.

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Race to Space, Through the Lens of Time

It was the spring of 1961. President John F. Kennedy, speaking of new frontiers and projecting the vigor of youth, had been in office barely four months, and April had been the cruelest.

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Equine Virus Outbreak Spooks Horse Owners Across Western U.S.

The horse named Powered By Pep had just won his class at a competition in Bakersfield when his owner, David Booth, noticed that the animal was not quite himself. "A little slow-footed," the 22-year-old Acton rancher recalled Monday.

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Iceland's Volcanic Ash Cloud to Cover British Air Space Today

An ash cloud from Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano has already grounded more than 250 flights to and from Scotland and Northern Ireland and is expected to cover all of the United Kingdom's air space by the end of Tuesday.from the Christian Science Monitor

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Some Heart Screenings May Do More Harm Than Good

Screening people at low risk for heart disease with a test that detects blocked arteries appears to do more harm than good, new research suggests...from the Chicago Sun-Times

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Billions of Lonely Planets Wander the Galaxy

Astronomers say billions of "orphan" planets are wandering around the galaxy that have been ejected from the planetary systems that gave them birth and either were going their own lonely ways or were only distantly bound to stars at least 10 times as far away as the Sun is from the Earth. ...

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Antarctic Ozone Layer Bounces Back

Twenty-two years after the Montreal Protocol to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and related ozone-destroying chemicals came into force, researchers in Australia say the ozone layer over Antarctica is starting to heal. ...

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VIDEO: From Biology to Military History: Patterns in Animal Weaponry

What are the parallels between an ancient war ship and a dung beetle? More than you would think, actually! Douglas J. Emlen, PhD, has a unique perspective on animal weaponry that looks at patterns in military history.

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