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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Russia's cultural authorities want to reclaim the remains of composer Sergei Rachmaninov from the United States, in a move seen as aimed at stoking patriotism but has made his descendants fume.
Bible Museum to display artifacts from Holy Land under deal
The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel's leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U.S. capital.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
An ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Europe, had no petals and bore one single seed may have been the world's first known flowering plant, a study said Monday.
Signs of prehistoric massacre found
Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Soldier spotlights severe 'soul wounds' of war
"It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
First, DNA testing confirmed Thomas Jefferson had a sexual relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another chapter in U.S. presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.
US President Harding had child out of wedlock
A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. was among 160 authenticated artifacts sold Thursday evening during an auction at the King of Rock `n' Roll's longtime Memphis, Tennessee, home.
A Washington museum will exhibit a sculpture that uses the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the U.S. federal ban on blood donations from men who have sex with other men.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic
The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.
Listening to music before, after and even during surgery reduces anxiety and the need for painkillers, according to a comprehensive study published Wednesday.
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