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Sunday, February 2, 2014
US man buried astride his beloved motorcycle
A motorcycle-loving man's family has fulfilled his dying wish β€” to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson encased in a see-through casket.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Poor health leads Australian zoo to put oldest flamingo in world to sleep, age 83
Staff at Adelaide Zoo were in mourning Friday after the world's oldest flamingo, and their oldest resident, died aged 83.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Neanderthal DNA more common than thought
Next time you call someone a Neanderthal, better look in a mirror. Many of the genes that help determine most people's skin and hair are more Neanderthal than not, according to two new studies that look at the DNA fossils hidden in the modern human genome.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
β€œIn some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days,” the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.
Astronauts repeat spacewalk with mixed results
Two Russian space station astronauts took a spacewalk Monday to complete a camera job left undone last month, but ran into new trouble.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The DNA of a hunter-gatherer who lived in Spain some 7,000 years ago suggests that Europeans were dark-skinned until much more recently than previously thought, researchers said Sunday.
Monday, January 27, 2014
New dolphin species found in Brazil
Scientists say they have discovered the first new river dolphin species in nearly 100 years inhabiting the Araguaia River in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
New research says Noah's Ark prototype is round: British Museum
It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Extreme devotion on display as Malaysia marks Thaipusam
Malaysian Hindu devotee Karthi Gan grimaces while tapping his feet to the beat of ritual drums as two men plunge dozens of sharp hooks into his chest and back.
Horses leap fires in ancient Spanish festival that has activists on warpath
More than 100 horses and riders leapt the flames of roaring bonfires in a small Spanish town in a centuries-old festival that has raised the ire of animal rights activists.
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