Pirate Attacks & Corrupt Clergy: Vatican Archives Reveal Secrets
A model of a Galley of the Order of the Knights of St. John (Knights hospitaller), Malta.
September 30th, 2014
A medieval tale of a dead bishop's treasure, a pope and a pirate whose name means "fire blast" or "fire fart" has been revealed in documents from the Vatican archives.
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Egyptian Mummy's Brain Imprint Preserved in 'Peculiar' Case
September 29th, 2014
An ancient Egyptian mummy is raising a new mystery in archaeology because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy's brain left imprints on the inside of skull.
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Gas Chambers Discovered at Nazi Killing Camp
Sobibor aerial view
September 25th, 2014
Gas chambers have been unearthed at the infamous Nazi death camp Sobibor, where thousands of people died.
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Ancient Stone Toolmaking Didn't Just Spread Out of Africa with Humans
Nor Geghi 1 Archaeological Site
September 25th, 2014
A kind of advanced stone artifact once thought to have only originated in Africa may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study.
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Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand
turtle carving on canoe
September 29th, 2014
Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows.
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Anesthesia's Evolution: Satanic Influence to Saving Grace (Op-Ed)
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mutters, surgery hazards
September 25th, 2014
Surgery without anesthetic is a nightmare, and yet for most of human experience, it that was the only option.
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