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Culloden Moor 1746

In the late morning of the 16th April 1746 a Jacobite Army commanded by General George Murray fighting for Prince Charles Edward Louis John Severino Mario Stuart stood ready to … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beaked whale reveals Africa’s tectonic secrets

Some 17 million years ago, a beaked whale took a wrong turn up an African river, something which ultimately turned out to be its demise. But now, geologists studying the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bones In Bronze Age Armenia Uncover A Strange Story

It sounds like the perfect script for a sci-fi/ fantasy novel. A ruthless ruler under siege in his fortress, trying to keep his crumbling power intact through the divine gift … Continue reading

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Will Science Discover Alien Life in Your Lifetime?

Are we alone in the universe? That’s a question humans have pondered throughout the ages. That’s also a question that may find an answer sooner than you think. With the … Continue reading

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Hulk

The Hulk is very interesting superhero. The two personalities that clash, The Hulk and Bruce Banner, make the character very engaging. There isn’t really anyone like him. He’s not a … Continue reading

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Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons

Artist Dave Pollot has found a way to re-invent old paintings. read more Artist Spruces Up Thrift Paintings by Adding Video Game, Sci-Fi Icons – IGN.

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Cow takes her first steps with new prosthetic legs in the snow

Walking on snow with hooves is hard enough, so doing it with two hoofed legs and two prosthetic ones must be a real challenge. But that hasn’t stopped this hardy … Continue reading

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A Robotic Arm So Advanced It Helps To Build Copies Of Itself

Behold the new UR3 robotic arm. Smaller, lighter, and more nimble than its predecessors, the Universal Robot-built arm can be programmed for a wide variety of tasks — including the … Continue reading

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The Remains Of Miguel de Cervantes Have Been Found In A Convent

The 400-year old remains of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, have been recovered, Spanish researchers reported today. The search for the remains of the literary giant began … Continue reading

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Identifying malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains

A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been able … Continue reading

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Did Humans and Wolf Dogs Make Neanderthals Perish?

In her provocative new book, The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Dove Neanderthals to Extinction (link is external), Penn State paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman attributes the demise of Neanderthals around … Continue reading

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Bristol divers uncover history behind wreck of WWI ship torpedoed by a U-Boat

For three years, members of a Bristol scuba diving club have meticulously examined the remains of a ship torpedoed by a U-boat in World War One. The Baygitano was travelling … Continue reading

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Tourists ‘spot’ Loch Ness monster.. but were too captivated to film it

When 50-year-old Consuela Ross went for a walk on the banks of Loch Ness with her daughter and granddaughter, she was simply hoping to photograph some of the stunning scenery. … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ancient Greek Jug Found in Celtic Prince’s Grave

National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) archaeologists unearthed the tomb of an ancient Celtic ruler in Lavau, France. They were surprised to find an ancient Greek wine jug – … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his … Continue reading

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Changelings, The Darker Side of Irish Fairy Lore

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. Excerpt from … Continue reading

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The 1895 “Witch-Burning” of Bridget Cleary

A gruesome crime in Clonmel, South Tipperary whose memory lives on in a traditional Irish children’s rhyme ‘are you a witch or are you a fairy / or are you … Continue reading

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Faoladh – Ireland’s Werewolf Legend

While they’re no longer there, Ireland was once a stronghold of wolves. In fact, it was sometimes called “Wolfland.” However, though they were wiped out in 1786, not all tales … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Banshee

The bean-sidhe woman of the fairy may be an ancestral spirit appointed to forewarn members of certain ancient Irish families of their time of death. According to tradition, the banshee … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day: Meet the ORIGINAL Leprechauns

These days everyone knows leprechauns are jolly little creatures in hats and green jackets, who’ll point you to a crock of gold while sipping a Guinness and smoking a tiny … Continue reading

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The Crow reboot finally casts a new Eric Draven

Following the news that The Hobbit star Luke Evans had dropped out of The Crow reboot, the hunt has been on for the new Eric Draven. Now, that hunt is … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s in Antarctica’s Blood Falls?

Caused by the leakage of iron-oxide brine, Blood Falls is a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that literally looks like a bleeding glacier. An international team of researchers recently tapped into … Continue reading

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Recalling memories may make us forget

Intentionally recalling memories may lead us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval, according to a study published today. In other words, the very act of remembering may … Continue reading

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Download NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter software and help save the planet

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers. Analysis of images taken … Continue reading

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Our complete guide to seeing the solar eclipse in safety

On the morning of Friday 20 March the Sun will move into eclipse while people in the UK are heading to work or school. Although the eclipse will only be … Continue reading

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