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Ancient hair

See, I just love this stuff: Her coiffure queries began, she says, when she was killing time in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore back in 2001. A bust of the Roman empress Julia Domna caught her eye. “I thought, holy cow, that is so cool,” she says, referring to the empress’s braided bun, chiseled […]

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Oregon’s Lost Lake

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck Few places in the world are as aptly named as Lost Lake, a mysterious body of water located in the mountains of Oregon that completely vanishes once per year, disappearing through a hole in its north side, according to various recently-published media reports. As Jude McHugh, spokesperson for the […]

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Archaeologists may be a step closer to discovering the secrets of the ancient city of Teotihuacan: They have unearthed liquid mercury deep beneath the Mexican Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent. The “large quantities” of the toxic liquid metal leads researchers to believe that an undiscovered ancient ritual chamber or even the tomb of a king […]

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This is so cool

This is one video you don’t want to skip. Bookmark It

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Tree change dolls

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Emily Bills for redOrbit.com – @emilygbills It’s eclipse season! On Saturday morning, anyone east of the Mississippi River will be able to wake up early (between 4:00-5:00AM CST, with maximum viewing around 7AM CST) and view the first total lunar eclipse of 2015. This particular lunar eclipse is unique for a few reasons. For one, […]

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Ancient Roman horse

I guess it makes me a dork that I think this is really cool. Via Archaeology Magazine: CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—The skeleton of a horse estimated to have died 2,000 years ago has been unearthed at the construction site of a new biomedical campus. The almost complete skeleton shows that the horse had suffered a broken leg […]

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This is so cool

I just love this: Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together… take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek… let it stand nine days in the brass vessel… So goes a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon recipe to vanquish a stye, an infected eyelash follicle. The medieval medics might have been […]

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There have always been these “alternate” gospels, and frankly, we can’t really vouch for the veracity of any of them — including the originals. So what harm does it do? Jesus was a devoted family man with two kids and Mary Magdalene for his wife, a new history book based on an ancient manuscript claims. […]

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This guy’s gonna make a fortune

A cheap cream that removes tattoos! Falkenham’s topical cream works by targeting the macrophages that are filled with ink at the site of your tattoo. New macrophages move in to consume the ink-filled ones, and then migrate to the lymph nodes. Macrophages are the white blood cells that gobble up cellular debris — like tattoo […]

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