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What to do if you find a massive ancient whale skull in a Virginia swamp

The skull of a baleen whale that lived more than 5 million years ago was pulled out of a swamp in a part of the United States that used to be underwater. No, it's not Seattle in April.

By August 26, 2015

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Ancient salamander in amber shocks scientists

A baby salamander preserved in amber presents a scientific surprise, especially since it was discovered in a place where there are no known salamanders.

By August 19, 2015

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These dice are made from tusks of the ancient woolly mammoth

Who knew dice made from the tusks of a giant extinct beast could be so popular? Artisan Dice, that's who. And you can reserve yours now.

By August 15, 2015

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3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A fragile scroll discovered in 1970 on the western shore of the Dead Sea has finally been deciphered, revealing it to be part of a Torah scroll.

By July 20, 2015

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Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies

A star chart carved into the ceiling of an ancient tomb in Japan is believed to be the world's oldest, and may show the sky as it was seen from China.

By July 19, 2015

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Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling

A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.

By July 6, 2015

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Woman's donated leg mummified using ancient Egyptian practice

Using two legs from a cadaver, researchers in Switzerland baked one in an oven and covered the other in a salt solution to try to re-create ancient mummification. One method was successful.

By May 27, 2015

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See what it's like to get smacked by a grizzly bear in this GoPro video

Need an image to spark your nightmares tonight? This first-person video of a grizzly bear taking a swipe at a camera with its gigantic claws should do the trick.

By August 28, 2015

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Selfie-taking tourists allegedly smash ancient Hercules statue

Technically Incorrect: A statue in Cremona, Italy, is seriously damaged after two tourists allegedly climb it because they want to memorialize their presence in the Loggia Dei Militi.

By May 5, 2015

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In ancient Egypt, they wore their hangover cures

Recently translated ancient papyrus reveal the curious way that ancient Egyptians treated a hangover. It was also a potential fashion accessory.

By April 23, 2015