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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

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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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Egypt's Morsi had Twitter, the generals had the tanks

As the Egyptian leader was ousted by the military, he and his allies live-tweeted their side of the events. Now the world can read these tweets, because of Twitter's new translation tool.

By July 3, 2013

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Spock, Thor, other geek icons meet ancient Egypt (images)

Artist Josh Ln reimagines geek stars from Captain Kirk to X-Men as Egyptian gods in his series "Hero-glyphics." See what happens when modern geeks go back -- way back -- in time.

7 Images By January 21, 2014

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Wanna slow down your beer-guzzling? Get the right glass

The shape of your glass can determine the speed at which you "chug, chug, chug," say new studies out of the University of Bristol in England.

By May 11, 2015

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ISIS spread its reach through Twitter with 46,000 accounts

The Brookings Institute finds that even while the social network deleted thousands of accounts associated with the terrorist group in 2014, new ones kept popping up.

By March 8, 2015

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Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

Mozilla's major new ally will sell its Klif phone and six months' network service in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Orange likes Firefox OS's inexpensive hardware requirements and expects to sell millions.

By March 1, 2015

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Egypt's military arrests divers cutting undersea Internet cables

Coast-guard patrol arrests three divers in the act of sabotaging communications cables that connect Africa with Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, a military representative says.

By March 27, 2013

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Appliance Science: The uplifting biology of baking

We owe a lot to an invisible organism that makes foods like bread possible. In the latest installment of our Appliance Science column, we look at our favorite fungus: yeast.

By December 16, 2014

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Stay connected without a connection?

Meet the tools that let you transfer files and send messages on your smartphone without the Internet.

By October 26, 2014