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China 'Admits' Trading in Tiger Skins
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, ethics, environment )

Marty
- 8 hours ago - bbc.com
China has for the first time admitted in public that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, according to participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species.
The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up
Offbeat  (tags: odd, environment, interesting )

Marty
- 6 hours ago - bbc.com
A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and t
Mysteries of Medieval Graffiti in England's Churches
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 14 hours ago - bbc.com
Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England's past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?
Northampton Town Centre Dig Reveals Rare Medieval Linen
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 14 hours ago - bbc.com
Fragments of rare medieval linen and serpentine marble have been discovered by archaeologists at a dig in Northampton town centre.
70,000 Year-Old African Settlement Unearthed
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 14 hours ago - pasthorizonspr.com
During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old.
Popular Pesticides Linked to Drops in Bird Populations
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, environment, investigation, research )

Marty
- 1 day ago - smithsonianmag.com
Let me tell you about the birds and the bees: A family of pesticides called neonicotinoids has been linked with pollinator declines. While their involvement in bee colony collapse is hotly debated, ecologists are wondering: could neonicotinoids impact
Archaeologists Uncover Lost Population of Ancient Amarna
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 1 day ago - popular-archaeology.com
Since archaeologist F.Ll. Griffith's excavations in the 1920's at the ancient site of the pharaoh Akhenaten's short-lived new capital city of Akhetaten (modern Amarna), archaeologists have been puzzled about the whereabouts of the remains of the city's
Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted
Offbeat  (tags: environment, unusual, interesting )

Marty
- 1 day ago - disinfo.com
Severe melting roads in Yellowstone National Park causes road closures. The park sits on a volcano caldera (a depression in the ground created by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption)
Sungir - Sunghir
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - donsmaps.com
About 28 000 years ago, the residents of the Russian site of Sungir produced thousands of personal ornaments and a number of ivory carvings in geometric and animal forms. Sungir is one of the oldest known cases in which ornaments are actually found on hum
Lagar Velho - the Hybrid Child From Portugal
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - donsmaps.com
In 1998, the discovery of an early Upper Paleolithic human burial in this site has provided evidence of early modern humans from southern Iberia. The remains, the largely complete skeleton of an approximately 4 year old child buried with pierced shells
 
 
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