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Roman 20,000 Coins Hoard 'Among Largest'
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 4 days ago -
The Seaton Down Hoard is believed to be one of the largest and best preserved 4th Century collections to have been found in Britain.
Prehistoric Stone Tools Evolved Independently Within Local Populations, Say Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 4 days ago -
It wasn't exclusively the arrival of new people from Africa with new technology that changed the stone tool repertoire of early humans in Eurasia a few hundred thousand years ago--it was local populations in different places and times gradually
Mega Penguin's Massive Foot Shows It Was Tallest and Heaviest Ever to Walk the Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 3 days ago -
Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the biggest penguin to have ever waddled the Earth, standing taller than a human and weighing more than 18 stone.
Russia Says Arctic Well Drilled With Exxon Strikes Oil
Business  (tags: Russia, Rosneft, Exxon, U.S., oil, Arctic drilling, Kara Sea field, Universitetskaya, "victory" oil field )

- 2 days ago -
The importance of Arctic drilling was one reason that offshore oil exploration was included in the most recent round of U.S. sanctions. Exxon and Rosneft have a venture to explore millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean.
50% Increase in Executions
Society & Culture  (tags: hangings, Iran, abuse, corruption, crime, culture, death, freedoms, gayrights, murder, politics, religion, rights, sadness, violence )

- 2 days ago -
Iran has not signed the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, which calls for the abolition of the death penalty and despite international warnings regarding executions and stopping the death penalty, and despite the lack of fair trial standards a large numb
31 Feared Dead on Mt. Ontake
World  (tags: death, disaster, Mt. Ontake, Japan, Volcanic Eruption )

- 1 day ago -
NAGANO (Jiji Press) -- A total of 31 climbers are believed to have died near the peak of Mt. Ontake, which erupted Saturday, the Nagano prefectural police department said Sunday.
Extinction Island? Plans to Log Half An Island Could Endanger Over 40 Species
Environment  (tags: Logging )

- 5 days ago -
All [of] their machineries are on Woodlark. They have completed building [a] camp site at Wanum. They have extended their interest to cover over half of Woodlark Island
Leaders Pledge to End Deforestation By 2030
World  (tags: Forests and Logging )

- 4 days ago -
Easy to do when you could have grown hemp. Hemp could help reduce the need for Styrofoam, plastic packaging and bags, pulp, papers, fiber and wall board by 80%. By 2030 the damage will already have been done.
FBI Identifies ISIS Hostage Executioner From Beheading Videos After James Foley, Steven Sotloff Deaths
World  (tags: Foley, ISIS, ISIL, terrorists, islamists, jihaidsts, islam, Iraq, Syria, world, war, violence, usa, ethics, conflict, crime, death )

- 5 days ago -
The FBI has identified the masked executioner in the Islamic State beheading videos of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley and British hostage David Haines. FBI Chief James Comey declined Thursday to name the militant or provide further detail
Earliest Sign of Human Habitation in Canada May Have Been Found
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 5 days ago -
Researchers using a robotic underwater vehicle off British Columbia's northern coast believe they may have found the earliest evidence of human habitation in Canada
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