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Ancient Greeks Apparently Feared Zombies So Much They Weighed Down the Dead
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 16 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Modern people have not been the only ones fascinated by the undead. Ancient Greeks on the island of Sicily had a fear of revenants so dire they weighed bodies down with rocks and amphora pieces to keep them from rising from their graves to haunt
Futhark: Mysterious Ancient Runic Alphabet of Northern Europe
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 days ago - ancient-origins.net
The word rune comes from the Norse rún which means mystery or secret. Little is known about the origins of the Runic alphabet and no one knows exactly when, where or who invented it
Laid to Rest With Chariot and Solid Gold Torc
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Excavated recently by a team of archaeologists, the aristocratic tomb of Lavau (northeast France) dates to the beginning of the 5th century BCE, and contains an exceptional funerary collection: a Mediterranean bronze cauldron adorned with lion heads
Search for King Henry's Tomb Centers on English Playground
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 days ago - livescience.com
If the English King Richard III was the "king in a car park," King Henry I may prove to be the "king in a playground."
Huge Toxic Algal Bloom Shuts Down West Coast Fisheries
Science & Tech  (tags: Algae Bloom, Ocean, Pacific, Northwest )

Judy
- 15 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Scientists are calling the current algal bloom, which stretches from central California to Alaska, "unprecedented." The conditions this year are sort of a window to the future, they're a sign of things to come.
Planet Smaller Than Earth Located Over 200 Light Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, study, space, nasa )

Michael
- 15 days ago - iflscience.com
We think that most of the exoplanets out there in the universe are likely to be smaller than Earth. However, existing data doesn't support this.
Early Humans Had to Become More Feminine Before They Could Dominate the Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: early humans, cavemen, stone age, human evolution )

Freya
- 14 days ago - rawstory.com
The idea that humans became more feminine and less aggressive and thus could cooperate in large groups is certainly very intriguing as it would have allowed individuals with different skills to be valued and be reproductively successful due to the...
132-Year-Old Winchester Rifle Found At Great Basin National Park
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 170 days ago - nationalparkstraveler.com
Usually you need to head into a museum to see what turned up in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park: A 132-year-old Winchester rifle.
Snowden: US Has Put Too Much Emphasis on Cyber-Offense, Needs Defense
Science & Tech  (tags: Edward Snowden, interview excerpts, video, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, U.S., NSA, Cyber Command )

Judy
- 176 days ago - arstechnica.com
Snowden gives important and interesting details on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare in an interview that will appear as part of a doc on NOVA later this year.
 
 
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