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1,700-Year-Old Cemetery Found Under Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

Some archaeological units spend years looking for that one, amazing dig site. And some make history twice in a matter of a few years. Such was the ...

Could Spiderman Really Have Stopped That Runaway Train?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Spider silk is famously strong -- ounce for ounce, it's at least five times stronger than piano wire, according to one recent study. But could a few s...

Medieval Skeleton May Be Famous Church's Founder, Archaeologists Say

Posted 10.31.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/30/2012 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience A skeleton found in the same boneyard where Eng...

Amazing Lost Grave Of King Richard III Discovery

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

LONDON -- Archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III say they have found bones that are consistent with the 15th century monarch's phy...

The Dark Knight Can Fly With Batwing Cape, But He's Likely To Splatter The Ground

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

The hero Gotham deserves, deserves a bigger cape. That's what four University of Leicester students discovered when they measured the caped crusad...

Online Dating Fraud Claims '200,000' Victims, Research Suggests

PA | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

Dating site fraud is vastly under-reported and may have claimed more than 200,000 victims in the UK, research suggests. The "on...