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Shipwreck Found With 'Ketchup' From Ancient Rome

A Roman ship apparently sank about 2,000 years ago under the weight of too much ketchup—or at least the Roman version of ketchup. Italian archaeologists discovered the ship off the coast of Liguria in northern Italy, near Genoa, filled with clay jars containing a condiment once popular across...

Bizarre Mummies Still Startle in Remote Zone

"Their facial expressions were cut straight out of a Hollywood scream-fest," writes Ian Lloyd Neubauer, describing 14 smoked corpses found in an indentation under a cliff above the village of Angapenga in Papua New Guinea. The remains, he writes for the BBC, were "arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions...

Guy Invents the 'World's Worst Smell'

Imagine the worst smell you can think of. Now imagine the scent of "butt crack…with a hint of dead animal." That's how Allen Wittman, 45, describes his creation, Liquid ASS —a smelly spray initially intended to be used in pranks. "We package Liquid ASS in a bottle small enough to...

Changing Pigs' Diet Would Help Them and Planet

After farmers feeding raw and rotting meat to pigs caused a massive outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 2001, the European Union banned the use of swill—or human food waste—for feeding pigs, Modern Farmer reports. This has turned out to be a bad decision for both the environment and...

Something Special Will Happen to the Moon on Christmas Day

The last time there was a full moon on Christmas, Jimmy Carter was president and a gallon of gas cost 65 cents. But this year we get to party like it's 1977 when the moon is shown in its full glory on Dec. 25, the Weather Channel reports. It's an...

How to Cure a Spider Phobia in 2 Minutes

Arachnophobes, rejoice! A new study suggests a cure to your fear of spiders is just two minutes away. The only problem is that it involves being near a tarantula. Reporting in Biological Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam scientists say they built an experiment out of the idea of reconsolidation—that memories...

Meet World's 1st IVF Puppies

A surrogate hound gave birth to seven half-pound puppies on July 10, an everyday occurrence save that the squirmy furballs were the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube. "We each took a puppy and rubbed it with a little towel and when it started to squiggle and cry,...

'White Whale' Discovered in Depths of the Smithsonian

It's quite the epic timeline: Some 15 million years ago, the creature swam in our oceans. In the 1880s, its remains were found in California. In 1925, Remington Kellogg classified it in an extinct genus of walrus. Now, nine decades later, researchers with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History...

In Young Doctors, a 'Depression Epidemic'

Almost one in three resident doctors may suffer from depression and their patients may suffer as a result, according to a new study led by a Harvard resident. Douglas Mata and his team, which included an expert on physician mental health, examined 17,560 doctors in the early stages of...

This Is What a Dolphin 'Sees'

Great news for anyone who's ever wanted to know what it's like to be a dolphin. Researchers have figured out how to see what dolphins "see" when they use echolocation, printing 2D and 3D images of a number of objects—including a human, NBC News reports. "Seeing the 3D print...

2 Nations, Salvage Co. Squabble Over 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks'

The " holy grail of shipwrecks " has been found, but the rightful owner of its treasure—including gold, silver, and jewels worth up to $17 billion—has yet to be determined. US company Sea Search Armada claims to have discovered the area of the San Jose wreck back in 1981 and...

Stonehenge May Have Been Erected in Another Country

Stonehenge may reside in England, but it "was a Welsh monument from its very beginning." So says Professor Mike Parker Pearson in reference to what is a big step forward in our understanding of Stonehenge, reports the BBC. His team's research, published Monday in the journal Antiquity, establishes the source...

After 4 Tries, 'Santa on His Way' to Space Station

A US shipment of much-needed groceries and other astronaut supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months on Sunday, reigniting NASA's commercial delivery service. If the Orbital ATK capsule arrives at the space station Wednesday as planned, it will represent the first US delivery since...

Finally, a Clear View of 'Flying Boat' Sunk at Pearl Harbor

New images of a large US Navy seaplane that sank in Hawaii waters during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor show a coral-encrusted engine and reef fish swimming in and out of a hull. The video and photos are the clearest images taken of the Catalina PBY-5 wreckage to date,...

A Sophmoric Prank Lurks on the Periodic Table

There’s nothing funny about plutonium. After all, it’s the stuff that makes nuclear weapons go boom. Nonetheless, the man credited with discovering the element named for the dwarf planet Pluto did manage to use the occasion to sneak a little levity onto the periodic table of elements, National Geographic reports....

Yearbook Photos Show Our Smiles Have Changed

"These days we take for granted that we should smile when our picture is being taken." So write University of California Berkeley researchers, who note that photographers used to tell their subjects to say "prunes" instead of "cheese." That's because it was more fashionable to keep the mouth small in...

Weighty Find: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

An intriguing genetic discovery and a study that's not kind to Deepak Chopra make the list: Your Father's Sperm Might Be Making You Fat : Having trouble maintaining your ideal weight? Blame your dad's sperm. That may sound odd, but a study in Cell Metabolism found that a man's weight—not...

The Going Is Getting Tougher for World's Migratory Birds

Migrating birds are impressive—one species is known to travel more than 6,800 miles in a single flight—but they're no match for human development, the Los Angeles Times reports. That's why researchers behind a study published Friday in Science say the world needs to band together to save...

Artist Who Etched Ancient Rock Broke All the Rules

A picture of what's believed to be crudely drawn huts on a stone slab has scientists excited, despite its seemingly rudimentary style—or, rather, because of it. Archaeologists say the rock etching found at the Moli del Salt site in Spain is about 13,800 years old and breaks all...

Astronaut to Run Marathon in Space

A British astronaut will attempt to become the first man to run a marathon in space, sort of. Tim Peake will run a digital version of next year's London Marathon on a treadmill as the International Space Station orbits the Earth, at the same time as more than 37,000...

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