Mysterious 1,000-Year-Old Jars Of The Dead Unearthed In Laos

Deep in the mountainous forests of Southeast Asia lies a millennia-old mystery that is only beginning to be unraveled by modern research. More than 100 mysterious 1,000-year-old massive stone “jars of the dead” have been discovered across 15 sites in Laos. Though it’s believed that they may have once been used to bury the dead, nobody knows for certain their original purpose or anything about the people who once brought them there. “These new sites have really only been visited by the occasional tiger hunter. Now we’ve rediscovered them, we’re hoping to build a clear picture about this culture and how it disposed of its dead,” said PhD student Nicholas Skopal in a statement. “But why these sites were chosen …

Minecraft Earth will be like Pokemon Go but for building castles

You dont need me to tell you that briefly took over the world, and it continues to see strong community support. So I have no doubt that will be just as big a craze with its target audiences, in time for the franchise’s 10th anniversary. looks like a different take on the Pokmon Go formula. Players will take their smartphones and, much like how uses augmented reality tech to put a Pikachu in your front yard, itll allow you to mine and place blocks around the world to construct some ridiculous and beautiful things, like a castle tower atop your suburban home. It also looks like will show you the games various animal and enemy creatures walking around, so apologies …

This BMJ Case Study Shows Just How Dangerous Measles Can Be If You’re Pregnant

You don’t want measles, period. You really don’t want measles when you’re pregnant, when it can cause severe maternal complications and premature birth. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published a case report of a 27-year-old woman from England, who caught measles when she was seven months pregnant. The woman was admitted to hospital with a fever, sore throat, and elevated heart rate as well as a rash, which had spread from the palms of her hand to her face. Tests revealed raised inflammatory markers with a lymphopenia, but doctors initially chalked it up to a viral infection – specifically, the flu. The rash, they say in the case notes, lacked the appearance typical of measles and the disease progression …

Sex vouchers for migrants? The truth behind Europe’s fake stories

(CNN)It’s one of those stories you couldn’t make up — except someone did. It said the German government gives migrants free coupons for prostitutes, and the Greek government could follow suit. Populist figures meanwhile, say open and critical debate about different cultures is being sacrificed at the altar of political correctness. With populist parties tipped to make big gains in the upcoming election, fact-checkers from across the continent are now combining forces to debunk the tide of political misinformation. We spoke to some of them about their most startling stories — and what they reveal about the issues dividing a nation. Sex vouchers in Greece Velopoulos, the founder of the Christian nationalist Greek Solution party, is known by Greeks for …

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study

(CNN)Almost one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes — they’re among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, according to new research. “Plastic pollution is now ubiquitous in our oceans, and remote islands are an ideal place to get an objective view of the volume of plastic debris now circling the globe,” Lavers said in a media release. “Islands such as these are like canaries in a coal mine and it’s increasingly urgent that we act on the warnings they are giving us.” Lavers said that the estimate of 414 million pieces was “conservative” as they had only sampled down to a depth of 10 centimeters, and could …

SAT to use ‘adversity score’ for students applying to college

Yale University is one of the schools that has used adversity scores. The Connecticut-based Ivy has pushed to increase socioeconomic diversity in recent years and has almost doubled the number of low-income students.  (istock) “There are a number of amazing students who may have scored less (on the SAT) but have accomplished more,” David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said. “We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.” Yale University is one of the schools that has used adversity scores. The Connecticut-based Ivy has pushed to increase socioeconomic diversity in recent years and has almost doubled the number of low-income students. “This (adversity score) is literally affecting every application we look at,” …

Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle

Report End of Twitter post by @samthom90 Skip Twitter post by @NigelSlater Such an important and well made programme by @BegumNadiya Huge congratulations to everyone concerned. 👏👏👏💕💕💕 #NadiyaAnxietyAndMe #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek — nigel slater (@NigelSlater) May 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @ClaireShrugged In Nadiya: Anxiety and Me, which was shown on Wednesday, she spoke about her regular panic attacks and voices in her head telling her she’s not good enough. Report End of Twitter post by @BegumNadiya During her cognitive behavioural therapy, she traced her problems back to when her brother and sisters both had life-threatening illnesses as young children, and the severe bullying she suffered at primary school. Racist bullies would pull her hair out, slam her fingers …

Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle

Report End of Twitter post by @samthom90 Skip Twitter post by @NigelSlater Such an important and well made programme by @BegumNadiya Huge congratulations to everyone concerned. 👏👏👏💕💕💕 #NadiyaAnxietyAndMe #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek — nigel slater (@NigelSlater) May 15, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @ClaireShrugged In Nadiya: Anxiety and Me, which was shown on Wednesday, she spoke about her regular panic attacks and voices in her head telling her she’s not good enough. Report End of Twitter post by @BegumNadiya During her cognitive behavioural therapy, she traced her problems back to when her brother and sisters both had life-threatening illnesses as young children, and the severe bullying she suffered at primary school. Racist bullies would pull her hair out, slam her fingers …

Captive Chimps Learn A Digging Behavior Once Thought Unique To Humans And Other Hominins

Chimpanzees have been caught getting boozy on wine and initiating crop raids on nearby farms. More recently, a particularly nefarious group of chimps was observed harassing a leopard so that they could swoop in and steal its kill. If we need even more evidence of the ingenuity of chimps, recent research published in PLOS ONE shows that a group of captive individuals were able to figure out how to utilize tools to “excavate” food buried in the ground. This is an interesting development because up until quite recently, it was believed to be a skill reserved for humans and our (now-extinct) hominin relatives. Thus, it was believed that this practice separated us (hominins) from them (other primates). We now know this isn’t true.  …

Kevin Federline ‘Won’t Allow’ Britney Spears More Time With Their Kids – & Longtime Manager Larry Rudolph Says She May Never Perform Again! – Perez Hilton

Britney Spears is looking to spend more time with her kids amid her public struggle over the past couple of months. While the pop singer recently enjoyed a A source spilled to Us Weekly: “Britney’s immediate concern has been in having increased visitation time with her boys.” However, the 37-year-old’s ex is taking control, supposedly make it clear her mental health needs to be in order before he allows that to happen. The insider divulged: “Kevin won’t allow the boys to spend more time with their mother until Britney is once again stable and therapeutic on medication. He allows the boys to spend time with Britney, but it’s at his discretion.” As we previously reported, Britney stepped in front of a judge …

2,000-year-old remains of nomadic ‘royal’ unearthed by Russian farmer includes ‘laughing man,’ haul of jewels and weapons

An artificially deformed skull found by researchers in southern Russia. (East2West) “After inspecting the burial site we understood that it to be a royal mound, one of the sites where ancient nomads buried their nobility,” the museum’s scientific researcher, Georgy Stukalov, told the British news site. According to the museum, which has been leading a dig at the site for two weeks, it’s believed the burial belongs to a leader of a Sarmatian nomadic tribe. WHITEY BULGER LETTER DETAILING DECLINING HEALTH UP FOR AUCTION Treasures uncovered by a farmer in southern Russia. (East2West) The burial mound also contained other remains, including the skeleton of a young man with an artificially deformed, egg-shaped skull that was likely “molded” in some way …

Austrian leader: EU needs new treaty to enforce its rules

Kurz wrote that the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which took effect in 2009, couldn’t counter the crises of recent years properly “because it was conceived in the time before the crises.” He said a new EU treaty must contain clear rules and “sanctions that really kick in” on matters such as violating the EU’s budget rules, failing to register migrants or flouting rule-of-law requirements. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Council of Europe to discuss Russia’s voting rights

The watchdog is widely expected to decide on Friday whether to keep the suspension in place or restore Russia’s voting rights. Ukraine’s foreign minister on Thursday unexpectedly canceled his attendance at the meeting in Finland in a sign that Ukraine is expecting Russia’s reinstatement. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Teens Under Fire For Racist Promposal Pic

In the photo, a male student and a female student who both attend Palos Verdes High School BiaNca You are racIst but I would Give anything for you to Go with mE to PRom,” according to local ABC affiliate The invite bolds key capitalized letters that, put together, spell out the N-word. School principal Allan Tyner told Los Angeles NBC affiliate “In accordance with our values and expectations for respectful conduct in our district and at PVHS, this sign is unacceptable.” The school is also trying to determine whether other students were present at the time the picture was taken. published an open letter on the high school’s website where he said he planned to meet with all students to …