Bronze-Age Mass Grave Discovery Provides Glimpse Into The Gruesome Murders Of A Family

An international team of archeologists has conducted DNA analysis on 15 skeletons discovered in a mass grave in 2011 near the city of Koszyce in Southern Poland. Thanks to the genomic information, the team was able to reconstruct the relationships between the skeletons as well as what may have happened 5,000 years ago. The deceased individuals were part of the same extended family group that belonged to the Globular Amphora culture, known for placing spherical pottery in their graves. They died between 2880-2776 BCE at the beginning of the Bronze Age. The people in the mass grave were all brutally killed with blows to the head and yet they were buried with great care. This paints a particular picture for the archeologists. Among the …

How they compare – Brexit Party v Change UK

There are two new political kids on the block hoping to make an impact in the European elections in two weeks’ time. The Brexit Party and Change UK – The Independent Group both want to break what they say is the two-party stranglehold on British politics. But what else do these would-be political insurgents have in common and where do they differ in their attempts to make a splash? Leadership But he has always been the party’s driving force and is likely to remain its dominant personality and figurehead. His former party has accused Mr Farage of running an autocracy and things are likely to be much more tightly managed than they were during UKIP’s own often chaotic rise to …

When will Theresa May actually go?

But don’t let that fool you into thinking that the chances of Theresa May having to leave her job sometime soon are not very high. It’s hard to bump into a Conservative around Westminster right now whose conversation doesn’t quickly move to when, not if she will have to go. The timetable of when that might happen is being worked through, her rivals counting when and how their time might come. Number 10, though, wants to take another shot at getting its Brexit deal through Parliament, somehow. The talks with Labour go on, with no sign of resolution, but no sign of collapse. Somehow, senior figures in government believe the significant gaps between the two sides still could, if you …

Prodigy star took drugs before death

Image Copyright @the_prodigy @the_prodigy Ms Beasley-Murray said: “We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date. “I’ve considered suicide. To record that, I would have to have found that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Flint formed the idea and took a deliberate action knowing it would result in his death. “Having regard to all the circumstances I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.” Fans ‘raise roof’ at Keith Flint funeral Keith Flint in pictures Mural to Prodigy’s Keith Flint ‘iconic’ The coroner also said there was insufficient evidence to record the singer’s death as an accident where he may have been “larking around and it all went horribly wrong”. She told …

The Internet Just Discovered How Babies Are X-Rayed, And The Reactions Are Hilarious

Unless you need to get your child X-rayed, it’s probably not something you think about that often. But if you do, you probably have such questions as “how do they protect them from excessive radiation?” and “how the hell do you keep a child still for long enough to take the damn thing in the first place?” Well, the answer is something called, genuinely, a Pigg-O-Stat, and it’s ridiculously adorable, as the Internet has recently discovered. A tweet showing photos of the device in action has been retweeted over 140,000 times. – The device has been around since the 1960s, but if you’re getting your child X-rayed “this would make a hilarious viral photo” is probably the last thing on your …

Ancient South Americans Used At Least Five Types Of Psychoactive Drugs For Shamanic Rituals

Pre-Columbian South Americans took their mind-altering drugs very seriously indeed. A pouch containing remnants of at least five psychotropic drugs, from at least three different plants, have been found in a bundle thought to be used in a shamanic ritual, indicating the thought put into preparing for these events a millennia ago. A rock shelter in the Sora River valley, in southwestern Bolivia, has been intermittently occupied by humans for 4,000 years. At an altitude of 3,900 meters (13,000 feet) life would have been hard there, and chemical assistance was apparently called for. In the rubble on the cave floor, excavations in 2008 and 2010 found remnants from rituals, braids of human hair, turquoise beads, and a pouch made of …

A million species face extinctionand the threat to humans reminds us we’re all connected.

Throughout our planet’s history, plant and animal species have died out—but not like this. Earth has faced mass extinctions before, but she is now staring down a threat to life that she’s never faced. With a population that has doubled since 1950, a global economy that relies on industrialization and consumerism, and our modern addiction to convenience, the impact humans are having on nature is significant and startling. According to a new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about a million plant and animals species are now on the verge of extinction. Nearly 150 authors from 50 nations compiled the report over a period of three years, as 300 contributing authors helped to …

How to watch Manchester City vs. Leicester City online for free

Manchester City has a nine-match win streak going in Premier League play, and if they can get it to 11, they’ll repeat as champions, for their fourth title in eight years. If they stumble, though, Liverpool’s just one point behind them in the standingsmeaning that even a draw in this tight title race can qualify as a stumble. On Monday, they’ll host Leicester Citythe team who shocked the world by winning the Premier League in 2016in their penultimate match (and final home match) of the season. Manchester City vs. Leicester City When: 3pm ET, Monday, May 6 Where: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England Streaming: NBCSC Manchester City vs. Leicester City live stream: Watch Premier League matches for free Each of the following services …

Game Of Thrones Accidentally Leave A Starbucks Cup In One Of The Scenes And People Are Losing It

Despite the hard work and attention to detail the production designers and their crew put into each episode, it seems someone didn’t have their coffee that day and left the unapproved prop laying in front of Emilia Clarke. HBO Thanks to the banquet hall lighting – you didn’t have to be the three-eyed raven to notice this Starbucks coffee cup HBO Sitting right in front of Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clark HBO Perhaps a bit of caffeine to sober up the queen after drinking that goblet of celebratory wine HBO Prop mistakes and lighting are not the only features that have caused a buzz among Game of Thrones fans this season. Some of these die-hard viewers have gone so far …

Polls open in North Macedonia’s presidential election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – Polls have opened in North Macedonia for a presidential election runoff between two top vote-getters from the first round. More than 3,400 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. Sunday. The two candidates, Stevo Pendarovski of the ruling Social Democrats, and Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, backed by the conservative opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, finished in a near dead heat, with about 42% of the votes each, in the first round on April 21.

Hey, quick question: What color is this !@#$ shoe?

Welcome, friends, to the depths of spring! The time of year where our fancies turn us away from all the work we have to do and towards a question of utmost importance: WHAT COLOR IS THIS BLEEPING SHOE? Before I show you the shoe — it’s imperative I remind you that it joins a proud tradition of family/friendship destroyers that include The Dress, The Jacket, and, most recently, the monstrosity that was Laurel and Yanny.  So be forewarned: it might totally ruin your day. And also your latest relationship. And your sense of right and wrong. And now: Is this shoe pink and white or grey and green? Image via Twitter. Of course, the internet (or at least several thousand …

German Health Minister Proposes To Fine Anti-Vaxx Parents To Stop Measles Epidemic

The measles epidemic continues to spread and kill. In 2018, cases in Europe tripled with 82,596 new cases. Since 2017, over 110,000 children and adults have died worldwide due to the easily preventable disease. To tackle the epidemic, German Health Minister Jens Spahn is now proposing compulsory vaccination for school-attending kids and fines for parents that refuse to vaccinate their children. The measure is similar to the one that came into effect in Italy early this year, but the proposed fine would be five times higher in Germany. Mr Spahn is believed to have the support of many members of the government coalition.  “I want to eradicate measles. Anyone going to a kindergarten or school should be vaccinated against measles,” Mr Spahn told the Bild …

When you’re faced with someone spewing hatred toward you, it can be hard to keep calm—much less smile and wave. Shaymaa Ismaa’eel was attending a 3-day convention for Muslims in Washington, D.C. when she came upon a group of anti-Islamic protesters. Holding signs with statements like “Islam is a religion of blood & murder” and an inexplicable picture of a man dressed in drag with “If Muhammad were alive today” on it, the bigoted protesters were making a clear statement of hatred. Ismaa’eel told BBC Newsbeat that they used loudspeakers to deliver anti-Islamic messages. “They had posters with things like, ‘Islam is a hateful religion’ and were saying we were inside ‘listening to hate’,” she told Newsbeat. “I’m the sort …

Congress Is Failing

WASHINGTON — As House Democrats dither over moving forward with impeachment in a divided government and Senate Republicans are satisfied confirming judges rather than passing legislation, a pressing question is emerging: What the hell is war-making powers Trump and his Cabinet are taking ‘defiance of Congress to a level we have not seen before.’ American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein While Democrats in the House certainly aren’t lining up behind Trump, they also aren’t lining up against him. Impeachment efforts in the House have been relegated to a few Democrats on a quixotic mission, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has effectively . Special counsel Robert Mueller declined to make a prosecutorial judgment on Trump and multiple examples of his potential …

What to Expect at I/O As Google’s Sprawling Dominion Grows

Spring is in the air, the anthuriums are in bloom, and Sundar Pichai is sequestered away somewhere in Mountain View, preparing for another Google I/O. The annual developer conference, which begins the morning of May 7, gives Google three days to demonstrate its vision for the future—and convince the coders in the audience to help build it. Remember, Google isn't just a search giant anymore. It makes hardware and a popular voice assistant. It delivers your email and manages your maps. It runs the most popular mobile phone operating system in the world. It builds self-driving cars and delivery drones. The developer conference is Google's chance to talk about all of this, showing the world just what it can do …

Physicists Are Bewitched by Twisted Graphene’s ‘Magic Angle’

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero is channeling some of his copious energy into a morning run, dodging startled pedestrians as he zips along, gradually disappearing into the distance. He’d doubtlessly be moving even faster if he weren’t dressed in a sports coat, slacks and dress shoes, and confined to one of the many weirdly long corridors that crisscross the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But what he lacks in gear and roadway he makes up for in determination, driven by the knowledge that a packed auditorium is waiting for him to take the podium. Jarillo-Herrero has never been a slacker, but his activity has jumped several levels since his dramatic announcement in March 2018 that his lab at MIT had found …