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Medieval bishop’s palace unearthed in England

In a small town in southwestern England, a construction crew hired to build a run-of-the-mill bungalow unexpectedly discovered a medieval bishop's palace.The crew uncovered "substantial" medieval wall foundations, floor deposits and a…

$35 yard sale bowl sells for over $700,000

A floral porcelain bowl, purchased for $35 at a yard sale in Connecticut last year, just sold for over $700,000 at a Sotheby's auction.Only after having the bowl evaluated by experts at Sotheby's did the yard-sale-goer discover that he…

How did coyotes become regular city slickers?

You're walking down a city street at dusk when you spot movement in a nearby alley — a rush of gray-brown fur and pointy ears rooting around for dinner. As you get closer, you realize it's a coyote. But coyotes are larger than the…

What messages have we sent to aliens?

In the early 19th century, Austrian astronomer Joseph Johann Von Littrow earnestly proposed that humans dig trenches configured in vast geometric patterns in the Sahara desert, fill them with kerosene and light them ablaze. The idea…