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Polio 101: Signs, symptoms and dangers of an ancient virus

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An ancient virus, polio has crippled and killed humans for centuries. Etchings on Egyptian vessels show people with withered legs on crutches. New York adult diagnosed with polio, first US case in nearly a decad...

Ancient fortress found by archaeologists may be a lost royal city

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. A 2,000-year-old fortress built on a mountainside in what's now Iraqi...

Levin obliterates MSNBC guest who blamed Highland Park shooting on ‘ancient’ Constitution: ‘Marxist Left’

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Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks claimed on a panel on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that Americans brought the July Fourth Highland Park massacre on themselves, "because we are essentially slaves to a documen...

Highland Park shooting blamed on Americans being ‘slaves’ to an ‘ancient document:’ MSNBC guest

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At a Fourth of July parade in Illinois, an armed gunman shot and killed at least seven people, wounding dozens more. The suspect is now in police custody, though authorities have not yet disclosed a motive. MSNBC "Th...

An ancient practice may reduce chronic tension headaches, study says

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Sign up for CNN's Stress, But Less newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. People who experience a particularly persistent type of...

Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Ancient poop found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehen...

A $34.99 Goodwill purchase turned out to be an ancient Roman bust that’s nearly 2,000 years old

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A $ 34.99 purchase got one Texas woman an unexpected piece of art from ancient Roman times. Back in August 2018, Laura Young was shopping in an Austin-area Goodwill when she stumbled upon a 52-pound marble bust. "I...

Palm Sunday, start of Holy Week for Christians: Entrance of Jesus fulfilled ancient prophecy

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Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week, the liturgical remembrance of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Jesus was greeted with the chants, "Hosanna in the highest," and "Blessed is he who comes i...

Ancient sacred pool discovery aligns with the stars

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. An artificial lake off the west coast of Sicily was once one of the l...

Egypt displays recently discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

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The five tombs were unearthed earlier this month and date back to the Old Kingdom — a period spanning roughly from around 2700 BC to 2200 B.C., as well as to the First Intermediate Period, which lasted for over a cen...

The ancient Icelandic word ‘sprakkar’ means outstanding women. And they’re all around us

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Eliza Reid is a Canadian-Icelandic writer and the First Lady of Iceland since 2016. She is the co-founder of the Iceland Writers Retreat and author of "Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and how t...

Toxic volcanic lake reveals how life may have been possible on ancient Mars

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Near the summit of Costa Rica's Poás volcano is one of Earth's most a...

Prince Andrew gives up membership at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

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As Prince Andrew faces the prospect of a trial in a very public civil lawsuit for sexual abuse later this year, the British royal has given up his membership at the historic Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews...

Ancient temple art reveals how a small kingdom demonstrated its might

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Evidence of ancient hybrid camels has been uncovered by archaeologist...

King Tut’s tomb had a scepter. This ancient burial had something entirely different

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. This may be the world's oldest surviving evidence of supersize thirst...

Psychedelic-laced beer may have helped this ancient South American empire rule

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Beer laced with hallucinogenic drugs derived from plant seeds may hav...

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