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2008-02-21 01:35:00

Five years ago, archaeologists began working with NASA scientists to better understand the mysterious end of the ancient Mayan civilization that thrived for over 1,000 years in Central America and southern Mexico. The work is paying off,  according to archeologist William Saturno, who discovered ruins of hidden Mayan cities in the Guatemalan jungle with assistance from satellite images. The ruins consisted of five sprawling sites with hundreds of buildings. Saturno discovered...

2006-09-06 05:40:00

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict has a thing for old hats, this time donning a wide-brimmed "saturno" for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday. It was the first time the 79-year-old German pontiff has worn the red hat, known in Italian as a saturno because it is vaguely reminiscent of the ringed planet Saturn. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963, used a saturno and John Paul II, who died last year, wore one occasionally during trips to hot countries. It was...