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2015-03-12 20:24:51

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Press Club President John Hughes announced that Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the

The Wellcome Collections Unveils Their New Exhibition Brains
2015-03-11 12:06:31

Donating your brain to science is a little taboo. We delve into why people think this and why science needs a steady stream of brains.

chilean mummy
2015-03-10 12:32:13

An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years.

2015-03-10 08:31:21

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News Advisory: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Event:

Tegu necrophilia
2015-03-02 10:57:06

Zoologist Ivan Sazima first observed the behavior while on a nature walk in search of interesting animal interactions. What he probably didn’t expect to find was a male black-and-white tegu getting his freak on with a long-deceased female companion.

lead casket greyfriars
2015-03-02 10:34:00

A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered close to the remains of King Richard III contained an elderly woman who may have been an early church benefactor, archaeologists have announced.

buddha monk
2015-02-23 12:06:52

A mummified body has been found inside an ancient Buddha statue, cross-legged in exactly the same position as the outer sculpture. Scientists have determined that the remains date back to the 11th or 12th century and that the mummy was that of a Chinese Buddhist master.

2015-02-17 20:27:52

Compassion & Choices Praises Bipartisan Group of Legislators for Rejecting Physician Imprisonment Act HELENA, Mont., Feb.

2015-02-09 23:07:10

A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced in the NYS Assembly (A2129), and will reportedly be introduced in the Senate by Brad Hoylman and Diane Savino.

2015-02-05 23:07:02

Disability rights activists from across the state will be testifying Friday before the Colorado legislature's House Committee on Public Health Care and Human Services in opposition to HB-1135,


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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