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Achraeologists Find Skeletons Holding Hands
2013-12-31 09:14:08

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists in Siberia have discovered a 3,500-year-old burial site containing skeletons of men and women buried together, some facing each other and holding hands. Dozens of tombs had skeletons caught in these "post-mortal hugs;" some also had skeletons of men and women buried with a child. Some 600 of these tombs dating back to the Bronze Age were unearthed in the Staryi Tartas village near the city Novosibirsk in Russia....

Scientists Explain Color To A Kid
2013-12-13 10:43:41

[ Watch the Video: Alan Alda Issues New Flame Challenge - What Is Color ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011, actor and science enthusiast Alan Alda invited scientists from around the world to explain, in simple terms, a question asked by his 11-year old self: “What is flame?” The competition, inspired by Alda’s unquenched childhood curiosity, is now in its third year. Called the Flame Challenge, the international competition is organized by the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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