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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Sunken 1715 Spanish treasure ship yields more gold coins
Diver William Bartlett had just started exploring a 300-year-old shipwreck with a metal detector late last month in the waters off Florida's Atlantic Coast when he found his first Spanish gold coin.
Humans are super-predators that upset the natural balance on Earth by killing far too many adult animals and fish, scientists said Thursday, urging a focus on catching fewer and smaller creatures.
Wall for nothing: misjudged but growing taste for border fences
Globalization was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, even if experts doubt their long-term effectiveness.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Kimono-clad foreigners get a taste of old Tokyo
With some help from Japanese volunteers, more than 80 foreigners from around the world, including the United States, Russia and Malaysia, donned casual summer kimonos called "yukata" for a stroll around old Tokyo this month.
Japan said Thursday it is eyeing a cheaper alternative to the pricey gift it gives to people turning 100 each year, in a nation famous for its long-living population.
Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs
Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu a team of researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Foreigners named to top of Italy's greatest museums
Italy Tuesday announced the appointment of seven foreigners to head national museums as part of moves to revive some of the hallmarks of Italian culture.
Russia's cultural authorities want to reclaim the remains of composer Sergei Rachmaninov from the United States, in a move seen as aimed at stoking patriotism but has made his descendants fume.
Bible Museum to display artifacts from Holy Land under deal
The Museum of the Bible being built in Washington will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal that ensures Israel's leading archaeological organization will have an outpost in the U.S. capital.
Hi-tech cars bring Detroit, Silicon Valley face to face
The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There's a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone's pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.
  
  
  
  
  
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