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Apr. 6, 2014 The visibility of smoking in city streets has for the first time anywhere been mapped by scientists. The methods developed through this research will help policymakers demonstrate the visibility of ... full story
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Sep. 6, 2014 Anyone who enjoys biting into a sweet, fleshy peach can now give thanks to the people who first began domesticating this fruit: Chinese farmers who lived 7,500 years ago. Archeologists have a good ... full story
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'Smoking Gun' Ancient Coins Are Being Looted from Excavations

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Major Breakthrough in Reading Ancient Scrolls

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Gothic Cathedrals Blend Iron and Stone

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Beer, Beef and Politics: Findings at Viking Archaeological Site Show Power Trumping Practicality

Dec. 3, 2014 Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and feasting on booze and beef — in part to gain political clout in a place very ... full story
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