In ancient times, the sons of almost every family in the remote, mysterious Upper Dolpa region of Nepal would jointly marry one woman but the practice of polyandry is dying out as the region begins to open up to modern life.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Sep. 11, 2014) Napoleon Bonaparte's marriage contract gives a glimpse of the practicalities behind the passion in his love affair with first wife, Empress Josephine. Roselle Chen reports.
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AP (Sep. 8, 2014) One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and a face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. (Sept. 8)
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National Geographic (Feb. 2, 2012) High in the Andes Mountains, the city of Machu Picchu was forgotten for centuries. But now tourists come in great numbers to encounter the lost civilization of the ... watch video
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Apr. 30, 2015 Geological knowledge is essential for the sustainable development of a 'smart city' -- one that harmonizes with the geology of its territory. Making a city 'smarter' means ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Scientists have identified the first fossil specimens of a major group of killifishes that is widely distributed in freshwater habitats today. The 6-million-year-old material ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Researchers have carried out the first detailed study of the molecular mechanisms responsible for formation of the brachiopod shell. Comparison with shell synthesis in other groups reveals the deep ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Seven megalithic graves suggest that certain individuals were excluded from burial on the basis of age and sex. The research demographic evidence of selective burial in megalithic graves of northern ... read more