Conservators carefully unfold the shroud, which had been stored in a brown paper parcel for some 80 years.

Ancient Egyptian Shroud Gets New Life After Rediscovery in Scottish Museum Collections

The shroud, which dates to Egypt's Roman period, is etched with a hieroglyphic inscription and "unusual" art

World’s Largest Gold Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

Thieves appear to have snuck through a window before making off with the almost 221-pound coin


Largest-Known Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Western Australia

The print was among twenty-one types left behind 130 million years ago

Cancer cells in culture from human connective tissue, illuminated by darkfield amplified contrast.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancer-Causing Mutations Are Unavoidable, Study Claims

But it's complicated—and the medical community is not in agreement about the new findings

Miles of pipe slated for the Keystone XL stacked in a field near Ripley, Oklahoma after construction stalled in 2012.

Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Supporters say that the pipeline will bolster job development in the U.S., but opponents worry about the project's environmental impact

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel

For nine months, the troops waited for orders to advance into Jerusalem. And while they waited, they drank

Mount Etna's glowing lava flow can be spotted at bottom left.

Mount Etna’s Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the volcano's glowing lava

Researcher Sarah Inskip examines the skull of Context 958.

Facial Reconstruction of Medieval Man Sheds Light on England’s 'Ordinary Poor'

"Context 958" lived a harsh life and died destitute

Ancient Crustacean Named After David Attenborough

The name, ‘Cascolus ravitis,’ is an allusion to the legacy of the beloved naturalist

The bow of the shipwrecked Titanic.

Tour Company Offers (Very Expensive) Dives to 'Titanic' Wreckage

For a mere $105,129 per person, thrill-seekers can explore the ruins of the ill-fated ship

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre's Edicule, a shrine that encloses Jesus’ purported resting place

One of Christianity's Holiest Sites Gets Its Grand Unveiling

A team of 50 experts spent nine months cleaning and reinforcing the shrine that is believed to be above Jesus' tomb

Omsin ingested the coins during years in a public turtle pond.

The Sea Turtle That Ate 915 Coins Has Died

Her death comes two weeks after vets tried to save her life with a seven-hour surgery

'The Morning Walk" by Thomas Gainsborough

Man Charged After Slashing Gainsborough Painting at the National Gallery

Fortunately, preliminary reports suggest that "The Morning Walk" can be repaired

Julia and her doll, Fluffster.

Sesame Street to Introduce Julia, a Muppet with Autism

Some characters are confused by Julia’s behavior, but they come to embrace her differences

Mt. Etna spews lava during the early hours of Thursday, March 16, 2017

High-Pressure Pockets Cause Fiery Blast at Mount Etna

Ten people were injured in the surprise blast

The future Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum and Literary Centre.

L.M. Montgomery’s Ontario Home Will Open As a Museum

While living in the village of Norval, the beloved author enjoyed stunning literary success. But this chapter of her life was tinged with darkness

Did Catherine Parr Write a Propaganda Song for Henry VIII?

'Gaude gloriosa Dei mater,' purportedly penned by the king’s sixth wife, will be performed in London for the first time in more than 470 years

The goldfish in question, decked out in his customized wheelchair.

Don’t Get Too Excited About That Viral Goldfish “Wheelchair”

The contraption, though surely built with the best intentions, may do more harm than good.

A spider munches on its prey.

Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year

For comparison, whales eat up to 500 million tons annually

As part of his survival plan, Watney uses vacuum-packed potatoes to start his own farm on Mars.

Scientists Successfully Grow Potatoes in Mars-Like Soils

Can potatoes grow on the red planet? The International Potato Center is on the case

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