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First lady Jill Biden presenting the Best Song For Social Change award to singer Shervin Hajipour

Iranian Protest Anthem That Led to Singer's Arrest Wins a Grammy

First lady Jill Biden presented the inaugural Best Song For Social Change award

The dako sword found at Tomio Maruyama

Cool Finds

Seven-Foot Sword Unearthed From 1,600-Year-Old Burial Mound in Japan

Archaeologists think the artifact was used to protect against evil after death

The serval surveys her new recovery enclosure at the sanctuary in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Farmers Find Wild African Cat Wandering Around Missouri

A wildlife refuge took in the serval last month and is nursing it back to health

Anglers in Iliamna, Alaska, catch sockeye salmon. The Environmental Protection Agency said the proposed Pebble Mine project would damage salmon fisheries in the Bristol Bay watershed.

Alaska

A Mine That Threatened Alaskan Salmon May Be No More

A rare “veto” from the EPA effectively halted the proposed Pebble Mine after two decades of disputes

Sacha Jafri's We Rise Together—With the Light of the Moon is designed to endure on the moon’s surface.

Art Meets Science

One Small Step for Space Art

A new artwork by Sacha Jafri could travel to the moon next month

Beyoncé accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for Renaissance during the 65th Grammy Awards.

Beyoncé Just Became the Most Awarded Artist in Grammy History

With 32 wins, the superstar has surpassed the record held by conductor Georg Solti

Members of Western Australia's Department of Fire and Emergency Services search an 870-mile stretch of highway for a radioactive capsule believed to have fallen off a truck.

Radioactive Capsule Safely Recovered in Western Australia

After getting lost in transit, the capsule sat for days on the side of a road in the desert

Rescue workers and volunteers conduct search and rescue operations in the rubble of a collasped building in Diyarbakir, Turkey. 

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Felt 'Like the Apocalypse' in Turkey and Syria

The death toll has risen to at least 3,000 following one of the largest quakes recorded in the region

An intact Roman dodecahedron at the Gallo-Roman Museum

Cool Finds

Metal Detectorist Finds Mysterious Roman Object Possibly Used for Magic

Patrick Schuermans discovered a fragment of a 1,600-year-old dodecahedron in Belgium

Wind gusts of up to 128 miles per hour pummeled Mount Washington in New Hampshire over the weekend.

The Wind Chill Hit Minus 108 at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington

The 6,288-foot summit endured record-breaking conditions brought by an Arctic air mass

The Djidji Ayôkwé was kept at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris for about a century.

French Museum Will Return 'Talking Drum' to Ivory Coast

Colonial settlers seized the ten-foot-long wooden instrument in 1916

The Kokalik River in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

A Controversial Arctic Oil Drilling Project Is One Step Closer to Moving Forward

The Biden administration recommended a scaled-back proposal for drilling in Alaska, which may emit 280 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years

Artist Anish Kapoor's sculpture at 56 Leonard Street in Manhattan

Manhattan's Mini-Bean Is Finally Complete

The sculpture, based on the famous Chicago landmark, had been under construction for years

Part of the set-up for the experiment: ordinary ice and steel balls placed in a jar

Scientists Have Created a New Type of Ice

It looks like a white powder and has nearly the same density as liquid water

Hudson River Rail is offering rides on restored luxury trains from 1948.

You Can Travel in a Vintage 1940s Train Along the Hudson River

In its heyday, the 20th Century Limited was advertised as "the most famous train in the world"

Acclaimed director Jafar Panahi was arrested after asking about the arrests of two fellow filmmakers.

Iranian Director Jafar Panahi Released From Prison After Declaring Hunger Strike

The renowned filmmaker had been arrested in July when authorities reactivated a 2010 sentence

Two emperor tamarin monkeys were stolen from their enclosure at the Dallas Zoo on January 30, 2023. 

Animals at the Dallas Zoo Keep Mysteriously Disappearing

In just a few weeks, the zoo has had enclosures tampered with, a clouded leopard escape, two stolen monkeys and a suspicious vulture death

The findings suggest Neanderthals made deep cut marks on the foot bones of straight-tusked elephants to access the rich deposits of fat in the animals' foot pads.

Neanderthals Hunted and Butchered Massive Elephants 125,000 Years Ago

Meat from the gigantic animals could have fed hundreds of hominids, according to a new analysis of bones found in central Germany

Viking burial mound at Heath Wood being excavated

Vikings Brought Horses and Dogs to England, Study Finds

Cremated bone fragments suggest these animals were companions to the Vikings

A little boy (Jorge Vega) who looks up to Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) in the 2014 movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2

To Spider-Man, With Love

A new exhibition features letters children sent to the superhero’s address in Queens, where a real-life Parker family lived for decades

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