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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guided by ocean plankton fossils and climate models, scientists have calculated just how cold it got on Earth during the depths of the last Ice Age, when immense ice sheets covered large parts of North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
(Reuters) - Hundreds of wildfires burning across Central and Northern California that have already killed six people more than doubled in size on Friday, becoming some of the largest in state history and threatening small towns in the path of the flames.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are gaining new insight into the ancient Egyptian practice of mummifying animals, using high-resolution 3D scans to peer inside mummies of a cat, a bird and a snake to learn about their treatment before being killed and embalmed.
BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (Reuters) - Dozens of lightning-sparked California wildfires grew rapidly on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ROME, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Italians celebrated on Saturday "Ferragosto," a public holiday which falls on Aug. 15 every year, in times of COVID-19.
JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient stone table with decorations on its side, the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult woolly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in the shallows of a north Siberian lake.
WHEN the novel coronavirus-induced state of emergency was in place in April and May, my favorite pastime was strolling about my neighborhood in Tokyo.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stone tools unearthed in a cave in central Mexico and other evidence from 42 far-flung archaeological sites indicate people arrived in North America - a milestone in human history - earlier than previously known, upwards of 30,000 years ago.