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trepanated skull

RITUAL CUT  An almost 6,000-year-old human skull from southern Russia contains a large opening at the back of the head created by cutting away bone with a sharp instrument. Researchers suspect many skull surgeries in southern Russia at that time were performed for ritual, not medical, reasons.

LHC tunnel

CERN has confirmed that a tiny, unnamed weasel took down the Large Hadron Collider this morning. 

Angkor Wat

HIDDEN HISTORY Scientists are retelling the story of Angkor Wat, a medieval temple built in the 12th century by a powerful Khmer ruler.

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