Archeologists found hundreds of skulls deep under Mexico City, and yes, it’s freaky


The number of human remains might not be same as Paris’ Catacombs, but a discovery deep below Mexico City is still very freaky, and reveals more about the practice of human sacrifice by the Aztecs.

A tower of more than 650 skulls, many of which are of women and children, were discovered by archaeologists near the site of Templo Mayor, an Aztec temple which is now Mexico City, according to Reuters.

SEE ALSO: An ancient ‘skull cult’ might’ve carved up bones to shame their enemies

It’s believed the remains formed the Huey Tzompantli, an almighty rack of skulls designed to strike fear into Spanish conquistadors.  Read more…

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Despite being barred, foreigners in Singapore found ways to join city’s only pride event


Barred from taking part in a pride event in Singapore, foreigners flocked to bars and private spaces instead.

Pink Dot — Singapore’s only pride event — occurred on Saturday in a designated “free speech” area in the city.

SEE ALSO: Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride

But as the park lit up with a rainbow in a sea of pink, foreigners were barred from the 0.94 hectare (2.32 acre) Hong Lim Park, because of new rules regulating demonstrations in the country.

Several local LGBTQ-friendly outlets and activist groups stepped up in response by hosting a livestream of the event.

“We have friends who are unable to be at Hong Lim Park on 1st July, and being one of the sponsors for Pink Dot, we decided to have a livestream for our friends,” said Mira Mekeh, founder of Ladies District, an LGBTQ-friendly bar near Rochor, in the heart of the city. Read more…

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NASA concept video shows how we might save Earth from rogue asteroids


We’ve all seen those blockbuster movies in which scientists lay out complicated, risky plans to save Earth from an incoming asteroid. And those plans are almost always dependent on a bit of luck. 

But what would really happen in real life? 

NASA thinks it has an answer, and the space agency demonstrated that solution in a concept video (below) posted on Friday. 

SEE ALSO: This is how NASA spots potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth

The video shows NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) vehicle deliberately crashing itself into one component of the binary asteroid system called Didymos.  Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ sand animation adds a dash of art to Season 7 hype


It’s almost back, you only have a couple more weeks, but in the meantime, here’s a reminder of how awesome Game of Thrones is — in sand! 

Poland-based sand artist Tetiana Galitsyna regularly uses her nimble fingers and the grainy medium to craft portraits of all kinds, but this time she decided to do the same in honor of the series’ return, and it’s beautiful. 

Set to the theme music of the show, Galitsyna takes us from the iconic direwolves, to the Iron Throne, to Cersei Lannister, and she even gives us an amazing look at the white walker’s Night’s King. These shifting sands of blood and royal intrigue are a pale shadow of the show itself, but until July 16, when it returns to HBO, it’s the next best thing.  Read more…

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Hot tip: Don’t mess with your bonfire


Here’s a tip for your Fourth of July weekend: Absolutely do not, for any reason, use fire accelerants to increase the size of you bonfire. If this clip is any evidence, attempted shortcuts can, quite literally, backfire. Let’s all try to make it to Wednesday in one piece, ok? Read more…

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Oh boy, Florida residents can now challenge the science taught in public schools


Parents have fought successfully over the years to ban books like the Harry Potter series and Catcher and the Rye from public schools. Now in Florida, residents could possibly do the same with textbooks about the science behind climate change and evolution.

Last week, Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that makes it easier for any Florida resident to object to classroom materials they don’t like. 

SEE ALSO: Climate researchers shot down Trump’s EPA administrator in the nerdiest way imaginable

The statute, which took effect on Saturday, requires district school boards to hire an “unbiased and qualified hearing officer” who could deem things like textbooks, movies, and novels as unsuitable and require they not be used.  Read more…

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CNN to Trump: Do your job


After a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump that featured a violent anti-CNN clip, the news network is pushing back on Trump’s “juvenile behavior.” 

Theirs is the latest example of a news organization pushing back on Trump’s “fake news” narrative.

SEE ALSO: Trump posts body slam video after defending his “modern presidential” Twitter claim

CNN statement responding to the president: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017

The statement reads: 

To recap, on Sunday morning Trump tweeted the following: Read more…

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‘Destiny 2’ introduces a new raid with a very specific focus


Luke Smith, the director of Destiny 2 and one of the key architects behind the series, looks at all of the raids to date as his children.

“I love all of them and they’re all unique in their own way,” he said during an E3 interview.

SEE ALSO: The ‘Destiny 2’ loot grind is no longer a slot machine

Smith led the raid team across the finish line with Vault of Glass, and he’s continued to work closely with Gavin Irby — who took over after Smith leveled up to Game Director — on one of Destiny‘s signature features. The six-player co-op activities — which, fundamentally, are hours-long group puzzles — are widely acknowledged as the sprawling game’s most unpredictable and play-changing activities. Read more…

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This chill gorilla loves baby animal videos like the rest of us


When the news cycle stresses you out, there’s perhaps no better escape than glimpsing upon an adorable animal friend.

Take, for instance, this gorilla at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. 

He’s serene, calm, and content. He looks like a great listener. And he, like us, really enjoys watching videos of baby animals.

My new friend and I enjoy watching videos of baby gorillas! 😍😍😍🦍 #mylifeiscomplete #hereallylovedthisyall

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Lindsey Costello visited the zoo’s gorilla enclosure on June 30. She sat side-by-side with the great ape and held her smartphone up to the glass while playing videos of baby gorillas. (She gave permission to share her Instagram post via Storyful.) Read more…

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