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  • Ancient people left a frightening message for us, and scientists just found it

    10,000 years from now (assuming humans haven't been wiped out by a plague, space rock, or our own destructive tendencies), it'll probably be fairly easy for the average person to research what life was like in 2017. For us here today, finding out what life was like in 11,000BC is much more challenging, but by studying ancient stone carvings and pairing the somewhat confusing messages with archeological data, researchers believe they've discovered concrete evidence of an apocalyptic event that may have altered the future of mankind: a comet strike. The study, performed by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh ( PDF ), suggests that a potentially cataclysmic comet strike rapidly and dramatically altered the Earth's climate for hundreds of years, sending humanity into a mini ice age with nearly glacial conditions. The time period when this occurred is known as the Younger Dryas, and has been well documented thanks to ample evidence of the cooling found in core samples, but its cause has been theorized and debated for a long while. Now, thanks to stone carvings left by ancient people in modern day Turkey, researchers believe that a comet was the culprit. The carvings are remarkably preserved and appear to have been created to document an apocalyptic event which devastated the land. Figures depicted in the carvings, including apparently deceased, headless human bodies and other wildlife, were made at around the time the Younger Dryas began, suggesting that the event archived in stone could have been the same one that caused the thousand-year cold snap. The carvings were found at what is considered to be one of the oldest and most important temple sites on the planet, and for the images to appear there suggests that they have enormous historical significance. The Younger Dryas is often credited with pushing ancient humans to band together out of pure necessity, forming the foundation of modern agriculture and other huge advancements in civilization. The idea that a comet may have been responsible for pushing humanity forward is an extremely interesting, and potentially frightening possibility. The findings are far from an iron clad confirmation, but the timing matches up shockingly well, and would have to be a fantastic coincidence if the two events are actually unrelated.

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  • 1 dead and at least 9 injured in multivehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Glendale

    A fatal collision involving multiple vehicles closed down the Golden State (5) Freeway in both directions Tuesday morning near Glendale, bringing traffic to a complete standstill, authorities said. One person died as a result of the collision and at least nine others suffered minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A 27-year-old woman was critically injured in the incident. A dog also died as a result of the collision, according to L.A. Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway near Los Feliz Boulevard in Atwater Village, fire officials said. During an afternoon press conference, California Highway Patrol

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  • Here's the question a rejected job candidate emailed after her interview that eventually got her hired for another role

    My response to job rejections has always been much the same. I replay the interview in my head...

    Business Insider
  • Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband

    Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.

    Inside Edition
  • High School Student Dies After Being Punched at Party

    An 18-year-old high school student in Illinois who was about the graduate died after police say he was hit during an incident at a party Saturday night.

  • Here come the ESPN firings, worse than we thought

    The mass firings can turn into a blaze. The 40 to 50 pink slips that ESPN insider Jim Miller expected to be dished out may escalate to about 70 at the Worldwide Leader, according to the Sporting News. Talent from all over — from front-facing TV personalities to online writers — is in jeopardy as parent company Disney looks to slash costs. “This could be a bloodbath,” one source said, according to the report. And the carnage is coming soon: ESPN will start its Bristol-based layoffs as soon as Wednesday, according to Sports Illustrated. The writing has been on the wall for years with the sports entertainment behemoth dealing with declining revenues as more viewers cut the cord. The first victim in

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  • New Video Shows Dr. David Dao Boarding United Flight Before Being Dragged Off

    The incident happened on April 9 and sparked global outrage.

    Inside Edition
  • A fatal flaw in Trump's tax cut: Senate rules

    The JCT analysis concluded that a cut, to 20%, put in place for only three years would result in a "nonnegligible revenue loss in the tax years immediately following the budget window." Translation: it wouldn't pass muster to go through reconciliation. Now, there are ways to fiddle with the numbers to make a three-year cut feasible -- the JCT projects it would add $6 billion to the deficit after the budget window, a number that, while large, can be likely be made up through various ways. Lawmakers could shift the time window, massage or finesse the numbers, or even add on smaller level off-sets to address the increase. But that's the best-case scenario for a three-year cut -- which corporations,

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  • This is why everyone is talking about last night’s “DWTS’s” elimination

    If you missed the most recent Dancing with the Stars episode, the news of Heather and Maks’ shocking DWTS elimination will hit pretty hard. Because the…

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  • Elizabeth Thomas' father files for divorce, seeks restraining order

    The father of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas wants a divorce from his wife of 30 years, who has been indicted on charges she abused their children, according to court records. According to the filing, the couple have 10 children with four under age 18, including Elizabeth Thomas. Elizabeth went missing in early March after law enforcement officials said Tad Cummins kidnapped her, taking her from a restaurant near her home in Columbia, Tenn., and eluding law enforcement for 38 days before they were captured last week in Cecilville, California. Federal court documents show the 50-year-old Cummins admitted to switching vehicle license plates twice, disabled his vehicle's GPS system, used aliases, altered his appearance, paid only in cash and used back roads during his nearly six weeks on the run.

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  • Thank-you notes aren't enough anymore — here's the follow-up email that will show hiring managers you're a rockstar

    When you send a thank-you email after a job interview, it's helpful to reiterate just how much...

    Business Insider
  • Scott Baio Explains Remarks on Erin Moran After Backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems.

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  • Thai man broadcasts baby daughter's murder live on Facebook

    People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down around 5 p.m. in Bangkok (1000 GMT) on Tuesday, or about a day after being uploaded. "This is an appalling incident and our hearts go out to the family of the victim," a Singapore-based Facebook spokesman said in an email to Reuters. Murders, suicides and sexual assault have plagued Facebook despite making up a small percentage of videos.

  • Your Favorite Chips Are Being Recalled For A Terrifying Reason

    No illnesses have been reported so far.

  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Cute Couple Quotes (12 photos)

    Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Cute Couple Quotes

  • Former 'Bachelor' Star Chris Soules Arrested After Fatal Hit-And-Run

    Chris Soules, who starred on Season 19 of “The Bachelor,” was arrested Monday night following a fatal car crash, the Buchanan County Jail confirmed to the Des Moines Register.

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  • U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Simmer

    The U.S. and North Korea both showed off their military prowess on Tuesday as nations in the region stepped up diplomatic talks to defuse a brewing crisis over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program.

  • Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Netflix documentary sparks shocking new theory

    It's the American murder mystery that has kept everyone wondering for the past two decades. The new small screen offering delves into the unsolved murder of the six-year-old beauty queen who was found dead in her family home in Boulder, Colorado, in December 1996. Trending: Who killed JonBenét Ramsey?

    International Business Times
  • Italian model makes outrageous claim about Cristiano Ronaldo's manhood

    The Portugal attacker was linked to the reality star after Euro 2016, but will not be happy with her latest alleged revelations