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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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  • Here’s how much you should be tipping your hairdresser

    Remembering how much you’re supposed to tip anywhere can be hard — what do current trends dictate? Is there such a thing as too…

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  • Russian senator warns U.K. will be 'wiped off the face of the Earth' if it uses nukes

    A senior Russian politician responded aggressively Monday to comments by the U.K.'s defense minister suggesting pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against Russia is an option for London, claiming the U.K. would be completely annihilated by Russia's nukes in response.  Russia's Frants Klintsevich, who heads the defense and security committee in Moscow's upper house of parliament, said the U.K. would be "literally wiped off the face of the Earth by a counter strike." Earlier that day, U.K. Defense Minister Michael Fallon said during a radio show that the U.K. could consider a preemptive nuclear attack amid recent political tensions between Russia and Western governments, according to The Moscow

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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...

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 9 things Vanity Fair's article taught us about Donald and Melania Trump's marriage (9 photos)

    Melania and Donald Trump’s seemingly unhappy marriage has been highly scrutinised since the business mogul became President back in January. Sources have revealed that Melania is not comfortable with playing the First Lady role and wishes to remain in New York, not Washington. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the former model isn’t at ease with appearing in public alongside her husband. Vanity Fair   just published a deep dive on the couple’s marriage, speaking to a number of insiders who let out some surprising secrets. Here’s what we learned from the long read. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Melania Trump’s style file: What the new First Lady wears The Melania effect: How the First Lady is influencing royal fashion

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  • The Inspiring Story of a Brave 7-Year-Old, Her Pigtails, and Her Classmates

    A little girl who wore pigtails to school for the first time after fearing kids would laugh at her hearing aid and red birthmark was rewarded for her bravery in the most beautiful way.

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  • Mom Says "Hello and Goodbye" to Baby She Carried to Term For Organ Donation

    Original Story: "The other night, before I left for New Orleans, I was watching my beautiful wife sleep peacefully on the couch," writes Royce Young in a heartbreaking post to Facebook. "I looked at her laying there, her belly big with our daughter kicking away, a daughter that won't live more than a few days, and it just overwhelmed me of how incredible this woman is." Young's loving ode to his strong and incredible wife, Keri, is making its rounds on the internet, simultaneously breaking hearts and helping the world to see what true selflessness looks like. After getting the unthinkable news that their developing daughter, Eva, does not have a brain and won't live long after birth, Keri asked

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  • By stacking backfield, Bill Belichick continues to zig when NFL zags

    The supply of running backs in the NFL is overwhelming. And the demand for their talents has been driven down by passing-focused offenses. So Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are adding running backs in droves. If free agent backs will agree to a deal of $3.5 million or less per year and they can help Tom Brady score touchdowns, then they’re on the team. Sign ’em up. That said, if they’re new to New England, they don’t get much job security — if any. Belichick doesn’t want his running backs hungry — he wants them ravenous. The Patriots added Rex Burkhead on a one-year deal worth $3.15 million. It screamed: Prove it. The back has shown the ability to excel on all four downs, though

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  • China is sending the US a new message about North Korea

    Beijing appears to be sending fresh signals about its view on North Korea, in order to convince Trump to take less aggressive action.

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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
  • 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
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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Serena Williams issues powerful response to Ilie Nastase's racist comments about her unborn child

    Falling pregnant with her fiance’s baby should have been the most exciting and happiest time of tennis champ Serena Williams’ life. Serena Williams has responded to Ilie Nastase’s remark. The 35-year-old beauty wrote: “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments.

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