Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

(GUATEMALA CITY) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.

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Billions of Plastic Pieces Infecting Coral Reefs with Disease

Coral reefs are under threat from billions of pieces of plastic. Reefs that are clogged with plastic are 20-times more likely to be diseased than plastic-free corals, according to new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Friday. For the groundbreaking study, scientists tested 124,000 corals from 159 reefs across the Asia Pacific region between…

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The Flu Is Hitting Baby Boomers Even Harder Than Children.

This year’s severe flu season brought at least seven more pediatric deaths in the past week – bringing the total to 37 so far this season. Baby Boomers, however, are among the hardest hit, with an unusually high rate of hospitalizations this year, according to CDC officials. “Baby Boomers have higher rates [of hospitalization”…

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‘We Weren’t Prepared for This.’ Inside the Accidental Liberation of a Concentration Camp.

In early 1945, World War II was approaching its end in Europe, a conclusion that would officially arrive when the Germans surrendered to the Allies on May 7, 1945. In practice, that final period of the war was also the beginning of a new phase of the conflict, as troops and the general public alike…

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Coal Executive Switched to Building Solar Plants. Now He’s Worried Trump Will Hurt His Business.

Jim Lamon is the kind of businessman that Donald Trump would like. And Lamon is the kind of businessman who likes Trump. The CEO of Depcom Power grew up in Alabama, served in the Air Force for six years and spent decades constructing the kinds of coal-fired power plants Trump likes to tout.

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Trump Administration Will Not Allow Drilling Off Florida Coast

The Trump administration will not permit offshore drilling off the Florida coast after encountering opposition from the state’s Governor, Rick Scott Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday. “President Trump has directed me to rebuild our offshore oil and gas program in a manner that supports our national energy policy and also takes into consideration…

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