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Discovered in the deep: meet Casper the ghostly octopus

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A white octopus sat on the seabed, gently waggling its short, stubby arms and peering with beady eyes into the camera of a deep-diving robot. It was 2016, in waters off Hawaii, at a depth of 4,290 metres (2.6 miles). ...

Discovered in the deep: the snail with iron armour

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A golden snail with a foot clad in iron scales seems like a creature from science fiction. But in a few remote spots of the Indian Ocean these snails are very real. “It looks like an armoured knight crawling around on...

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait discovered behind earlier painting

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It was on a Friday afternoon that they found him, staring intently from the back of a canvas in a wide-brimmed hat and loose neckerchief: a previously undiscovered self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most po...

‘I discovered I have dozens, probably hundreds, of siblings’: Chrysta Bilton’s extraordinary family story

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One afternoon in Los Angeles, Chrysta Bilton had a party; a family reunion, of sorts. Her mother, Debra, arriving in tears, told her the party was a terrible idea. Her sister, Kaitlyn, was worried a guest might steal ...

Third species of giant waterlily discovered at Kew Gardens

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A giant waterlily grown at Kew Gardens has been named as new to science, in the first discovery of its type in more than a century. Scientists at the south-west London garden suspected for decades there could be a thi...

Fifth case of monkeypox discovered in New York City

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A fifth person has tested positive for monkeypox in New York City, local health authorities announced on Thursday, saying “we are monitoring the situation and will investigate any other suspected cases”. This positive...

Rare ‘Wicked’ bible that encourages adultery discovered in New Zealand

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An extremely rare bible famous for an unfortunate error that encourages adultery has been discovered in New Zealand. The 1631 “Wicked” Bible, as it has become known, omits the word “not” from its seventh commandment, ...

Hoard of the rings: ‘lost’ scripts for BBC Tolkien drama discovered

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Decades before Peter Jackson directed his epic adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien was involved with the first ever dramatisation of his trilogy, but its significance was not realised in the 1950s and th...

I reclaimed my birth name – and discovered why what we call ourselves really matters

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My name is Camilla, so why, for the first 25 years of my life, did everyone call me Mandy? My Jamaican mother loathed the name Camilla. She said my Nigerian father chose the name, but she thought Camilla sounded too d...

Man’s body is discovered in the sea off Suffolk coast

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A man’s body has been found in the sea off Suffolk. Police said the body was spotted along the seafront at Corton, near Lowestoft, on Saturday at about 10.30am. Emergency services were called but no further details ar...

Rare runes and Roman hoards: five treasures discovered in UK last year

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The British Museum has recorded more than 50,000 archaeological finds, of which 1,000 were treasure, made by members of the general public in 2020. Here are some of the highlights. The millionth record logged on the ...

Omicron Covid variant discovered in west Africa and the Gulf

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The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in west Africa and the Gulf, as the US said it was further tightening its border controls. Washington’s announcement was made as more countries reported their first ...

Archaeologists examine Roman villa discovered beneath Rutland farmer’s field

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It was a family ramble through fields during lockdown last year that led to an “oh wow moment”: the discovery of a Roman villa complex containing a rare mosaic depicting Homer’s The Iliad, now thought to be one of the...

Pygmy pipehorse discovered in New Zealand given Māori name in ‘world first’

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A tiny candy-stick coloured pygmy pipehorse, discovered in a small area off New Zealand’s north coast has been given a Māori name by the local iwi (tribe) – in what is believed to be the first time an indigenous group...

Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered

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New scientific research conducted by archaeologists has uncovered what they believe are the oldest known human footprints in North America. Research done at the White Sands national park in New Mexico discovered the a...

Newly discovered Napoleon hat with his DNA up for auction

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A newly discovered hat with DNA evidence proving it belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte has gone on display at auction house Bonhams in Hong Kong. Described by Bonhams as the “first hat to bear the emperor’s DNA“, it is be...

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