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Deep in western Russia, if you know where to look, you’ll find a small collection of ragged scrap metal and crumbled concrete. Which isn’t that exciting. But if you rifle through the rubble, you will find a large metal disc bolted to the ground. This isn’t just any old disc – it’s the welded-shut cap
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What can be done with the deserted land in Ukraine after Chernobyl’s catastrophic nuclear disaster? Three decades on, researchers have an idea. Introducing “Atomik” vodka: a new spirit produced from crops grown in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. A team of British scientists worked alongside colleagues in Ukraine to produce the vodka, made with grain and water
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To many, ancient Egypt is synonymous with the pharaohs and pyramids of the Dynastic period starting about 3,100BC. Yet long before that, about 9,300-4,000BC, enigmatic Neolithic peoples flourished. Indeed, it was the lifestyles and cultural innovations of these peoples that provided the very foundation for the advanced civilisations to come. But who were they? As
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Egypt has opened its 4,600-year-old “bent” pyramid to visitors, who can travel deep inside its tunnels to visit the chambers inside. As of Saturday, visitors can walk through a 256-foot (78-meter) tunnel, down to two chambers inside the pyramid, Reuters reported. The pyramid, built for Pharaoh Sneferu around 2,600 BC, looks different to Egypt’s most