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Ancient ‘crayon’ suggests colorful prehistoric world

A newly discovered 10,000-year-old “crayon” may have helped prehistoric ancestors color their world, according to archaeologists at the University of York in England. The crayon-like tool comprised of reddish ocher, a natural mineral pigment, measures 22-mm long (not quite an ...

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EPA to reverse suspension of environmental protections in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday that it is withdrawing its plan to end protections in Alaskan waters that would have opened up the Bristol Bay area to mass mining — for now. “It is my judgment at this ...

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Your Dreams: Lauren Lawrence analyzes Daily News readers’ dreams

SHE NEEDS A TRANSFORMATION I dreamed I was in a rundown hotel with my dad. In the shower, I realized I was washing my hair with green hair dye. I scrubbed, but couldn’t get the color out. I looked at ...

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Human waste turned into astronaut food

Poo, it’s what’s for dinner — in space. Researchers have developed a way to turn human solid waste into a potential edible “goo” for astronauts on missions to Mars and beyond, according to a new study. The system, developed by ...

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Mattel to release 'A Wrinkle in Time' Barbie dolls

The “Mrs. W” ladies of “A Wrinkle in Time” are being transformed by Mattel into Barbie dolls. Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) will soon be available as a collectable set of Barbies, ...

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Texas measles outbreak could be caused by anti-vaxxers

A small measles outbreak in Texas has spread among people who were never vaccinated against the disease — an alarming trend in the state. The first known case was tweeted about by the Texas Department of State Health Services last ...

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How Paris is combating sexual harassment on public transportation

Paris is instituting a number of new measures to fight sexual harassment against women on its various public transportation vehicles. Beginning in February, 10 bus lines in Paris will allow riders to get off wherever they like at night — ...

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Hungry for Travels: Doha, Qatar, is a Middle Eastern gem

I gently rocked back and forth as my boat idled through the calm bay, mesmerized by the intricate architecture of the West Bay area in front of me. I watched as the desert sun set behind the skyscrapers that made ...

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This cute baby hippo is just one new reason to visit Disney World

Your next trip to Disney World can feel like your first. The Imagineers at Disney are constantly dreaming up fresh ways for guests to experience the colossal company’s theme parks around the world. That means new attractions, hotel additions, and ...

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‘Incredible’ banana with edible peel now available in Japan

Banana splits just got easier — and sweeter. Meet the nearly $ 6 Mongee banana — a newfangled super sugary version of the fruit with an edible peel developed and available exclusively in Japan. D&T Farms’ Mongee banana: You won’t ...

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