For years the standard story was that hunter-gatherers from Siberia crossed on foot when the glaciers retreated enough, at the end of the last ice age, to open an ice-free corridor.
And people did cover Beringia on foot when such a route opened up. But they probably weren't First Americans. Think of them as ... Second Americans, perhaps.
Thanks to a growing body of archaeological and genetic evidence, researchers publishing today in Science say it's increasingly likely that the first humans to arrive in the Americas followed a coastal route, making the most of marine resources on a "kelp highway" that spanned the edge of the north Pacific from Asia to North America. And they made this journey well before glaciers retreated to open the traditional Beringia overland route.
Open mike night on the DR. The argument has been made that new, tailored gun control laws are in order because our current laws (including reporting of purchases, etc..) are inadequate. Put on your thinking caps, kids?
In a shocking development Saturday, the Saudi Arabian government arrested prominent billionaire Waleed bin Talal, a member of the royal Saudi family with deep ties to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Arrests were carried out by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recently-formed anti-corruption committee and included bin Talal, ten senior princes, and dozens of ministers for corruption and money laundering charges.
Known as "The Warren Buffet of the Gulf", bin Talal -- one of the world's richest people -- is a notorious figure in American politics with deep ties to both Obama and Clinton.
The CIA on Wednesday announced it released a massive tranche of files it said came from the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011. Among them: the deceased al Qaeda founder's personal journal. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the release "provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization." The release came in accordance with a 2014 appropriations bill for intelligence activity that required the Director of National Intelligence to review documents obtained from the raid, and make the files it declassified from the review available to the public. read more
A tunnel at an underground North Korea nuclear site has collapsed with up to 200 people killed, according to reports. The collapse happened at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north-east of the country on October 10, according to Japan's TV Asahi. A North Korean official said the collapse happened during the construction of an underground tunnel, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. Some 100 people are said to have been trapped by the initial tunnel collapse, with a further 100 lost in a second collapse during a rescue operation, Asahi reported Tuesday. ... The accident is believed to have been caused by Kim Jong-un's sixth nuclear test which weakened the mountain, according to the report.