Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are “dozens” more to be found in the region.

Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his team found the ancient cities of Lagunita and Tamchen on the Yucatan peninsula in April by examining aerial photographs of the region.

Sprajc said the two cities reached their heyday in the Late and Terminal Classic periods (600-1000 AD). At each site, researchers found palace-like buildings, pyramids and plazas. One of the pyramids is almost 20 meters (65 feet) high. (Reuters)


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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit goes to Coney Island

“Brooklyn Beach Party” a first of its kind at MCU Park on Coney Island when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Tri-City ValleyCats.

An array of Swimsuit models were on hand for the game including - 2014 cover model Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Hannah Ferguson, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Ariel Meredith, Jess Perez and Adaora Akubilo.

The event took place as part of the Cyclones Annual Military Appreciation Night when the team distributed over 1,000 tickets to those who are serving and have served in our armed forces.

Photography by Gordon Donovan/MilB.com/Yahoo News

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Photos of the day - August 22, 2014

Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil looks at the ball as she serves to Belgium during their FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo –– Furry enthusiasts attend the Eurofurence 2014 conference in Berlin –– Hamas militants grab a Palestinian suspected of collaborating with Israel before being executed in Gaza City –– Zoo owner Manny Tangco gives a kiss to a giant Japanese Koi carp in the Philippines –– A Muslim woman cries as she waits outside Bunga Raya Complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport before victims’ bodies of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are flown back, in Sepang… are just a few of the photos of the day for August 22, 2014.

(Photos by REUTERS/Yuya Shino, Adam Berry/Getty Images, REUTERS/Stringer, REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco, AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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Revellers gather for the Jember Fashion Carnival 2014

The 13th Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC) 2014 in Indonesia theme is ‘Triangle, Dynamic in Harmony’ and consists of ten parades which include Mahabharata, Tambora, Phoenix, Pine Forest, Apache, Borobudur, Flying Kite, Wild Deers, Stalagmite, and Chemistry. This street carnival is claimed to be one of the biggest in the world and comprises more than 850 performers parading along 3.6 km road used as the catwalk. (Getty)

Photography by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

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Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.

The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of feeding dishes and at least two dozen boxes litter boxes.

Some have suggested she shelter healthy cats instead. “That’s not my role,” she told The Associated Press. “I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about.”

She said that “people don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.” (AP)

(Photos by AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Photos of the day - August 21, 2014

A visitor takes a picture during the dinosaurs exhibition in Belgrade, a local resident throws a bucket of water from a house at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area in Hiroshima and a squirrel monkey looks into the camera during a photocall at London Zoo are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests

Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)

(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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London Zoo annual weigh in

The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, is recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can compare information on thousands of endangered species. (Getty)

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Photos of the day - August 20, 2014

A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, a worker takes a selfie before removing a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag attached by protesters atop Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow, Russia and Juan Ignacio Conil Vila pulls down the shorts of Faraj Fartass during their Rugby Sevens Final match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Journalist James Foley

Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn’t matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he’d cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.

Foley was snatched again in Syria in November 2012 when the car he was riding in was stopped by four militants in a battle zone that Sunni rebel fighters and government forces were trying to control. A video posted Tuesday purportedly showed his execution, but officials in Washington were still working to verify its authenticity. (AP)

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