Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt http://ift.tt/2ilDhS5

During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report. The New York Times

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A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest http://ift.tt/2x3hwZm

Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things. The New York Times

It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear. http://ift.tt/2kSyOqx

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence. The New York Times

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time http://ift.tt/2zsbp2A

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe. The New York Times