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Prolonged drought led to social tensions and the collapse of Mayapan

Scientists conducted an interdisciplinary study of materials from the city of Mayapan, the largest political capital of the Maya of the postclassic period. They found that as long as rainfall in the region remained...

Pope visits elderly and sick at Fraternité St. Alphonse Centre

On his way back from the Shrine of Sainte-Anne de Beauprè, where he presided over Mass on Thursday morning, Pope Francis made a stop at the Fraternité St. Alphonse Centre to meet with guests at the welcome and spirituality centre.

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the Launch of the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism

… Cooperation, Qatar, Turkey, Pakistan, the European Union, and others – urging the Taliban …

Pope invites Canadian clergy to confront challenges of secularized world

By Benedict Mayaki, SJ Pope Francis, on Thursday evening – the fifth day of his Apostolic Journey to Canada – presided at Vespers with Bishops, clergy, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers at the Basilica...

15 NGOs+ send letter to Secretary Blinken to throw pro-Russian anticult organization out from United Nations

On June 2, 15 NGOs plus 33 scholars and well-known activists have written to the US Secretary of State, to ask him to start a procedure to have the UN ECOSOC’s consultative status of...

Luis F Salazar and Digital Art: “I love giving the freedom for the observer to interpret my art”

Digital Art - Luis Fernando Salazar is a Colombian contemporary artist who captures in his work the colours and sensations, he says: "I like to represent the warmth of bright colours, the beauty of...

Scientology founder’s Washington D.C. Office Recognized as a Historic Monument

Historic Monument - In just five years since the May 1950 publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Dianetics and Scientology had expanded from one foundation to an international organization headquartered in Phoenix,...

Mythical treasures of the ship “San Jose” turned out to be real

Colombia, Spain and a Bolivian tribe dispute whose galleon and its riches sunk in the Caribbean sea At the end of May 1708, the Spanish galleon "San Jose" set sail from Panama for the homeland....

Forbidden island with a dangerous biological laboratory

In 1979, an old DC-3 transport plane landed at a Marine Corps base near Beaufort, South Carolina. On board was an extremely unusual cargo, which even the military who served at the base came...

The remains of a baby mammoth were found

A gold prospector in the Klondike came across a rare find - an extremely well-preserved newborn mammoth, MediaPortal reported on June 25. The remains of the mammal have remained in the frozen soil of the...

Lay US Catholics to ‘redouble efforts to help moms’ after Roe overturned

By Devin Watkins Roe overturned // “Catholic charities and Catholic healthcare services are going to compete with the abortion industry with good web-based care, and we are going to redouble our efforts as laypeople working...

The search for resilience against drug use among youth in Colombia: Marla’s story

Drug use -- In the lead up to World Drug Day on 26 June 2022, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is highlighting its work on drug prevention and treatment around the...

“Theft of the century” committed

Twenty containers, some with gold and silver, have been stolen from the port of the city of Manzanillo in western Mexico - an "unusual" and "very serious" criminal operation, according to yesterday's authorities, AFP...

“The World of the Dead” will be studied using georadar

Mexican archaeologists begin exploring the underground labyrinths of the Zapotec city. Representatives of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) reported that the Llobaa project will begin its work in the near...

In Mexico, archaeologists have found the grave of a man from the myth

A significant part of the scientific community denies the very existence of the Aztatlan culture. In the Mexican city of Mazatlán, repairmen accidentally discovered ancient human remains. The found burial is very different from the...

Mayan fillings made of precious stones could serve not only as decoration, but also as protection against caries

Maya tooth jewelry made of jade, gold and other precious metals and stones, probably not only gave "gloss" to their owners, but also served as a prevention of caries and periodontal disease. This property...

Scholars have deciphered Mayan texts

Researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) have deciphered mysterious hieroglyphs on a ceramic vessel discovered during archeological excavations. According to the INAH website, this is a vessel discovered by...

Тhe largest cave paintings in North America discovered

The cave where the images were found, unlike anything known so far, was discovered by scientists long ago. But only now has it become possible to "see" its richly decorated ceiling - with the...

Mexico nationalizes lithium production

Mexico has taken a step towards the nationalization of its lithium, the main metal for the production of electric batteries, which should replace internal combustion engines in electric vehicles as part of the fight...

What do we not know about potatoes?

1. The potatoes are from South America. Many people mistakenly consider Ireland as their birthplace. Cultivated from a wild plant in a region covering northwestern Bolivia and southern Peru. They were brought to Europe...

Spider monkeys prefer fruits with worms

Spider monkeys prefer fruits affected by insects, Brazilian and American scientists have found out. Eating fruits along with larvae, monkeys compensate for the lack of protein in the diet. Previous studies have shown that...

Rights expert concerned about erosion of democracy in Brazil

Decrying the erosion of democracy in Brazil, a UN expert has called for authorities to create and maintain a safe environment conducive to the exercise of the rights to peaceful assembly and association. 

Scientists have verified the authenticity of the headdress of the last ruler of the Aztecs

It turned out that this is not a headdress at all. The feather object, which has long been mistaken by scholars for the headdress of Cuautemoc (the last Aztec ruler of the Acamapichtli dynasty), is...

Canada: About the Liberals/New Democratic Party deal

On March 23, the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party signed a confidence-and-supply deal that will offer “stability” to Canadians until June 2025, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The deal...

First Person: I know what it’s like to go hungry as a child

An agronomist working for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Haiti tells UN News that, like the people she helps today, she remembers what it’s like to go hungry as a child. As a child,...
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