2,000-year-old toys discovered inside children’s tombs in Turkey’s Çanakkale

2,000-year-old toys discovered inside children's tombs in Turkey's Çanakkale

2,000-year-old ancient toys from the Hellenistic Period have been discovered inside tombs belonging to children in the ancient seaport city of Parion

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‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light

‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light

Photographer Kilian Schönberger climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like columns found in South Tyrol, an autonomous province in Northern Italy. His series Otherworld showcases the so-called “earth pyramids” in a hazy dawn light, strange creations that appear like stalagmites freed from their underground caves.

The structures are created by erosion, rising from clay soil left behind by glaciers from the last Ice Age. Each features a large boulder resting on top which protects the soil below.

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A fifth of young people are homeless

A fifth of young people are homeless

One in five young people in the UK have sofa-surfed in the past year and almost half of them have done so for more than a month. In a city – and a country – that is among the wealthiest in the world, how can this be possible? A new report by the London Assembly housing committee on hidden homelessness is a timely reminder of an issue that goes unseen by most of the public and by many local and national politicians.

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Almost 17,000 people were prevented from voting in a key swing state last November

Almost 17,000 people were prevented from voting in a key swing state last November

Nearly 17,000 registered Wisconsin voters — potentially more — were kept from the polls in November by the state’s strict voter ID law, according to a new survey of nonvoters by two University of Wisconsin political scientists. The survey, summarized Monday on the university’s website, is certain to further roil an ongoing debate over whether President Donald Trump’s narrow victory in Wisconsin over Hillary Clinton was a result of efforts to depress Democratic turnout.

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