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  • Vathje wins World Cup silver in Austria
    Vathje wins World Cup silver in Austria
    According to the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) on Saturday, Elisabeth Vathje of Calgary won a World Cup silver medal in Igls, Austria. For Vathje it was her fourth World Cup medal of the 2014-15 World Cup skeleton season...
  • Vathje wins World Cup skeleton silver in Switzerland
    Vathje wins World Cup skeleton silver in Switzerland
    According to Bobsleigh Canada Skeletonmedia relations director Chris Dornan on Friday, Elisabeth Vathje of Calgary won a silver medal for Canada at a World Cup women's skeleton event in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The small Swiss resort town of...
  • 42 ancient mastodon bones: Big discovery in a backyard, bones of a mastodon
    42 ancient mastodon bones: Massive rib found sticking from ground, 4 foot long
    A total of 42 ancient mastodon bones were discovered this week in Bellevue Township, much to the surprise of one man. Daniel LaPoint Jr., a local contractor, had experience with tilling earth and digging the ground for over 20 years, but in all...
  • Vathje wins World Cup skeleton gold in Calgary
    Vathje wins World Cup skeleton gold in Calgary
    According to the Canadian Press, Elisabeth Vathje of Calgary won a World Cup women's skeleton competition on Friday at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park. The accomplishment by Vathje is remarkable because of the significant slash in funding...
  • Vathje wins skeleton silver in World Cup debut
    Vathje wins skeleton silver in World Cup debut
    According to the Associated Press on Friday, Elisabeth Vathje of Calgary, Alberta won a silver medal in her World Cup skeleton debut at Lake Placid, New York. Vathje, who is only 20 years old, won the middle podium position spot despite the fact...
  • Amphipolis tomb-Alexander the Great
    The tomb at Amphipolis tells a tale of family drama and palace intrigue
    In 2012, Greek archaeologists digging north of the ancient town ofAmphipolis, unearthed a vast burial tomb at a place called the Kasta Hill. It's perimeter is 1,630 feet (497 meters) long and is made of limestone covered with marble. The...
  • Mysterious vessel New Jersey: Ship could be an ancient find, skeleton brig possible
    Mysterious vessel New Jersey: Ancient ship could be from 1850s, skeleton of brig
    A mysterious vessel on a New Jersey beach has historians and state residents looking seaward this week. The remains of the ancient ship are still being closely examined by experts, but it is speculated that the ancient brig could date as far as...
  • Own the Podium increases funding for freestyle skiing
    Own the Podium increases funding for freestyle skiing
    According to Donna Spencer of the Canadian Presson Thursday, there will be more funding for freestyle skiing events for the 2014-15 season from Own the Podium.The organization has announced that freestyle skiing events will receive $3.78 million...
  • Spaghetti Skeleton
    Muscles and bones with skin all around for kids
    Now that Halloween is swiftly approaching, everyone who celebrates the holiday is decorating and deciding on what costumes they will wear for the day. Skeletons and bones themes are prevalent throughout this Halloween season. Many children are...
  • Face down skeleton
    Remains of medieval ‘witch girl’ discovered in northern Italy
    Archaeologists working in northern Italy recently unearthed the skeletal remains of a 13-year-old girl who was buried face-down in her grave, suggesting that despite her age, her community feared her as a witch. The skeleton, which has been dubbed...
  • Museum skeleton discovery to offer treasure trove of information for researchers
    Museum skeleton found in basement: Offers ancient treasure trove for researchers
    A skeleton found in a storage room of an archaeology museum in Philadelphia was neatly wrapped in a coffin, but it lacked any documentation about its origin. No one knew where the skeleton came from until now. When the museum started to digitize...
  • Museum skeleton: Museum's 'skeleton in the closet' find hails from Biblical city
    Museum skeleton: Museum's 'skeleton in the closet' find hails from Biblical city
    A museum in Philadelphia was literally cleaning out their storage closets when they discovered the rare skeleton of a man thought to be over 6,000 years old. The ancient human remains were rediscovered by the curator-in-charge of the anthropology...
  • Top 5 suggested new Winter Olympic sports
    Top 5 suggested new Winter Olympic sports
    Let's face it; there are several sports in this "Hot. Cool. Yours" Winter Olympics in Mother Russia that Team USA could have done without. Speed skating was a bust; ski jumping was too. Then there are cross-country skiing and curling...
  • Reid finishes in the top ten in Olympic women's skleleton
    Reid finishes in the top ten in Olympic women's skeleton
    According to the Sochi 2014 website, Calgary native Sarah Reid finished in seventh place in the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi on Friday.Reid posted a total time of 3:54.73 and was 0.43 seconds back of...
  • Noelle Pikus-Pace
    2014 Olympic results: Noelle Pikus-Pace scores silver in skeleton
    Noelle Pikus-Pace completed an improbable comeback on Feb. 14 by capturing silver in the women's skeleton finals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Taking the gold was Pikus-Pace's chief rival Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain,...