Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Our Sun May Have Snatched Planet 9 From Outside the Solar System

Those with a Pluto-the-planet-shaped void in their hearts have been eagerly following updates about Planet 9, a hypothetical world thought to be 10 times more massive than Earth and roughly 1,000 astronomical units (AU)...

The Mummy: what our obsession with ancient Egypt reveals

Christina Riggs With another version of The Mummy menacing cinemas, the “curse of the pharaohs” is back. Again. Hollywood’s determination to put marauding mummies in our sights suggests we still haven’t reached “peak curse”,...

200,000-Year-Old ‘Baby Tooth’ Reveals Clues About Mysterious Human Lineage

By Charles Q. Choi, DNA in a fossil from a young girl has revealed that a mysterious extinct human lineage occupied the middle of Asia longer than previously thought, allowing more potential interbreeding with...

Tunnel Discovered Under Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacán Mexico

By Heather Brady Archaeologists have discovered a secret tunnel under a famous and massive pyramid in the ancient city of Teotihuacán, northeast of Mexico City. The tunnel was found under the Pyramid of the Moon, the...

Cassini finds building blocks of life in our own solar system, on Saturn’s moon...

By Andrew Griffin An important molecule that can produce life and organic material has been found elsewhere in our solar system. Scientists have been shocked to find that the Cassini spacecraft spotted the chemicals, central to...

Morocco fossils push back the timeline on human origins

Fossilized remains found in Morocco might belong to our 300,000-year-old ancestors. The skulls and bones could represent the earliest known fossils of Homo sapiens, the human species to which we all belong, scientists said in...

Ancient Maya developed super highways network more than 1,000 years ago

Roads of more than 240 kilometers long designed, traced and built by the ancient Maya have been discovered in Guatemala, near the border with Mexico. El Mirador is a late Maya preclassic city, located in Guatemala,...

Life on Mars? Study Showing Martian Soil Kills Bacteria Dims Hopes

Jessica Wapner Recent images and other compelling evidence that water once flowed on Mars have generated hope of finding microbial life there. That hope has been dealt a blow by a new study showing...

Easter Island not victim of ‘ecocide’, analysis of remains shows

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY—Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly destroyed its environment, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at...
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14 Million Year Old Vehicle Tracks

Geologist Dr Alexander Koltypin believes mysterious markings in the Phrygian Valley of central Turkey were made by an intelligent race 12 to 14 million years ago.
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