Tuesday, August 21, 2018

How Ancient Star Maps Gave Rise to Modern Astronomy

by Starre Vartan Scientists have incredibly advanced tools to look at the stars today, but in the era before light pollution, star-gazing was much easier and simpler for the average person—just step outside at night....

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...

Ancient ‘House of the Dead’ discovered in Wiltshire

A ‘House of the Dead’ has been discovered in Wiltshire dating back 5,000 years by University of Reading archaeologists and students, and could contain the ancestors of those who lived around Stonehenge and Avebury. As...

Elon Musk reveals sleek SpaceX spacesuit for crewed flights in 2018

SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights expected to take off next year. Chief executive Elon Musk revealed the suit on Instagram on Wednesday. He said it was not...

Ancient Skeletons Could Finally Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

By PETER DOCKRILL Ever since they were discovered some 70 years ago, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated scholars and historians. But the precise origins and authorship of these ancient texts have always been shrouded...
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Nefertiti’s Tomb Discovered

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (/ˌnɛfərˈtiːti/) (c.1370 – c. 1330 BC) was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in...

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint

by Malcolm Ritter At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast...

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

by Jim Scott As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may...

‘Lost city’ discovery: Kansas site sheds new light on Native American history

Archaeologists have found incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people. Donald Blakeslee, a professor of archaeology at Wichita State University, told Fox News that experts...

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...
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