Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cahokia: North America’s massive, ancient city

Matt DavisMesopotamia had Ur, a wealthy city from 2100 BCE and a towering ziggurat. Egypt had Memphis and Alexandria, with their great pyramids and...

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...

Ancient Maya May Have Foreseen Meteor Showers

By Kimberly M. S. CartierUsing state-of-the-art computer models, an amateur historian and a professional astronomer have found evidence that many important societal events recorded...

Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid? Hidden Text Holds Clues to Thousand-Year-Old Mystery

By Callum PatonArchaeologists believe they have found the key to unlocking a mystery almost as old as the Great Pyramid itself: Who built...

Earliest known drawing found on rock in South African cave

It lacks the grace of Leonardo and has none of the warmth of Rubens, but the criss-crossed pattern on the chunk of rock is...

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...

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...

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest...

Buddha’s Remains Discovered in China?

By Kastalia MedranoArchaeologists discovered a box in Jingchuan County, China, which, according to its inscription, contained the cremated remains of the Buddha....

More Scientific Support for Planet 9

New observations of a distant exoplanet and its solar system offer proof of a long-standing astronomical theory: passing stars can perturb planetary systems and...
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