Saturday, October 20, 2018

Should We Be Looking for Space Aliens a Bit Closer to Home?

By John Wenz Astronomers believe it’s possible that advanced beings lived in or visited our solar system eons ago — and perhaps left behind certain ‘technosignatures.’ We’re used to the idea of searching for space aliens...

5,000 Years of Native American Moundbuilding

PHILADELPHIA, PA 2017—The Great Pyramids in Egypt, Stonehenge in England, and the Maya city of Teotihuacan were all built thousands of years ago. Add to that list of extraordinary achievements the earthen mounds—some rising...

Archaeologists Return to Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur

By Megan Gannon Last summer, researchers discovered traces of early medieval life at Tintagel in Cornwall, on England's southwest coast, where the legendary British monarch was said to have been born. Now, they've returned to the...

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)...

Indigenous Remains Do Not Belong to Science

By THE EDITORS on April 25, 2018 On February 18, 2017, more than 200 members of five Native American tribes gathered at a secret location on the Columbia Plateau in Washington State to return the...

Possible Site of Atlantis Found Using Satellite Imagery

Thanks to Plato’s account of the lost city and Google Earth, new visual and arithmetic clues suggest that the mythical city of Atlantis may have been hiding in plain sight the entire time, in...

Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq’s rebel rulers

The Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a fantasy novel but it’s the name given to a royal dynasty who ruled a swathe of Bronze Age Iraq for almost...

ISIS Makes up to $100 MILLION a Year Smuggling Ancient Artifacts

BY CALLUM PATON The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) makes as much as $100 million annually by trafficking looted antiquities out of Iraq and Syria and selling them on the black market. The Wall Street Journal reported that while it was not...

You’re living in a new geologic age. It’s called the Meghalayan

The newly named current geologic age that started 4,200 years ago. Welcome to the Meghalayan, our geologic here and now. It’s one of three newly designated ages divvying up the Holocene Epoch, a geologic time...

Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld

By Tom Clynes Chichén Itzá, MexicoAt the spring and fall equinoxes, the setting sun casts serpent-like shadows along the northern stairs of El Castillo, or “the castle.” Built more than a thousand years ago by...
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