Friday, December 6, 2019

4,400-year-old tomb discovered at Saqqara, Egypt

By A. R. WilliamsDuring Egypt’s pyramid age, a well-connected man named Wahtye died and was laid to rest in the vast royal cemetery that...

6 Thanksgiving Myths and the Wampanoag Side of the Story

The Thanksgiving Day Celebration Originated From a MassacreIn 1621, though Pilgrims celebrated a feast, it was not repeated in the years to follow. In...

Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast.

By Jamie SeidelPlanet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And...

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint

by Malcolm RitterAt Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he...

A plane-size asteroid buzzes by Earth undetected

by Eric Mack Astronomers first spotted an asteroid about as long as a 737 passenger jet on Sunday and analyzed its path to determine...

Text by ‘Father of Medicine’ Found in Remote Egyptian Monastery

By Sarah GibbensThere's perhaps no doctor in history more famous than Hippocrates. Many medical students today still swear the ancient doctor's oath to adhere...

‘Strange’ signals may have been sent by ALIENS, scientists say…

By Margi Murphy STARGAZERS have received “some very peculiar signals” while observing a distant dwarf star. Experts listening in at the Arecibo Observatory were on a...

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...

Ancient Fossils Reveal the First Humans Emerged 170,000 Years Earlier than We Thought

The first modern humans may have emerged up to 350,000 years ago—170,000 years earlier than previously thought. Analysis of ancient DNA has allowed scientists...
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Stephen Hawking’s Last Theory

With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe just...

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