Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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 remarkable all the same. According to researchers who unearthed 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)...

NASA says 3mi asteroid set to graze past Earth on Sept 1

A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1. Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass just 4.4 million miles from...

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...

How digital technology is taking Mayan culture back to the future

By Mark Brown More than a century after the British explorer Alfred Maudslay took pioneering photographs and casts of some of the most incredible ancient Mayan objects and sites, digital technology is ensuring they can...

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 to trace back the ancestry of people from South Africa...

Life After Death? –Physicists Says “It’s Quantum Information that Transcends from One World to...

While scientists are still in heated debates about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level....

Ancient settlement primed for flooding in Turkey

Crews have begun dynamiting Neolithic-era caves near Hasankeyf, Turkey. The early Mesopotamian settlement will soon be submerged by a hydroelectric dam project, Diego Cupolo reports. The Tigris River gave rise to the world's first settlements...

Egyptian vs Mesoamerican Architecture

Observe the similarities of the Egyptian and Mesoamerican building styles...

If You Missed This Year’s Eclipse, Chase Another

by Kelsey Kennedy Starting in 2019, there will be other opportunities to catch totality—or see it again if you’re hooked. Eclipse chasers may seem a little intense—they often go to great lengths to see total solar...
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