Saturday, February 24, 2018

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 it had made a close pass by our planet three...

Winston Churchill on Aliens: 1939 Essay Discovered (February Re-post)

By Sarah Lewin February 15, 2017 01:00pm ET Winston Churchill was known for his leadership during World War II, but a newfound essay on alien life reveals another side of him, one that was deeply curious...

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...

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

Two famous ancient structures in the city of Palmyra have been destroyed by ISIS forces, Syria's antiquities chief says. The Tetrapylon and the facade of the city's Roman theater have both been almost completely demolished,...

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

by Leanna Garfield For hundreds — perhaps thousands — of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation, an indigenous group in British Columbia, have passed down the oral histories of where they came from. The nation...

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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