Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saudis to Destroy Mount Sinai?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz As researchers debate the location of Biblical Mount Sinai, the Saudi Arabian government is moving forward with plans for a mega-city...

The Cleaners of Ancient Mesopotamia

by Noor Al-Samarrai If you had some threads that you wanted to spiff up for a special occasion in ancient Mesopotamia, what would you do?...

Ancient Egyptian Cats Didn’t Look The Way You Think

by David Anderson Our perceptions of the ancient world are shaped by the way surviving relics appear in the present day. The cool...

Steam-Powered Spacecraft?

Posted on by Matt Williams The era of renewed space exploration has led to some rather ambitious proposals. While many have been on the books...

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

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

New Year’s Eve in Ancient Times

By Stella Tsolakidou Contrary to what some may believe, celebrating the advent of the New Year on January 1st amidst the cold bleakness of winter...

Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018

By Jennifer Raff Every year ancient DNA research deepens our understanding of history a bit more, and 2018 was truly a remarkable year for...

5 Astronomy Events Coming in 2019

By Brian Lada The new year will bring several notable astronomy events that will be visible for many across the United States, including a rare...

Science Says: A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided

By SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how...

The World’s Oldest Pyramid Is Hidden in an Indonesian Mountain

PETER DOCKRILL When Dutch colonists became the first Europeans to discover Gunung (Mount) Padang in the early 20th century, they must have been awestruck by...

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