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Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I Digitally ‘unwraped’ For First Time in 3,000 Years
12/29/2021
Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I Digitally ‘unwraped’ For First Time in 3,000 Years

Mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I Digitally ‘unwraped’ For First Time in 3,000 Years

The mummy of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I was so exquisitely wrapped – decorated with flower garlands and buried with a lifelike face mask – scientists have been hesitant to open up the remains. That is, until now. Some 3,000 years after Amenhotep's burial, a team of researchers used CT ...

12/28/2021

A lion's mane jellyfish pulses around in a shallow Scottish bay. Its bell was about 30 centimeters (1 ft) across, with two-meter-long (7 ft) tentacles. The biggest ever recorded had a two-meter (7 ft) bell and tentacles measuring 120 feet (36 m).

This is Maudy, 4, in Kalulushi, Zambia. Take a moment and think back to your childhood, the era in your life when your d...
12/28/2021

This is Maudy, 4, in Kalulushi, Zambia. Take a moment and think back to your childhood, the era in your life when your day job was to construct fantastical worlds with your favorite toys.

This is Maudy, 4, in Kalulushi, Zambia. Take a moment and think back to your childhood, the era in your life when your day job was to construct fantastical worlds with your favorite toys.

Baby Seals Can Change Their Tone Of Voice, Study Finds
12/28/2021
Baby Seals Can Change Their Tone Of Voice, Study Finds

Baby Seals Can Change Their Tone Of Voice, Study Finds

Baby seals may be the latest animal to have a similar trait to humans – raising their voice so they are better understood. A new study published Monday in the journal Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B. found the adorable creatures possess the rare ability of altering their tone.

Rare Steller’s Sea Eagle Spotted in North America, 5,000 Miles From Home
12/27/2021
Rare Steller’s Sea Eagle Spotted in North America, 5,000 Miles From Home

Rare Steller’s Sea Eagle Spotted in North America, 5,000 Miles From Home

Bird watchers in Massachusetts have been given an early Christmas present in the form of an incredibly rare sighting – a Steller's sea eagle, which is native to Asia almost 8,000 km (5,000 miles) away. The large sea eagles are native to the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia, and also seen

NASA’s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds
12/26/2021
NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA’s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope is hurtling away from Earth and toward deep space on a long-awaited, high-risk mission that, if successful, will look deeper into the cosmic past than any telescope before. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an ...

Analysis of Ancient DNA Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree
12/25/2021
Analysis of Ancient DNA Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree

Analysis of Ancient DNA Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree

An analysis of DNA from a 5,700-year-old tomb has revealed the world’s oldest family tree, shedding “extraordinary” light on the importance of family and descent among people who were some of Britain’s first farmers. Researchers extracted DNA from the bones and teeth of 35 individuals buried...

meet Earth's first Giant, roamed the ocean of what is now Nevada 246 million years ago
12/24/2021
New Fossil Reveals Early and Rapid Evolution of Giant Mesozoic Ichthyosaurs

meet Earth's first Giant, roamed the ocean of what is now Nevada 246 million years ago

Ichthyosaurs were a successful group of large marine reptiles for most of the Mesozoic Era. These creature first appeared in the oceans after the Permian mass extinction, about 248 million years ago (Early Triassic epoch), and became extinct in the early Late Cretaceous epoch, 90 million years ag

Neanderthals Transformed Ecosystems 125,000 Years Ago
12/23/2021
Neanderthals Transformed Ecosystems 125,000 Years Ago

Neanderthals Transformed Ecosystems 125,000 Years Ago

Scientists have long debated when humans and human ancestors started to dominate the natural world—a milestone in human history. New research suggests Neanderthals' activities turned a forested area into grasslands nearly 125,000 years ago, providing the oldest evidence of land-altering behavior i...

Fossilized Egg Suggests Dinosaurs had Similar Pre-hatching Posture to Modern Birds
12/23/2021
Fossilized Egg Suggests Dinosaurs had Similar Pre-hatching Posture to Modern Birds

Fossilized Egg Suggests Dinosaurs had Similar Pre-hatching Posture to Modern Birds

In one of the most well-preserved dinosaur embryos ever found, a baby dinosaur curled its back and tucked its head in a position that is similar to modern birds before they hatch, a discovery that scientists say could shed new light on how dinosaurs developed in their early stages. The best dinos

Cosmic Rays Could Unearth Secrets of China’s Qin Shi Huang Guarded by Terracotta Army
12/21/2021
Cosmic Rays Could Unearth Secrets of China’s Qin Shi Huang Guarded by Terracotta Army

Cosmic Rays Could Unearth Secrets of China’s Qin Shi Huang Guarded by Terracotta Army

For more than 2,000 years, the secrets of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor, were guarded by his Terracotta Army. But thanks to cutting-edge cosmic ray technology, archaeologists could soon discover what treasures were buried alongside him. Cosmic rays can be used to scan a se

Researchers Capture Footage of a Rare Deep-Sea Fish with Transparent Head
12/19/2021
Researchers Capture Footage of a Rare Deep-Sea Fish with Transparent Head

Researchers Capture Footage of a Rare Deep-Sea Fish with Transparent Head

Earlier this month, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) shared footage of the barreleye fish, a deep sea creature that has a transparent forehead within which one can see its glowing green eyes. Macropinna microstoma is a deep-sea ray-finned fish in the barreleye family Opisthopr

Fossil Remains of a Previously-unknown Human Species Discovered in South Africa
12/18/2021
Fossil Remains of a Previously-unknown Human Species Discovered in South Africa

Fossil Remains of a Previously-unknown Human Species Discovered in South Africa

A large, multinational team of scientists has discovered a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin in the Rising Star cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of the genus Homo, the new species — named Homo naledi — also appears to have i...

Planting Wildflowers Around Solar Panels Could Boost Bumble Bee Numbers
12/17/2021
Planting Wildflowers Around Solar Panels Could Boost Bumble Bee Numbers

Planting Wildflowers Around Solar Panels Could Boost Bumble Bee Numbers

New research shows that simple changes to how UK solar parks are managed could boost ground nesting bumble bee populations in the parks and surrounding areas, providing an additional benefit on top of renewable energy. Researchers at Lancaster University, UK, investigated different scenarios to s

A Unique Genetic Regulation Helps Hydras Regrow Its Own Head
12/15/2021
A Unique Genetic Regulation Helps Hydras Regrow Its Own Head

A Unique Genetic Regulation Helps Hydras Regrow Its Own Head

Despite the simplicity of their appearance, the aquatic creatures (Hydra) possess supernatural and amazing powers - including the absurd ability to regrow their own heads if decapitated. Simple and amazing creatures Hydra belongs to the cnidaria phylum of animals, which includes jellyfish, cor

Archaeologists Reveal the Mystery of Ethiopia’s Megalithic Stele Monuments
12/15/2021
Archaeologists Reveal the Mystery of Ethiopia’s Megalithic Stele Monuments

Archaeologists Reveal the Mystery of Ethiopia’s Megalithic Stele Monuments

Archaeologists have discovered that some of Ethiopia's 20-feet-tall ph***ic monoliths, or 'Stelae', were built about 2,070 years ago, 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. Researchers from the Washington State University dated charcoal samples from the bases of the stones at three sites:

This blind rhino represents the changing face of tourism in South Africa
12/13/2021
This blind rhino represents the changing face of tourism in South Africa

This blind rhino represents the changing face of tourism in South Africa

Munu was found wandering around in circles towards the middle of December 2018 by a section ranger named Moolman, He became blind because he liked to fight with other rhinos. Munu is an abbreviation of the ranger’s name, hence Munu being bestowed with this title. Munu comes from the Addo National

41,500-year-old pendant could be Eurasia’s oldest human-decorated jewelry
12/10/2021
41,500-year-old pendant could be Eurasia’s oldest human-decorated jewelry

41,500-year-old pendant could be Eurasia’s oldest human-decorated jewelry

Humans have been creating and wearing jewelry for thousands of years. But it can be a challenge to find out exactly how long ago prehistoric humans started decorating items and using them as fashion accessories. Archaeologists in Poland have discovered the remains of a 41,500-year-old pendant mad

This Earth’s Indestructible Black Box Will Tell The Future What Happened to Us
12/07/2021
This Earth's Indestructible Black Box Will Tell The Future What Happened to Us

This Earth’s Indestructible Black Box Will Tell The Future What Happened to Us

There is a strange structure about to witness and record the end of the world as we know it, at the far end of the earth - hidden somewhere on the remote Australian island of Tasmania. The project, called Earth's Black Box, is a giant steel installation, soon to be filled with hard drives powered

Ancient Pueblo American Culture Actually Benefited From ‘The Worst Year in Human History’
12/06/2021
Ancient Pueblo American Culture Actually Benefited From 'The Worst Year in Human History'

Ancient Pueblo American Culture Actually Benefited From ‘The Worst Year in Human History’

As far as years go, we can do a lot better than AD 536, which by some historians' standards revealed it was probably the "worst year in human history". Now, it seems it might not have been the worst thing, at least for the Ancestral Puebloan communities who occupied the southwestern US. In fact,

Conservationists Rescue Magnificent Tiny Snails thought to be Extinct for 100 years
12/04/2021
Conservationists Rescue Magnificent Tiny Snails thought to be Extinct for 100 years

Conservationists Rescue Magnificent Tiny Snails thought to be Extinct for 100 years

The Desertas Island land snails hadn't been recorded for 100 years, so it was thought they had disappeared. But experts found tiny populations of two species of the snail, each with fewer than 300 individuals. They were found on a remote island, off the south-east coast of Madeira, in the North A

Scientists link the Extinction of Megafauna Herbivores and Wildfires
12/03/2021
Scientists link the Extinction of Megafauna Herbivores and Wildfires

Scientists link the Extinction of Megafauna Herbivores and Wildfires

American researchers have revealed a link between the extinction of large herbivores that disappeared thousands of years ago and the change in wildfires map in various regions of the world. Climatologists link the outbreak of forest fires in recent years and the phenomenon of climate change, but

Collapse of Advanced Liangzhu Culture – “China’s Venice of the Stone Age” – 4000 years ago
11/30/2021
Collapse of Advanced Liangzhu Culture – “China’s Venice of the Stone Age” – 4000 years ago

Collapse of Advanced Liangzhu Culture – “China’s Venice of the Stone Age” – 4000 years ago

About 5,300 years ago, an ancient civilization emerged in eastern China, building a magnificent city perhaps never seen before in all of Asia, not even in the whole world. The ruins of Liangzhu, which appeared along the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, show many signs of social,

We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Discovery Suggests
11/29/2021
We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Discovery Suggests

We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Discovery Suggests

Most human diseases can be traced to malfunctioning parts of a cell — a tumor is able to grow because a gene wasn’t accurately translated into a particular protein or a metabolic disease arises because mitochondria aren’t firing properly, for example. But to understand what parts of a cell can...

Is famine coming to all humans within 3 decades?
11/27/2021
Is famine coming to all humans within 3 decades?

Is famine coming to all humans within 3 decades?

A joint research team of British, Spanish and Austrian scientists was able to conclude that over the past 30 years, no country has met the basic needs of its residents at a globally sustainable level of resource use, which may cause environmental disasters in just 3 decades. To reach these findin

Ukraine plans to plant billions of trees to fight climate change
11/26/2021
Ukraine plans to plant billions of trees to fight climate change

Ukraine plans to plant billions of trees to fight climate change

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced ambitious plans to plant one billion trees across the country in the next three years. The announcement came just days after climate negotiations ended at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. Along with the 27-nation European Union, Ukraine hopes t

Maya breakthrough as incredible underwater discovery solves 1,000-year-old mystery
11/22/2021
Maya breakthrough as incredible underwater discovery solves 1,000-year-old mystery

Maya breakthrough as incredible underwater discovery solves 1,000-year-old mystery

Heather McKillop, along with her research team from LSU, excavated the salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch buildings. The Maya constructed stone temples and palaces in the rainforest all across Central America and had stunning stone carvings of their royal

Florida Black Bear Rescued after Having Plastic Container Stuck on Head for a Month
11/20/2021
Florida Black Bear Rescued after Having Plastic Container Stuck on Head for a Month

Florida Black Bear Rescued after Having Plastic Container Stuck on Head for a Month

This bear was wandering the streets of Florida, US, for weeks on end with a plastic container stuck on its head, until local authorities came to the rescue. The animal spent 28 days trapped in what was thought to be part of an automatic pet feeder. Then after the first sighting in Collier County,

Researchers Suggests that most Nearby Rocky Exoplanets are quite Unlike anything in our Solar System
11/18/2021
Researchers Suggests that most Nearby Rocky Exoplanets are quite Unlike anything in our Solar System

Researchers Suggests that most Nearby Rocky Exoplanets are quite Unlike anything in our Solar System

An astronomer from NSF's NOIRLab has teamed up with a geologist from California State University, Fresno, to make the first estimates of rock types that exist on planets orbiting nearby stars. After studying the chemical composition of "polluted" white dwarfs, they have concluded that most rocky

Evidence that a Cosmic Airburst Destroyed Ancient City in the Jordan Valley
11/15/2021
Evidence that a Cosmic Airburst Destroyed Ancient City in the Jordan Valley

Evidence that a Cosmic Airburst Destroyed Ancient City in the Jordan Valley

As the inhabitants of an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam went about their daily business one day about 3,600 years ago, they had no idea an unseen icy space rock was speeding toward them at about 38,000 mph (61,000 kph). Flashing through the atmosphere, the rock exploded in

Tomb of Ramses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
11/11/2021

Tomb of Ramses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Tomb of Ramses VI, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth’s sister planet once had oceans
11/11/2021
Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth's sister planet once had oceans

Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth’s sister planet once had oceans

In many ways, our neighbouring planet is very similar to Earth. It’s a rocky planet of about the same size, and it has an atmosphere and some water. Yet, a closer look reveals striking differences between them: Venus' thick CO2 atmosphere, extreme surface temperature and pressure, and sulphuric

Statue Heads of Greek Gods discovered in Aizanoi, western Turkey
11/10/2021
Statue Heads of Greek Gods discovered in Aizanoi, western Turkey

Statue Heads of Greek Gods discovered in Aizanoi, western Turkey

The statuary heads of two Greek gods have been unearthed in an ancient city in western Turkey, according to an archaeologist working at the site. The heads of both Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine, were discovered, excavation coordinator Gokhan Coskun told Anadolu Age

Discovery of Pompeii slaves’ room sheds light on real Roman life
11/09/2021
Discovery of Pompeii slaves’ room sheds light on real Roman life

Discovery of Pompeii slaves’ room sheds light on real Roman life

A nearly perfectly intact room that served as a kind of dormitory for enslaved people has been unearthed by archaeologists at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The room has three wooden beds, a chamber pot, a wooden chest and several tall Roman jars called amphorae. All of it was covered and pr

Asian Spider Invades U.S. state of Georgia, Frightens Residents and Grabs Scientists Attention
11/07/2021
Asian Spider Invades U.S. state of Georgia, Frightens Residents and Grabs Scientists Attention

Asian Spider Invades U.S. state of Georgia, Frightens Residents and Grabs Scientists Attention

The huge spider - which hails from East Asia - spread widely this year in the north of the US state of Georgia, which frightened the population and puzzled scientists, after it occupied with its thick nets electrical wires, balconies of houses and fields. Joro Spider Writer Zoe Strozzewski say

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A Sufi pilgrim reads verses from the Quran at the shrine of the Sufi poet, scholar, mystic, and saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, in the village of Bhit Shah in the Sindh, Pakistan. The shrine was built in 1772, and the tile work is classic Sindhi style.
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