Thursday, January 18, 2018

Humans lived in Americas 130,000 years before it discovered — new evidence proposes

Researchers in Southern California say they've uncovered evidence that humans lived there 130,000 years ago. ______ If it's true, it would be the oldest sign of humans in the Americas ever — predating the best evidence up to now by about 115,000 years. And the claim...

Mysterious underground city found in Russia

https://youtu.be/GuOpiQSj8wI --- Description Few months back we shared with you the story of adventurous geologists who had trekked far into the cold wildernesses of Russia, in an effort to catalogue the largest megalithic site on earth. So remote, they are steeped in legends of snow yetis...

Time Machine: These incidents prove time travel existed in ancient times

Time travelling and time machines are always fascinating to talk about. We have also seen many films that have shown the concept of time travel, like Hollywood blockbusters 'Back to the Future' trilogy, 'The Butterfly Effect,' 'Star Trek' and more. Time Machine Are you sure if this...

Another pyramid just found in Egypt

An excavation team in Egypt has found what appears to be the interior of a buried pyramid dating back 3,700 years to the 13th dynasty. The antiquities ministry says that both a corridor and a block engraved with 10 lines of hieroglyphics are in good...

Remains of ancient Egyptian pyramid built 3,700 years ago, discovered near the bent pyramid of King Snefru

Part of the remains of an ancient Egyptian pyramid discovered near the bent pyramid of King Snefru in Dahshur, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo. ______ The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent...

Who built the Egyptian pyramids?

I can remember standing in the desert near Cairo and gazing across the Sphinx to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the most impressive structures on Earth, and counting myself extremely fortunate to be there. The pyramid carries some impressive statistics. It stands 450...

Amazing fossilized footprints from different types of dinosaurs found in Australia

Where are there fossilized footprints from more types of dinosaurs than anyplace else in the world? ______ Well, that would be the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park," a 25-km (15.5-mile) stretch of the coastline contains tracks from 21...

Scientists warning that there’s a “very real risk” of Jesus Christ’s tomb collapse

Few places are more holy to Christians than what's thought to be Christ's tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there's a "very real risk" of collapse at the site. ______ Researchers from the National Technical University of Athens say the Edicule, a shrine...

Dinosaur tracks found in northeast China’s Jilin Province

Dinosaur tracks have been found in northeast China's Jilin Province, according to an announcement by scientists from China, the Republic of Korea and the United States. ______ The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian,...

Another ancient palace found under site destroyed by Islamic State group

Human Rights Watch said in a report that as many as 600 people were killed in the Badush prison massacre, which took place on the same day that Islamic State militants captured Mosul in June 2014. ______ Fighting is expected to get tougher as Iraqi troops...

Ancient DNA found in dental plaque of Neanderthals show their use of medicine to treat pain and illness

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behavior, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness. ______ Published today in the journal Nature, an...

The oldest known fossils on Earth – as old as 4.2 billion years – discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered tiny fossils that are thinner than a human hair and are an astounding 3.7 billion years old, making them the oldest known fossils on Earth, University College London announced on Wednesday. They could even be as old as 4.2 billion years. ______ The...

Syrian troops backed by Russia retake ancient Palmyra from the Islamic State group

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group Thursday, the Kremlin and the army said, in another blow to the jihadists. ______ Bolstered by air strikes and ground troops from their ally Moscow, Syrian...

Zealandia, scientists found an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia

Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia, and they are calling it Zealandia. ______ This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and 94 percent submerged. But at its highest points, it protrudes above the ocean...

More than 100 plant seeds dating back 2,000 years have been unearthed from an ancient tomb in China

More than 100 plant seeds dating back 2,000 years have been unearthed from an ancient tomb in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, archaeologists said. ______ According to the regional institute of archaeology, the discovery was made during the excavation of a civilian tomb, dating between...

Next piece of lost history: Archaeologists discovered the 12th Dead Sea scrolls cave, dated 2,000 years ago

Next piece of lost history Archaeologists discovered the 12th Dead Sea scrolls cave, dated 2,000 years ago
Archaeologists excavating a cave in the Dead Sea announced Wednesday they had discovered the 12th cave that held scrolls from the Jewish Second Temple, a period dated to some 2,000 years ago. ______ The rare parchments were looted in the mid-20th century, presumably by local shepherds,...

Ancient tomb of a general and his princess wife from year 564, discovered in China

The tomb of a general and his princess wife buried on March 18, in the year 564, has been discovered in China. ______ The ancient tomb, which contained the couple’s skeletons, was also filled with figurines, said the archaeologists who described the findings recently in the...

Scientists confirmed the existence of a ‘lost continent’ under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. ______ The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during...

500 million years ago, a squishy, thumb-size sea creature did a little dance to catch seafood

About 500 million years ago, a squishy, thumb-size sea creature did a little dance — waving its upper limbs around in the ocean in a never-ending attempt to ensnarl some tasty morsels floating by. ______ Researchers found the remains of this newly identified critter in the...

This 540 million yrs-old creature may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path

Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty. Scientists say a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path that...