Saturday, July 22, 2017

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...

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