DNA Analysis of 16th-Century Mummy

Using advanced DNA sequencing on a 16th-century mummy, a team of scientists has revealed the complex history and evolutionary processes of Hepatitis B (HBV). This genomic data is the oldest evidence of the virus and suggests that humans have lived with – and perhaps evolved alongside – HBV for centuries. Learn more: DNA Analysis of […]

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DNA From Ancient Child

Researchers have managed to sequence the genome of an ancient child that was descended from one of the original founding humans to have stepped foot in the Americas. The genome of this ancient Alaskan child provides the first direct genetic evidence that all Native Americans can be traced back to one population that lived in […]

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Left- Or Right-Handed

According to a brand new study in the journal eLife, it is definitively nothing to do with our brains or our neurological development. In a rather satisfying plot twist, it seems that your left- or right-handedness is actually ingrained in your biological workings from before you were born, but in the form of a particular […]

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100-Year-Old Mistake On Dippy The Dinosaur

Dippy the Dinosaur is possibly the most famous dinosaur in the world, other than the T. rex from Jurassic Park and Barney. Just like the T. rex from Jurrasic Park, Dippy is returning very shortly, heading back to the UK after major renovations in Canada. And just like Barney, it turns out Dippy was anatomically […]

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US Government Has Been Covertly Investigating UFOs

On Saturday, a news story broke that should appeal to the conspiracy theorist in you. The US Government really has been investigating unidentified flying objects (UFOs) – or unexplained aerial phenomenon (UAPs) – and they’ve been doing it all in secret. Learn more: US Government Has Been Covertly Investigating UFOs

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Family Doesn’t Feel Pain

The Marsilis family are pretty much real-life superheroes. Six members of this Italian family have a rare genetic mutation that causes them to have an extremely low sensitivity to pain, meaning they’ve had broken bones and otherwise painful injuries without barely noticing. On top of this, they can also eat hot chili peppers with ease. […]

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The Man Who Rescued The Rabbit From The Wildfire

Providing a brief moment of hope during an otherwise dark time, footage shared on social media accounts appeared to show a man in Santa Barbara County rescuing a wild rabbit from the flames. Many applauded the actions of this impromptu hero, but an article over at Live Science suggests that he may have been doing […]

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Ghost Disease

There’s no doubt that parts of North Korea feature hellish humanitarian disasters. The Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site near Mount Mantap has made headlines several times in this regard in the last few months, with reports of deformed babies, corpses floating down rivers, and more being linked to the subterranean detonations. Now, as reported by NBC […]

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Iron Weapons And Tools From The Bronze Age

How did Bronze Age civilizations manage to forge iron weapons before they had learned how to smelt iron ore? It turns out, they had a little bit of help from the cosmos, as many of the iron artifacts from this era appear to have an extraterrestrial origin. Learn more: Iron Weapons And Tools From The […]

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Two Sealed Tombs In Luxor

Archaeologists in Egypt have revealed the discovery of two previously unexplored tombs in the city of Luxor that are thought to date back about 3,500 years. They displayed a number of items that were found in the tombs, including a mummy, figurines, and wooden masks. The tombs were found by a German archaeologist in the […]

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