Jupiter’s Mysterious Aurora

Scientists have discovered a mysterious new type of aurora at Jupiter, which doesn’t seem to fit any of our existing models. It hints that something unknown is taking place on the planet. What they found is confusing. Jupiter’s brightest aurora appears to be powered by a process that we’ve never seen before. This aurora can […]

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Florida’s Long Lost Coral Reefs

It’s not the usual kind of buried treasure, but newly discovered 18th-century British Admiralty charts of Florida have provided marine scientists with a unique sort of gold. The maps show just how rich the coral once was off Florida’s coast. It appears human activity has been damaging reefs there for a very long time, and […]

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Buried Viking Warrior Was Actually A Woman

The recent study set out to confirm the sex of the body found near the village of Birka in Sweden. The individual was buried in a warrior grave that dated back to the Viking age, around mid-10th century, and contained a wealth of relics related to war, such as a sword, an axe, a spear, […]

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Fourth Type Of Chocolate

Rejoice, sweet-toothers, for there is a new chocolate in town. No, not just some fancy concoction of a pre-existing chocolate rearranged like some delicious Rubik’s cube – this is the first brand-new variety of chocolate since white chocolate was introduced to the world 80 years ago. Learn more: Fourth Type Of Chocolate

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The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate that ships today could navigate with it. Most earlier maps that included the region were not intended for navigation […]

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Black Holes May Solve Mystery Of The Dark Univers

About 1 billion years after the Big Bang, something weird happened in the universe. It mysteriously went from being dark to transparent. Now astronomers might know why. A study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and led by Philip Kaaret from the University of Iowa, found that black holes might have been […]

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Solar Flare

NASA has reported a huge solar flare being emitted by the Sun, the most powerful since 2006, which has already caused some radio blackouts on Earth – and it may cause aurora visible as far south as London. Discover more: Solar Flare

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Kailasa Temple

This is designed to recall Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva – looks like a freestanding, multi-storeyed temple complex, but it was carved out of one single rock, and covers an area double the size of Parthenon in Athens. Initially the temple was covered with white plaster thus even more increasing the similarity to […]

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Magnetic Neuron Star

Breakthrough Listen, an international collaborative project to look for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, has employed its high-precision instruments to look at a one-of-a-kind astronomical event, the fast radio burst (FRB) 121102. FRBs are brief and extremely energetic pulses of radio waves whose mysterious origin has puzzled scientists for the last two years. FRB 121102 is […]

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Ancient Mummy Has Oldest Known Case Of Liver Parasites

Most of the time, doctors know what’s best for you. But nearly 400 years ago, this may not have been quite so clear cut. An autopsy of a 17th-century mummy discovered in a tomb in South Korea has revealed the earliest known case of liver parasites in a human, and he may well have been […]

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