Mysterious Ancient Teeth

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS The evolution of humanity is often depicted as a straightforward transition from ape to stooped hairy man, to a less hairy upright man with a spear in his hand. In reality, the story of Hominins is a much more complex image, like a fuzzy branched tree with plenty of intertwining branches and dead […]

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The Egyptian Sarcophagus

As last weekend came to a close, a team of media-savvy archeologists cracked open an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus for the first time in millennia on live television. In case you missed the Sunday-night spectacle, here’s a glimpse of the discoveries they revealed. Take a look at what’s inside: The Egyptian Sarcophagus ADVERTISEMENTS

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Rose Bentley

Rose Marie Bentley lived most of her life in a rural Oregon town where she and her husband owned and operated a local feed store. In her small town, she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and loved to garden. On the outside, her life seemed one of normalcy – that is, until her […]

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The Bottom Of The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize, an inky blue marine sinkhole surrounded by a coral atoll and crystal clear waters, is an explorer’s paradise. The dream of exploring this geological oddity was recently realized by an expedition team made up of scientists, filmmakers, Richard Branson, and Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of French […]

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The Very Center Of The Milky Way

Interstellar travel remains a thing of science fiction, but if you would like to take a trip to the core of the Milky Way, NASA has got you covered. Thanks to the NASA Ames Supercomputer and observations by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, it is now possible to look at our galaxy from the unique vantage […]

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The Physics Teacher You Wish You Had

Even among inspirational teachers, Peter Tabichi stands out. So much so that Tabichi is the first specialist science winner of the 2019 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, sometimes called “the Nobel for education”, which comes with prize money of $1 million. Tabichi teaches physics and mathematics in one of the most deprived schools in Kenya […]

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Help Name Five Moons Of Jupiter

Suggesting a name is very simple. You just need to tweet your idea to the @JupiterLunacy account and explain why you chose that particular name. You must also include the hashtag #NameJupitersMoons. But don’t rush off to propose “Moony McMoonFace”! The requirements are actually quite strict, as is often the case with astronomical names. You […]

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Monkey Born From Frozen Prepubescent Testicle Tissue

In a world first, sperm from a frozen sample of testicle tissue has been used to create a baby monkey, in a study that could have huge implications for young people undergoing treatment for cancer that could affect their fertility. Learn more: Monkey Born From Frozen Prepubescent Testicle Tissue

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500-Million-Year-Old Marine Fossils Unearthed

A bounty of ancient fossils found on the bank of the Danshui River in China are some of the most pristine, diverse specimens ever found from more than 500 million years ago. The discovery provides a snapshot of a different marine world – one that was highly diverse and where no creature was larger than […]

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Jupiter’s Mysterious Origin And Journey Towards The Sun

For years astronomers have debated whether Jupiter formed at its current distance from the Sun, or underwent some great journey from further out. The dominance of the Solar System’s largest planet is so great the answer will determine how we envisage most other aspects of the formation of our planetary system – and others. Now […]

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