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Three Fingered Alien Mummy? 

July 11, 2017


This is either an interesting work of art, an ancient mutant human, or an alien.  UFO fans are going bonkers over a video of a tiny, three-fingered humanoid found in Peru – claiming it might be proof that aliens once lived on our planet. But others claim it could just be a crude fake – […]

Proposal: Lawmakers Must Have Logic Skills

June 17, 2017


Can you pass this six question logic quiz?  T | F – Time is a measurable quantity T | F – Trees are real T | F – Trees grow rings at a rate of one per year T | F – As of 2013, the oldest tree-ring measurements in the Northern Hemisphere extend back […]

Ninety-Nine Million-Year-Old Bird with Teeth Preserved in Amber

June 8, 2017


This is awesome. Amber is a time machine of sorts, and this chunk found in Myanmar takes us back 99-million years to have a detailed look at parts of a bird from that time. Researchers in Myanmar have discovered a 99 million-year-old baby bird encased in amber . The ancient hatchling died when it was […]

Largest Dinosaur Footprint Found + Atmosphere and Human Survival

March 29, 2017


Here's what is being called the world's largest dinosaur footprint. It was found in the Walmadany area of the Dampier peninsula in Western Australia. The illustration shows how big a dinosaur would have to be to make the footprint.

Teen’s metal detector find: WWII plane with pilot

March 9, 2017


Listen to your grandfather. If he told you a war plane crashed in your backyard, he might not have been pulling your leg.  A 14-year-old student’s history homework turned into a full-blown excavation when he stumbled upon a World War II plane buried in his backyard. As the BBC reports, the wreckage of the German […]

Bizarre ancient life forms found in Mexican cave revived by NASA.

February 18, 2017


I couldn’t find a picture of the supposed bizarre Mexican cave microbes so enjoy this art, perhaps by Alex Ries. Anyway, in the hot gigantic crystal caves near Nica, Mexico, according to Penelope Boston, NASA’s Astrobiology Institute head, “bizarre and ancient” microbes were found and they have now been revived.  The life forms found trapped […]

30,000-Year-Old Giant virus revived

March 4, 2014


A 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life that could one day prove harmful to man. The latest find, described online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, appears to […]

Saddle Ridge Hoard: Buried gold coin stash worth $10,000,000

February 26, 2014


The coins were in uncirculated, mint condition, adding to their worth to collectors A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year valued at as much as $10m (£6m), rare coin dealers have said. The 1,427 coins, which date from 1847-1894, were never circulated and are in mint condition, […]

500-year-old hidden butt song from Hell + the Xeno transcription (listen)

February 17, 2014


When Hieronymus Bosch painted The Garden of Earthly Delights some time between the years of 1490 and 1510, the man clearly had a lot on his mind. His triptych shows a hallucinatory landscape: There is Adam and Eve, for example, and there is a man flying on the back of a bird-lion grasping a bear […]

Caveman With Blue Eyes Shocks Scientists

January 31, 2014


Scientists examining the DNA of ancient remains find surprising new evidence of how early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes. Image: An artist’s impression of the face of a 7,000-year-old man, reconstructed from his skeleton. His remains were discovered in a cold subterranean cave 5,000ft below sea level in the Cantabrian mountains of northwest […]

Pre- Viking Brew: Surprisingly Good

January 16, 2014


Ancient Scandinavians quaffed an alcoholic mixture of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and even grape wine imported from Greece and Rome, new research finds. This Nordic “grog” predates the Vikings. It was found buried in tombs alongside warriors and priestesses, and is now available at liquor stores across the United States, thanks to a reconstruction effort […]

World’s oldest Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal

November 28, 2013


Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who worked with archaeologists from Durham University, said on Tuesday that the structure had been unearthed inside the sacred Mayadevi temple in Lumbini. The Buddha, […]

Mysterious Package Found in Century-Old Time Capsule

November 28, 2013


If you opened a 101-year-old time capsule and found a mysterious package addressed to the descendants of an unknown man, would you open it? That’s the question a church in Michigan now faces after they recently cracked open a time capsule from 1912, and found something they couldn’t quite explain. The Lansing State Journal has […]

More than 600 ancient seals and amulets found

November 21, 2013


Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” made an unusually large find of seals in an ancient sanctuary in Turkey. They discovered more than 600 stamp seals and cylinder seals at the sacred site of the storm and weather god Jupiter Dolichenus, 100 of which in the current year alone. “Such large […]

Farmer to become millionaire after 2 DINOSAUR skeletons discovered on his land

October 23, 2013


A farmer is set to become an overnight millionaire after stumbling across the 70-million-year-old bones of two dinosaurs on his land. The enormous 38ft long Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered just a few miles from the 26ft Triceratops – and together they are set to fetch more than two million pounds. Experts have described the incredible […]

Skull may change story of human evolution

October 18, 2013


Georgian scientists on Friday showed off a 1.8 million-year-old skull discovered in the Caucasus nation that researchers say could force a re-evaluation of current theories of human evolution. The skull – unearthed in the medieval town of Dmanisi some 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Tbilisi – is the first completely preserved skull found from […]

Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

September 23, 2013


The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence of complex states in the ancient world. Intense warfare is the evolutionary driver of large complex societies, according to new research from a trans-disciplinary […]

5,000 year old flying machine found in Afghanistan?

September 21, 2013


What caused the sudden rush of these most powerful leaders of the Western World to go to Afghanistan, this report continues, was to directly view the discovery by US Military scientists of what is described as a “Vimana” entrapped in a “Time Well” that has already caused the “disappearance” of at least 8 American Soldiers […]

Archaeologists’ tricorder reveals objects’ ancient origins

September 13, 2013


Tricorder-style handheld scanners could help archaeologists uncover historical secrets without having to wait months for laboratory results. Researchers from Sheffield University have adapted technology used to identify materials in scrap metal yards and docks, in order to determine the geographical origin of certain stone tools in just 10 seconds. The portable scanner uses X-rays to […]

Ancient Jewelry Had Extraterrestrial Origin

August 29, 2013


Iron is a great material for making tools. But the oldest known iron artifacts were actually intended for decoration: nine Egyptian beads that date back to 3200 BC. And now we know that this ancient jewelry has an even more impressive origin—the iron out of which it was crafted came from space. The metal cylinders […]

Petroglyphs in North America dated to up to 14,800 years ago

August 14, 2013


University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into several boulders in western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even as far back as 14,800 years ago. The petroglyphs located at the Winnemucca Lake petroglyph site 35 miles northeast of Reno consist of […]

Vanishing Treasures: Tomb Raiders Exploit Chaos in Egypt

August 5, 2013


Egypt’s cultural heritage is in danger. Grave robbers, sometimes heavily armed, are taking advantage of political chaos to plunder its poorly guarded archaeological sites. Authorities feel powerless to stop them and fear that ancient treasures might be lost forever. From the pharaohs and Romans to the Greeks, Copts and Fatimids, Egypt bears the traces of […]

Genetic Adam: Humanity’s Last Common Ancestor

August 3, 2013


… Hundreds of thousands of years ago—when people still lived in small hunter-gatherer bands, when it’s not even clear they were totally anatomically modern (though they probably were)—something happened in the human genome. Somewhere in Africa, a man carried a Y chromosome that would turn out to be the only surviving Y chromosome in humans […]

First dino “blood” extracted from ancient bone

July 25, 2013


… A dinosaur bone buried for 80 million years has yielded a mix of proteins and microstructures resembling cells. The finding is important because it should resolve doubts about a previous report that also claimed to have extracted dino tissue from fossils. Proteins such as collagen are far more durable than DNA, but they had […]

Giant Dragon Skull on Beach is Advertisement

July 25, 2013


blinkbox – The Making of the Dragon Skull – YouTube.

All Non-Africans Part Neanderthal, Genetics Confirm

July 22, 2013


If your heritage is non-African, you are part Neanderthal, according to a new study in the July issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution. Discovery News has been reporting on human/Neanderthal interbreeding for some time now, so this latest research confirms earlier findings. Damian Labuda of the University of Montreal’s Department of Pediatrics and the CHU […]