Timothy McCulloch

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Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

<b>Tests on a six-inch-long mummified skeleton from Chile confirm that it represents the remains of a newborn with multiple mutations in key genes.</b><p>Despite being the size of a foetus, initial tests had suggested the bones were of a child aged six to eight.<p>These highly unusual features prompted wild …

Anthropology

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

The insect that painted Europe red

Truly vibrant red was elusive for many years: until a mysterious dye was discovered in Mexico. Devon Van Houten Maldonado reveals how a crushed bug became a sign of wealth and status.<p>Although scarlet is the colour of sin in the Old Testament, the ancient world’s elite was thirsty for red, a symbol …

Mexico City

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Incredible Blackbeard discovery: Stunning find on buccaneer's ship reveals pirate reading habits

What books did pirates read? Experts have made a remarkable discovery about their reading habits after deciphering paper fragments recovered from the wreck of Blackbeard’s ship.<p>The find offers a fascinating glimpse into life on board the famous 18th-century pirate’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s …

Archaeology

5,000-year old rock art found in India is likely the oldest depiction of a supernova

Imagine looking up at the sky one night and finding two moons. If it happened in 2017, Twitter would be abuzz with people posting photos. News channels would get astronomers to explain what’s happening, and they’d say it’s not a supernatural phenomenon but likely an exploding star—a supernova. …

Universe

Largest prime number discovered – with more than 23m digits

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number ever found.<p>Known simply as M77232917, the figure is arrived at by calculating two to the power of …

Mathematics

Frankenstein: Behind the monster smash

<b>This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein - first printed on 1 January 1818.</b><p>Shelley came up with the idea at the age of 18 after being challenged by romantic poet Lord Byron, while in Switzerland, to construct a ghost story. The results …

Construction

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

<b>Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.</b><p>These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the deceased was placed before it was put in a tomb.<p>They are made from scraps of papyrus which were used by …

Archaeology

The incredible true story of when WWI stopped for enemy armies to celebrate Christmas together

World War I is, for good reason, remembered as one of the worst wars fought in human history.<p>Millions of soldiers and civilians died in a conflict that changed the way war was waged and set the stage for the rest of the 20th century.<p>But for one night and one day, some units in the warring parties — …

World History

The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway?<p>The story that Guy Mellgren told about the curious silver coin began on the …

The 10 Biggest Archaeology Discoveries of 2017

1 of 12<p>Digging up the past<p>Archaeologists were digging up plenty of fascinating bones and other ancient remains throughout 2017, revealing more …

Archaeology

5 Soviet superheroes in World War II who terrified the Nazis - Russia Beyond

<b>1. Zinoviy Kolobanov: the tank victory that no one believed</b><p>When World War II began, Zinoviy Kolobanov already had serious military experience. For example, he fought in the Finnish War of 1939-1940, during which he escaped from a burning tank three times.<p>In 1941, Kolobanov commanded a tank unit …

5 momentous military events that took place on Christmas Day

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays on earth. But that doesn't mean that conflicts simply freeze every December 25th.<p>Important events in both of America's most formative wars — the Revolutionary War and the Civil War — took place on Christmas. British and German troops even celebrated …

The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences

In South London, the remains of the UK’s World War II history are visible in an unlikely place—one that you might pass by regularly and never take a …

Great Depression

Pearl Harbor hero recognized 76 years after saving 6 from sinking USS Arizona

An American hero is finally getting recognition 76 years after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.<p>Ahead of Thursday’s anniversary, the secretary of the U.S. Navy posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with valor to Chief Petty Officer Joe George, who died in 1996. The news comes five months …

Military

Lost Roman city that was home to Jesus' apostles found, say archaeologists

Experts believe they have found the lost Roman city of Julias, formerly the village of Bethsaida, which was the home of Jesus' apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.<p>Last month, archaeologists from the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, Israel and Nyack College in New York, …

Archaeology

New evidence dates Christ’s tomb to Roman era, matching historical records

Scientific tests have offered fascinating new insight into the tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.<p>National Geographic reports that construction materials used on the tomb have been dated to the Roman era. The results of tests provided to …

Archaeology

Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus' 'secret teachings' to his 'brother' found

Biblical scholars have discovered the first-known original Greek copy of an ancient forbidden Christian text that purportedly describes Jesus’ secret teachings to his “brother” James, an early leader of the Church.<p>Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, religious studies scholars at The University of …

Theology

Zigbee-Based Wireless Arduinos, Demystified

Hackday regular [Akiba] is working on a series of video tutorials guiding newbies into the world of the 802.15.4 wireless protocol stack — also known …

Raspberry Pi

Ancient Roman shipwrecks, stunning artifacts, discovered near Egyptian port

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Alexandria.<p>Al Ahram reports that the discoveries were made in Alexandria’s Eastern harbor and Abu Qir Bay, during excavations by the Egyptian …

Archaeology

Incredible 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic uncovered in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a stunning 1,500-year-old Christian mosaic that was once the floor of a church or monastery.<p>Experts found the mosaic during an excavation in the ancient Mediterranean coastal city of Ashdod-Yam, now part of the modern city of Ashdod. The discovery, which was …

Archaeology

Bleak fortunes of 16th to 18th century Londoners revealed through scientific testing for Crossrail

MOLA team<br>22.10.2017<p>Our latest Crossrail archaeology book The New Churchyard is published. It reveals the results of the largest archaeological study …

Archaeology

Archaeologists find secret treasures on Ayr High Street as demolition work reveals part of town's past

Diggers are clearing the old Woolworths site at the bottom of the high street and a number of important historical finds have already surfaced.<p>Secret …

This is why Wales is called Wales

Britain in the early Middle Ages was very different to the country it is now. Rather than England, Scotland and Wales, the island consisted of …

Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick's bones

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas — from whom the legend of Santa Claus …

Archaeology

Body of headless Jacobite clan chief exhumed to solve 270-year-old mystery

A grisly investigation has begun to establish whether a headless skeleton in a Highland mausoleum is that of a notorious 18th century clan chief.<p>Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, a Jacobite sympathiser who backed Bonnie Prince Charlie, was executed in London in 1747.<p>His body was said to have …

Archaeology

Coats of Arms – Exploring the Colourful History of Military Heraldry

“It emerged sometime in the late 12th Century, at a time when knighthood became prestigious, and the knightly caste and the increasingly wealthy …

Ancient History

Before the Air Force: From biplanes to jet prototypes

Military