Juan Solis

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Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'

Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an unprecedented rate.<p>The approach, known as light detection and ranging scanning (lidar) involves directing a …

Archaeology

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

This may be a really bad year for earthquakes

The planet has been gradually slowing its rotation.<p>It could be a groundbreaking year — in the worst way possible.<p>Normally, when someone tells you …

Earth Science

Bali’s fiery volcano could end up temporarily cooling the entire planet

But we don’t yet know by how much.<p>On the Indonesian island of Bali, a volcano called Mount Agung is spewing ash 5.5 miles into the sky, causing flight cancellations and trapping thousands of tourists and locals on the island, even as the potential for a bigger eruption looms.<p>Authorities reopened …

Geology

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

New Discovery Points to Life on Earth Nearly 4 Billion Years Ago

Way older than we previously thought!<p>Time to add even more candles to life's birthday cake – around another 150 million of them, to be precise.<p>Rocks …

CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins have found evidence that the city's builders dug a tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the …

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court discovered in Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.<p>Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds on Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of …

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say

Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates<p>Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific.<p>For …

Earth Science

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

Land of the lost city of gold: Incas, alpacas and the Orient Express of the Andes on a luxury journey across Peru

Dawn. The city in the cloud forest. Morning has not broken and its ruins are still swaddled in cloud. Rising from a swell of terraces, the granite …

One poster contains the history of space exploration

"From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015"<p>It used to be that you'd buy an atlas of the world to hang on your wall, but now you're better off with a map of space exploration. This poster from Pop Chart Lab follows the rough path of every "orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip …

It's Official, Microsoft's Acquired Sunrise Calendar App

A week after the news dropped that Microsoft was acquiring calendar app maker, Sunrise Atelier, the companies have confirmed the acquisition via a YouTube video that has since been made private.<p>The Sunrise calendar app for mobile and desktop is a user favorite. With this acquisition Microsoft is …