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The Ancient City of Knossos Was Three Times Bigger Than We Thought

Researchers from the Knossos Urban Landscape Project have made a sizable discovery: During the early Iron Age, the ancient city of Knossos was around …

Archaeology

Ancient citadel finds new home in apartment building

A 3,400-year-old citadel near Israel's Mediterranean coast will soon be part of a modern, high-rise apartment building, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).<p>Architects are designing a building that will enclose the citadel, which will reside in the basement, said the IAA, which …

Scientists just saw light coming from around a black hole for the first time

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the light as emanating from within a black hole, rather than beside it.</i> …

Honduras starts archaeological dig for ancient city

<b>The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, says scientists plan to explore a jungle site where they believe a mysterious ancient city is hidden.</b><p>Spanish colonisers searched for it believing "the City of the Monkey God" or "the White City" was filled with fabulous riches.<p>Over the centuries …

Stephen Hawking Just Published a New Solution to The Black Hole Information Paradox

How black holes can erase information, but also retain it.<p>Last year, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking hinted at research he and a couple …

‘Origins’ offers science-based account of creation

<b>Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation</b><i><br>Jim Baggott<br>Oxford Univ., $34.95</i><p>Throughout history, every culture has woven its own tale of creation, …

Physics

Proof that some galaxies are LIERs

You might think that astronomers could easily tell the difference between a black hole and a white dwarf – but nature can be deceptive.<p>Astronomers …

Cosmology