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Scientists are trying to figure out where the heck horses came from

A new study shows how little we know about their origins.<p>There’s still a lot we don’t know about how, and where, horses were first domesticated. Experts long thought that all modern horses were probably descended from a group of animals that belonged to the Botai culture, which flourished in …

'Cloverfield' crayfish created a new species of self-replicating female mutants

A global invasion is underway. A 10-legged mutant crayfish is on the march throughout the world.<p>They’re all female. They don’t need males to fertilise their eggs. And they’re proving remarkably resilient and adaptive.<p>Now they’re threatening the destruction of native freshwater species and the …

Lost Civilization in Grand Canyon Was, Wait, Egyptian?

At 277 miles (445 kilometers) long, up to 18 miles (28 kilometers) wide and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most …

Grand Canyon

15 Astonishing Discoveries That History Can’t Explain

There are many who believe that modern civilization is suffering a human race-wide case of amnesia. We’ve come to accept certain facts about our past …

Great Pyramid Void May Contain Mysterious Throne Carved From Meteorite Described in Ancient Texts

Ever since archaeologists revealed in November 2017 that one of the Great Pyramids of Giza contained a void potentially more than 100 feet long, the …

Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Tracking the migration of humans isn't easy, but genetics is helping us uncover new information at breathtaking speed. We know that our species …

A New Clue to the Mystery Disease That Once Killed Most of Mexico

The evidence comes from the 16th-century victims’ teeth.<p>In the decades after Hernán Cortés invaded Mexico, one of the worst epidemics in human history swept through the new Spanish colony. A mysterious disease called “cocolitzli” appeared first in 1545 and then again in 1576, each time killing …

Research

New Research Dispels the Myth That Ancient Cultures Had Universally Short Lifespans

After examining the graves of over 300 people buried in Anglo Saxon English cemeteries between 475 and 625 AD, archaeologist Christine Cave of the …

Ancient DNA sheds light on the mysterious origins of the first Scandinavians

Tracking the migration of humans isn’t easy, but genetics is helping us uncover new information at breathtaking speed. We know that our species …

Anthropology

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Did the Curiosity Rover just discover evidence of alien fossils on Mars?

More than five years after it landed on the red planet, NASA’s Curiosity Rover is still cruising around and discovering curious things that have …

Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover spotted mysterious 'stick-like formations' on Mars

The images of these stick-like formations were taken by the Mars Curiosity rover on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.<p>NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has made a …

Secrets Of Quipu - Ancient Inca Message Decoded By Student

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com –</b> Unraveling the secret of the quipu is by no means easy, but one student has successfully decoded an ancient Inca …

Skull Cult at Göbekli Tepe

<b>Göbekli Tepe is</b> one of the world’s most significant, yet mysterious, archaeological sites. Between the tenth and eighth millennia B.C., people there …

Archaeology

Prehistoric Dolphin Skull Discovered in Ecuador From a Mysterious Species That Lived 25 Million Years Ago

The fossilized skull of a now extinct species of ancient dolphin was recently found in Ecuador. The fossil is likely from the Oligocene epoch, making …

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

Metal cannonball spotted on Mars in ‘100 per cent proof of ancient war’

Was Mars once the site of a terrible war where cannonballs rained from the sky, destroying Martian homes – and a once-proud civilisation?<p>Possibly, …

UFOs

New conspiracy theorist claims to have proof Apollo moon landing was fake

The first American walked on the moon almost 50 years ago, but some people still believe it never happened. One such conspiracy theorist took to YouTube recently to show what he calls “proof” that the Apollo 17 landing was faked.<p>A YouTube user with the name StreetCap1 posted a video entitled …

What is sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder?

Popular books, such as <i>The Sociopath Next Door,</i> have popularized the idea of a sociopath as a person who lacks a conscience or empathy.<p>However, the</i> …

Psychology

Skull found in China could re-write 'out of Africa' theory of human evolution

A skull found in China could re-write our entire understanding of human evolution.<p>That's according to scientists who have examined the important, …

What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.<p>Last January, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, to visit its new state-of-the-art radio …

China

Jimmy Page Unplugged: Led Zeppelin’s Guitarist Reveals His Acoustic Talents in Four Videos (1970-2008)

There are those who say Jimmy Page’s guitar playing went into decline near the end of the 70s for reasons that are in dispute, whether drugs, …

The disturbing truth behind giant, glowing orb hovering over Siberia

While imaginative children quickly dubbed it an alien invasion, the truth behind the mysterious glowing orb seen floating above a Siberian town on …

Paranormal

Small object visits from beyond solar system

This small asteroid (or comet) passed under Earth’s orbit on October 14 at about 60 times the moon’s distance. Now it appears to be heading toward …

UFO hunter spots 'alien mothership' on the surface of Mars

Conspiracy theorists believe they've found proof of a downed 'alien mothership' on the surface of Mars.<p>According to the YouTube channel Paranormal …

Paranormal

There’s A Blood Type So Rare, Only 40 People Have Had It. They Call It ‘The Golden Blood’

A, B and O.<p>These are the most common blood types. The ones we all know. Then there's one called the Bombay Blood group which is considered extremely …

Medical Research

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations …

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”<p>A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure why it's there.<p>The gigantic, mysterious hole "is quite remarkable," atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of …