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Volcanoes helped topple ancient Egyptian empire, study finds

Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2,000 years ago starved headwaters feeding the Nile river and hastened the downfall of ancient Egypt’s last kingdom, researchers claim.<p>Eruptions in the 3rd and 1st century B.C. — including one of the biggest blasts in the past 2,500 years — …

Ancient History

Kilonovas Are Some of the Biggest, Baddest Stellar Blasts in Space

When a massive star runs out of fuel and dies, it may go out in a blaze of glory, exploding as a supernova.<p>But supernovas aren't the only big booms …

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Earth Science

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …