David Day

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25 Herbs, Vegetables & Plants You Can Grow In Water

Do you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? …

Plants

The Only Houseplants You Can Be Trusted With: A Guide

<b>Spider Plant</b><p>This easy-to-care-for houseplant is ideal if you’re not a natural gardener. Requires well-drained soil, indirect light, surprisingly no spiders and occasional watering. So simple!<p><b>Succulents</b><p>Aloe plants and cactuses are perfect low-maintenance houseplants. Minimal water and very little …

Plants

Types of Agate With Photos

<b>Agate</b> is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color.<p><b>Cryptocrystalline</b> …

Geology

Scientists Uncover How 4,000-Pound Dinosaurs Sat On Their Eggs Without Crushing Them

Giant oviraptorosaurs evolved a unique strategy of arranging their eggs to protect them from the parents' crushing weight.<p>Brooding can be a tough job …

Dinosaurs

The Many Voyages of Walter Anderson

Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte: we owe Jurassic Park a debt of gratitude

The leading fossils expert says we are learning new things daily about the dinosaurs thanks to technological advances – and that film…<p>There are a few precautions to bear in mind when approaching a palaeontologist. The first, and perhaps most crucial, is don’t mention Ross from <i>Friends</i>. It’s not …

Dinosaurs

Rare Pictures Show a Bobcat Mom Raise Three Kittens

On a hot Texas day last June, wildlife photographer Karine Aigner came face to face with a bobcat, and an unexpected relationship began.<p>“I’d been told bobcats had been denning under the house for years, but for the six summers I had spent teaching photography workshops at the ranch I’d only seen …

Cute Animals

25 Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries No One Can Explain

Despite all the things we’ve learned about ancient history, there’s still many unexplained archaeological discoveries. Most discoveries give us a …

Archaeology

Having Big Genitals Can Spell Evolutionary Disaster, Say Paleobiologists

Bigger isn't always better, at least for some species.<p>For most animals, survival is all about being good at getting laid. That’s why sexual …

Zoology

What Is Faden Quartz, and How Does It Form?

<b>Faden quartz</b> is a descriptive term for a usually tabular group of quartz crystals with a white thread-like or string-like zone running through the …

Geology

Apocalypse then: Inside the chilling Titan Missile Museum

The top-secret nuclear missile silos of the Cold War are either off-limits because they're still in use, or emptied and destroyed. Except for this one.<p>It's 8:30 in the morning and already the Arizona sun is punishing the asphalt, shrubs and any living creature stupid enough to stand under it. Like …

Nuclear Weapons

Cracking open the formation of fossil concretions

Researchers developed a unified model of the formation mechanism of spherical carbonate concretions, which often contain exceptionally well-preserved …

Chemistry

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece review – an extraordinary reversal

Auguste Rodin never saw the Parthenon and believed it should one day return, like the human beings who made it, to dust. When the greatest of all classical monuments was damaged by an earthquake in 1894, he campaigned against its restoration. Given the profound influence of classical art on his own …

Art

Stolen succulents: California hipster plants at center of smuggling crisis

In China, they are prized for their chubby limbs and cute shapes. In Korea, they are a treasured hobby for housewives. But on the coastal cliffs of California, the dudleya succulent plants are vanishing, snatched up by international smugglers and shipped to an Asian middle-class market hungry for …

Plants

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Photos from stone stacking contest are oddly compelling

<b>Okay, we’re not saying this is the most thrilling competition in the world.</b><p>It won’t beat the FA Cup final in terms of audience share.<p>But isn’t it …

FA Cup

Groundbreaking Discovery: Paleontologists Have Agreed To Start Saying That Stegosauruses Had Beautiful Singing Voices Because It’s A Nice Thought And It’s Not Like They’re Hurting Anyone

There’s still a great deal that we don’t know about dinosaurs, but researchers have just made an exciting announcement that gives us a clearer …

Paleontology

Dinosaurs taking centre stage at National Geographic event

NatGeo Live series finale May 2 at the Royal features renowned paleontologistThe post Dinosaurs taking centre stage at National Geographic event …

Paleontology

Man Claims That Eating Only Fruit for Eight Years Has Made Him Superhuman

Mizuki Nakano, a former professor at the University of Tokyo, in Japan, has been consuming only fruit for the last eight years, even shunning water …

Discover Magazine

A new study on dinosaur diets helps reveal how so many apex predators lived in the same place at once: http://ed.gr/q7wu

PREHISTORIC BATTLEFIELD YIELDS 100,000 GIANT NEANDERTHAL LOOKING SKULLS IN KANSAS

<b>Prehistoric Battlefield Found in Indian Territory.</b><p><b>Thousands of Skulls Dug Up With Arrow Points in Them-An Important Archaeological Discovery.</b><p>Wichita, …

Anyone want to buy a dinosaur?

"The fossil market is no longer just for scientists," said Iacopo Briano of Binoche et Giquello, the auction house that is putting the two dinosaurs …

Clovis People Invented 'Fluting' Ancient Stone Weaponry

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> About 13,500 years after nomadic Clovis hunters crossed the frozen land bridge from Asia to North America.<p>It was very …

Found: Giant Drawings of Warriors, Etched on Peru’s Desert Hillsides

They were discovered with drones.<p>A few months ago, a team of archaeologists sent a fleet of drones flying over the Peruvian desert. They were looking …

The most bizarre tourist attractions in America

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum<p>At this museum in San Antonio, Texas, retired master plumber Barney Smith has turned toilet seats into works of …

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

Etched into the high desert of southern Peru more than a millennium ago, the enigmatic Nasca lines continue to capture our imagination. More than a …

Iceland Spar: The Rock That Discovered Optics

Iceland spar<p>The Icelandic sagas of the 10th century record the details of Viking voyages. They describe a mysterious "sunstone", which Scandinavian …

Geology

Footprints of World's Largest Dinosaur Found in Scotland

A footprint made by theropod dinosaur, found on the Isle of Syke. Photograph: Paige dePolo/University of Edinb/PA<p>Dozens of giant footprints …

Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off

A new analysis doesn't dispute that a space rock wiped out the thunder lizards, but finds that some nasty angiosperms were already doing them in.<p>There's strong scientific evidence to suggest an ancient asteroid impact off the coast of Mexico wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research suggests the …

Paleontology

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