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Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago

A new UCC-based project has been looking into the mysteries of what our forefathers ate each day.

Holy crap: toilet found in an Iron Age shrine in Lachish

In September, the Israel Antiquities Authority made a stunning announcement: at the ancient Judean city of Lachish, second only to Jerusalem in …

Archaeology

The Tuli Mummy: Botswana's Only Ancient Mummified Human Body Discovered So Far | Ancient Pages

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> The mummification process was well-known and practiced by many ancient civilizations. Various mummification techniques …

Iron age brew recreated from ancient cauldron's remnants

You can now toast to the Iron Age with a 2,500-year-old brew.<p>A team of researchers worked with a brewery in Milwaukee to recreate an ancient beer from remnants of the alcoholic beverage that were found at an Iron Age burial site in Germany, reported Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM). Though the acidic …

Traces of a Deadly Virus Detected in Celtic Pottery

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA—<i>Science Magazine</i> reports that traces of human remains and a deadly virus have been detected in pottery unearthed at …

Archaeology

The Mystery of a Newly Discovered 'Dark Galaxy'

The surprise detection of a massive, Milky Way-size system mostly made of dark matter is changing astronomers’ ideas about how galaxies form.<p>Among the thousand-plus galaxies in the Coma cluster, a massive clump of matter some 300 million light-years away, is at least one—and maybe a few …

Why Europa Is the Best Bet for Alien Life in the Solar System

There are almost certainly multiple moons in our solar system with liquid oceans, but Jupiter's moon Europa remains the most intriguing of all.<p>NASA recently announced that the Hubble Space Telescope, when observing in ultraviolet, spotted ejections of material from the surface of Jupiter's moon …

7 Wonders Of The World | Ancient And Modern 7 Wonders

<b>The list of the original 7 wonders of the world dates back over 2000 years. They were the most notable man-made structures known to the Ancient</b> …

Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds

Ritual offerings unearthed at Lancashire site discovered by metal detectorist include weapons, jewellery and ornaments<p>A 3,000-year-old complete pressed flower is among the “absolutely jaw-dropping” late bronze age finds unearthed in Lancashire.<p>The thistle flower appears to have been deliberately …

Archaeology

The race to Mars: here's how SpaceX ranks against the competition

Who will get to the Red Planet first?<p>On Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his ambitious — if crazy — plan to colonize Mars within the next 40 to 100 years. But Musk isn’t the only one with Mars dreams and ambitions. In fact, people have been drawing out missions to the Red Planet for at least …

The top 7 ways a trip to Mars could kill you, illustrated - Vox

Elon Musk wants humans to travel to Mars. He just doesn’t want to be the first to go. Because, uh, there’s a very good chance of dying.<p>"The risk of fatality will be high," Musk conceded in the course of describing SpaceX’s absurdly ambitious (and still preliminary) plan to establish a human colony …

Magnetism

Is Everything In The Universe The Same Age?

It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, something we’ve been able to date from a variety of lines-of-evidence. But that’s the amount of time that has passed <i>for us</i> since the Big Bang; since time is relative, what does that mean for observers in other parts of the Universe? Our Earth exists …

Universe

Like VR Backpacks? Try Intel’s VR Vest

Amidst an incoming wave of VR backpacks, a team at Intel whipped up a VR vest, just to prove it could be done.

This VR Experiment Generates Beautiful Worlds From Your Biometrics

<i>STRATA</i> is a new virtual reality experiment from The Mill that taps into biometric data—heart rate, breathing etc.—and produces beautiful procedurally …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Have Finally Shown That These Ancient Stones Align With The Sun And Moon

500 years before Stonehenge.<p>For the first time, Australian researchers have found statistical proof that the earliest standing stone monuments in …

Astronomy

Intel's newest prototype makes today's VR headsets seem old fashioned (Tomorrow Daily 410 show notes)

Smithsonian Researchers Uncover Extinct, Ancient River Dolphin Fossil Hiding in Their Own Collections

More than 60 years ago, while mapping what would eventually become the Yakutat City and Borough of Alaska, a USGS geologist named Donald J. Miller …

Programming principles from the early days of id Software

When it comes to game developers, id co-founder John Romero is among the most influential. At GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany today, Romero ran down …

Traces of sun storms locked in tree rings could confirm ancient historical dates

A new science, astrochronology, could finally fix precise dates for key events in prehistory using traces of violent solar storms preserved by trees<p>Archaeologists believe they have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. Rare and spectacular storms on the sun …

Archaeology

Archaeologists discover 80 shackled skeletons from mysterious ancient Greek execution

At least 80 skeletons have been discovered in shackles in an ancient Greek cemetery, the result of a mass execution dating back to around 632 BC. The …

Korea’s Jeju Stone Museum Pays Tribute to an Ancient Goddess

To the residents of Jeju Island, south of the Korean mainland, stones are not just objects. Stones bear silent witness to the story behind the …

Ancient Roman bath house discovered under modern mikvah

In just a few days, a mikvah (spiritual purification pool) will open in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, after ten years of construction.</i> …

Ancient Greek skeleton may be remains of human sacrifice to Zeus

A 3,000-year-old skeleton has been discovered at an altar dedicated to Zeus at Mount Lykaion in Greece, and archaeologists say the new finding may be the remains of a human sacrifice offered to the Greek god.<p>The discovery was announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) in a statement from the Hellenic Ministry …

Do you want to write video games?

An industry veteran explains the difficulty in getting the position everyone wants.<p>Do you want to write video games? Do you? Do you <i>really?</i> Be honest with me.<p>I mean, I don’t want to shoot down your dream. There are lots of people who’ve done the research, who know exactly what they’re getting into …

Creative Writing

These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Behold, the weird and wonderful world of alchemy.<p>Elixirs of immortality, transmutation, and the philosopher's stone. Today, the most famed pursuits of ancient alchemy are seen as mythological quests, and it's easy to forget that "black magic" once paved the way for modern science.<p>Alchemy, or the …

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