Sophie Ray

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The Relation Between Long Hair & Extrasensory Perception

We are conditioned to think that hair styling is important and how it makes a cool fashion statement. But in olden times it was a different story.<p>An …

Paranormal

Dismissed as a forgery, could a mysterious stone found near Roanoke’s ‘Lost Colony’ be real?

Americans celebrated the nation’s birth this week, and one of the mysteries of its founding may soon be illuminated. This fall, new research may confirm the authenticity of an engraved stone found near the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke — a stone dismissed for decades as a forgery.<p>“If this stone is real, …

Archaeology

Spectacular Chinese mammal fossil exhibition opens | Elsa Panciroli

Most of these specimens have never been seen first-hand by anyone except curators and the research teams who found them<p>The shear number of complete skeletons of early mammal fossils from China is astonishing. Dr Simone Hoffman<p>We flew over Jurassic China, and the pristine forest stretched endlessly …

University of Chicago

A 1,300 year-old island in Siberia shocked Vladimir Putin “I have never seen anything like it…”

<b>An ancient fortress called Por-Bajin–or</b> <b>Por-Bazhyn, Por-Bazhyng—has historians and Putin—among many others—completely baffled. No one is quite sure</b> …

Archaeology

Neolithic Roadway, Possibly a Ritual Site, Discovered in England

When archaeologists arrived on the scene of an unassuming field in Suffolk, England, they didn’t expect to find much in the way of significant …

Archaeology

Historic discovery: Archaeologists find the 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

<b>According to reports, archaeologists have made a historic discovery as they have found the 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave, once home to the ancient</b> …

Archaeology

Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they'd found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing.<p>Rescuers at the scene outside Chiang Rai in northern Thailand cheered, exchanged …

Thailand

Bird family tree shaken by discovery of feathered fossil

<b>They're some of the strangest birds in the world, known for their bright plumage and their penchant for fruit.</b><p>The turacos, or banana-eaters, are today found only in Africa, living in forests and savannah.<p>A beautifully preserved fossil bird from 52 million years ago is shaking up the family tree of …

Birds

Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia

It’s July 12, 2017, and Jens Dopke walks into a windowless room in Oxfordshire, England, all of his attention trained on a small, white frame that he …

Archaeology

Grilled Watermelon Is the Ultimate Summer Snack

Chef Tim Love likes to use guajillo chile powder here, which provides moderate heat and lightly toasted flavor. Cayenne or chipotle powder will work …

Grilling

Saturday Night Social: Scientists May Find Loch Ness Monster Pee, the Pee of Legend and Dreams

Starting next month, a group of scientists embarks on a “DNA hunt” into the Loch Ness body of water to retrieve “an extraordinary amount of new …

6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks

In the lore around treasures lost at sea, most of the excitement goes to pirate’s gold and the sunken luxuries of the <i>Titanic</i>. But in the centuries of …

19 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

Horror

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

The Historical King Arthur

The legends surrounding King Arthur and his knights have charmed and intrigued people for centuries and their popularity continues in the present …

In a Few Centuries, Cows Could Be the Largest Land Animals Left

Throughout our entire history, humans and other hominins have selectively killed off the largest mammals.<p>There used to be a type of elephant called <i>Palaeoloxodon</i> that could have rested its chin on the head of a modern African elephant. There was a hornless rhino called <i>Paraceratherium</i>, which was at …

Anthropology

Dodo whodunit: Feathered creature died from shotgun blast to head

The last of the dodos left this planet somewhere in the mid to late 17th century, brought to extinction by early European explorers and invasive …

This Creepy Fish Packs 'Switchblades' in Its Face and Could Kill You with Its Venom

If you invite the venomous, armored stonefish to a party, know this: It's going to bring not one, but two "switchblades" — and it can't check them at …

There are 6,000 dogs 'working' at Amazon and they get access to these cool perks

You might've had a "ruff" work week but Amazon's four-legged employees sure haven't. At the retail giant's Seattle-based headquarters, human …

Pets

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Weapon

Badass.<p>Archaeologists have found a fascinating puzzle in the shape of a man's remains dating back to medieval Italy. It looks like this guy went …

Star Wars’ Yoda Is Real: Master Yoda’s Image Found In 14th Century Manuscript

Just when I thought I’d seen it all. <b>Apparently, Master Yoda From Star Wars is real.</b><p>An image of Yoda appears in a medieval manuscript of the …

These Bright Spots Are Alien Volcanoes

Proof that Jupiter’s moon Io does lava better than Earth<p>As Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in the 1970s, scientists expected the spacecraft to find a world not unlike our moon. Io, the innermost of Jupiter’s largest moons, is about the same size and mass as the moon. It seemed reasonable to predict Io …

Astronomy

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

One hundred and six years ago, one of the most famous — and deadliest — disasters took place.<p>On April 15, 1912, at 2:20 a.m., what was deemed one of the most luxurious and safe ships ever built, hit an iceberg and sank off the coast of Newfoundland, taking more than 1,500 lives. The ship, the …

Titanic

Extremely rare 'star rubies' found by fishing guide could fetch millions

North Carolina native Wayne Messer made a living as a fishing guide in the wild backcountry of the Appalachian Mountains, but his true passion lay …

Without Our Eyebrows, Humans Could Have Died Out Just Like Neanderthals

Thank you, evolution!<p>We all have them, but what are eyebrows actually for? While eyebrows help to prevent debris, sweat, and water from falling into …

The Mexican Hairless Dog Worshipped and Eaten by the Aztecs

After months without rain in the Valley of Mexico, divine measures were in order to ensure the crop would be bountiful and that the villagers could …

In Honor of National Paranormal Day, We're Breaking Down the Scariest 'Unsolved Mysteries' Ghost Stories

Happy National Paranormal Day to all of the occult lovers out there! Even if the public's obsession with the paranormal is all year round, we thought …

Ancient DNA changes everything we know about the evolution of elephants

For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the …

Did Buzz Aldrin see a UFO on way to moon?

The report gained steam when British publications said it appeared Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and three others, had passed lie detector …

Paranormal