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The world's oldest cheese has been found buried with Chinese mummies

In a finding that puts even the most well-aged cheese to shame, researchers say they've discovered the world's oldest variety — dating way back to 1615 BC — buried with ancient mummies in China.<p>As <i>USA Today</i> reports, the cheese was found in clumps on the bodies of well-preserved mummies (including …

Quasar Eats Gas, Throws Up

You can’t beat a quasar for general awesomeness. When they were first discovered in the 1960s, nobody could imagine what those pinpoints of light …

Spacewatch: Planet hunting with Plato

The European Space Agency's Cosmic Vision programme for future scientific space missions was extended last week with the announcement that the Plato planet-finding probe is to be built and targeted for launch in 2024.<p>Plato, for PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is intended to use an …

Take a Psychedelic Trip through a World of Morphing Fractals by Alexandre Lehmann | Colossal

<p>No, you’re not on drugs, or maybe you are, in which case you might want to wait a while before watching this. Overstepping Artifacts is the latest …