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Tree Rings Hide a 7,000-Year Old Solar Mystery

High on a mountain in California, nestled deep in a bristlecone pine forest, lies evidence of a long-gone cosmic event that occurred in the year 5480 …

Earth Science

The UK Could Start Launching Spaceflights In Just Three Years

Okay, this is exciting. 🚀🚀🚀<p>Spaceflights could be launched from British soil in just three years under government plans announced today (9 …

Complex Life Could Have Existed on Earth at Least Once Before

We might not be the first.<p>Complex life might have come and gone on Earth long before the multicellular organisms we're familiar with today arose, a …

WATCH: Do Human Races Really Exist?

Science debunks one of the most enduring myths.<p>Humans are undeniably multicultural, and many people believe that our differences reflect where our …

10 Ancient Mass Graves We've Only Recently Found

Mass graves are fascinating. They are filled with tens, hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people all buried together. These people are usually …

Mouthless boneworms devoured ancient sea serpents

Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago, a new study …

Ancient Tools Discovered In Kenya Could Change The Way We Look At The History Of Human Evolution

While on an excursion in Kenya to the site where a controversial human relative — called Kenyanthropus platyops — was discovered in 1998, a team of …

Hundreds of Medieval Skeletons Found Under Cambridge University

Hundreds of skeletons from a medieval graveyard have been discovered beneath Cambridge University in England.<p>Archaeologists got a rare chance to excavate one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in Britain, amid a project to restore the Old Divinity School at St. John's College (part of …

Archaeology

The Top Secret 'Apollo 20 Mission' And The 'Alien Girl'

The Apollo Program officially ended in 1972 with the Apollo 17 being the last mission to the Moon and back. However, NASA had planned three more …

Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens

Helping find answers to hereditary diseases, training surgeons or wanting to leave an educational legacy are the reasons. But what sort of people donate bodies to science?<p>The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical …

Ancient Celtic Prince's grave and chariot unearthed

The 2,500-year-old lavish tomb and chariot of an ancient Celtic prince have been unearthed in France.<p>The ancient princely tomb, which was discovered in a large burial mound, was filled with stunning grave goods, including gorgeous pottery and a gold-tipped drinking vessel. The giant jug was …

Archaeology

Stunning Pyramid-Themed Skyscraper Planned for Cairo's Skyline

Egypt's government has revealed plans to pay tribute to the country's most famous symbol with a stunning addition to Cairo's skyline: a skyscraper shaped like a pyramid. Renderings released last week depict a glittering, obelisk-shaped building crowned with an impressive glowing capstone. A second, …

Skyscrapers

Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity

All human societies have been shaped by religion, leading psychologists to wonder how it arose, and whether particular forms of belief have affected …

Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye confirmed for Captain America: Civil War

Back in August, Jeremy Renner sparked speculation that he could be set to reprise the role of Hawkeye for 2016’s <b>Captain America: Civil War</b> by stating …

Archaeology

Archaeologists find two 'lost cities' deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’<p>Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and …

Archaeology

Magnificent Iron Age cauldron discovered in France

Depiction of Acheloos on one of the cauldron handles © Denis Gliksman InrapVery interesting news from France where archaeologists working for INRAP …

Archaeology

The Most Logical (And Craziest) MH370 Conspiracy Theories

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No physical evidence of the Boeing 777 has been …

5 Of The Coldest Places Where Science Is Happening

Brrrr... illiant!<p>This winter is so cold. <i>How cold is it?</i> Thanks for asking. This winter is so cold that one lobster scientist in Maine has been trapped on her island home/research station for 32 days. The ice surrounding her island makes it impossible to leave by boat. She has plenty of food stored …

How often does a solar eclipse happen on the March equinox?

A total solar eclipse happened on the day of the March equinox in 2015. When is the next one after this, and how often do we get an equinox-eclipse?<p>A …

Astronomy

Get ready for a 'historically unprecedented' temperature spike

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.<p>That's the ominous conclusion of a vast and growing body of …

Dozens of scientists conserve Britain's oldest brain from face-down skull in Iron Age pit

Archaeologists mystified by 2,600-year preservation of brain belonging to victim of beheading in ancient York<p>The preservation of Britain’s oldest …

Archaeology

10 Intriguing And Mysterious Archaeological Sites

Archaeology aims to answer our questions about the past and, with any luck, give us some perspective on our present and future. But sometimes, …

Star Wars 7 trailer release date revealed? Luke Skywalker might appear in flashback in The Force Awakens

Star Wars 7 is yet to come out with its first theatrical trailer, but reports suggest that a new trailer might be released during the annual Star …

Science Fiction

The 3 Best Shoulder Exercises According to Science

Sculpting strong, sexy shoulders is as easy as one, two, three. New research from the American Council on Exercise revealed the most effective …

Health

Did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Actually Fly North And Land At This Airport? One Expert’s Case

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will have remained missing without a trace for one full year, assuming that searchers don’t find any evidence of the …

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing …

Thor

How smoking damages the BRAIN: Cigarettes thin the outer layer responsible for memory, language and perception

• <b>New study found smokers have a thinner cortex than non-smokers</b>• <b><br>Cortex is the outer layer of the brain responsible for memory and language</b>• <b><br>It's the most</b> …