Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:14
Humans arrived in North America nearly 14,000 years ago as per earlier estimates but a new research conducted by researchers from Université de Montréal' and University of Oxford claims that humans might have reached North America around 24,000 years ago. The study team made these claims after evaluating animal bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves in Canada. The bones have imprints from human-made tools. Some of the bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves are as old as 24,000 years.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 14:15
Mysterious call from the depths of Mariana Trench recorded earlier, has been identified as per a new research paper published by Oregon State University. Researchers have been trying to figure out the source of that mysterious sound recorded from Mariana Trench. The research team claims that the sound could have been a call from minke whale, a type of baleen whale. The call recorded by researchers from Mariana Trench has frequency range from 38 hertz to 8,000 hertz.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 06:11
Human settlement in arid interior regions of Australia happened much earlier than previous estimates, as per a new research paper. The study team led by archaeologist Giles Hamm from South Australia’s La Trobe University has found certain objects in Warratyi rock shelter in the southern interior which date back to 49,000 years. The study estimates that humans settled in arid Australia nearly 10,000 earlier than previous estimates of human settlements in the region.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 07:55
Thanks to ancient Egypt, the world has benefited from a slew of advancements in the field of science. Ancient Egyptians were leaders in scientific discoveries and innovations, most of which are still being used today, like traditional calendars.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 08:39
The origin of Orientale Basin on the Moon, a 580 miles wide Bull’s-Eye crater surrounded by three concentric rings, has long been perplexing scientists. But, a new study has apparently solved that mystery.
Using data collected by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) space probe, a team of scientists peered beneath the Moon’s surface and pieced together information about the crater’s origin.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:45
Scientists have claimed about a mysterious species hybrid bison after carefully analyzing ancient DNA and ice age cave paintings. The unknown species of hybrid bison has been named as ‘Higgs Bison’ by the research team. The research team claims that the bison originated 120,000 years back as per the research paper published in journal Nature Communications. Researchers have been working on this project for 15 years and have finally found samples of DNA which point towards existence of hybrid bison species in the past.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 19:17
Geological records suggest that during ancient times, a comet impacted the temperature on our planet and led to fast change after the impact. The impact led to thousands of gigatons of carbon release in the atmosphere. The dramatic global warming called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) could have happened 55 million years ago on our planet, as per a new research paper.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:51
A shipwreck present off the coast of the Mediterranean island of Antikythera in Greece is considered to be one the most mysterious shipwrecks in history. A team of international archaeologists has now come up with new information, human remains, which may shed light on the 2,000-year-old shipwreck.
The researchers from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found a partial skeleton around 50 meters below the surface. The team thinks that the discovery may help provide information on what led the ship to sink.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:32
Underwater archaeologists have discovered human remains considered to be of people who were aboard a large ship that sank off the Greek island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea 2,100 years back. The remains are so well-preserved that scientists may be able to extract DNA and could come to know a lotabout the people who were present on the ship.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:55
A unique fossil discovery has been made on a California island by a team of scientists. They have uncovered a complete mammoth skull in an extremely good condition. In fact, it is now being called as the best-preserved mammoth skull to be recovered from the Channel Islands.