Ancient Mysteries

Gulf Stream currents at their weakest level in 1,600 years: Study

Gulf Stream currents at their weakest level in 1,600 years: Study

The warm Atlantic current play an important role in our climate and new study suggests that the current is at its weakest level in 1,600 years. Researchers added that the current is nearly 15 percent weaker compared to its strength around 400 AD. This could mean extreme winters in Western Europe. Earlier, researchers had estimated that the Gulf Stream could suffer a catastrophic collapse after many decades. But, considering the current trend, researchers believe that it has the potential to disrupt tropical rains.

Research finds clues about Interbreeding among Ancient Humans and Denisovans

Research finds clues about Interbreeding among Ancient Humans and Denisovans

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington has found evidence of interbreeding between mysterious Denisovans and ancient human race. The research team found two distinct episodes of intermixing during genome-analysis of modern humans and Denisovans. For the current study, the research team sequenced genome from 5,600 individuals from Europe, Asia, America, and Oceania and compared them to the Denisovan genome.

Research reveals interesting facts about 4,000 year-old Egyptian mummies of ‘Two Brothers’

Research reveals interesting facts about 4,000 year-old Egyptian mummies of ‘Two Brothers’

A new research has revealed that 4,000 year old Egyptian mummies had same mother but different fathers. The mummies were earlier thought to be of two brothers. The site of mummies was found by an excavator named Erfai in 1907. The untouched tomb had two mummies of high-society men named, Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh. They were placed next to each other.

Bulgarian Mystic Baba Vanga’s Predictions for 2018

Bulgarian Mystic Baba Vanga’s Predictions for 2018

Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga made a few predictions and she was having a strong following in the Balkans. As per people who followed the Bulgarian mystic, some of the predictions made by Baba Vanga have come true. Some people have even called her the “Nostradamus from the Balkans”. Baba Vanga made some predictions for year 2018 as well.

Sumatran rhinoceros have been endangered for centuries: Research

Sumatran rhinoceros have been endangered for centuries: Research

Sumatran rhinoceros have ‘critically endangered’ status but a new research suggests that the species has been endangered for nearly 10,000 years. Sumatran rhinoceros are less than 100 across the world at the moment. The study led by genetics professor Herman Mays Jr. at Marshall University suggests that change in living conditions during Ice Age badly impacted population of Sumatran rhinoceros and it hasn’t been able to recover from that major shock.

Early Human Migration from Africa Could Have Started Much Earlier than Estimates: Research

Early Human Migration from Africa Could Have Started Much Earlier than Estimates: Research

Human migration from Africa could have started earlier than previously estimated 60,000 years ago, as per new research. As per “Out of Africa” theory on human migration, home sapiens migrated from Africa to Asian regions. Researchers have recently found fossils in southern and central China dating between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.

Yellowstone Supervolcano could erupt explode earlier than previous estimates

Yellowstone Supervolcano could erupt explode earlier than previous estimates

The Yellowstone super volcano could erupt much earlier compared to previous estimates, as per a new research team from Arizona State University working in the region in and around the Yellowstone National Park. The supervolcano has been analyzed by many research teams and independent volcanologists in the past. The Yellowstone supervolcano region has a massive magma reservoir. A study conducted in 2011 found that the region above the magma reservoir in Yellowstone has bulged up by 10 inches in seven years.

Excavation in Thornton results into discovery of 66M-year-old skull

Excavation in Thornton results into discovery of 66M-year-old skull

American paleontologists have confirmed that fossils unearthed at a construction site near Marco's Pizza in Thornton, Colorado, belonged to a dinosaur that thrived in the area as many as 66 million years ago.

The paleontologists told reporters that the fossil was a 66-million-year-old skull of an adult triceratops – slow-moving herbivores that weighed more than six tones, and stood nearly 10 feet in height and 30 feet in length.

The site of the excavation is now being patrolled by security guards around the clock.

Researchers identify prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Researchers identify prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Researchers have unearthed fossils of a tiny faceless prehistoric sea worm that had dozens of spines jutting out of its head.

The bizarre, ancient creature with a Venus flytrap-like head evolved in the seas long before dinosaurs came into existence.

The new creature, named Capinatator praetermissus, was merely 4 inches in length with its spines being just around 1/3 of an inch long. It would eat smaller plankton and shrimp-like creatures.

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

A team of scientists claimed to have found fossilized remains of a new fish species that they believe looked and ate like a shark.

An analysis of the fossil revealed that it belonged to a previously unknown bony, sharp-toothed species that would have been nearly six-feet or 1.83 meters in length with long jaws and multiple layers of sharp teeth.

The long jaw and layers of teeth on the ancient fish called Birgeria Americana suggest that members of this species would have chomped down on its prey prior to swallowing it whole, like sharks.

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