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Comet Impact during Ancient Times could have led to Warming of Planet

Comet Impact during Ancient Times could have led to Warming of Planet

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.

Skeletal remains on Antikythera shipwreck could shed light on mysterious voyage

Skeletal remains on Antikythera shipwreck could shed light on mysterious voyage

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.

Well-preserved human remains found from ancient shipwreck may help experts conduct DNA analysis

Well-preserved human remains found from ancient shipwreck may help experts conduct DNA analysis

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.

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Extremely rare, complete mammoth skull uncovered off the coast of Southern California

Extremely rare, complete mammoth skull uncovered off the coast of Southern California

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.

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Over 400 years old Petroglyphs may help shed light on lineal descendants of island of Oahu

Over 400 years old Petroglyphs may help shed light on lineal descendants of island of Oahu

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced about finding petroglyphs considered to be dating back to over 400 years. The petroglyphs, images carved into rock, were found while shifting sands on Hawaii's Waianae coast on the island of Oahu.

The department officials are quite happy with the find as the petroglyphs are considered to be a rarity. The engravings were found by a Texas couple in July while they were walking along the beach. Not one, but the couple has found up to 10 carvings along 60 feet of beach.

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UFO sighting over Miami turned out to be Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

UFO sighting over Miami turned out to be Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

A typical night of work at the Miami airport runway all of sudden turned extraordinary when blue smoke filled the night sky. The blue smoke then followed a trail of a bright, unexplained flying object. Airport ground workers made a video of the event, which became popular as the latest UFO sighting in 2016.

The footage was soon posted on the YouTube, which grabbed the attention of astronomers, UFO hunters, space enthusiasts including NASA and the alien hunting community. The community was quick in suggesting it is a proof that aliens exist.

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Study predicts first human-alien encounter in around 1,500 years

Study predicts first human-alien encounter in around 1,500 years

While many people believe that NASA missions already have had contact with Aliens, there hasn't been any solid proof till date. Human race gets excited about any topic related to aliens and astronomers have not ruled out the chances of alien life at other planets in the Universe. NASA and other space agencies have been trying to find out planets that can support conditions for existence of life.

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Climate change pushed megafauna into extinction: research

Climate change pushed megafauna into extinction: research

Large mammals like sloths, saber-toothed cats, giant bears and mammoths lived in South America and went extinct around 12,000 years ago. Evolutionary biologists and ecologists believe that blame two possible culprits for the disappearance of those gigantic mammals.

One possibility is that those ancient large mammals went extinct because of the peopling of the Americas. Supporters of this theory believe that humans hunted the big animals to extinction.

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Monumental platform uncovered in ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Monumental platform uncovered in ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Using Google Earth, satellite imagery, ground work and photography, researchers have uncovered a large new monumental platform in the Petra World Heritage site in Jordan. The large rectangular platform measures around184 feet by 160 feet.

The researchers said that within this platform, there is another, smaller platform. The site is present just half a mile from the center of the 2,500-year-old city. The study researchers Sarah Parcak and Christopher Tuttle said that the platforms also have a small building.

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Archeologists discovering hidden chambers of pyramids using new technology

Archeologists discovering hidden chambers of pyramids using new technology

The pyramids, one of humans’ most visible architectural achievements, have been perplexing archaeologists for decades because many parts or chambers of these ancient structures have remained invisible. But, particle scanners are expected to help archeologists expose those secret chambers.

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