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Neanderthals Were as Intelligent as Early Modern Humans

Neanderthals Were as Intelligent as Early Modern Humans

A new study has revealed that Neanderthals have been as intelligent as early modern humans. Previously, researchers have claimed that lack of intelligence in Neanderthals led to their demise. But the new study has debunked the previous belief by citing that Neanderthal were used to hunt in groups, which is a clear indication that they were capable of planning and communicating, which ultimately requires intelligence.

Britain Facing Strange and Disturbing Threat of More Sinkholes

Britain Facing Strange and Disturbing Threat of More Sinkholes

A few weeks ago, the Volkswagen Lupo was swallowed by a sinkhole, measuring 4.5m wide and 9m deep, in High Wycombe. The car belonged to 19-year-old Zoe Smith and the sinkhole on a driveway in High Wycombe sucked the car underground on a Sunday morning at the beginning of this month. No one was present in the car when the spectacle happened.

The car is still there and will remain there as about 300 tonnes of concrete was poured over it to fill the hole. The sinkhole is believed to be the result of a recent heavy rainfall coupled with a history of chalk mining in the area.

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An Earthquake Created the Image on Shroud of Turin?

An Earthquake Created the Image on Shroud of Turin?

A team of Italian Researchers has come forward with a new explanation for the image on the holy Turin Shroud.

This team of scientists believes that a massive earthquake with the magnitude of 8.2, around 2000 years back was strong enough to cause neutron particles release from a crushed rock and which further through a chemical reaction might have resulted in an x-ray like picture on this 14 feet long fabric.

Grand Canyon is Young despite having Ancient Segments

Grand Canyon is Young despite having Ancient Segments

A latest research has revealed that recent formation of the world famous Grand Canyon has occurred, which moves through the American state of Arizona. The 'old Canyon model' stated that the Grand Canyon was carved 70 million years ago, but new research suggests that most of its part was placed just five to six million years ago.

The Grand Canyon has been featured as 450 kilometer long and 1,800 meter deep. The revelation, which has been published in the Journal Nature Geoscience, states that some parts of the Canyon are very old, but the complete system is young.

Time Travel into the Past is Nearly Impossible

Time Travel into the Past is Nearly Impossible

A number of physicists have tried to see whether travel into the past is possible or not. As predicted, they have concluded that for now, time travel into the past is almost impossible.

In 2005, an MIT graduate student hosted a convention with regard to time travel, but not many attended the same. Stephen Hawking even sent invitations for a summer soiree, but then also there were not many participants.

3,700-Year-Old Wine Jugs Unearthed from Ancient Cellar

3,700-Year-Old Wine Jugs Unearthed from Ancient Cellar

A group of researchers from The George Washington University has dug up around 40 jars of wine that are 3,700-year-old. The jugs that contained sweet wine have been found from an ancient cellar in Tel Kabri.

The cellar is said to be the oldest one that has ever been found in the near east. While revealing about the ingredients found in the wine, study researchers have unveiled that the wine consisted of honey, mint, cinnamon, bark and juniper berries.

Anthropologists Want to Know How ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ Story Spread

Anthropologists Want to Know How ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ Story Spread

Anthropologists wanted to know about the evolution of `Little Red Riding Hood' and also wanted to know that how the story spread.

As per a latest study released on Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, the researchers were capable of making a kind of `evolutionary tree', a mathematical model, for the well-accepted folk story. The same method is being used by biologists to study the development of species.

Scientists Spotted About 4,000 to 10,000 Year-Old Cave Drawings

Scientists Spotted About 4,000 to 10,000 Year-Old Cave Drawings

According to a latest report, the scientists have recently found some ancient cave paintings. They were actually in search for the white-lipped peccaries or pig-like animals, but instead of finding the remains of those they found very old cave drawings.

According to the statistics by a Wildlife Conservation Society, these paintings have been once created by the hunter-gatherer societies about 4,000 to 10,000 years ago. Also, the scientists have found these paintings in the Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes.

Recent DNA Testing of Two Hairs was Carried out from Yeti

Recent DNA Testing of Two Hairs was Carried out from Yeti

Recently, a DNA test was performed on two hairs. These are supposedly from yeti. The test was performed to observe mitochondrial DNA sequences. This is a quite easy test as mitochondrial DNA is present in several copies in every cell.

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Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

According to a new research by the scientists, sub species of brown bear can be found currently in the High Himalayas. Scientists had tested the hair samples of the big beast and revealed that there exists some genetic match between brown bear and the ancient polar bear.

The new DNA research by the scientists revealed the mystery behind the Yeti. They now believe that some sub species of brown bear could be found in the High Himalayas that has been proved wrong for the mythical beast.

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