Submitted by Karan Gosal on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:52
In November, a greenish fireball streaked over the Australian Outback, and meteorite researchers started looking for the space rock that resulted into a cosmic display. They announced success in this matter this week after digging out a meteorite from the salty mud near a far away lake bed in the desert.
The researchers said that the formation of the 3.5-lb. rock could have taken place during the birth of the solar system, over 4.5 billion years back.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:24
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a royal seal of a biblical king near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The clay seal, called a bulla, has been unearthed from the Old Testament King Hezekiah.
According to the archaeologists, the discovery is first of its kind linked to an Israel king. The tiny seal with two ankh symbols on each side is about half an inch across. It also has a script reading: ‘Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah’.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:00
A team of archaeologists has revealed that they successfully excavated a rare seal belonging to biblical-era. The seal discovered in Jerusalem has an impression bearing the name of King Hezekiah.
A team of experts from the Institute of Archaeology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Eilat Mazar, said they have found an oval seal impression. The seal’s impression measures about 9.7 by 8.6 mm (0.4 inches by 0.3 inches) and was inscribed on a 3 mm (0.1 inch) thick soft bulla, or piece of clay.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:31
A new video proposes a world which nobody ever imagined. The video shows a world where the asteroid that is blamed to have vanished dinosaurs has missed to hit and the dinos and humans coexist at a same time.
Pixar’s video named ‘The Good Dinosaur’ will be released in theaters on November 25, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The film showcases the adventures of a lost baby dino Arlo, who meets up with a Neanderthal boy named Spot. The two become friends and go ahead on a journey to help Arlo meet his dino-parents.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:19
While scanning Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu, a team of researchers has found thermal anomalies giving birth to hopes that there could be a hidden tomb inside and may be the pharaoh himself sealed inside for thousands of years.
Since the 19th century, scientists and explorers have been finding an undiscovered tomb with the Great Pyramid, but all the efforts have gone waste. But a new initiative called the Scan Pyramids project has been started in which experts from different universities, companies and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities are involved.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 05:29
An analysis of a newly discovered species of an ancient raptor that roamed nearby the Hell Creek Formation 66 million years ago suggested that it was one of the region's most lethal predators.
Fossils of Dakotaraptor suggested that raptors of this species were 6 feet tall at the hips and 17 feet overall, but they were able to move like a springy, agile sprinter, with speeds reaching 30-40 miles per hour.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:09
Hunter artifacts dating back towards the end of the Ice Age have been discovered in Jersey. A group of archaeologists have discovered the oldest known art in England that includes stone pieces carved with crisscrossed lines.
Though similar artifacts were found belonging to the same era in continental Europe, it is the first time that such a thing has been found in the British Isles. As per archaeologists, artifacts collection is at least 14,000 years old.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:08
On analyzing the mitochondrial DNA of two infants buried at the campsite nearly 11,500 years ago, researchers at the University of Alaska suggested that early humans travelled up to Alaska and stayed there for a while before moving to America. Till now, it is widely believed that people migrated from Asia to America during the last Ice Age.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 09:21
Earlier, a beachgoer discovered something that could hold clues to prehistoric life in New Jersey and Americas. The thing that was discovered by a woman is a rare spearhead that, according to experts, could be more than 10,000 years old.
The ancient projectile point was discovered by a 58-year-old Lanoka Harbor resident, Audrey Stanick, on October 6 when she was walking along the Jersey Shore with her sister. According to Stanick, they were searching for sea glass on the beach. On Tuesday, the spearhead was examined by the New Jersey State Museum.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:33
According to a new study, iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists said that the only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known example of photosynthesis by living organisms.
Clark Johnson, a professor of geoscience at UW-Madison and a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, said that the rocks from 3.4 billion years ago have shown that the ocean contained basically no free oxygen.