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Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

Beachgoer finds Rare Spearhead that could reveal Prehistoric Life in New Jersey

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.

Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

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.

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Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

Homo Naledi Used to have Tool-Friendly Hand Anatomy

After examining the fossil remains of Homo Naledi found in a South African cave, scientists said that they may have been handy with tools and walked much like a person. On studying the well-preserved foot and hand bones they said that they used to have many similar characteristics with our species along with some primitive traits useful for tree climbing.

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Researchers plan to revive ‘giant’ virus

Researchers plan to revive ‘giant’ virus

Researchers have unearthed a ‘giant’ virus in the frozen wastelands of Siberia. Now, researchers are planning to reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus, but the condition is that the virus should not pose any threat to living forms.

Researchers said that they will try to revive the newly discovered virus in safe laboratory conditions. In order to reanimate, which means to restore life consciousness, the researchers will place the virus with single-cell amoeba, which will acts its host.

Australian Scientists Find Species Similar to Humans

Australian Scientists Find Species Similar to Humans

Researchers in Australia have traced as many as 15 partial skeletons of a species, which they claimed, that looked similar to humans. The skeletons were found in a burial chamber in South Africa.

The species have been given the name Homo Naledi. These were spotted by a team of scientists who travelled hundred metres and braved a 20-centimetre gap to enter a dark, dingy narrow passage.

Serendipitous Discovery by US Scientists, 18th Century Shipwreck Found

Serendipitous Discovery by US Scientists, 18th Century Shipwreck Found

Who knew that after four elaborate expeditions conducted within some 100 metres of the presently discovered wreck site, it would only be the recent exploration that would unsurface a shipwreck that is believed to have occurred somewhere around the American Revolution, the 18th century.

The revelation was made by a research expedition led by scientists on July 12. The wreck site was discovered by employing scanning sonar and a robotic underwater vehicle. Until date, the site sat undisturbed and well preserved, in near-freezing temperatures.

DNA Analysis Establishes Evidence of Interbreeding Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

DNA Analysis Establishes Evidence of Interbreeding Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

In a rather interesting study published in the journal Nature, on Monday, scientists have thrown light on the fact that there was interbreeding among modern humans and Neanderthals, who were supposedly neighbours in Europe.

The scientists observed DNA of an ancient jawbone from a Romanian who lived in a prehistoric dark age, about 40,000 years ago. They employed improved analytical techniques to probe the ancient DNA sample and found that 6 to 9 percent of the man's DNA came from Neanderthals.

Scientists Extricate a New Species of Freakishly Horned Dinosaur; the 'Hellboy'

Scientists Extricate a New Species of Freakishly Horned Dinosaur; the 'Hellboy'

The scientists on Thursday reported the discovery of a unique species of dinosaurs identified to have a distinctive set of facial horns and spines atop a bony frill at the back its skull. The fossil was unearthed along a Canadian River bank from a hard limestone.

The ‘hellboy’ is named so, as the researches took hell lot of time to tediously excavate the embedded fossil using an electric jackhammer from the ‘evil hard rock’ and then a helicopter to lift the 1,300-pound stone on to a truck!

Scientists discover 2,000-year-old natural sea pearl

Scientists discover 2,000-year-old natural sea pearl

According to Australian scientists, they have discovered a 'very rare' 2,000-year-old natural sea pearl. It is the first pearl found on the island continent. It has been uncovered during excavation of a remote coastal Aboriginal site.

According to Kat Szabo, an associate professor at the University of Wollongong, archeologists were carrying out the excavations on the north Kimberley coast of Western Australia when they found the gem under the surface.

Archaeologists discover Ancient Gold Bongs in Russia

Archaeologists discover Ancient Gold Bongs in Russia

Archaeologists have discovered a set of solid gold bongs in Russia. According to the archaeologists, the gold bongs are quite ornate and believed to be used by Russian royalty and tribal chiefs.

The ancient golden vessels have been found in a vast grave on in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. It is the same place, which was ruled by the Scythians, also known as Scyth, between the 9th century BC and 4th century AD.

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