Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 07:43
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.
Submitted by Cristian Michael on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:45
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.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:58
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.
Submitted by Mariela Koleva on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 01:22
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.
Submitted by Mariela Koleva on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 01:31
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!
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 13:15
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.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 14:22
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.
Submitted by Mariela Koleva on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 00:51
A paper published in May 28 issue of Nature describes the discovery of another ancestor of the human lineage that survived alongside ‘Lucy’ about 3.4 million years ago, thus giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus developed.
Before humans evolved, researchers had long thought that there was little or no diversity among the hominins. However, this latest research reveals that the species ‘Australopithecus afarensis’ represented by Lucy had a very close evolutionary cousin, a species named ‘Australopithecus deyiremeda’.