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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.

Dinosaurs: Warm-Blooded, Cold-Blooded or Somewhere in Between?

A new research by a paleontologist, published on May 29 in the journal Science, claims that dinosaurs were, in fact, warm-blooded creatures.

Our Ancestral Lineage Replenished; Study Reveals Lucy’s Evolutionary Cousin

Our Ancestral Lineage Replenished; Study Reveals Lucy’s Evolutionary Cousin

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’.

Hancock Maintains his Lost Civilization Stance in a September Release

Hancock Maintains his Lost Civilization Stance in a September Release

Graham Hancock, the controversial author, has found more evidence to support his claim of the lost civilization which was destroyed by a comet 13,000 years ago.

Hancock is releasing his latest work, titled ‘Magicians of the Gods’, containing series of geophysics and geological papers that prove his stance. Hancock argues that the existence of the comet has been masked because it struck ice and did not leave a crater.

Little boy unearths 100 million-year-old Dinosaur Fossil

Little boy unearths 100 million-year-old Dinosaur Fossil

A four-year-old kid from southeast Arlington unearthed a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil. The kid, Wylie Brys, unearthed the dinosaur fossil when he was searching for fish fossils in Mansfield with his father, Tim Brys. While searching for fish fossils, the little boy found a bone that even surprised paleontologists from Southern Methodist University.

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