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Fossils of New Species of Terror Bird discovered in Argentina

Fossils of New Species of Terror Bird discovered in Argentina

Researchers have discovered fossils of a new species of terror bird in Argentina. According to reports, the species of terror bird was 10 feet fall and lived in Argentina about 3.5 million years ago. They went extinct about 2.5 million years ago.

The new species of terror bird has been named Llallawavis scagliai by the researchers. According to the researchers, they discovered more than 90 percent of the bird’s fossilized skeleton, which is the most complete terror bird specimen ever found on earth.

Neanderthals Culture could have been Richer than earlier estimates

Neanderthals Culture could have been Richer than earlier estimates

As per a novel research published in the journal PLOS ONE, jewelry may have been invented by ancient Neanderthals. Researchers from the University of Kansas said that their study may help in changing views about Neanderthals.

It is said that Neanderthals could not do much more than learning basic survival skills. A collection of eagle talons were found in Croatia. They are considered to be around 130,000 years old and bear specific marks and polished areas.

Scientists Discover Primitive Tool in Oregon

Scientists Discover Primitive Tool in Oregon

In Oregon, Archaeologists have discovered a stone tool that has suggested that humans occupied the western US much earlier than thought.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which controls the land on which the site was found, announced this discovery today.

Scientists found the tool 12ft (3.6 meters) below ground under a thick layer of volcanic ash dating back to the eruption of Mount St Helens 15,800 years ago.

They believed that the ancient knife was used for cutting animal hides, butchering meat, and carving wood by pre-Clovis people.

Researchers try to recreate ancient beer recipe

Researchers try to recreate ancient beer recipe

A team of researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is trying to recreate a beer recipe that dates back to 1840.

The researchers are currently analyzing the contents of the beer bottles that were discovered in the shipwreck that was found by a team of divers on the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010.

Researchers unearth 2.8-Million-Year-old Jawbone

Researchers unearth 2.8-Million-Year-old Jawbone

According to reports from the Arizona State University, a group of researchers has discovered a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone. The jawbone belongs to mankind's earliest ancestors, and as per the researchers, the discovery has shown that the earliest ancestors of human were born earlier than thought.

The jawbone was found after 13 years digging in the Rift Valley region of Ethiopia. Previously, genus Homo creatures were thought to have evolved about two million years ago, but the new discovery has shown the birth 400,000 years earlier.

Ancient cities were as much populated as modern ones in terms of size & density: study

Ancient cities were as much populated as modern ones in terms of size & density: study

The ancient cities were as much populated as modern cities in terms of size and density, and they were built up using the same technique as modern cities, a new research suggested.

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, said modern cities' characteristics of large populations and dense areas were also exhibited by ancient cities.

The experts behind the research said ancient settlements with bigger and denser areas allowed their residents to become more efficient.

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

According to researchers, they have identified a new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile that was alive during the time of dinosaurs.

The ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that stored in Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery in Britain for over 30 years. Ichthyosaurs have similar-shape to dolphins and sharks. Frequently, ichthyosaurs are misidentified as swimming dinosaurs and they are also referred as sea monsters.

Scientists Recover Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley after 150 years

Scientists Recover Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley after 150 years

Scientists have again raised the Confederate H. L. Hunley's hull to crack the mysteries present within it. Last time, it was raised about more than a decade ago.

They want to find out the reason behind the sinking of the famed hand-cranked submarine during the civil war. They have revealed around 70% of the outside hull.

Paul Mardikian, senior conservator on the Hunley project in North Charleston, SC, said the raising of the submarine now is just like unwrapping a Christmas gift, which was brought 15 years ago.

Researchers to unlock Secrets Hidden in Ancient Scrolls

Researchers to unlock Secrets Hidden in Ancient Scrolls

In AD 79, eruption in Mount Vesuvius was one of the most catastrophic eruptions in European history. The eruption overwhelmed residents in nearby towns. Lots of people died in the town of Pompeii.

In 18th century, some researchers discovered some ancient scrolls in the town of Herculaneum, which was buried in the same ash that had affected Pompeii town. The scrolls were fragile enough to be read. Now, researchers have found a technique to read the scrolls. The technique is named 'X-ray tomography', which has been borrowed from the medial field.

Rods and Cones well preserved in 300-million-year-old Eyeballs of Fossilized Fish

Rods and Cones well preserved in 300-million-year-old Eyeballs of Fossilized Fish

Discovery of a fossilized fish has turned out to be an intriguing affair as the fossil is among the highly preserved discovered till date. The rods and cones on the fossil’s eyeballs, estimated to be 300-million-year-old, could be seen clearly with the help of a scanning electron microscope.

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