Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:31
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.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Wed, 12/24/2014 - 15:01
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.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:16
A team of archeologists from Utah's Brigham Young University was baffled when the researchers found an ancient cemetery in a massive desert. More than one million mummified remains have been found that were buried around 1,500 years ago.
The excavation at Fag el-Gamous is going on for past three decades. The cemetery is Selia and is now known as Fag el-Gamous and it has received its name from a nearby road that means 'Way of the Water Buffalo'.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:38
On Thursday, a time capsule was unearthed in Boston. It was buried here more than two centuries ago by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.
CNN affiliate WBZ reported that this box-shaped capsule was placed by the Revolutionary-era duo in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. This hidden antique was found by current-day workers when they were repairing a water leak.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:45
A novel research unveiled that consumption of alcohol by human race started about 10 million years ago. As per study researchers, through breaking down alcohol, human ancestors made most out of rotting, fermented fruit that fell on the forest floor.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:36
Scientists through a new study claim that ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. Researchers on Wednesday said that the new study has showed that Europe was not the birthplace of art.
These Indonesian handprints are presently the oldest hand stencil known to science, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:13
A colossal stone has been discovered in Northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee. It is believed that stone dates back to Biblical times.
Israeli researchers say if the dating is correct, the colossal structure is older than the Egyptian Pyramids or Stonehenge.
The newly found stone is 492 feet long, 66 feet wide and 23 feet tall and the new stone building is situated about 8 miles from the Galilee Sea. The stone building is believed to be from period between 3050 B.C. and 2650 B.C. based on pottery found in the structure, according to the Business Times UK.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:35
A recently spotted unidentified flying object (UFO) in the skies above northern California has left witnesses as well as experts totally bewildered.
The UFO was spotted early in the morning (at around 6:00 a. m.) on Friday, September 12. Some of the witnesses described the object as a ball of white light, while some other witnesses said it appeared orange. However, almost all of the witnesses said the light was accompanies by "fog or smoke" that was billowing out behind it the flying object.