DNA Tests Prove Egyptian Mummies Shared a Mommy. Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum’s oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology...
THE Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the most distant single star ever seen. Astronomers have identified a star 9 billion light years from Earth – the farthest individual star ever seen. Usually is it impossible to make out stars at distances greater than around 100 million light years,...
The Great American Eclipse of August 2017 left a ‘wake’ in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, the way a ship does when it moves through water. The phenomenon has been theorized about, but never before detected, according to Gizmodo. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Haystack Observatory and the University...
The story of Antarctic melt is a tale of two ice sheets. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet rests on a base that is below sea level—meaning that warming ocean waters wash beneath the ice, melting it from below. Meanwhile, East Antarctica’s ice sheet, which holds 10 times more ice...
A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top...
Researchers have discovered fossils of two new species of sabre-toothed predators, that could help to improve our understanding of the early evolution of mammals. Most of what we know about these proto-mammals has been skewed due to a sampling bias. The majority of fossils of these creatures have come out...
Buzz Aldrin has passed a lie detector test after claiming that he has encountered alien life, it's been reported. The former Lunar Module Pilot, who was the second man on the moon, was one of a number of astronauts who revealed accounts of their sightings under lab conditions at the...
Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world's most...
Turkish police have seized a Bible thought to be 1,200 years old from a suspected smuggling gang. Six people have been arrested after allegedly attempting the sell the ancient manuscript in the southeastern Diyarbakir province. The Biblical text was written across 34 pages of leather with gold-encrusted religious motifs. Police are investigating...
Researchers who visited one of the world's newest and most unique islands last year discovered a mysterious, sticky mud, said NASA. The island is located in the South Pacific near Tonga and is unofficially called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Hunga Tonga). It came into being after a volcanic eruption in late...