The Shigir Idol was discovered by gold prospectors in 1894, but dating it proved a little problematic and controversial. Now, it is believed to be one of the oldest samples of art at 11,600 years old. Early analysis showed that it was made entirely of larch wood and was constructed...
A DNA analysis of Britain's oldest complete skeleton, also known as "Cheddar Man," revealed that the first modern Britons may not have been pale, as many people may have assumed, but had "dark to black" skin, the Guardian reported. Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more...
Secret behind strange glowing UFO spotted in Los Angeles revealed. ELON Musk has launched his Falcon 9 rocket in the final mission of the year which has been captured in dramatic footage. The stunning phenomenon sparked panic from Californian residents – who unaware of a planned launch by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Some...
New year, worse weather. After a relatively mild start to the winter season, 2019 is about to get a lot colder—and the polar vortex is to blame. This whirlwind of cold air forms every fall and sits in the stratosphere above the North Pole, but it split into multiple parts...
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 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...
Turn your summer staycation into a cosmic holiday with a visit to one of the universe’s many exoplanets. NASA has given UFO hunters, space boffins and astronomy enthusiasts an unprecedented opportunity to set foot on alien worlds and planets discovered by the incredible Kepler Space Telescope, with the aid of...
Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much larger scale warn that another kind of collision could also impact our planet in the distant future. A team led by...
Mussels could serve as a global bioindicator for microplastic pollution, as the creatures don’t move and reside on the seabed where plastic ends up. And a new study from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) uncovered plastic in 76.6 percent of individual blue mussels they tested. Reuters pointed to...
Huge “mega-colonies” of penguins have been discovered near the Antarctic peninsula, hosting more than 1.5 million birds. Just 100 miles (160 kilometres) away in the west Antarctic, the same species is in decline due to sea ice melt blamed on global warming, they said. The first complete census revealed that the...