2100-Year-Old Egyptian ‘Hawk’ Mummy Turns Out To Be A Child. The Maidstone Museum in the UK has an unusual Egyptian mummy dating from the Ptolemaic Period in its collection, where it was originally listed as a mummified hawk. A CT scan in 2016 revealed it was actually a human fetus,...
A dramatic death is predicted for the sun in 10 billion years time as our parent star morphs into a planetary nebula, say UK scientists. Our sun is still in its glory years at the ripe age of 4.5 billion years. In about 10 billion years, the sun’s core will...
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...
Scientists have identified a new DNA structure in human cells. It's in the form of a twisted knot and it exists alongside the well-known double helix. This form resembles a twisted “knot” of DNA, instead of the well-known double helix first described by James Watson and Francis Crick. Lab work has...
In case you were disappointed the world didn't end on September 23, 2017, buck up! Now it's supposed to end on April 23. So, we've all got ten days. Give up your diet, drink like crazy, shoplift candy, it's the end. According to codes in the Bible (Book of Revelation...
A jawbone of a giant ichthyosaur found in England may belong to one of the largest animals that ever lived. Found by fossil collector Paul de la Salle in Lilstock, Somerset, the 205 million-year-old remains have now been analysed by an international team of palaeontologists. They concluded it belonged to a...
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...
Researchers say they have successfully grown and harvested their first crop of vegetables, without soil or sunlight, and in the future, it could help astronauts grow food on other planets. "We have learned a lot about self-sufficient plant breeding in the last few weeks, it has become clear that Antarctica...
At first glance, it looks like a fiery monster out of "The Incredibles." Or maybe a glowing alien orb, or a giant, irritated zit popping up above the Earth's surface. But it's neither. Rather, it's an incredibly rare, 65-foot-tall (20 meters) lava-dome fountain. Normally, volcanoes erupt lava in powerful jets that...
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,...