Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island—why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious commodities....
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...
Cutting edge technology has revealed that Viking women were warriors too. By reconstructing a skull found in a Viking graveyard in Norway, British scientists have brought the face of a female warrior to life. When scientists began to reconstruct her facial features it was discovered she had a serious head injury,...
The image is a bit fuzzy, but to scientists it’s unmistakable: One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken free of Antarctica. The scale of the giant ice block, dubbed A-68, is truly awesome: roughly the area of Delaware, the mass of 5.6 Mount Everests, and voluminous enough to...
MIT Astronomer’s ‘Zoo Theory’ Explains Why Aliens Have Not Made Contact With Earth. John A. Ball, a radio astronomer from MIT, argues that aliens might be not too keen to contact humans directly because the former essentially act as game wardens. According to Science Examiner, the astronomer postulates that aliens are...
Irishman's €60 antique bought on holidays in Morocco turns out to be Ice Age relic worth €30,000. In an antique shop that sold mostly “Islamic and Roman items, a high, carved figurine “that looked Chinese” caught his eyes. The antique originally cost €70. However, the Irishman was able to bargain with...
NASA has confirmed that an asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world is currently travelling towards Earth at a speed of almost 34,000 miles per hour. According to International Business Times, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) identified that the "potentially hazardous" asteroid could come close...
(Reuters) - British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the U.K.’s national measurement standards laboratory,...
A team working on widening the A14 have found evidence of what archaeologists believe to be the first beer brewed in the UK. Experts working on the road improvements between Cambridge and Huntingdon said tiny fragments of charred residue from the brewing process were found in excavated earth. They believe the...
Three ancient shipwrecks which have already revealed important findings were discovered recently off the coast of Kasos Island in Greece’s Aegean Sea. During the exploration, which was funded by the Kasos Association of New York and was supported by the municipality of the island, divers discovered a series of archaeologically...