It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings. “This beetle is super tough,” said Purdue University civil engineer Pablo Zavattieri, who...
Melting glaciers have increased the volume of glacial lakes by 50% in just 30 years, Scientists have found. A new study led by Dr. Dan Shugar, PhD, with collaborators from governments and universities in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom, uses satellite data from NASA and Google Earth...
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday the discovery of 120,000-year-old footprints of humans and predators in the northern region of Tabuk. The Ministry of Culture, represented by the Heritage Commission, disclosed that a joint team, comprising of Saudi and international archeological experts, made the discovery of footprints of humans, elephants and...
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,...
All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse. The next shower you might be able to see...
Humanity has found itself within another global pandemic, one involving a respiratory virus that can be easily transmitted from a surface to its next victim simply by touching one’s own face. There’s an obvious preventative method to avoid this issue, which is that you shouldn’t touch your face, at...
The most habitable region for life on Mars would have been up to several miles below its surface, likely due to subsurface melting of thick ice sheets fueled by geothermal heat, a Rutgers-led study concludes. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, may help resolve what's known as...
Taken together, the data we gathered presents the earliest evidence for human activity in the Olduvai Gorge: about 2 million years ago. It also shows that early humans used tools and great diversity of habitats as they adjusted to constant change. The ability to adapt to changing environments has deep...
Our solar system’s Sun is getting a lot of attention these days, and for all the right reasons: right now humanity and all its technology are more vulnerable than ever to the effects of solar storms and flares, and we really need to keep a close eye on the...
From about two million years ago until around 10,000 years ago, the world was inhabited, at one and the same time, to several human species, one of the earliest being Homo erectus, who walked upright and were built like modern humans, and they eventually spread from Africa, across Europe...