The mystery surrounding dinosaur footprints on a cave ceiling in Central Queensland has been solved after more than a half a century. University of Queensland paleontologist Dr. Anthony Romilio discovered pieces to a decades-old puzzle in an unusual place – a cupboard under the stairs of a suburban Sydney home. “The...
The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan. Researchers say the new find offers an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the "mortuary...
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...
Proving a long-held notion "spectacularly wrong" is a scientist's wet dream. To do it shining a torchlight in a dingy Indian cave, as whiskered fish acquaint themselves with the sole of your boot, is something else entirely. Yet that is what experts from the UK, Switzerland and India say they...
The Solar Orbiter launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at our star. The mission, which is a joint collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, launched at 11:03 p.m. ET Sunday. This is the first mission that will provide images of the...
The piece, which is about the size of a small pebble, is believed to be part of a set used in the Viking strategy game known as ‘Hnefatafl’. Archaeologists say the exquisite worked glass object is a rare piece of physical evidence linking Viking raiders with one of their most...
An Israeli veterinarian has discovered a Bronze Age Egyptian artifact engraved with hieroglyphs on the seafloor off the Israeli coast. Rafi Bahalul is a 55 years old veterinarian and artist from the village of Ein Hod, who one morning last year was taking his constitutional morning swim along Israel’s northern...
T-shirt weather in Antarctica? The continent just measured its hottest temperature on record at a balmy nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The reading was taken by Argentina's National Meteorological Service at the country's Esperanza research station, AFP reported. The thermometer climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius (approximately 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) around noon...
Allen Lawrence, wrapping up a long career as an electrical engineer, was serious about moving his astronomy hobby beyond the 20-inch telescope he’d hauled to star parties under the dark skies of Texas and Arizona. So in 2011 – in his late 60s, after 30 years of operating his own...
According to Researchers at the University of Zurich, the two outermost giant planets of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune, have similar masses but are strikingly different. In size, possibly bulk composition, and their large distance from the Sun they are similar and clearly segregated from the inner terrestrial...