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Mystery Solved: Ancient Mummified Legs Belonged to Egyptian Queen Nefertari

Mystery Solved: Ancient Mummified Legs Belonged to Egyptian Queen Nefertari

The mummified legs found in Egypt's Valley of Queens were never scientifically analyzed until recently...

3 days ago, 1:29pm CST

Ancient Rocks Prove Existence of Life Before Oxygen

Ancient Rocks Prove Existence of Life Before Oxygen

Scientists new research depicts that life existed without oxygen billions years before. The research revolves around newly disc...

Nov 30 2016, 11:03am CST

Ancient Life Forms that Survived without Oxygen Found

Ancient Life Forms that Survived without Oxygen Found

UC geologist uncovers 2.5 billion-year-old fossils of bacteria that predate the formation of oxygen....

Nov 30 2016, 9:55am CST

Ancient Survivors of Climate Change are Endangered Australasian Marsupials

Ancient Survivors of Climate Change are Endangered Australasian Marsupials

Some of the rare Aussie marsupials are surviving products of global warming....

Nov 24 2016, 12:08pm CST

NASA Rover Finds Evidence of Ancient Alien Life on Mars

NASA Rover Finds Evidence of Ancient Alien Life on Mars

The Mars Rover might just have finally found proof of life forms that existed on the Red Planet a long time ago....

Nov 24 2016, 7:38am CST

Ancient Gecko Species Sheds More Light into Australian Desert Origins

Ancient Gecko Species Sheds More Light into Australian Desert Origins

Ancient species of gecko sought refuge in the ranges of central Australia about 10 million years ago, a time when deserts were...

Nov 15 2016, 4:53am CST

Ancient Sea Cow Fossil Discovered in Paving Stone of Spanish Street

Ancient Sea Cow Fossil Discovered in Paving Stone of Spanish Street

The fossil belongs to a genus of extinct sirenian or sea cows called Prototherium that lived around 50 million years ago....

Oct 30 2016, 4:44am CDT

Chimps Genomes Derived From Bonobos due to Ancient Interbreeding

Chimps Genomes Derived From Bonobos due to Ancient Interbreeding

There is evidence that says that chimps and bonobos exchanged genetic material in ancient times through sex....

Oct 28 2016, 8:04am CDT

Ancient Ghost Ships Found Beneath the Black Sea

Ancient Ghost Ships Found Beneath the Black Sea

Many age-old destroyed vessels were found on the floor of the Black Sea recently....

Oct 25 2016, 10:38am CDT

Human Jaws Evolved From This Ancient Armored Fish

Human Jaws Evolved From This Ancient Armored Fish

A fossil of a fish from China clearly seems to delineate the origins of jaws....

Oct 21 2016, 8:29am CDT

Comet Impact Triggered Earth's Ancient Global Warming

Comet Impact Triggered Earth's Ancient Global Warming

A comet that struck the earth in ancient times probably caused global warming way back then....

Oct 14 2016, 5:04am CDT

Ancient Stars Found in Milky Way's Heart for the First Time

Vista Finds Ancient Stars in Milky Way's Heart for the First Time

Ancient stars called RR Lyrae discovered in the centre of the Milky Way. The discovery suggests they may be the oldest star rem...

Oct 13 2016, 9:14am CDT

Ancient Human Footprints Discovered Near Volcano in Africa

Ancient Human Footprints Discovered Near Volcano in Africa

Scientists discover more than 400 ancient human footprints near the southern shore of Tanzania’s Lake Natron in Africa....

Oct 13 2016, 5:10am CDT

China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Army may be Build by Ancient Greeks Long Before Marco Polo’s Arrival

China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Army may have been Built by Ancient Greeks Long Before Marco Polo’s Arrival

New evidence suggests that China and other super powers of ancient world may have been in contact 1,500 years before the arriva...

Oct 12 2016, 11:38pm CDT

Ancient Cannabis Funeral Shroud Found in China

Ancient Cannabis Funeral Shroud Found in China

An age-old cannabis funeral shroud was found in an oasis region in a desert of China....

Oct 8 2016, 3:56am CDT

Ancient Teeth Led to the Discovery of Giant Extinct Shark

Ancient Teeth Led to the Discovery of Giant Extinct Shark

New extinct species of large shark has been discovered by scientists...

Oct 3 2016, 11:08pm CDT

Ancient Roman Coins Found in Ruined Japanese Castle Puzzle Scientists

Ancient Roman Coins Found in Ruined Japanese Castle Puzzle Scientists

Researchers have recently discovered ancient Roman coins in the ruins of Katsuren castle in Japan...

Sep 29 2016, 12:50pm CDT

Human Skeleton Discovered in Ancient Greek Shipwreck

Human Skeleton Discovered in Ancient Greek Shipwreck

2000-year-old human skeleton found in Antikythera Shipwreck could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim...

Sep 20 2016, 1:28am CDT

This Mammoth Skull Could Change Everything

This Mammoth Skull Could Change Everything

Something very strange just happened near California: a 13,000-year-old mammoth skull was just excavated, but a mammoth in and...

Sep 19 2016, 6:30pm CDT

Teeth in Fossil Poop Suggest Cannibal Ancient Sharks

Teeth in Fossil Poop Suggest Ancient Cannibal Sharks

The fecal samples of an ancient shark reveal it to actually have been an eater of its own young species....

Aug 12 2016, 4:46am CDT

Ancient DNA Shows First Americans Did Not Use Ice-Free Corridor

Ancient DNA Shows First Americans Did Not Use Ice-Free Corridor

A study on ancient DNA shows early Americans to have actually followed quite a different route of entry into the New World. The...

Aug 11 2016, 5:41am CDT

Mineral Veins on Mars results of evaporating ancient Lakes

Mineral Veins on Mars results of evaporating ancient Lakes

Providing evidence of a long and varied history of water on the Red Planet, a new study has shown that mineral veins found in M...

Aug 6 2016, 2:46am CDT

Ancient Toothed Whales' High-Frequency Hearing Abilities Arose Earlier Than Anticipated, Fossilized Ear Shows

Ancient Toothed Whales' High-Frequency Hearing Abilities Arose Earlier Than Anticipated, Fossilized Ear Shows

Scientists have found that the ultrasonic ability of whales has a whole history behind it....

Aug 5 2016, 6:23am CDT

Ancient Himalyan Temples Reveal Signs of Past Earthquakes

Ancient Himalyan Temples Reveal Signs of Past Earthquakes

Based on studies of ancient ruins like tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies of the 7th-century A.D. temple...

Jul 27 2016, 11:30pm CDT

Signs of Ancient Human Found in China

Signs of Ancient Human Found in China

 Archaeologists have confirmed traces of ancient humans, dating back to over 10,000 years, at an altitude of 4,000 meter...

Jul 26 2016, 6:28pm CDT

Ancient Rocks Reveal How Life Bounced Back on Earth After Mass Extinction

Ancient Rocks Reveal How Life Bounced Back on Earth After Mass Extinction

By analyzing rock samples unearthed in Oman, researchers have found that low oxygen and iron-rich waters delayed the recovery o...

Jul 20 2016, 6:33am CDT

Ancient Insect Jumped out of its Skin to Escape Sticky Trap

Ancient Insect Jumped out of its Skin to Escape Sticky Trap

Researchers have discovered a 50-million-year-old amber piece which contains just the exoskeleton of the bug but not the bug it...

Jul 16 2016, 4:06am CDT

Ancient Brazilian Pit House Occupied Continuously for Centuries

Ancient Brazilian Pit House Occupied Continuously for Centuries

 Prehistoric proto-Jê Brazilian persons may have continually renovated and extended their pit houses to allow occupation...

Jul 15 2016, 8:00pm CDT

Ancient River Network Found Hidden Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Ancient River Network Found Hidden Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists have been busy mapping the vast subterranean rivers of Greenland. They are apparently very wide and deep despite the...

Jun 29 2016, 11:28am CDT

Ancient Deep Skull not Related to Indigenous Australians

Ancient Deep Skull not Related to Indigenous Australians

The 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep Skull" -- the oldest modern human discovered in South-East Asia -- was not related t...

Jun 27 2016, 10:44pm CDT

Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field was Different from Present day Field

Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field was Different from Present day Field

New research suggests that ancient magnetic field was generated from several poles rather than the familiar two....

Jun 27 2016, 2:38pm CDT

Ancient Insects Wore Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselves

Ancient Insects Wore Exoskeletons of Other Bugs to Disguise Themselves

New evidence suggests that insects were using camouflage to hide from their predators as many as 100 million years ago....

Jun 25 2016, 4:24am CDT

Ancient African Farming Technique Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Ancient African Farming Technique Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

700-year-old African soil procedure could help offset global warming....

Jun 17 2016, 11:08am CDT

Curiosity Rover Finds Signs of Ancient Explosive Volcanoes on Mars

Curiosity Rover Finds Signs of Ancient Explosive Volcanoes on Mars

The Mars Curiosity Rover found signs of ancient explosive volcanoes on the Red Planet....

Jun 15 2016, 4:43am CDT

Lasers Uncover Ancient Hidden Cities in Cambodia

Lasers Uncover Ancient Hidden Cities in Cambodia

Using cutting-edge laser scanning, archeologists discover multiple medieval cities around the world's largest religious co...

Jun 14 2016, 12:47pm CDT

Ancient Rice and Mung Beans Helped Solve a Longstanding Madagascan Mystery

Ancient Rice and Mung Beans Helped Solve a Longstanding Madagascan Mystery

The analysis of ancient crops reveal that early inhabitants of Madagascar share ancestry with Southeast Asians....

May 31 2016, 8:40am CDT

Ancient DNA Reveals that Phoenician Man From Carthage had European Ancestry

Ancient DNA Reveals that Phoenician Man From Carthage had European Ancestry

The analysis of the first complete DNA obtained from a 2500-year-old Pheonician points to European ancestors....

May 28 2016, 12:38am CDT

Ancient Mars Got Shaped By Two Mega Tsunamis

Ancient Mars Got Shaped By Two Mega Tsunamis

New research says that two large meteorites hitting the planet millions of years apart, triggered two mega-tsunamis....

May 19 2016, 1:47pm CDT

Ancient Earth was Oxygen-rich Reveals Space Dust

Ancient Earth was Oxygen-rich Reveals Space Dust

Using space dust, researchers from Monash University here have made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth's atmos...

May 16 2016, 2:26am CDT

Oldest Fossil Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Oldest Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

The presence of space dust on the earliest micrometeorites shows our home planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere way back then....

May 12 2016, 8:09am CDT