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Archeologists Unearth Australia’s Oldest Piece of Jewelry

Archeologists Unearth Australia’s Oldest Piece of Jewelry

Australia's oldest known ornament dates back to more than 46,000 years ago, almost 40,000 years older the previous earlies...

Nov 21 2016, 12:20pm CST

NASA's Peggy Whitson Set to be the Oldest Astronaut

NASA's Peggy Whitson Set to be the Oldest Astronaut

At the age of 56, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to be the oldest woman in space when she launches for a six-month stay ab...

Nov 18 2016, 5:34pm CST

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered by Scientists

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered by Scientists

NASA and citizen scientists discover the oldest planet-forming disk around a star. The new place could be a hunting ground for...

Oct 22 2016, 11:33am CDT

Oldest Known Bird Voice Box Suggests Dinosaurs Could Not Sing

Oldest Known Bird Squawk Box Suggests Dinosaurs Could Not Sing

A voice box of oldest know avian species has lent evidence regarding the vocal capacity and range of dinosaurs....

Oct 13 2016, 6:40am CDT

DNA Study Confirms Aboriginal Australians the World's Oldest Living Civilisation on Earth

DNA Study Confirms Aboriginal Australians the World's Oldest Living Civilisation on Earth

A series of DNA tests showed Australian Aboriginal civilization to be the oldest in the world....

Sep 22 2016, 7:22am CDT

Researchers Read World' Oldest Damaged Biblical Scroll

Researchers Unwrap Secrets of World' Oldest Dead Sea Scroll

Researchers have found out the inner mysteries inscribed on a burnt Jewish scroll for the first time ever with the help of virt...

Sep 22 2016, 6:11am CDT

World’s Oldest Fish Hooks Found in Japan

World’s Oldest Fish Hooks Found in Japan

23,000-year-old fish hooks suggest that maritime technology was developed much earlier than previously thought...

Sep 20 2016, 10:07am CDT

Australian Researchers find World's oldest Fossils

Australian Researchers find World's oldest Fossils

Australian researchers have found what are believed to be the world's oldest fossils, and along with them, signs that diverse...

Sep 1 2016, 5:47am CDT

World's Oldest Fossil Uncovered

World's Oldest Fossil Uncovered

The world's oldest known fossil, dating back 3.7 billion years, has been found in Greenland. Scientists have announced that the...

Aug 31 2016, 2:58pm CDT

Europe's Oldest Living Inhabitant is Adonis Tree

Europe's Oldest Living Inhabitant is Adonis Tree

The most ancient of extant European trees has been termed Adonis. It stands majestically in its spot in Northern Greece....

Aug 24 2016, 6:40am CDT

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Thing in Europe - And It's a Tree

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Thing in Europe - And It's a Tree

The Bosnian pine tree, named Adonis, is estimated to be 1075 years old, making it the oldest known living tree in Europe....

Aug 21 2016, 4:45am CDT

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Oceanic Crust in Mediterranean Sea

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Oceanic Crust in Mediterranean Sea

The oceanic crust in eastern Mediterranean is about 340 million years old and has been detected using magnetic sensing...

Aug 16 2016, 10:56am CDT

Oldest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone

Oldest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone

Apparently, the oldest evidence of cancer in humans has been found. A bone that happens to be 1.7 million years old shows signs...

Jul 29 2016, 8:11am CDT

Luca is the Oldest Ancestor of All Living Things on Earth

Luca is the Oldest Ancestor of All Living Things on Earth

The scientists do tend to surmise that maybe our earliest ancestors lived in hot volcanic springs....

Jul 26 2016, 5:43am CDT

Termites Were World’s Oldest Farmers, Study Reveals

Termites Were World’s Oldest Farmers, Study Reveals

Insects started farming 25 million years ago - long before humans....

Jun 27 2016, 11:48am CDT

Oldest Modern Human Skull Was Not Related to Indigenous Australians

Oldest Modern Human Skull Was Not Related to Indigenous Australians

An age old deep skull from Borneo has yielded new facts that have surprised the researchers....

Jun 27 2016, 5:03am CDT

Scientists may have Found World’s Oldest Computer

Scientists may have Found World’s Oldest Computer

The world's first computer may have been used to predict the future....

Jun 11 2016, 2:02pm CDT

Scientists Listen to Sounds from Oldest Stars in our Galaxy

Scientists Listen to Sounds from Oldest Stars in our Galaxy

Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy,...

Jun 7 2016, 3:26am CDT

Britain's Oldest Handwritten Documents Discovered at London Building Site

Britain's Oldest Handwritten Documents Discovered at London Building Site

2,000-year-old ancient Roman writing tablets shed light on the day to day life of early inhabitants of London....

Jun 5 2016, 10:06am CDT

World’s Largest Sponge might be Oldest Living Animal

World’s Largest Sponge might be Oldest Living Animal

Apparently the world’s largest sponge might be the oldest living specimen of its kind....

May 27 2016, 6:47am CDT

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Pottery Reveals the Oldest Beer Recipe

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Pottery Reveals the Oldest Beer Recipe

Study suggests that people in ancient China started to use barley in beer brewing much earlier than previously thought....

May 24 2016, 4:36am 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

World's Oldest Axe Discovered in Australia

World's Oldest Axe Discovered in Australia

An ancient axe was found in Australia by the experts....

May 11 2016, 5:56am CDT

World's Oldest Axe Found in Western Australia

World's Oldest Axe Found in Western Australia

A tiny stone flake found in Western Australia is a remnant of the earliest known axe with a handle, archaeologists have claimed...

May 11 2016, 1:01am CDT

Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

The very oldest pieces of rock on Earth, zircon crystals, are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid imp...

Apr 29 2016, 3:39am CDT

Israel’s Oldest Kilns and Glassworks Discovered

Israel’s Oldest Kilns and Glassworks Discovered

The chunks of raw glass are the first evidence of glass production in Israel during the Late Roman period...

Apr 12 2016, 12:36pm CDT

World's Oldest Lizard: 99 Million Years Old Lizard Found Preserved in Amber Fossil

World's Oldest Lizard: 99 Million Year Old Lizard Found Preserved in Amber Fossil

The fossil may be a 'missing link' to the evolutionary history of modern-day lizards....

Mar 7 2016, 6:09pm CST

440 Million Year Old Fungus May be the Oldest Fossilized Land Organism Ever

440 Million Year Old Fungus May be the Oldest Fossilized Land Organism Ever

The fungus is not only the oldest example of a fossilized fungus, but also the oldest land fossil yet found....

Mar 3 2016, 9:01am CST

Oldest and Most Detailed Nervous System Found in 520-Million-Year Old Fossil

Oldest and Most Detailed Nervous System Found in 520-Million-Year Old Fossil

A 520 million year old nervous system from a crustacean-like animal was discovered in southern China and is the most well-prese...

Feb 29 2016, 10:39pm CST

Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur 'Dragon Thief' Discovered in Welsh Cliffs

Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur 'Dragon Thief' Discovered in Welsh Cliffs

Dragon Thief, also called Dracoraptor, lived more than 200 million years ago at the very beginning of the Jurassic Period....

Jan 22 2016, 3:31pm CST

World's Oldest Human Massacre Discovered in Kenya

Prehistoric Massacre in Kenya Reveals World's Oldest Human Warfare

The oldest site of murder and mayhem has been found in Kenya. The human skulls and bones unearthed from this site prove that br...

Jan 21 2016, 1:05am CST

World's Oldest Peach Pits Shed Light on the Evolution of the Fruit

World's Oldest Peach Pits Shed Light on the Evolution of the Fruit

Peach fossils are 2.5 million years old and discoverd in China...

Dec 2 2015, 4:57am CST

World's Oldest Banded Bird Returns Home to Breed

World's Oldest Banded Bird Returns Home to Breed

Wisdom is the oldest banded bird who returned to the wildlife refuge to mate once more before she takes off again....

Dec 1 2015, 8:47am CST

Trees Change Sex: Britain's Oldest Tree is Becoming Female

Trees Change Sex: Britain's Oldest Tree is Becoming Female

The oldest tree in Britain which happens to be a Fortingall Yew is on a gender bender. It is changing its sex after nearly 5000...

Nov 6 2015, 7:07am CST

9000-Year-Old Skull Found in Brazil shows the Oldest Known Case of Decapitation

9000-Year-Old Skull Found in Brazil shows World's Oldest Decapitation

An ancient skull has been unearthed in Brazil and the evidence gathered about it shows one thing only. And that is that decapit...

Sep 24 2015, 5:44am CDT

Oldest African Coelacanth Found in Eastern Cape

Oldest African Coelacanth Found in Eastern Cape

A prototypical coelacanth of Africa was discovered in the Eastern Cape region of the Dark Continent....

Sep 22 2015, 3:09am CDT

Oldest Galaxy EGS8p7 Discovery is Astronomy Bonanza

Oldest Galaxy EGS8p7 Discovery is Astronomy Bonanza

The new discovery is challenging the established theories regarding evolution of the early universe....

Sep 7 2015, 6:33pm CDT

Oldest Sea Scorpion Discovered

Oldest Sea Scorpion Discovered

The giant scorpion dates back to 460 million years ago and is measured more than 5 feet long...

Aug 31 2015, 9:37pm CDT

World's Oldest Baboon Found at Malapa

World's Oldest Baboon Found at Malapa

The researchers found oldest fossilized specimen of baboons which have been said to co-exist with earlier species of human bein...

Aug 25 2015, 9:08am CDT

Oldest Message in a Bottle Discovered After 108 Years

Oldest Message in a Bottle Discovered After 108 Years

The bottle with a message was found by a woman in Germany. The bottle was released by a famous researcher George Parker Bitter...

Aug 22 2015, 4:00am CDT