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Scientists Find Traces of Oldest Cheese in Croatian Pottery

Scientists Find Traces of Oldest Cheese in Croatian Pottery

The presence of fermented products in Neolithic pottery pushes back cheese-making by 4,000 years....

Sep 7 2018, 5:08am CDT

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Some of the first galaxies could be over 13 billion years old....

Aug 19 2018, 11:34am CDT

Earth’s Oldest Rocks were Likely Formed by Meteorites

Earth’s Oldest Rocks were Likely Formed by Meteorite Impacts

New study says that oldest Acasta felsic rocks could have been formed at low pressures and very high temperatures...

Aug 14 2018, 5:06am CDT

World’s Oldest Color is Bright Pink

Bright Pink is the World’s Oldest Color Discovered in Sahara Desert

Researchers discovered the Oldest Colors in the World, 1.1 Billion-Year-Old Bright Pink Pigments, at a Great Depth beneath the...

Jul 10 2018, 2:46pm CDT

World’s Oldest Rainforest Frogs Found Preserved in Amber

World’s Oldest Rainforest Frogs Found Preserved in Amber

The fossilized frogs trapped in amber represent earliest frogs living in wet, tropical forests...

Jun 15 2018, 6:48am CDT

World's Oldest Animal Footprints Found on Earth

World's Oldest Animal Footprints Found on Earth

545 Million Year Old Footprints of a Creature found on Primitive Sea Floor...

Jun 8 2018, 2:02pm CDT

Oldest Case of Dandruff Found in 125 Million Year Old Dinosaur

Oldest Case of Dandruff Found in 125-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur

The study indicates that this dandruff evolved sometime in Jurassic period...

May 27 2018, 7:01pm CDT

World’s Oldest Spider has Died

World’s Oldest Spider has Died

The trapdoor spider discovered in Australia died at the age of 43....

Apr 28 2018, 12:44pm CDT

World's Oldest Wooden Statue is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

World's Oldest Wooden Statue is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

New analysis suggests that famous Shigir Idol is much older than previously thought...

Apr 28 2018, 3:41am CDT

27 Million Year Old Baleen Whale is Among Oldest of its Kind

27 Million Year Old Baleen Whale is Among Oldest of its Kind

The new genus and species of extinct baleen whale is based on a skull and associated bones unearthed from New Zealand's Ha...

Apr 21 2018, 2:26am CDT

Oldest Northern American Footprints Found off Canadian Coast

Oldest North American Footprints Found off Canadian Coast

The footprints date back to 13,000 years...

Apr 1 2018, 5:07am CDT

World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found in Australia

World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found in Australia

The 132-year old message in a bottle is the oldest on record...

Mar 10 2018, 6:46pm CST

Oldest Modern Human Fossil Discovered Outside of Africa

Oldest Modern Human Fossil Discovered Outside of Africa

Paleontologists find Most Ancient Modern Human Fossil Outside African Continent...

Jan 26 2018, 8:33am CST

Oldest, Most Complete Human Ancestor Fossil Unveiled in South Africa

Oldest, Most Complete Human Ancestor Fossil Unveiled in South Africa

3.6 million year old human ancestor, nicknamed Little Foot, is the only known complete Australopithecus fossil discovered to da...

Dec 10 2017, 1:04am CST

World's Oldest Eye Fossil Discovered in Estonia

World's Oldest Eye Fossil Discovered in Estonia

A 530-million-year-old sea creature possibly contains the oldest ever eye...

Dec 9 2017, 5:59am CST

Mysterious Shadow Zone Traps the World’s Oldest Ocean Water

Mysterious Shadow Zone Traps the World’s Oldest Ocean Water

Scientists solve the mystery of how oldest water in the North Pacific has remained trapped 2km below the sea surface...

Nov 12 2017, 9:33am CST

Ancient Skull Likely Belonged to the World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

Ancient Skull Likely Belonged to the World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim

A mysterious partial skull found in Papua New Guinea represents the earliest known remains of a tsunami victim...

Oct 27 2017, 11:20am CDT

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in Our Solar System, Study Finds

Jupiter is the Oldest Planet in Our Solar System, Study Finds

New evidence provide clues on the age of largest planet in the solar system...

Jun 13 2017, 4:03pm CDT

This 507-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster is the Oldest Arthropod with Pincers

This 507-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster is the Oldest Arthropod with Pincers

An ancient marine creature that looks like a monster had many appendages and two humongous pincers to boot....

Apr 27 2017, 5:20am CDT

Oldest Remains of Bed Bugs Found in Oregon

Oldest Remains of Bed Bugs Found in Oregon

It looks like the genus of insects known as bed bugs have been sucking human blood since eons....

Apr 5 2017, 1:59am CDT

Oldest Mammal Blood Ever Found Preserved in Ancient Tick Fossil

Oldest Mammal Blood Ever Found Preserved in Ancient Tick Fossil

An age-old tick has been discovered that supposedly feasted on the blood of the earliest-known monkey....

Apr 4 2017, 1:22pm CDT

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Scientists Discover Oldest Plant Fossil on Earth

Researchers have uncovered fossil remains of 1.6 billion year old red algae and they could represent the oldest plant fossil ev...

Mar 15 2017, 4:45am CDT

World's Oldest Fossils Found in Canada Provide Earliest Evidence of Life on Earth

World's Oldest Fossils Found in Canada

The earliest proof of life on earth was found in the form of 3.77-billion-year-old fossils which have been unearthed in Canada....

Mar 2 2017, 2:52am CST

Granddad, World's Oldest Zoo Fish, Dies at Shedd Aquarium

World's Oldest Fish Granddad Dies at Shedd Aquarium

An Aussie lungfish nicknamed Granddad due to its extreme longevity died in its aquarium which is located in Chicago. It was the...

Feb 7 2017, 6:08am CST

Dinosaur Rib Bone Yields Oldest Evidence of Soft Tissue

Dinosaur Rib Bone Yields Oldest Evidence of Soft Tissue

The plant-eating dinosaur that lived 195 million years ago provides what may be the oldest preserved soft tissue ever recorded...

Feb 1 2017, 6:00am CST

Oldest Human Ancestor is This Bag-Like Sea Creature

Oldest Human Ancestor is This Bag-Like Sea Creature

A tiny puffed-up marine organism with a mouth full of row upon row of teeth was humankind’s earliest ancestor....

Jan 31 2017, 2:56am CST

World's Oldest Known Orca Considered Dead

World's Oldest Known Orca has Likely Died

The killer whale, nicknamed granny, has not been spotted since October 2016, leading researchers to believe that the orca has...

Jan 3 2017, 8:03am CST

Oldest Human Footprints Reveal Sex Life of Ancient Male Ancestors

Oldest Human Footprints Reveal Sex Life of Ancient Male Ancestors

Footprints that are 3.6 million years old and were discovered in Tanzania reveal that the males of that time in prehistory were...

Dec 15 2016, 3:03am CST

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