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‘Multi-Purpose’ Neanderthal Tool Discovered In France

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A 55,000-year-old Neanderthal tool has been unearthed in France by a team of scientists from the University of Montreal, shedding light into the early activities of our extinct cousins in Europe. Sci-news reports that an expedition led by scientist Luc Doyon has made the discovery possible. The bone tool, described as “multi-purpose,” was found at… Read more »

Exciting X-Ray Technique To Help Decipher Ancient Scrolls

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A new use of X-rays may help to decipher the contents of ancient scrolls discovered in the ruins of Herculaneum, a Roman town that was destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Papyrus scrolls found in the remains of a Herculaneum villa may become readable using X-ray techniques without unrolling them. Herculaneum… Read more »

Amazing New Ceres Photos From NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Released

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On January 19, NASA released the newest and most detailed photos taken of Ceres by the Dawn spacecraft as it approached the dwarf planet. As the March 6 arrival rendezvous date with Ceres approaches, scientists are growing more and more excited at the prospect of the availability of new and spectacular views of this fascinating… Read more »

Zebras: Why Do They Have Stripes? — Answer: It Isn’t Camouflage

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The answer to the age-old question, “why do zebras have stripes?” has been answered by scientists. Researchers have come up with many possible reasons in the past as to why zebras have stripes, including camouflage to help them elude predators, to avoid bites from disease-carrying insects, and to control body heat by “generating small-scale breezes”… Read more »

Scientists: Life On Earth Now Officially At Risk

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Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases, and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. An international team of 18 researchers has concluded that four of nine planetary… Read more »

Mastodon Bones Discovered In Michigan Man’s Backyard [Video]

Mastodon Bones In Michigan

Thanks to advancements in technology over the past five years, discovering the past has seen monumental strides. The Inquisitr reported on such news, in which professionals in the field of exploration discovered something truly breathtaking. On the side of archaeology, satellite images were used to pinpoint possible locations of the tomb of Genghis Khan. On… Read more »

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals The Meaning Of Life — For Him [Video]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson has answered some difficult questions in the past. One person asked him what would happen if two black holes hit each other, which took the cosmologist a bit by surprise. And who asked that genius-level question? A second-grade boy. Tyson was recently hit with another challenge while speaking at the Wilbur Theatre… Read more »