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Asteroid Impacts A Far Greater Danger Than Predicted

Asteroid impact

Asteroid impacts on Earth are far more common and far more dangerous than previously believed a former NASA scientist claims and he’s surprised that an Armageddon-style impact hasn’t hit anywhere populated in the last few years. The B612 Foundation, which is dedicated to thwarting the next deep impact, announced on their website that on Tuesday… Read more »

New Species Of Crawfish Discovered

New Species Of Crayfish Discovered

A new species of crawfish has been discovered in New Zealand, but don’t get your gumbo pots out yet. They are tiny! There is not enough meat in their little tails to make a crawfish boil with these critters worthwhile. But they are big news in the scientific world. The new species of crawfish, or… Read more »

Scientists Reconstruct Massive Ancient Impact On Earth

asteroid

Scientists around the globe have banded together to solve the mystery of a place known as Barberton greenstone belt in South Africa where a 300 mile wide portion appeared to be a giant crater. Today they announced their findings which blew the minds of people across the globe. If you thought the dinosaurs had it… Read more »

Ancient Baby DNA Appears To Confirm Native American Origin Stories

Ancient baby DNA site

Ancient baby DNA recovered from a skeleton buried in Montana 126 centuries ago shows that the people who today call themselves Native Americans are in fact exactly that — descendants of the earliest human beings known to inhabit the North American continent. The remains of a boy between one year and 18 months old were… Read more »

1,500-Year-Old Church Building Discovered In Israel Reveals Beautiful Mosaic

1500 year old church

A 1500-year-old church building, dating to the Byzantine era, was uncovered in Israel on Wednesday. The Israel Antiquities Authority was excavating a site where the Israel Land Authority is beginning new construction on a neighborhood in Moshav Aluma. The 1,500-year-old church building was a surprise to archaeologists, as it was the first of its size… Read more »

Diamonds In Antarctica A Possibility After New Rock Discovery

Diamonds In Antarctica a possibility after new rock discovery

The possibility that diamonds could be found in Antarctica got people excited after the revelation that a new rock had been discovered in the frigid continent for the first time. A kind of rock that often contains diamonds was discovered in Antarctica, where mining is banned. Even though researchers didn’t find any diamonds, they are… Read more »

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes [Video]

New Japan Island Formed By Volcano, Earthquakes

A new Japan island was formed by a volcano and seismic activity. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, generally Japan fears any earthquakes that may trigger tsunamis, especially considering the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still leaking. Japan is at the edge of the ring of fire, a region surrounding the Pacific Ocean that tends… Read more »

World’s Oldest Animal, 507-Year-Old Clam, Found And Killed

World's Oldest Animal Discovered

The world’s oldest animal has been found by scientists, having lived for 507 years. The elderly clam was found in 2006 and affectionately named Ming by researchers at Bangor University. Unfortunately, poor Ming was killed when scientists opened the clam before realizing the significance of their discovery. Previously thought to be a mere 405-years-old, new… Read more »

Unicorn: Vietnam Spots Real Rare Asian Species Called Saola

Unicorn: Vietnam Spots Real Rare Asian Species Called Saola

A unicorn in Vietnam? No, this isn’t a hoax or a unicorn sighting akin to the Loch Ness monster sightings. It’s a spotting of the rare Asian unicorn. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Korea claimed to discover a real unicorn. But if it’s fake, it’s probably because Joss Whedon ate all the unicorns…. Read more »

New Tyrannosaur Discovered In Southern Utah, Predates Tyrannosaurus-Rex

New Tyrannosaur Discovered In Utah

A new tyrannosaur was discovered in southern Utah four years ago, and paleontologists unveiled the beast on Wednesday. The discovery proves that giant tyrant dinosaurs, like the Tyrannosaurus rex, are about 10 million years older than previously thought. The Natural History Museum of Utah displayed a full skeletal replica of the massive carnivore, along with… Read more »

King Tut ‘Spontaneously Combusted’ Inside His Sarcophagus

King Tut Spontaneous Combustion

King Tut “spontaneously combusted” inside his sarcophagus, thanks to a botched mummification. The famous pharaoh’s life and death have intrigued scientists and the public for generations. The sensational finding came after research from Egyptologist Christ Nauton and revealed through a documentary for the UK’s Channel 4. Nauton also revealed another sensational finding — King Tut… Read more »

Bigfoot DNA Evidence Turns Out To Be Bear Hair

Bigfoot DNA evidence actually points to ancient bear

Bigfoot DNA evidence has turned out to be a hoax after all. Apparently the hair belongs to a rare species of bear. Bigfoot might still be a myth after all, as one of the only solid pieces of evidence we have of the creature was put back under the microscope and turned out to match… Read more »

Mosquito Fossil Discovery Makes ‘Jurassic Park’ Possible Due To The Blood?

Mosquito Fossil Discovery Makes 'Jurassic Park' Possible Due To The Blood?

Could a mosquito fossil engorged with blood be the key to making the dinosaur cloning science of Jurassic Park possible? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, giant mutant mosquitoes engineered by scientists have been released into Florida. Scientists are already saying the discovery of this mosquito fossil is extremely rare because it was preserved in… Read more »

Iceland’s Lava Pillars Are Beautiful, Not Caused By Troll Wars

Iceland Lava Pillars Mystery

Iceland’s lava pillars, located in Skaelinger Valley, have been a source of mystery for hundreds of years, and even inspired a myth that they were caused by a war between trolls, who tossed the large rocks at each other. However, we’re pretty sure trolls aren’t the answer, and Tracy Gregg, a geologist at the University… Read more »

First Comet Strike Evidence May Be Found In Egypt

Evidence Of Comet Strike Egypt

The first evidence of an ancient comet strike on Earth was discovered in Egypt year ago. However, it wasn’t until recently that scientists realized what they discovered. Researchers conducted a series of analyses to determine that a mysterious black pebble found in the Egyptian desert is a piece of a comet nucleus. It is the… Read more »

Archaeologists Discover ‘Swedish Pompeii’ At Ancient Island Fort

Swedish Pompeii Found By Archaeologists

Archaeologists found what they are calling a “Swedish Pompeii” at an ancient fort on the island of Öland. However, while Pompeii’s ruins were caused by a massive volcano, Sweden’s version appears more like mass murder. The fort dates back to the 5th century and five bodies have already been unearthed among its ruins. Archaeologists from… Read more »

Military Invents Self-Cleaning Clothes, Take That Tide Detergent!

Self-Cleaning Clothes

The folks at Tide Detergent better watch their backs because the US Military has it out for them. Okay maybe not, but that didn’t stop Army physical scientist, Quoc Truong, from creating self-cleaning clothes that NEVER need to be washed. Truong led a team of researchers on a five-year long journey to develop the clothing…. Read more »

Dinosaur Tail Fossil Uncovered In Canada [Video]

Backhoe operator discovers dinosaur tail

A construction worker in Alberta, Canada, uncovered a dinosaur tail fossil while making way for an oil pipeline. A backhoe operator working for Tourmaline Oil Corp. discovered the remains, which measured up to 32 feet long. The operator accidentally chipped off a piece of the fossil, but thought it was just a section of rock…. Read more »

China Fish Fossil Stuns Scientists With ‘Oldest Face’

China Fish Fossil Face

A fish fossil in China provided scientists with the oldest known face. The discovery stunned scientists, who detailed the discovery in the journal Nature. The fish fossil was found in China’s Xioxiang Reservoir and is thought to be 419 million years old. Reuters reports that the specimen has a modern jaw, including a dentary bone… Read more »

Aphrodite’s Head Uncovered In Southern Turkey

Head Aphrodite Statue Turkey

A life-sized, marble head of Aphrodite was uncovered in southern Turkey during an archaeological excavation. The head was found while diggers were uncovering an ancient pool-side mosaic. The head of the goddess of love and beauty isn’t as beautiful as the day it was carved, but the sculpture was no less impressive. LiveScience reports that… Read more »