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A 350-Year-Old Mummy Of A Swedish Monk Hid A Disturbing Secret

A 350-Yr Old Mummy Of A Swedish Monk Hid A Disturbing Secret

The mummy of a Swedish monk that lay in coffin for about 336 years hid a disturbing secret. Beneath the neatly and amazingly preserved mummy was a corpse. It gets even more bizarre because the corpse is that of tiny baby. For nearly three and half centuries, the mummified remains of Bishop Peder Winstrup lay… Read more »

Sleeping Beauty’s Grave Uncovered By British Archaeologists

Sleeping Beauty's Grave Discovered

British archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman they’ve dubbed “Sleeping Beauty” during a six-week dig in Northeastern Africa. The 2,000-year-old grave was filled with treasures from Rome including a necklace made from hundreds of tiny beads, a beaded belt, a flask to catch her tears and a jug filled with food for the… Read more »

Whale Inside A Whale, Eaten By Shark, Discovered In Egypt

The basilosaurus skeleton represents the only complete specimen ever uncovered worldwide.

Scientists have uncovered what amounts to an ancient turducken in Egypt, documenting the fossilized remains of a whale inside of another whale, which was then eaten by sharks. The discovery was made in a region known as the Valley of Whales, according to the Huffington Post. A 40-million-year-old, 60-foot-long basilosaurus was discovered, with the fossilized… Read more »

Giant Plasma Tubes Confirmed To Exist In Earth’s Atmosphere

The plasma tubes have been theorized but never confirmed in the past.

Researchers led by an undergraduate student in Australia have developed a new way to map the Earth’s magnetosphere, confirming 60-year-old theories about the existence of massive plasma tubes in the upper atmosphere. The discovery is the result of an honors project by Cleo Loi, a 23-year-old undergraduate at the University of Sydney, according to IFLScience…. Read more »

Medieval Oxford Nunnery: Lepers, And Witches, And Sex-Crazed Nuns, Oh My!

Medieval Oxford Nunnery: Lepers, And Witches, And Sex-Crazed Nuns, Oh My!

During a planned construction near the Oxford United football stadium in England, workers uncovered a medieval Oxford nunnery and grave site. Archaeologists called to excavate the medieval nunnery began work by digging out a burial ground over the remains of what used to an infamous nunnery, called Littlemore Priory, founded in 1110. Paul Murray, of… Read more »

Giant Squid: New Zealand Sea Monster’s Death A Mystery [Photo]

Giant Squid: New Zealand Sea Monster's Death A Mystery [Photo]

A giant squid found in New Zealand is a mystery since scientists are uncertain what caused the death of the giant sea monster. But they also have a giant squid from 2013 they are using as a comparison. In a related report by the Inquisitr, in New Zealand, a rare oarfish was found and photographed… Read more »

The Opah: NOAA Researchers Discover The World’s First Warm-Blooded Fish

The Opah: Warm-Blooded Fish

Researchers say they have discovered the world’s first warm-blooded fish called the opah (Lampris guttatus), found in waters off the coast of the U.S., Australia and other parts of the world. A team of scientific researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) announced the discovery in a paper titled, “Whole-body endothermy in a… Read more »