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foxnews.com — The wreck of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) has been discovered off the Solomon Islands by a research organization set up by the late billionaire Paul Allen. The carrier was located in late January by the crew of the Research Vessel Petrel resting on the floor of the South Paci…
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motherjones.com — The killing of around 56 million people by 1600 indirectly contributed to a colder period, new research shows. European colonization of the Americas resulted in the killing of so many native people that it transformed the environment and caused the Earth’s climate to cool down, new research has fou…
03.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
earth.com — In a new breakthrough, scientists have confirmed a key “missing link” in the human family tree that helps explain the evolution of upright apes into early humans. The findings put an end to a decade-long debate and confirm that early humans were in fact still swinging from trees less than 2 millio…
20.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
bigthink.com — These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity. Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some o…
14.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — In 1939, artist Charles Bittinger imagined worlds we hadn’t traveled to yet—sometimes with impressive accuracy. Earlier this week, when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft went careening past an ancient chunk of rock more than four billion miles away, science celebrated a milestone—the flyby was the f…
05.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
bbc.co.uk — A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until at least 39,000 years ago - much longer than previously thought. Known as the Siberian unicorn, the animal had a long horn on its nose, and roamed the grasslands of Eurasia. New evidence shows the hefty beast may have e…
28.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
thenews.pl — Some 200,000 people took part in an Independence Day march in the Polish capital on Sunday, the minister for the interior said as Poland marked 100 years since returning to the map of Europe. Full Article >>
12.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
sciencemag.org — For decades, scientists could describe the peopling of the Americas only in broad strokes, leaving plenty of mysteries about when and how people spread across the continents. Now, state-of-the-art ancient DNA methods, applied to scores of new samples from around the Americas, are filling in the pict…
09.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Standing proudly at 139 meters (456 feet) tall, the Great Pyramid was the world’s largest human-created structure for 3,871 years. Over 4,500 years ago, they somehow managed to transport vast blocks out of the quarries and across the desert, but how? Just north of modern-day Luxor, an important clu…
02.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — The World Wide Web is officially old enough for us judge what it’s produced. That’s right, it’s time for the world to start building a canon of the most significant websites of all time, and the Gizmodo staff has opinions. What does a spot on this list mean? It certainly doesn’t mean “best.” A numb…
20.10.2018 0 comments From Alex