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Category: Prehistory

Humans’ Oldest Ancestor: Bag-Like, Microscopic Sea Creature

Meet your oldest ancestor: a bag-like, super-tiny creature of the sea. Wearing a big mouth on its elliptical body, it was a frightening little fellow. It has been documented in the journal Nature. You’re a Creature of the Ocean Prepare to be horrified. Your oldest ancestor was no more than a millimeter in size. It

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Ancient, Alien-Like Insect Discovered in Stone Amber

A 100-million-year-old alien-like insect with a triangular head has been discovered in a semi-precious stone amber in Myanmar, says a new study published in the journal Cretaceous Research. The ET-insect, named Aethiocarenus burmanicus (A. burmanicus), was a tiny female without wings—small but scary. It dates back to the time of the dinosaurs. The only other

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Baby Dinos Lived in Eggs for 3-6 Months

Dinosaur babies stayed in their eggs for 3 to 6 months, much longer than scientists previously thought. The new findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, might help explain the extinction of the powerful predators. Dinosaurs are long gone, leaving behind only remnants of themselves in mysteriously-massive fossilised body parts that

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Dinosaurs Killed By Darkness & Cold

Dinosaurs died out from utter cold, and in darkness, suggests a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. Death by Cold & Dark—No, It’s Not Vampires Dinosaurs were once great predators walking on God’s green earth. They later mysteriously disappeared—that was 66 million years ago. What really caused them to die out, thus paving the way

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New Titanic Theory Combines Ice & Fire

The Titanic did not go down because of an evil iceberg—there’s more to what really made it sink, according to new evidence. The Iceberg Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg New-York-bound Titanic left Southampton, England, in April 1912, but never reached destination. The famous tragedy of the sunk ship is almost always associated with

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Evidence of Life Before Oxygen Found in South Africa

Sulphur-oxidising bacteria which lived on a very young Earth—back when the oxygen concentration in the latter’s atmosphere was almost zero—have been found fossilised on rocks in South Africa. The paper is published in the journal Geology. Life on Earth is (mostly) characterised by the need for oxygen. And, then, we have exceptions to the rule,

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Asteroid Causing Dinosaur Extinction Might Explain Life Formation on Earth

New findings pertaining to the asteroid impact that allegedly caused the extinction of dinosaurs might help us better understand how life started on Earth. The paper is published in the journal Science. We have new data to potentially explain how the dinosaur-killing event occurred, and as a result, how more important events like the start

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Oldest Mummies in the World Disappearing Into Black Goo!

Mummified human remains are turning into ‘jelly’ in Chile, says a team of researchers. Recognition as world heritage site by UNESCO might be one of the answers to stop the degradation. Mummies can last forever, right? Well, forever might be drawing to its end. A series of mummies from Chile are transforming into black slime, and

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Finally the truth behind phantom limbs revealed

The truth behind phantom limbs has been revealed in a new study published in Nature Communications. Missing limbs leave behind painful sensations— even when they are gone, one can still feel them, a phenomenon called phantom limb. This is the case for most people having gone through amputations: they will experience different kinds of sensations,

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40 Shipwrecks in Black Sea Accidentally Discovered

40 shipwrecks have been discovered in the Black Sea. These findings are part of the Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project conducted by a team of maritime researchers. The original aim of the study was to investigate the rise in water level that occurred in the aftermath of the last Ice Age (around 20,000 years ago).

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Buddha’s Remains Found in Gold Casket in China

Buddha’s skull bone might have been spotted by archaeologists in Nanjing, China! The remains were found in a crypt under the ruins of a Buddhist temple. A team of researchers have uncovered human remains in a Buddhist shrine located in Nanjing, China, that might have once belonged to Buddha. The shrine has been made of a

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