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King Tut Had A Meteoritic Dagger, Say Researchers!

King Tutankhamun had a dagger of meteoritic origin. Yet another reason to bring the famous (but long-gone) king of Egypt to the spotlight! Documented in a paper entitled “The Meteoritic Origin of Tutankhamun’s Iron Dagger Blade“, the findings make an expose of how King Tut, the boy pharaoh, had a meteorite dagger. King Tutankhamun is

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How Mount St Helens Eruption 36 Years Ago Changed Volcano Science

36 years ago, Mount St. Helens, in the US, caused unexpected chaos. Its northern side had spent weeks rising as the ground was being pushed upwards by the magma. Then, one day, it snapped and collapsed, resulting in a huge landslide, with the ground shaking, and leading to an eruption; ash rose to the air

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1,500-Year-Old Mummy Wearing Adidas Shoes Suggests Time Travel is Real

A 1,500-year-old Mongolian mummy discovered in Siberia sporting a pair of ‘Adidas shoes’ has triggered the rumour of time-travel being a thing. The patterns on the shoes (pictured above) do look familiar, right? Much like those on Adidas sneakers. Are they really evidence of time travel being real? To whom did this mummy wearing Adidas

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Evidence of Viking Activities Found in North America

A site in southwestern Newfoundland called Point Rosee might constitute a hitherto-unknown Viking settlement, says a team of archaeologists. Remains found on the southwest shore of Canadian Island, Newfoundland, might be evidence of Vikings having once lived in North America. If the findings are confirmed, the site would become the second to be discovered with

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Study Shows: Grammar Nazis Have Less Agreeable Personalities

Grammar nazis are reputed for being meticulous when it comes to grammar. This trait of theirs might actually be indicative of a “less agreeable” personality, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE. Yea totally unrelated photo You are either one of them or you hate all of them — grammar Nazis. A new study based

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Italy: Sacred Text In Mysterious Language Discovered on Ancient Stone

A sacred Estruscan text has been discovered in Tuscany, Italy. The archaeologists who made the discovery refer its origin back to the 6th century BCE. The inscription was spotted amidst the foundations of an ancient temple by archaeologists from the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project at the Poggio Colla site. Known as a stele, it is

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Interstellar Cloud Killed The Dinosaurs, Not An Asteroid As Previously Claimed

What cataclysm wiped out the dinosaurs from the surface of the Earth? A dense interstellar cloud passing over the planet, say Japanese researchers! Their paper is published in the journal Gondwana Research. The most popular opinion pertaining to the extinction of dinosaurs is probably the one about some impact event that caused the formation of

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King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hidden Rooms

What is hiding beyond the west and north walls of King Tut’s burial chamber? This question has remained unanswered for centuries on end. But, now that humans are equipped with sophisticated technology, we might have a ‘peek’ of what lies behind. Radar scans have indicated the presence of hidden chambers behind the walls of the

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Mystery Of Fairy Circles Solved – It Does NOT Involve Alien-Landing

The mystery of fairy circles has been unveiled by scientists who investigated their occurrence in both Africa and Australia. And, no, their explanation does not revolve around alien-landing. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The phenomenon of fairy circles – circular patches of land devoid of green and

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Dinosaur Legs Grown on Chicken Embryos — Prepare To Run, Humans!

Dinosaur legs have been grown on chicken embryos in laboratory by scientists whose findings have been published in the journal Evolution. You might yourself want to leg it! Dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds: following the mass destruction event that prompted their extinction, some of them survived, and were subject to evolutionary changes such

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Bermuda Triangle Mystery Linked With Huge Underwater Gas Explosions

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle might have finally been unveiled. After a group of scientists discovered the presence of enormous underwater craters in the Barents Sea, it was proposed that this might explain the disappearance of so many ships in that region. The findings will be explained during the annual meeting of the European

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History of Ancient 30 Million Year Old Retrovirus Revealed

The history of an ancient retrovirus that infected organisms 15 to 30 million years ago has been revealed in a study published in eLife. The virus was found to have jumped from species to species, spanning from primates to rodents. A global viral epidemic having once affected the ancestors of mammals — 15 to 30

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