For a long time it was believed that the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt mummified the bodies of the dead to preserve them, but this belief turns out to be wrong, reports Live Science.
A group of paleontologists from Spanish and Czech scientific institutions discovered a new species of extinct sea turtle, considered the largest that has been found in European territory to date, since it measured more than twice the size of current sea turtles, reported this Thursday the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
A study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen (UC) in Denmark shows that around 4.5 billion years ago there was enough water on Mars for the entire planet to be covered by an ocean 300 meters deep. In the early years of the planet's evolution, it was "bombarded with ice-filled asteroids" and had a blue appearance, they reported Thursday.
Engineers commissioned to finish assembling the final hardware parts on the Daocheng Solar Radio Telescope (DSRT) on the edge of the Tibetan plateau in China completed the task last Sunday. This is the largest set of radio telescopes in the world to study eruptions in the Sun’s outer atmosphere, reported Monday in Nature.
A tunnel recently discovered in Egypt by a team of Dominican and Egyptian archaeologists under a temple could lead to Cleopatra's tomb, Ancient Origins reported on Saturday, citing the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
A team of oceanographers and marine biologists led by the Research Institute of Museums Victoria (MV), Australia, have discovered a dazzling array of fish and strange creatures, inhabitants of the abyssal depths of the ocean at more than 5,500 m, reported Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), last Friday. The expedition, aboard the Investigador ship, began on September 30 in an area of 740,000 square kilometers around the Cocos and Christmas Islands, 2,500 km off the western coast of Australia, and during 35 days of exploration it carried out studies
One rarely passes by the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, in the city of Camagüey, and thinks of death. The truth is that before the inauguration of the municipal cemetery, in 1814, the burials were carried out in small cemeteries at the foot of the churches or in a crypt under the High Altar.
It is very likely that if you have a dog, you have been able to observe it in the field avidly chasing a scent trail. Sometimes, the perception that this produces is that the animal is basically guided by its sense of smell, as if concentrating entirely on it, leaving sight in the background. And this is exactly what happens.
A couple from the state of Texas (USA) discovered that they are parents of triplets, 20 years after donating frozen embryos.
550 thousand years ago, the climate in present-day Central Europe was hostile. Because of the dizzying changes in the environment, early humans had to adapt to the new climatic conditions. And fast. Only few survived. Among them was Homo heidelbergensis.
A team of scientists has shown for the first time that 800,000 brain cells in vitro can perform goal-directed tasks, such as learning to play the video game Pong, according to an article published Wednesday in the journal Neuron.
An international group of scientists arrived at the site where the tallest tree in the Amazon is found, a specimen with a height comparable to a 25-story building. The feat was achieved after three years of planning, four unsuccessful expeditions and an arduous two-week trek through the thick Brazilian jungle, AFP reported this Saturday.