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A pre-Columbian mural lost a century ago is rediscovered in Peru (+ Photos)
A pre-Columbian mural lost a century ago is rediscovered in Peru (+ Photos)

A team of archeology students has rediscovered in northern Peru a mural painted with spectacular images depicting mythical scenes from a thousand years old and which was last seen a century ago, reports the local press. 

Scientists assure that mummification in Ancient Egypt was not done to preserve bodies
Scientists assure that mummification in Ancient Egypt was not done to preserve bodies

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. 

The remains of the largest sea turtle in Europe are discovered in Spain (+ Photos)
The remains of the largest sea turtle in Europe are discovered in Spain (+ Photos)

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. 

Study reveals that Mars had oceans 300 meters deep
Study reveals that Mars had oceans 300 meters deep

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. 

The largest telescope network in the world is completed in China (+ Photo)
The largest telescope network in the world is completed in China (+ Photo)

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.

Discovery of a tunnel that could lead to the tomb of Cleopatra (+ photos)
Discovery of a tunnel that could lead to the tomb of Cleopatra (+ photos)

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.

Found a treasure trove of strange creatures at the bottom of the Australian Ocean (+ photo)
Found a treasure trove of strange creatures at the bottom of the Australian Ocean (+ photo)

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

The hidden cemetery of the Church of Our Lady Of Mercy (+ photos)
The hidden cemetery of the Church of Our Lady Of Mercy (+ photos)

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.

The dogs' snout, a living chemical laboratory
The dogs' snout, a living chemical laboratory

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 discovers they have triplets 20 years after donating embryos
A couple discovers they have triplets 20 years after donating embryos

A couple from the state of Texas (USA) discovered that they are parents of triplets, 20 years after donating frozen embryos.

They find a mysterious species of prehistoric human in a cave in Poland
They find a mysterious species of prehistoric human in a cave in Poland

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.

Scientists grow brain cells in vitro capable of learning to play video games
Scientists grow brain cells in vitro capable of learning to play video games

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.