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Universe is not flat

Universe may not be flat as we thought

One of the main perspectives in the scientific community regarding the shape of the Universe is that it is flat. However, new research done at the University of Edinburgh in the UK suggests that the...
Extraterrestrial Life Found in Earth’s Atmosphere

Scientists Reveal Extraterrestrial Life Found in Earth’s Atmosphere

British scientists have found evidence for a microscopic organism living 27 kilometres above Earth in the stratosphere and argue that it could not have been carried up into the atmosphere by storms...
Teleportation - Quantum Theory

Are we really one step closer to achieving teleportation?

Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and would be familiar with their concept of teleportation in which characters are ‘beamed’ off the ship to another spacecraft or to the...
Ancient Origins of Tuberculosis

New Understanding of Ancient Origins of Tuberculosis May Help Find a Cure

New research published in the journal Nature Genetics has revealed that the origins of tuberculosis (TB) did not emerge around 10,000 years ago in animals and then pass to humans, as currently...
New Alien Search

Renowned Astronomer Given Go Ahead for New Alien Search

With NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope reaching the end of its useful life, it is now up to private investors and companies to step up to the plate in supporting the search for intelligent life...
Sonic Levitation

Levitation through sound closer to reality

One of the existing theories for the building of pyramids and other megalithic monuments is that sonic levitation was used, which means instruments that could levitate heavy objects and make them...
Telescope on Moon’s South Pole

Telescope on Moon’s South Pole Will Give Unprecedented Views of our Galaxy

Two private companies have announced plans to launch the first-ever journey to the moon’s South Pole where they plan to place a telescope in order to view our galaxy with unprecedented clarity. The...
DNA Sequencing Microchip - Mars

DNA Sequencing Microchip Could Detect Earth-Like Life on Mars

A team of scientists have proposed a new method for determining whether life on Earth could have originated on Mars or, in fact, whether Earth could have dispatched life to Mars via a meteorite. The...
Evidence of Cataclysm on Mars destroying life

Evidence of major Cataclysm on Mars which would have destroyed any life

Analysis of data collected by the Mars Curiosity Rover has shown that a cataclysmic event would have resulted in the end of life on the surface of Mars. The event could be related to volcanos or a...
Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life

Are we Too Primitive to Detect Advanced Extraterrestrial Life?

Leading scientists, astronomers and philosophers alike have pondered the question – are we just too primitive to detect signals or signs of intelligent life on other planets? According to Arthur C...
60 billion habitable planets

Milky Way may contain 60 billion habitable planets

A new study by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University has revealed that our galaxy may contain as many 60 billion planets capable of supporting life, which is double the most recent...
Tau Boo Polar Shift on Earth

Could a rapid pole shift change the fate of life on Earth?

One of the doomsday hypotheses is a cataclysmic magnetic pole shift, which would result in widespread destruction from earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods. However, according to mainstream science a...
British Scientists join  search for Extraterrestrials

British Scientists join forces in the search for Extraterrestrials

A team of British scientists from 11 different institutions, including the renowned Jodrell Bank observatory, are joining forces in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The new network...
Earth leaking atmosphere - plasma

Earth leaking atmosphere into Space

The cluster mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) was introduced in 1982 with the goal to investigate the magnetosphere of Earth. Earth’s magnetic field extends from the inner core outwards and...
Extraterrestrial life

Americans Open Their Minds to the Possibility of Extraterrestrial Life

A Huffington Post / YouGov poll has revealed that half of Americans believe that life exists on other planets and as many as a quarter believe that extraterrestrials have already visited Earth. While...
Voyager 1: The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

The first man-made object goes beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 is a small 700kg spacecraft that was launched in 1977 by NASA with the purpose of studying the outer edges of our solar system. It has already been more than 35 years travelling in the dark...

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The Siebenberg House is a house / museum located in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The Siebenberg House is best-known for the archaeological finds that have been made beneath the present structure. The excavations under the house have revealed several archaeological layers, and allow one to obtain a glimpse of the city’s history.

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