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Europa - Search for Habitable Planets

Government Funding Approved for Europa Mission in Search for Habitable Planets

Jupiter’s moon Europa is often described as one of those space destinations that most allure an astronomer. It is reported to contain all the essential ingredients for life, which was identified by...
Space Colonization

How about humans colonizing Space in the Future?

If Star Trek a few decades ago looked like extreme science fiction, today we are getting closer to it to becoming a future reality. Scientists have been making significant progress in space...
Nuclear Fusion Engine Space Travel

Nuclear Fusion Technology will speed up Space Travel

In a previous article, we saw how a private organization is aiming to colonize Mars in about 10 years from now. With our current space technology, a round trip to Mars would require 501 days to...
Antigravity Research - Cern

It is Official: Antigravity Research Begins

Recently, there have been some credible reports, for example in the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure , that antigravity has been discovered by reverse engineering extraterrestrial crafts that have...
Alien Messages in our DNA

Are Alien Messages Encoded in our DNA?

Are we alone in the Universe? This is a question that has kept us pondering for many years. But could the answer lie within the very cells in our body? Some believe the answer is ‘yes’ and that human...
Eyeball planets Extraterrestrial Life

'Eyeball Earth' Planets Could Hold Extraterrestrial Life

According to scientists, planets that resemble giant eyeballs due to the unusual distribution of ice, water and land, may exist around red dwarf stars and may be capable of supporting life. When a...
Earth-like planets

Don’t just look at Earth-like planets in the search for alien life, scientists say

A number of recent reports on the search for extraterrestrial life have focused on the discovery of other planets that are similar to Earth in terms of their size or the conditions on the planet...
Intelligent Life on Other Planets

Intelligent Life on Other Planets – Is it One in a Million?

Recently, 2740 planets were discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission, and most of them were orbiting stars. But the question remains if there is intelligent life present on any of these discovered planets...
Rare Grains from Supernova

Extremely rare grains from supernova found in Antarctic space rocks

New research has discovered two grains of sand inside a pair of meteorites found in Antarctica, which seemed to have been formed in a supernova billions of years ago, possibly before the solar system...
 Astrobiology Search Extraterrestrial Life

UK Centre for Astrobiology Begins Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A new planetary simulator located at Edinburgh University’s UK centre for Astrobiology will spearhead Britain’s search for extra-terrestrial life - bringing together researchers from 15 institutions...
The Cosmic Future of Earth

The Cosmic Fate of Earth

Assuming that human life on earth survives all the perils that are outlined in today’s media – food shortages, resistance to antibiotics, asteroid impacts and super viruses, the next challenge is to...
Kepler - NASA Habitable Planets

7 Planets found in habitable zones of other Solar Systems

Yesterday was a big day for Space Exploration with the announcements on NASA TV by the Kepler’s Scientific team, NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. Kepler Mission is NASA’s effort to...
Kepler - NASA Habitable Planets Mission

New Habitable Planets Findings – Live on NASA TV

Today at 6pm GMT (2pm EDT) during the news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Center new discoveries will be announced from the Kepler Mission. Kepler Mission is NASA’s effort to discover Earth-size...
Life on Mars Deep

Life May Lie Deep Below Mars Surface

For those interested in the big question ‘Does Life Exist on Mars’?, it is an anxious wait to hear reports coming back from the Mars Curiosity Rover. To date, the Rover has been taking surface...
Alien in Sirius Documentary

More details on tiny Alien to be revealed in ‘SIRIUS’ Documentary

All of us are waiting for the premiere of the important UFO documentary ‘Sirius’ of Dr Steven Greer, in April 22. The research project is going to disclosure facts about UFOs, extra-terrestrial...
Mars One Colony Project

Are you ready for a One-Way trip to Mars? Apply now!

Who would believe that we would reach the point where volunteer astronauts would be required for a one-way trip to colonize Mars? A non-profit organization called Mars One plans to create a global...

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The Achievement of the Grail.
Leah Tether works at the University of Bristol. She received funding for this research from Anglia Ruskin University, Ghent University, Somerville College, Oxford and the Stationers' Foundation. Type “Holy Grail” into Google and … well, you probably don’t need me to finish that sentence.

Human Origins

Kalash girls with traditional clothing.
The Kalash (known also as the Kalasha) are an indigenous people living in what is today Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic Republic, with more than 95% of its population being adherents of Islam, the Kalash hold on to their own religious beliefs, along with their own identity, way of life, and language.

Ancient Technology

10 Innovative Medieval Weapons: You Would Not Want To Be At The Sharp End Of These!
Long before modern warfare, there was a time of knights in shining armor atop equally armored horses fighting for the hand of a maiden or in pitched battle. However, the weapons that these knights wielded expanded far past that of an ordinary sword and shield.

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