Science & Space

Stuning NASA Mars photos

Spectacular New Photos of Mars Released

A stunning series of new photos of the surface of Mars have been released by the team of scientists responsible for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) aboard the Mars...
Earth and Moon Water Source

The Earth and Moon had the same water source

There have been many theories about how the Moon was formed. There is the Capture Theory supporting the idea that Moon was formed somewhere else and later was captured by the gravitational forces of...
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...

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The interior of a private library in Chinguetti.
During the Middle Ages, Sahara outposts often found themselves filled with travelers, traders, and pilgrims passing through with their differing tasks. The pilgrims in particular interest us here, as they would sometimes meet and share religious scriptures amongst each other and with their hosts.

Myths & Legends

The Last of the Siberian Unicorns: What Happened to the Mammoth-Sized One-Horned Beasts of Legend?
Elasmotherium, also known as the Giant Rhinoceros or the Giant Siberian Unicorn, is an extinct species of rhino that lived in the Eurasian area in the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene eras. They have been documented from 2.6 million years ago, but the most recent fossils come from around 29,000 years ago.

Ancient Technology

Yacouba Sawadogo planting.
Desertification is a serious problem facing numerous countries in the world today. Various measures have been taken to counter the negative effects, with some providing better results than others. A farmer in Burkina Faso looked to his ancestors and came up with an innovative solution.

Ancient Places

Stonehenge at night.
In the 1960s, a portion of a ditch excavated into chalk bedrock west of the henge at Stonehenge was discovered during construction for the pedestrian underpass that provided access to Stonehenge until a year ago. By 2014, geophysical testing confirmed that the ditch stretches over 900 meters (2952.7 ft.) from southwest of the Stonehenge henge to a point near the south ditch line of the Greater Cursus, northwest of Stonehenge.

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View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)