Science & Space

Enceladus Thrusters

The ‘Thrusters’ on Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus

Enceladus is one of the moons of Saturn, bearing the Greek Mythology name of one of the Giants, child of Earth and Uranus, with serpent like lower part of the body. Enceladus is connected to...
Telescope to spot Earth like planets NASA

A satellite made to find Earth like planets is funded by NASA

A press release from NASA a few days ago, revealed that a satellite made to track planets will be one of the projects that NASA will fund. The Satellite is called TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey...
Mars Manned Mission

Manned Mission on Mars in 2018

The non-profit Organization Inspiration Mars Foundation has the intention to send two people to Mars on January 18, 2018. The reason why the date is so specific is because this is the closest time...
Dark Matter

Getting close to investigate Dark Matter

Our Universe according to the majority of scientists consists of approximately one quarter of dark matter. Of course this is a hypothesis and not something that is proven. Dark matter cannot be seen...
Earth Like Planets

More than 100 billion planets like earth may be out there

New research done at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has led to a new method of identifying earth-like planets. The new technique is called gravitational microlensing (MOA – Microlensing...
Surface of Titan - Saturn

Building blocks of Life in Titan’s Atmosphere – NASA

A simulation of the atmosphere of the moon of Saturn, Titan, has shown that complex organic blocks that could lead to creating life have been found lower in the atmosphere of the moon than previously...
Transient Lunar Phenomena Arlin Crofts

Recent phenomena on the surface of the Moon shows that the Moon is still active

The opinion until now was the Moon is a dead planet, completely devoid of any kind of activity. However observations done from New York and Chile have shown that some volcanic activity may be on the...
Meteorite from Mercury

Scientists May Have Discovered the First Meteorite from Mercury

A green rock, named NWA 7325, discovered in Morocco last year may be the first known meteorite that has come from the planet Mercury. Meteorite scientist Anthony Irving, professor at the University...
NASA capturing Asteroid

NASA May Begin Capturing Asteroids by 2014

NASA’s 2014 budget request may include plans to send a robotic probe into deep space to capture an asteroid and bring it back within reach of astronauts flying on the agency’s Orion deep space...
Saturn and Solar System Birth

Saturn and its moons could reveal information since our Solar system birth

Analysis of the data transmitted from the Cassini spacecraft suggests that the moons of Saturn and Saturn’s rings store information from around the birth of our Solar system, NASA suggests. Those...
Rocky Alien Planets

Rocky Alien Planets May Contain Oceans

A new study carried out by the Carnegie Institution for Science has found that all rocky planets develop oceans shortly after forming, suggested that planets hosting life may be much more common than...
Radio Telescope

New radio telescope will be built to search for extra-terrestrial life

The creation of a new radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is set to begin in 2017 and will be the most powerful radio astronomy telescope in the world. Its’ purpose is to search...
Life on Mars

Life may have appeared on Mars before Earth

The recent discovery revealing that Mars could have supported microbial life raises the possibility that life could have evolved on Mars before it developed on Earth. According to researchers, the...
Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Aliens – The Definitive Guide

Three days ago a new series was premiered on Science Channel. Its name is ‘Aliens: The Definitive Guide’. This new series with the help of prominent scientists (like Michio Kaku) will investigate non...
Water found on distant planet

Scientists have spotted distant Jupiter sized planet that has water

At the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, a team of scientists led by Quinn Konopacky (University of Toronto), have detected a planet the size of Jupiter that indicates that it contains water and carbon...
Rivers on Mars

Curiosity Rover Discovers Ancient Network of Rivers on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has found an ancient river system or an intermittently wet lake bed that would have had favourable conditions for living microbes. 'We have found a habitable environment that...

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(1) Knotted tanned hide bundle before extraction of contents; (2) & (4) gold dinars; (3) signet ring with intaglio; (5) contents of knotted tanned hide bundle.
In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring, and other objects made of gold. Never before has such a large cache of silver deniers been discovered. Nor have gold coins from Arab lands, silver deniers, and a signet ring ever been found hoarded together within a single, enclosed complex.

Human Origins

Deriv; Ancient Celtic dolmen from Poulnabrone, Ireland and carved Egyptian deity Thoth
When ancient Egypt and Ireland are spoken about in the same breath it usually results in the rolling of eyes, polite exits and the sound of murmurs citing pseudo-history and new age babble. At least...

Ancient Technology

Grinding stone, Dendera Temple, Egypt.
Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place.

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