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The pile field at the site of Dispilio. Almost 800 piles, mostly made of juniper and oak wood, were sampled and dendrochronologically measured.	Source: Dispilio Excavation Archive/Bern University

Cosmic Rays Date the Precise Year of 7000-year-old Settlement!

University of Bern Researchers at the University of Bern have for the first time been able to pin down a prehistoric settlement of early farmers in northern Greece dating back more than 7,000 years...
NASA artist’s depiction of the Black hole Cygnus X-1.

Did the Beginning of Life on Earth Depend on Black Holes?

An American researcher believes that there is a chance that complex life on habitable planets, such as Earth, could have been “switched on” by black holes. The results of his research seem to be...
The Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists to Scan Ancient Pyramids with Cosmic Rays to Find Hidden Chambers and other Secrets

Scientists are looking to uncover hidden chambers and other ancient secrets of Egyptian pyramids for the first time using powerful scanning technology. Ahram Online reports that the international...