Representative image of the comet Atlas in the night sky.      Source: Tryfonov / Adobe stock
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 14:00

A huge icy space rock, comet ‘Atlas’, is currently in the constellation Ursa Major in the northern sky orbiting Mars, but it’s on a trajectory with our Sun and it will get progressively brighter as it reaches its closest point at the end of May, if it doesn't fragment that is.

Reconstruction of the West Antarctic Turonian–Santonian temperate rainforest. The painting is based on palaeofloral and environmental information inferred from palynological, geochemical, sedimentological and organic biomarker data obtained from cores 9R and 10R at site PS104_20-2. T            Source: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/J. McKay / CC BY 4.0
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 02:00

Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time.

The dance of Salome by Robert Fowler (1885) (Public Domain)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 23:37

Due to its ability to mimic important events, enchant the audience as well as evoking joy and extasy in the audience and performers alike, the art of dance was infused in many religious rituals and festivals of ancient civilizations. 

Once the Calusa captured fished, they were likely harvested with seine or dip nets or speared, said archaeologist William Marquardt. Source: Florida Museum / Merald Clark
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 22:56

A research project has finally solved an archaeological mystery in America. Experts believe that they now know how a Native American people, the Calusa who lived in Florida, were able to develop and expand despite not practicing agriculture. 

Doppelgangers or spirit doubles
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:16

The mythology of spirit doubles can be traced back thousands of years and was present in many cultures of the past, holding a prominent place in ancient legends, stories, artworks, and in books by various authors.

Homo antecessor shared many facial features with modern humans. Source: Terrae Antiqvae
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 16:00

A new study suggests that human facial features are found deep within our ancestry. Some say that the similarities between the facial features of modern humans and the controversial Early Pleistocene...