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A yin yang symbol.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 19:20

The complementary nature of Yin and Yang are perhaps best illustrated by the iconic black-and-white yin-yang symbol. Yet, the philosophy behind the concept can apply to many things. The ancient symbol has been a foundational aspect of Chinese philosophy since at least the third century BC, perhaps even longer. From ancient bone oracles to yoga studio kitsch, Yin and Yang continue to hold meaning for people around the world.

The bronze mace head, found near Dukla. Source: Zawiadowca Historii / Fair Use.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 15:52

An amateur Polish archaeologist has made an astonishing discovery that is 3,000 years old - he unearthed a Bronze Age mace head. 

Skeleton uncovered at the necropolis under water at the site dubbed Siberian Atlantis. Source: Institute for the History of Material Culture
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 14:22

Unique necropoli in the remote republic of Tuva, with more than a hundred undisturbed burials from the Bronze Age to the time of Genghis Khan, immerge eerily from under the water only once a year.

Europa, Jupiter's Moon
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 09:13

Europa is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. It is one of four large moons that revolve around the planet, and is slightly smaller in size than our moon.

Coprnice of Croatian myth. Source: captblack76 / Adobe Stock.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 02:03

There have been many legends that survived through Croatian history. Some were spread worldwide, and some remain unknown. One of these lesser known legends is the myth of Coprnice.

Flamingoes have been admired throughout history.   Source: CC BY 2.5
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 23:03

In the ancient past, relationships between humans and animals were stricter than today and included the sphere of the imaginary and the sacred.

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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...
Million year human ancestors

New discoveries surrounding 1.5 million-year-old human ancestor

Researchers studying ‘Turkana Boy’, a well preserved 1.5 million-year-old child or adolescent from the Homo erectus species, have discovered that he may not have had a congenital bone disorder such...
Hierapolis - Gate to Hell

A gate to the ‘Underworld’ found in Turkey

In the ancient ruins of Hierapolis in Turkey, archaeologists have discovered an ancient ‘Gate to the Underworld’. In ancient Greek and Roman Mythology, there were many different places on Earth where...
DNA Mutation Rate

DNA research challenges major dates in Human Evolution

A team led by Johannes Krause of Tuingen University has done research on genomes using samples from some of the oldest human fossils in Europe. The research has shown that hunters from before the ice...
Early Humans Footprints

Early humans probably walked in a different way

In a recent research at the University of Liverpool in the UK publishes in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Karl Bates and a team of researchers have analysed how a footprint is associated...
Sundial Egypt Valley of the Kings

Ancient Sundial Discovered in the Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists may have discovered the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sundial, dating to the 13 th Century BC. The sundial, which is made of a flat piece of limestone divided into 12 sections, was...
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...
Neaderthal genetic map

Complete Genetic Map of a Neanderthal Revealed

Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have sequenced the entire genome of a Neanderthal using a toe bone found in a cave in Siberia. The research team used...
Ancient Agriculture

Questioning History: Agriculture older than what is believed

Hendrik Bruins, a landscape archaeologist at the Ben Gurion University of Israel suggests that agriculture goes back more than 5000 BC, contradicting the current opinion and Biblical Archaeology. The...
Genetic Mutations

Genetic Mutations evident in ancient human skull

A new research led by Erik Trinkhaus, an anthropologist at Washington University suggests that research done on a 100,000 old skull found in China, shows rare or unknown genetic abnormalities. It may...
Antikythera Wreck

More artefacts to be found at Antikythera

The Antikythera mechanism is one of the most famous ancient technology artefacts. It is an artefact that keeps puzzling the scientists who are still trying to find out what its real purpose was. The...
Mes Aynak

Remarkable Ancient Site in Afghanistan at Risk

In the rocky foothills of South East Kabul lies Mes Aynak, a site of immense historical importance which is now under threat after the sites massive copper reserves were solve off to the China...
Gene for Aging

Scientists Identify and Block Gene Responsible for Brain Aging

A new study published in the journal Neuron has revealed that researchers from the Yale School of Medicine were able to reverse the aging process in the brains of mice by blocking a particular gene...
Neanderthals Big Eyes

The large eyes of Neanderthals probably the cause of their extinction

A study that took place at the Oxford University by Eiluned Pearce , suggests that Neanderthals became extinct because of their big eyes, which are approximately 6mm more from top to bottom. The...
Apollo Cunomaglus

Artefact depicting Apollo Cunomaglus was found

A valuable artefact depicting the Roman God, Apollo Cunomaglus, has been found in a basement cupboard after being missing for over 100 years. The artefact dated 150-350AD, was first discovered in...

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