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Centuries after a noblewoman lived and died in Peru, scientists have reconstructed her face in stunning 3-D.
Researchers are currently developing a blimp-like exploration robot, designed to squeeze through a tiny 1.5-inch hole, before unfolding and inflating itself to look around.
The mummified man, nicknamed “Hen” lived around 2,000 years ago, but he was just recently given a full CT scan at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light of a glowing plant on your desk.
Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest fish hooks found in a grave, and they’re challenging the idea that most of the fishing work in the Indonesian region thousands of years ago was only carried out by men.
NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020”, which will collect samples from the surface of the red planet.
The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to discover other earths, some of which could support life. And it is has found its latest discovery, one significant enough to bring with it a huge press conference.
If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will enter Bennu’s orbit in August 2018 and start surveying the asteroid as well as mapping out potential sampling sites.
A dense metal found in asteroids called iridium can be used to kill cancer cells without causing any harm to the healthy tissue surrounding it, according to a recent study conducted by researchers.
The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended. The map reflects the geographical knowledge (and misconceptions) of its time, but in some ways it’s surprisingly advanced.
Scientists have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain, making available new insights into how specific cells and gene networks contribute to building this most complex of organs.
Astronomers have discovered the most distant known black hole: a so-called quasar whose light has taken 13 billion years to reach us. In consequence, the light shows that quasar as it was 13 billion years ago, a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang.
How could people living during the Bronze Age pull off the difficult process of making iron? They didn’t, concludes a new study, instead they got the iron for the rare, few iron artifacts discovered from the period in an easy-to-use form: meteorites hitting Earth.