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Evidence of an Alien Planet Spotted Around a White Dwarf, a Cosmic First
4th December 2019 | space.com | Space, Tech

For the first time ever, astronomers have spotted evidence of an exoplanet circling a superdense stellar corpse known as a white dwarf, a new study reports.

Sun-bombing spacecraft uncovers secrets of the solar wind
4th December 2019 | nature.com | Space, Tech

A spacecraft buzzing past the Sun has caught the best-ever glimpse of the birthplace of the solar wind — the stream of energized particles that floods outwards from the star.

Europe Officially Signs on for Asteroid-Smashing Effort
3rd December 2019 | space.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

Europe has confirmed its participation in humanity’s first full-on planetary-defense demo.

Infrared images reveal hidden tattoos on Egyptian mummies
2nd December 2019 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Modern technology is illuminating tattoos on mummified, ancient Egyptians that until now had gone unnoticed.

From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin
19th November 2019 caspercourier.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Scientists say they‘ve deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

Advocates promote planetary defense mission ahead of ESA ministerial
18th November 2019 spacenews.com | Space, Tech

A group of planetary defense advocates is asking European governments to fund a mission to a near Earth asteroid, three years after a similar mission failed to win approval.

Japan team finds 143 stunning new images in Nazca Lines of Peru
17th November 2019 | asahi.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Japanese researchers discovered 143 stunning geoglyphs of humans, birds, camels and other animals etched into the desert in southern Peru around the mysterious Nazca Lines.

Radar reveals ancient ‘ghost’ human footprints — in mammoth footprints
15th November 2019 | zmescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Footprint evidence of human-megafauna interactions is extremely rare. Researchers from Cornell used a method called ground-penetrating radar to “see” potential footprints.

Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid
15th November 2019 | sfchronicle.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

Scottish scientists to use asteroid fragments in search for clues on formation of Earth’s oceans
15th November 2019 | heraldscotland.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

Tiny fragments of an asteroid located more than 200 million miles from Earth could hold the key to discovering the origins of the world’s oceans.

Finger Bones Point the Way to Revealing Denisovan DNA Secrets
15th November 2019 xherald.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A Denisovan finger fossil is uncovering mysteries about this wiped out Stone Age race.

Scientists can ‘teleport’ people inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid
11th November 2019 stockdailydish.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

PARIS — A team of scientists who last week announced have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to “teleport” themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture.

ANCIENT INCA CITY LOCATED 13,000 FEET HIGH IN PERUVIAN ANDES REVEALED BY LASER TECHNOLOGY
11th November 2019 | newsweek.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers have uncovered fascinating new insights into an ancient mountaintop settlement high up in the Peruvian Andes, which pre-dates the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu.

Did Life from Earth Escape the Solar System Eons Ago?
9th November 2019 blogs.scientificamerican.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

If organisms were transferred from Mars to Earth on a meteorite billions of years ago, they could have been the original seeds of life on our own planet. If so, we could all literally be Martians.

We must learn how to ‘slow down and speed up asteroids’ to avoid fate of dinosaurs, Apollo 9 astronaut tells RT
9th November 2019 | rt.com | Space, Tech

Humanity can very easily learn how to save lives when a destructive asteroid appears – and not by blowing it up or changing its course.

Cosmic rays have revealed a new chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid
9th November 2019 stockdailydish.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Cosmic rays unveiled a hidden chamber within the Great Pyramid. Muons, the high-energy particles generated when collide with our atmosphere, where used to explore inside without moving a stone.

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