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Who built the Indus Valley civilisation?
23rd December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Genetics is about to answer a question that has vexed historians for a century. The author examines the range of possible answers and their implications.

ISIS Threatened Ancient Art. 3-D Printing Will Save It.
22nd December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Wars, tourism, and terrorists have threatened delicate artifacts of the past, but 3-D printing will safeguard it.

The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017
21st December 2017 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech
Gilding technique inspired by ancient Egyptians may spark better fuel cells for tomorrow’s electric cars
20th December 2017 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

To make modern-day fuel cells less expensive and more powerful, a team led by Johns Hopkins chemical engineers has drawn inspiration from the ancient Egyptian tradition of gilding.

How To Survive Climate Change? Clues Are Buried In The Arctic
18th December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

In the Arctic, people needed to be technologists. They had a gadget for everything. Seriously, they would put Silicon Valley geeks to shame with their innovations.

Oldest Ice Core Ever Drilled Outside The Polar Regions
16th December 2017 | Earth, Tech

Researchers from the United States and China are now studying the core — nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall — to assemble one of the longest-ever records of Earth’s climate history.

Ancient Poop Contains First Evidence of Parasites Described by Hippocrates
15th December 2017 | Ancient, Humans, Tech, Weird

The long-held mystery of Hippocrates and the parasitic worms has finally been solved, and it’s all thanks to a few samples of ancient poop.

15th December 2017 | | Ancient, Space, Tech

Kepler-90 is the first star with as many planets as our own sun, though its solar system is a strange and squished up place.

Face of Ancient Queen Revealed for First Time
14th December 2017 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Centuries after a noblewoman lived and died in Peru, scientists have reconstructed her face in stunning 3-D.

Scientists want to explore the Great Pyramid of Giza with … a micro-blimp?
14th December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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.

New Research Says There’s a Genetic Limit to How Long We Can Live
14th December 2017 | Humans, Tech
A new paper published by a team of multidisciplinary researchers claim that humankind has reached a peak in physical development and lifespan. The limit is a product of genetic constraints, combined with environmental conditions.
Ancient mummy found to have bone cancer
14th December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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.

Engineers create plants that glow
13th December 2017 | Earth, Humans, Tech

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.

Something Really Fascinating Happens When You Give Plants Anaesthetic
12th December 2017 | | Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Tech

It isn’t only humans and animals that are affected by anaesthetics – plants are, too.

Discovery in 12,000-Year-Old Grave Shows Not All Ancient Fishers Were Men
12th December 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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 Just Unveiled Its Plan to Retrieve The First-Ever Samples From Mars
11th December 2017 | | Humans, Space, Tech

NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020”, which will collect samples from the surface of the red planet.

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