Is there truly futuristic technology etched into ancient hieroglyphics? Some swear there is, pointing to images of helicopters, spacecraft and even simple light bulbs in Egyptian art from an era that shouldn’t even be dreaming yet of such advanced technology.
Massive, superhot blobs of gas are zooming through space in a mysterious phenomenon that has been in action for the past 400 years. What’s going on?
Hundreds of people reported seeing the magnificently large fireball streak across the night sky throughout the east coast. The mystery simultaneously awed, baffled and scared witnesses, some of whom who feared a plane crash or something similarly dangerous.
Archeaologists unearthed a prehistoric grave, finding remarkably preserved ancient cannabis that offers valuable insight into the plant’s historical and cultural significance.
Young stars in the nebula Messier 78, invisible to the naked eye, are now seen peaking out from a thick fog of cosmic dust. The glimpses of these heavenly bodies can be credited to the very powerful telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) that they call their very own “dustbuster”.
The Pacific Ocean is in bad shape as an aerial survey discovered that the floating pile of debris and micro-plastics is far vaster than initially believed.
Before man stepped foot into space, his best friend came first: dogs. It wasn't a vacation for these pups, though, as they were shipped in outer space as guinea pigs for the Soviets, who were locked in an intense race to the skies against the Americans.
Foot binding, a tradition that persisted for about a thousand years in China, went from being a source of pride to a hidden shame. For centuries, millions chased the “golden lotus”, three-inch feet that’s considered the most desirable for women.
Nearly 300 years ago, Daniel Defoe wrote a novel about the fictional Robinson Crusoe’s adventures as a seafarer and castaway. Wildly imaginative and new at the time it was published, the novel prompted people to be curious about the inspiration behind the titular character.
The fall sky is destined to delight sky watchers all over the world. This October 2016, the heavenly bodies are dancing visibly past the planet; here’s the lineup of what can be expected in the skies this month.
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft will go out with a bang – or rather, a crash – on the surface of a comet it has followed faithfully for two years.
The legendary Skyros ponies, who have been running wild in Greece for 2,000 years and was even believed to have pulled Achilles’ chariot, is nearing extinction. The rare creature’s numbers have dwindled to 200 remaining individuals left on the planet.
Some damages cannot be undone, and the planet just recorded one of them. This month, Earth officially recorded its atmospheric carbon dioxide moving beyond the 400 parts per million (ppm) mark – permanently.
The world’s first baby to be born using a pioneer three-person fertility method has been born. Now five months old, the baby boy has DNA from three different people: father, mother and an additional donor.