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15

Apr

Mysterious ancient Moroccan rock pile explainedScientists managed to create a timeline of events by looking for the isotope beryllium-10 in the rock pile to gain insight into the 4,500-year-old geographical enigma.

Mysterious ancient Moroccan rock pile explained
Scientists managed to create a timeline of events by looking for the isotope beryllium-10 in the rock pile to gain insight into the 4,500-year-old geographical enigma.

13

Apr

Technology made ancient humans less activeMen’s bones gradually lost strength over time as their roles in society changed due to various inventions. Women’s bones, however, changed less consistently.

Technology made ancient humans less active
Men’s bones gradually lost strength over time as their roles in society changed due to various inventions. Women’s bones, however, changed less consistently.

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crashA new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

Impact event that killed dinosaurs dwarfed by earlier space rock crash
A new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa’s rocks.

Controversial ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ is the real thing, say researchersWas Jesus married? Testing has concluded that a recently discovered papyrus known as “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is in fact an ancient document.

Controversial ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ is the real thing, say researchers
Was Jesus married? Testing has concluded that a recently discovered papyrus known as “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is in fact an ancient document.

12

Apr

Message in a bottle may be world’s oldestAt 101 years old, this weathered message from a German hiker is barely legible. Experts are currently trying to decipher it.

Message in a bottle may be world’s oldest
At 101 years old, this weathered message from a German hiker is barely legible. Experts are currently trying to decipher it.

03

Apr

Researchers reconstruct 112-million-year-old dinosaur ‘chase’The footprints are located in the Paluxy River Trackway, a popular site to see dino tracks in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Researchers reconstruct 112-million-year-old dinosaur ‘chase’
The footprints are located in the Paluxy River Trackway, a popular site to see dino tracks in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

02

Apr

What is Vegemite?Here’s the lowdown on the salty, brown food spread that’s synonymous with Australia.

What is Vegemite?
Here’s the lowdown on the salty, brown food spread that’s synonymous with Australia.

'Multiverse' concept dreamed up by a philosopher in 1225Like physicists today, Robert Grosseteste tweaked long-standing theories of his time to explain the the workings of the universe.

'Multiverse' concept dreamed up by a philosopher in 1225
Like physicists today, Robert Grosseteste tweaked long-standing theories of his time to explain the the workings of the universe.

01

Apr

laurajmoss:

Best April Fool’s day joke so far: REI’s Kitten Adventure Gear
I’d totally buy this stuff.

REI’s kitty backpacking gear was our favorite April Fools’ Day joke last year. Have you found any good ones so far today? Let us know!
Ever wondered how this wacky holiday got started? Here’s a brief history of April Fools’ Day.

laurajmoss:

Best April Fool’s day joke so far: REI’s Kitten Adventure Gear

I’d totally buy this stuff.

REI’s kitty backpacking gear was our favorite April Fools’ Day joke last year. Have you found any good ones so far today? Let us know!

Ever wondered how this wacky holiday got started? Here’s a brief history of April Fools’ Day.

29

Mar

Decades ago, we envisioned life in the 21st century as something straight out of “The Jetsons.” There would be flying cars, moon vacations, dinners in a pill and a variety of fashionable metallic jumpsuits. While many of the past predictions are humorous and wildly inaccurate, our ancestors did get some things right. In fact, about 40 percent of the 135 technologies predicted in 1960 to become reality by 2010 are real. Take a look at what the past got right (cellphones and the Internet) and what they didn’t (the intelligence pill and the 4-hour workday).
What the future looked like way back when