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  • Gunang Padang Structure Was Likely an Ancient Temple

Located atop Mount Padang in West Java, the structure is topped by an archaeological site that was discovered in the early 19th century and holds rows of ancient stone pillars. But the sloping “hill” underneath isn’t part of the natural, rocky landscape; it was crafted by human hands and could date to 28,000 years ago, according to the researchers.


  • Scientists Admit Biblical Account of Sodom Is Accurate

A recent scientific study confirmed what students of the Bible have believed all along: a catastrophe from the heavens destroyed all life in the area of the Dead Sea many thousands of years ago.


  • Brains of 3 People Have Been Successfully Connected, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts—and in this case, play a Tetris-style game.


  • CIA Used Brain Surgery to Make Six Remote Control Dogs

Newly released files from “behavior modification,” or mind control, projects conducted as part of the infamous Project MKUltra reveal the CIA experimented in more than controlling humans with psychotropic drugs, electrical shocks and radio waves—they also created field operational, remote-controlled dogs.


  • Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code

In toy “holographic” universes (if not the real universe), the fabric of space and time emerges from a network of quantum particles. Physicists have discovered that this works according to a principle called quantum error correction.


  • Pumapunku: Researchers Reconstruct Enigmatic Pre-Columbian Monument

A highly damaged pre-Columbian monument at the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, has been reconstructed using 3D printed miniature models of architectural fragments.


  • Russia Searches For Napoleon’s Gold

A Russian historian has come up with a new theory about the legend that the French Emperor Napoleon hid wagonloads of stolen treasure during his disastrous retreat from Moscow in 1812.


  • Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery Astronomy, Math

For more than a century the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex—a pre-Columbian Maya astronomical book dating to the 11th century—has been of great interest to scholars. The accuracy of its observations, especially the calculation of a kind of ‘leap year,’ was deemed an impressive curiosity used primarily for astrology.


  • Scientists Have Drilled Through Thousands of Feet of Ice Into a ‘Lost’ Antarctic Lake

Researchers can now dip into this ‘lost’ lake and conduct experiments that tell us about the geology and hydrology of a hidden sub-glacial world, and maybe even find a unique species or two along the way.