iNews: Late Breaking Stories

We're Following on the Internet

  • Humans In America 50,000 Years Ago

Radiocarbon tests of carbonized plant remains where artifacts were unearthed last May along the Savannah River by University of South Carolina archaeologist Dr. Albert Goodyear indicate humans inhabited North American long before the last ice age.


  • Was Egyptian Mummification Reversible?

Could, in fact, it have been a simplified, non-functioning version of a lost art of body preservation that had a real chance of reanimation? Could the method have been inherited from a highly advanced antediluvian civilization, lost to history?


  • Human/Animal Mixing Gets Green Light

The National Institute of Health has announced disturbing plans to lift a moratorium on funding certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. The new policy will permit scientists to get federal money to make embryos, known as chimeras.


  • EmDrive Could Get Us to Mars in 70 Days

Sources indicate that the NASA paper detailing the successful design and building of the “impossible” engine has gone through a rigorous peer review process. Yahoo reports that the paper will be published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Journal of Propulsion and Power.


  • Fossilized Rivers Suggest Warm, Wet Ancient Mars

Extensive systems of fossilized riverbeds have been discovered in an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet once had a warm and wet climate. The UK Space Agency has identified over 17,000 km of former river channels on a northern plain called Arabia Terra.


  • Time Traveling to the Mother Tongue

Now, researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford have developed a sound-based method to move back through the family tree of languages. They can simulate how certain words would have sounded when they were spoken 8,000 years ago.


  • Lost Pictograms Found under Surface of 16th Century Manuscript

The Codex Selden is made from deer hide covered in plaster, but scientists suspected a much older text is hidden beneath. Now, a new imaging technique has revealed seven pages of once unknown pictograms beneath.


  • Water Tunnel under Tomb of Pakal in Palenque

Archaeologists believe the tomb and pyramid were purposely built atop a spring between AD 683 and 702. The tunnel let water from under the funeral chamber out into the broad esplanade in front of the temple, thus giving, it is thought, Pakal’s spirit a path to the underworld.


  • Unidentified Structures in Gobi Desert Revealed by Google Earth

There are a number of areas—rectangle shaped, circular shaped, and airport runway shaped. Whether used for space exploration or army testing is unclear, but some experts say the circular structures look like Area 51.