- Mars Trojans May Be Part of a Planet Destroyed Long Ago
Mars has an asteroid entourage, with nine so-called Trojans trailing in its wake. Now it seems these traveling companions all had the same violent beginning: as the innards of a mini-planet, eviscerated in a violent collision. Some remnants may even have been incorporated into the material that became Mars.
- Mysteriously Large Amounts of Methane on Mars
Scientists have now confirmed the presence of methane using NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most tangible evidence ever collected that we may not be alone in the universe.
- Ancient Stone Carvings Confirm Comet Strike 13,000 Years Ago
Experts at the University of Edinburgh have analyzed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars in 10,950 BC at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, looking for links to constellations. The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact-same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history.
- Fresh Clues Found to Mystery of King Solomon’s Mines
Analysis of 3,000-year-old animal waste confirms that an ancient mining complex in Israel dates to the golden age of the biblical monarch.
- Lost City Found in Kansas
Etzanoa of the great Wichita Nation could put south-central Kansas on the map as the second-biggest settlement of Native Americans found in the United States.
- Do Medieval Medical Books Hold Recipe for New Antibiotics?
Medieval medicine has long been dismissed as irrelevant and part of the “Dark Ages,” erroneously implying that it was unenlightened by science or reason. However, some medievalists and scientists are now looking back to history for clues to inform the search for new antibiotics.
- Dynamo at Moon’s Core May Have Formed Magnetic Field
The moon no longer has a magnetic field, but NASA scientists are publishing new research that shows heat from crystallization of the lunar core may once have driven a very ancient magnetic field.
- Biblical City Sodom Said Found
Archaeologists believe they have made the historic discovery of the ruins of the Biblical city of Sodom, which the Bible says was destroyed by God as punishments for its inhabitants’ sins.
- Evidence of Ancient Tsunami on Mars
A new study suggests that ancient Mars not only had an ocean, it experienced a tsunami unlike anything we’ve seen on Earth. The study in the Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets identifies a 75-mile-wide crater in the north as the likely source.
- Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code
A discovery made in a remote mountain village high in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the ancient Inca used accounting devices made of knotted, colored strings for more than accounting.
- 14,000-Year-Old Village Discovered in Canada
One of oldest settlements ever found in North America, the site on Triquet Island confirms Heiltsuk Nation’s stories of ancient coastal communities passed on through generations.
- ‘Pyramid of China’ Mystery
Archaeologists have found a strange tomb under a construction site in Zhengzhou, central China.
- Sea Monster Fossil Discovered By Montana Hunter
Seven years ago, elk hunter David Bradt found a fossil that he mistook for a triceratops. Scientists have now identified it as a prehistoric sea monster called Nakonanectes bradt, a previously unknown type of Elasmosaur, carnivorous sea-dwellers with 18-foot-long necks.
- Prehistoric ‘Crystal Weapons’ Found in Spain
A large number of crystal arrowheads, found together, suggestive of a ritual offering at an altar, have long lateral appendices of flint arrowheads from the area—but investigators remarked that, “even greater skill must have been required to produce these unique features when using rock crystal.”