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  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Construction workers unearth over half a tonne of Roman coins in Spain

    04/29/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by wtd · 94 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 29 April 2016 | Keely Lockhart
    Construction workers unearth over half a tonne of Roman coins in Spain Workers laying pipes in a park in Seville have unearthed a 600-kilogram trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.
  • A fossilised skull has revealed when the last 'Siberian unicorn' lived on Earth

    03/28/2016 1:54:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 27 MAR 2016 | JOSH HRALA
    For decades, scientists have estimated that the Siberian unicorn - a long-extinct species of mammal that looked more like a rhino than a horse - died out some 350,000 years ago, but a beautifully preserved skull found in Kazakhstan has completely overturned that assumption. Turns out, these incredible creatures were still around as recently as 29,000 years ago. Before we talk about the latest discovery, yes, there was a very real 'unicorn' that roamed Earth tens of thousands of years ago, but it was nothing like the one found in your favourite children’s book. (Sorry - it’s a bummer for...
  • The Dishonest Trumpeter Narrative: ... (how it works) And all he got was this ZOT!

    03/25/2016 7:57:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 270 replies
    FULL TITLE: The Dishonest Trumpeter Narrative: “We Switched from Cruz to Trump After Chicago!” Is a Lie ... When Trump people wage psychological warfare, we must remember that it’s phony and dishonest like the man himself — as I will prove in this post. Let’s go straight to their phony psychological warfare. Trump people have been pushing a narrative that says: “I was for Cruz until he failed to support Trump’s free speech in Chicago on March 11. Now I’m all in for Trump.” This narrative is a lie from top to bottom. First, let’s look at some of the...
  • Unexpected and Gruesome Battle of 1250 BC Involved 4,000 Men from Across Northern Europe

    03/25/2016 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 77 replies
    .ancient-origins.net/ ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Mark Miller
    A battlefield of 3,250 years ago in Germany is yielding remains of wounded warriors, wooden clubs, spear points, flint and bronze arrowheads and bronze knives and swords. The gruesome scene, frozen in time by peat, is unlike anything else from the Bronze Age in Northern Europe, where, researchers thought, large-scale warfare didn’t begin until later. Analysis of the remains of the 130 men, most between ages 20 and 30, found so far shows some may have been from hundreds of kilometers away—Poland, Holland, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. The hand-to-hand combat of the battle, which may have involved thousands of people...
  • Was This News Editor Fired for Headline Criticizing Obama!?

    03/25/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2013
    ..."The paper has said Johnson changed the headline after a previous one was approved for publication, going around normal procedures."
  • HILARIOUS. Ted Cruz Wins More Louisiana Delegates Than Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 8:16:55 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 153 replies
    Red State ^ | March 25, 2016
    Despite a daunting lead in the polls’ Donald Trump ekes out a narrow win in the popular vote and splits the delegates evenly with Ted Cruz, ten and ten: But the fight is not over. According to the Wall Street Journal (hidden behind a paywall) Ted Cruz now has at least ten more delegates from Louisiana than does Trump. Via Daily Caller: ...
  • Fox News Poll: Cruz and Kasich Lead Hillary, Trump Down Double Digits

    03/24/2016 8:53:24 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 24, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Fresh polling from Fox News confirms an emerging trend: While his GOP rivals poll competitively or ahead of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump consistently trails her by a substantial margin. The new national survey shows Ohio Governor John Kasich -- who has no mathematical path to the nomination -- leading Clinton by a whopping 11 points (51/40), with Texas Senator Ted Cruz edging the former Secretary of State by three points (47/44). By contrast, controversial real estate tycoon Donald Trump trails Clinton by 11 points (38/49). Roughly half of registered voters say they'd be "scared" Trump wins the...
  • Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz

    03/23/2016 12:01:56 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2016 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Meet Curly Haugland, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican party and current Republican national committeeman. Haugland is one of just 112 delegates who will arrive unbound to this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, free to cast a vote for any candidate he chooses on a first ballot because North Dakota does not hold a primary or caucus. That makes him a particularly valuable asset to the still-dueling presidential campaigns...
  • Cruz team targets Trump-Putin lovefest

    03/21/2016 12:43:36 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | March 20, 2016 | BENJAMIN ORESKES
    Ted Cruz's foreign policy team is taking aim at Donald Trump's bromance with Vladimir Putin as it courts wary anti-Trump elements within the Republican establishment. Daniel Vajdich, a member of Cruz’s recently announced national security team, blasted out an email last week inviting “GOP Russia hands” to join a Ted Cruz Russia Working Group, slamming Trump’s praise for the Russian president last year and asking for help “pushing back against Donald Trump’s dangerous Russia policy.” ...
  • Ted Cruz's big week

    03/21/2016 8:39:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | March 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Sunlen Serfaty
    (CNN)One year ago this week, Ted Cruz became the first of 17 candidates to argue that he could unite the Republican Party behind him. Now, he has his a chance to prove it. On the anniversary of a presidential launch that knew nothing of a man by the name of Donald Trump, contests and converts won of late will offer the clearest signal yet of whether he can indeed consolidate the anti-Trump movement and eventually defeat the billionaire front-runner. Cruz is favored to win this Tuesday's caucuses in Utah and is hopeful of sweeping the state's 40 delegates by eclipsing...
  • 1,100 year-old Denmark crucifix ‘may change history’

    03/17/2016 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.thelocal.dk ^ | 03-17-2016 | Staff
    A cross discovered by an amateur Danish archaeologist may "change history" according to an expert, who believes the cross may date from before Christianity is thought to have reached Denmark. An amateur archaeologist on the island of Funen made a startling discovery last week – a necklace resembling Jesus on the cross. But after posting a picture of the discovery on Facebook, Dennis Fabricius Holm quickly found that the item may have a lot more significance than he had initially thought. “I finished work early last Friday, so I decided to spend a couple of hours searching with my metal...
  • Scans of King Tut's Tomb Reveal Hidden Rooms, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry Says

    03/17/2016 10:05:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 17 2016, 8:03 am ET | by Charlene Gubash, Cassandra Vinograd and F. Brinley Bruton
    CAIRO — Radar scans of King Tut's tomb have revealed two spaces on the north and east chambers of the pharaonic mausoleum that could contain the "discovery of the century," Egypt's antiquities ministry said Thursday. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told a press conference that metal and organic masses were revealed by the scans, signaling that the rooms could possibly contain funerary objects. "It could be the discovery of the century. It's very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world," he said, adding that the chambers may well have belonged to a king or queen. Further tests will...
  • Mysterious new dwarf human species probed after scientists find 3 million year old skull in cave

    03/16/2016 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:33, 16 Mar 2016 | By Siobhan McFadyen
    A multi-disciplinary team of scientists have discovered the skull of a weird, unique extinct human and who was found in an underground cave Homo naledi fragments of skull and jaw ======================================================================================================= Scientists have discovered a skull belonging to a previously unknown species of human from three million years ago. The research team made up of paleoanthropologists stumbled across the remains in an underground cave and have now put together a skeleton which stands at 4ft 9 tall and is described as "a really, really strange creature." Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and his co-horts stumbled...
  • (Rome HBO Series) Octavian - The True Story

    03/13/2016 8:25:03 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 29 replies
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    If you're a fan of HBO's series "Rome," here's the producers and actors revealing Octavian's true storyline. It's HBO, so the mature warning should be obvious. https://youtu.be/XnwpjE4MrB0
  • Crime Wave Lashes Venezuela’s Already Battered Farms

    03/03/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by bkopto · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/1/2016 | John Otis
    Mr. Pérez and other farmers say an outbreak of crime in the countryside is driving down food production and exacerbating Venezuela's chronic food shortages. They describe roving gangs stealing tractors, combines, trucks, laser-guided land levelers and agrochemicals. The thieves often resell these expensive, hard-to-find supplies to other farmers on the black market, or for a ransom to their original owners. The rural crime spree, which farmers say has accelerated since it began about two years ago, has forced some growers to cut back. SNIP Even Mr. Pérez, who produces tons of rice annually, feels the pinch. He said the lines...
  • Scientists discover 8000-year-old tiny hand prints in ancient cave were NOT made by humans

    03/01/2016 12:56:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 18:23, 1 Mar 2016 | By Siobhan McFadyen
    Experts probing the discovery of 13 hand prints in the eerie Egyptian Cave of Beasts say the 8000-year-old stencils did not belong to humans Anthropologists probing the discovery of tiny 8000-year-old hand prints in an Egyptian cave say they were not made by human hands. Explorers stumbled across the tiny hand imprints in a Saharan cave after unearthing more than 5000 images carved into the stone in Egypt's southwest border with Libya 14 years ago. But a study of the 13 tiny hand prints show that not only are they not human - but that they are believed to belong...
  • Trump Peddles Bogus Statistic to Defend Planned Parenthood

    02/26/2016 7:57:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 26, 2016 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    After undercover videos released in July showed that Planned Parenthood was involved in the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, Donald Trump said he wasn't sure if the Planned Parenthood should lose all of its federal funding. He later shifted, saying: "I wouldn't do any funding as long as they are performing abortions." Trump has stuck to that line, but he has also offered a lot of aid and comfort to Planned Parenthood by arguing it does "wonderful things." At Thursday night's debate, Trump said that "millions and millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by...
  • Trump: I Hired Foreigners to Do Jobs Americans Wouldn't Do

    02/26/2016 6:43:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 148 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 26, 2016 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Following Thursday's Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump discussed an instance in which he had to hire foreign workers. "It's almost impossible to get help. And part of the reason that you can't get American people—you know, they want full-time jobs. This is a 4-month 5-month job." Watch the full clip here: ...
  • Cruz: Trump Can’t Beat Hillary Because He Agrees With Her and Can’t Attack Her

    02/26/2016 4:02:03 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 233 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 26, 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) cr97% argued fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump can't beat Democratic candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because he "agrees with Hillary Clinton and can't take it to her" during Thursday's GOP presidential debate on CNN. Cruz said, after stating he would release his tax forms, and that if Trump is being audited, it gives more of a reason for him to release his tax returns, because the voters should know if there is fraud, "[I]n the last 10 polls on Real Clear Politics he's [Trump's] lost to Hillary on eight...
  • Ted Cruz torches Donald Trump for 9 minutes in a post-debate interview

    02/26/2016 8:30:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 26, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz kept attacking his rival Donald Trump after they faced off onstage at CNN's Republican presidential debate on Thursday night. In an extended interview on Fox News, Cruz went after the Republican frontrunner. "I think that what became very clear is that Donald Trump is not the right candidate to go head-to-head with Hillary Clinton in November," Cruz said. "That on policy issue after policy issue, his position is identical to Hillary." Cruz cast Trump's policies as in line with those of "liberal Democrats." Trump has previously called himself a Democrat before running for the Republican presidential...
  • Trump’s Yuuge Lies

    02/25/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 73 replies
    NRO ^ | February 23, 2016 | IAN TUTTLE
    Among South Carolina Republicans who preferred above all else a candidate "who tells it like it is," 77 percent voted for Donald J. Trump. That is astonishing, given that Donald Trump's entire life has been an extended exercise in deception. Start with his wealth... Then there are Trump's lies about his personal life... And, now, there are Trump's political lies...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' game changer? Large crowd in SC for Ted Cruz; Sean Hannity, Phil Robertson appear

    02/19/2016 4:15:54 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 200 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 19, 2016
    'Duck Dynasty' game changer? Large crowd in SC for Ted Cruz; Sean Hannity, Phil Robertson appear [pics, video]...
  • The targeting of Trump: 6 TV ads aiming to knock down the front-runner

    02/19/2016 12:43:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 19, 2016 | AFFAN CHOWDHRY
    Donald Trump's opponents are increasingly targeting him in a slew of TV attack ads that throw shade on his business ventures and conservative credentials and draw attention to some of his un-presidential qualities on the campaign trail - like his use of the f-bomb. In large part, that is unsurprising. Mr. Trump is the front-runner heading into the South Carolina primary on Feb. 20 and the ads are ratcheting up the pressure - aimed at dislodging the billionaire real estate tycoon from the top of voter survey polls. Another wealthy Republican candidate faced a similar barrage of TV attacks four...
  • Trump Owned By Wall Street

    02/19/2016 10:35:07 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 19, 2016
    Trump is Owned by EVERY Bank on Wall St. (Except Citi, Who He Stiffed for $300M)...
  • Historical Cycles

    02/07/2016 1:20:20 PM PST · by Little Bill · 24 replies
    self | 2/7/16 | Self
    I have been reading History since I was in the Fourth Grade thus destroying any hope of an Academic Future. About 17 years ago I ran across a web page about what happened in 3200 BC and the birth of Civilization as we know it. Cool. Lately I have seen posts on the GGG thread about the Sea People and the death of the Old Kingdom. It seemed to me rather strange that the Old Kingdom croaked in the same time frame as the Sargonite Empire in the two rives area and the sea people occurred at the time of...
  • Archaeologists Unearth More—a Lot More—of a Massive Underground City (Turkey)

    02/05/2016 8:34:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 02/05/2016 | jen pinkowski
    It's not the first underground city to be discovered in the region; there are some 250 known subterranean dwellings of various sizes hidden within the fantastical landscape. The two biggest are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu; the latter is estimated to have been able to house up to 20,000 people. Both cities have been known for decades. But this new underground town, hiding beneath a centuries-old castle on a hilltop right in NevÅŸehir, just might be the biggest. One early estimate by geophysicists put its area at nearly five million square feet and its depth at 371 feet. If those estimates are...
  • Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

    02/03/2016 7:01:52 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    Open Culture dot com ^ | 2/2/16 | staff
    Video at link and also at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY_3ggKg0Bc#t=485 A good disaster story never fails to fascinate and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its rediscovery in 1599. Baths, houses, tools and other possessions (including plenty of wine bottles), frescoes, graffiti, an ampitheater, an aqueduct, the "Villa of the Mysteries": Pompeii has it all, as far as the stuff of first-century Roman life goes.The ash-preserved...
  • Justin Bieber kicked out of Mexican archeological site

    01/08/2016 10:42:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1/8/2016 | By Guy Hedgecoe
    Canadian singer Justin Bieber asked to leave ancient Mayan city of Tulum after trying to climb an off-limits ruin Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber was expelled from an archaeological site in Mexico after trying to clamber up some of its ruins. Bieber, 21, was on holiday in the Yucatan Peninsula, which overlooks the Caribbean, where he visited the ancient Mayan city of Tulum on Thursday afternoon.
  • 125-million-year-old mammal fossil reveals the early evolution of hair and spines

    10/20/2015 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 14, 2015 | Provided by: University of Chicago Medical Center
    Skeleton of the Cretaceous mammal Spinolestes with preserved fur shadows. The outer ear can be seen at the upper edge of the photo (arrow). During preparation, the skeleton was transferred to a plastic matrix. Credit: Georg Oleschinski. With permission of Nature Publishing Group ====================================================================================================================== The discovery of a new 125-million-year-old fossil mammal in Spain has pushed back the earliest record of preserved mammalian hair structures and inner organs by more than 60 million years. The specimen, named Spinolestes xenarthrosus, was fossilized with remarkably intact guard hairs, underfur, tiny hedgehog-like spines and even evidence of a fungal hair infection. The unusually...
  • From a very old skeleton, new insights on ancient migrations

    10/12/2015 11:07:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | October 9, 2015 | Provided by: National Science Foundation
    In Mota cave, located in the Gamo highlands of Ethiopia, a group of NSF-supported researchers excavation a rock cairn. They discovered under it a burial site containing the remains of a 4,500-year skeleton. Credit: Kathryn and John Arthur ================================================================================================================= Three years ago, a group of researchers found a cave in Ethiopia with a secret: it held the 4,500-year-old remains of a man, with his head resting on a rock pillow, his hands folded under his face, and stone flake tools surrounding him. The team named the man "Bayira," which means "firstborn" in the Gamo language, a common name in the...
  • Petroglyph in Spain Marks when Atlantic and Mediterranean Cultures Met

    10/06/2015 6:17:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    popular-archaeology.com ^ | Mon, Oct 05, 2015 | Staff
    Bronze Age rock carving depicts a Mediterranean style boat. Above: A graphic representation of the Auga dos Cebros petroglyph, showing the obvious boat feature at the bottom. This image is a screenshot of the same as depicted in the YouTube video (see below). =================================================================================================================== A unique petroglyph discovered near the Atlantic coast of northern Spain has provided evidence that contacts between ancient Atlantic cultures and contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean were earlier and perhaps more intense than previously thought. The rock art panel, located in the Costa dos Castros region and known as Auga dos Cebros, depicts a boat with...
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • Why are there whale fossils in California mountains?

    09/22/2015 11:17:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 168 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor. ^ | September 21, 2015 | Story Hinckley,
    Construction workers in California's Santa Cruz mountains were subject to a surprise delay last week when a team of archaeologists took over the site to remove an ancient whale fossil. The project site was expected to have a high potential for archaeological finds, so a monitor was assigned to the Scotts Valley development and found the fossil amid construction vehicles on Sept. 4. This project site is not the only one in California with fossils ... Since the 19th century, paleontologists have been studying the “Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed” near Bakersfield, California, where fossils and bones of ancient whales, seals,...
  • Archaeologists discover 'Roman Village' in Gernsheim

    09/17/2015 12:55:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 17, 2015 | Provided by: Goethe University Frankfurt
    Aerial Image of the foundation of a Roman stone building. Length of the leveling staff (White) at the upper edge of the Picture: 5 meters. Credit: Dennis Braks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During their first Gernsheim dig last year, Frankfurt University archaeologists suspected that a small Roman settlement must have also existed here in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman village, built in part on the foundations of the fort after the soldiers left. This probably occurred around 120 AD. At the time the cohort (about 500 soldiers) was transferred from the Rhine to the Limes, and...
  • Medieval skeleton bursts out of the ground after centuries-old tree is ripped up by storm

    09/14/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 45 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 9-13-15 | Sam Webb
    Archaeologists were stunned when the thousand-year-old skeleton of a young man was found among the roots of a tree ripped from the ground. Storms blew over a 215-year old beech tree outside Collooney, Sligo, Ireland, unearthing a human skeleton. The National Monuments Service commissioned Sligo-Leitrim archaeological consultancy Archaeological Services (SLAS) to excavate and retrieve the badly disturbed remains. The burial was that of a young man (17-20 years old) and it id believed he suffered a violent death during the early medieval period. Radiocarbon dating puts the man's death at 1030-1200 AD. Several injuries were visible to the ribs and...
  • New Species of Human Relative Discovered in South African Cave (Homo Naledi)

    09/10/2015 6:00:52 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    September 10, 2015 JOHANNESBURG—The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced today (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (DST/NRF). Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi, appears to have intentionally deposited bodies of its dead in a remote cave chamber, a behaviour previously thought limited to humans. The finds are described in two papers published in the scientific journal eLife and reported in the cover story of the October...
  • KORAN DISCOVERY ONLY STRENGTHENS ISLAM

    09/04/2015 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The media is abuzz with news that a portion of the Koran, which Muslims believe was first recited by their prophet, Muhammad, may actually predate Muhammad himself. Many seem to think that such news will have a large impact on the Muslim world and make Muslims rethink the veracity of their faith.
  • Undersea Monolith Reveals Genius Engineering

    08/17/2015 8:27:43 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-17-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Undersea Monolith Reveals Genius Engineering by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Of all the scientific disciplines, underwater archaeology may be one of the most fascinating. These researchers examine artifacts our ancestors left behind before global sea level rose and covered them. A newly discovered monolith—a gigantic rock placed in what is today the Mediterranean Sea—confronts a few evolution-based errors about human origins. Divers visited the monolith in 2014, capturing high resolution sonar images and underwater photographs. It lies on the undersea Adventure Plateau, found south of Sicily and north of Tunisia, Africa. Archaeologists from Italy and Israel described the results in...
  • Construction project leads to discovery of ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing

    08/12/2015 1:40:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 7, 2015 | by Bob Yirka
    Inscriptions on the walls of the ritual bath. Credit: Shai Halevy, the Israel Antiquities Authority ======================================================================================================================================== A team of researchers has descended down into what archaeologists are calling an ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing on the walls—dating back perhaps 2000 years. The bath was found by antiquity officials checking out a site designated for a new nursery building. The bath was found when a hole was discovered in a construction site and a rock fell down into it and disappeared. Investigation revealed an underground room, with a stone staircase. What was most surprising was the writing on the...
  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House [China]

    08/03/2015 9:46:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | July 27, 2015 07:07am ET | by Owen Jarus
    The 5,000-year-old house found in China was about 14 by 15 feet in size. Credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Archaeology ===================================================================================================================== The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed together in the house — smaller than a modern-day squash court — before it burnt down. Anthropologists who studied the remains say a "prehistoric disaster," possibly an epidemic of some sort, killed these people. The site, whose modern-day name is "Hamin...
  • Vast hidden 'ocean' found under Chinese desert

    07/31/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | July 30, 2015 20:30 BST | By Yasmin Kaye
    Workers digging a well for underground water are dwarfed by the sand dunes of the Taklimakan Desert, 13 September 2003, outside of Tazhong, in China's northwest Xinjiang province. ================================================================================================================== Chinese scientists have discovered what could be a huge hidden ocean underneath one of the driest places on earth, the South China Morning Post reported on 30 July. The Tarim basin in northwestern Xinjiang, China, is one of the driest places on Earth, but the vast amount of salt water concealed underneath could equal 10 times the water found in all five of the Great Lakes in the US. "This is...
  • 2000-Year-Old Cat Paw Prints Discovered on Tile

    07/31/2015 12:45:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    news.discovery.com ^ | Jul 30, 2015 01:26 PM ET | by Rossella Lorenzi
    The cat paw print on the Roman roof tile. David Rice ================================================================================================================== Paw prints made by a cat 2,000 years ago have been found on a Roman roof tile kept at a museum in south west England. Dug up in Gloucester in 1969, the tile fragment had long lain unnoticed at Gloucester City Museum. Only recently, a researcher spotted the cat’s paw on the tile while going through the finds from the 1969 archaeological excavation. “At that time the archaeologists seem to have been more interested in digging things up than looking at what they found,” David Rice, curator at...
  • Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy

    07/30/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    Researchers have recreated the evolutionary lineage of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to reconstruct an ancient viral particle that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies targeting the liver, muscle, and retina. This approach, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could be used to design a new class of genetic drugs that are safer and more potent than those currently available. "Our novel methodology allows us to understand better the intricate structure of viruses and how different properties arose throughout evolution," says senior study author Luk H. Vandenberghe of Harvard Medical School. "We believe our findings will teach us how complex biological...
  • Strange 'conehead' skeleton unearthed at Russia's Stonehenge:

    07/29/2015 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 15:18 EST, 27 July 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Elongated head was bound in tribal tradition 2,000 years ago Skeleton with long skull was unearthed in Arkaim, central Russia It's thought to belong to a woman living almost 2,000 years ago Her skull is elongated because it was bound out of tribal tradition Arkaim is known as Russia's Stonehenge because it may have been used by ancient people to study the stars, like the British site A skeleton with an unusual-shaped skull has been unearthed on a site known as Russia's Stonehenge. When images of the remains were first published, UFO enthusiasts rushed to claim they were proof that...
  • French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth (Update)

    07/28/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" Tuesday. "A large adult tooth—we can't say if it was from a male or female—was found during excavations of soil we know to be between 550,000 and 580,000 years old, because we used different dating methods," paleoanthropologist Amelie Viallet told AFP. "This is a major discovery because we have very few human fossils from this period in Europe," she said. The tooth was found in the Arago cave near the village of Tautavel, one...
  • Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the [tr]

    07/24/2015 6:22:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Richard Gray
    It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees.
  • A DNA Search for the First Americans Links Amazon Groups to Indigenous Australians

    07/24/2015 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.smithsonianmag.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Helen Thompson
    The new genetic analysis takes aim at the theory that just one founding group settled the Americas =========================================================================================================== Brazil's Surui people, like the man pictured above, share ancestry with indigenous Australians, new evidence suggests. (PAULO WHITAKER/Reuters/Corbis) ==================================================================================================================== More than 15,000 years ago, humans began crossing a land bridge called Beringia that connected their native home in Eurasia to modern-day Alaska. Who knows what the journey entailed or what motivated them to leave, but once they arrived, they spread southward across the Americas. The prevailing theory is that the first Americans arrived in a single wave, and all Native American populations...
  • 50 million year old sperm cells found in fossilized cocoon

    07/15/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | July 15, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Diagram illustrating the inferred mode of fossilization of microorganisms in clitellate cocoons, exemplified by a common medicinal leech (reproductive stages modified from Sims). (a) Two leeches mate; (b) a cocoon is secreted from the clitellum; (c) eggs and sperm are released into the cocoon before the animal retracts and eventually deposits the sealed cocoon on a suitable substrate (d). Insets depict enlargements of the inner cocoon-wall surface showing how spermatozoa and microbes become encased in the solidifying inner cocoon wall. Credit: Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0431 ============================================================================================= (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with members from institutions in Sweden, Argentina and Italy,...
  • Foreign archaeological missions resume excavating Upper Egypt after 13-year ban

    07/06/2015 11:11:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Cairo Post ^ | 4th of July 2015
    For 13 years, the excavation permissions were limited only to Egyptian missions to explore treasures in Upper Egypt but due to the “successive requests from foreign Universities and researchers, the council agreed to give the licenses after 13 years of suspension,” Amin told Youm7 without going into further details on number of the foreign missions applied for the permits. Allowing any foreign mission to search the Egyptian artifacts should be approved by the Ministry of Tourism and five other sovereignty bodies, former head of the SCA Abdel Halim Nour el-Din told The Cairo Post Saturday. Moreover, the mission should be...