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December 9 2014

The sarcophagus of god Amun's singer unearthed


During restoration work at Amenhotep Huy tomb, at Qurnet Marei at Assassif area on Luxor’s west bank, a Spanish Egyptian archaeological mission stumbled upon what is believed to be the sarcophagus of god Amun’s singer.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that the sarcophagus is well .

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December 9 2014

Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt


An international collaboration between Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux (IRAMAT) at Orléans, France, has resulted in a sensational discovery about the trade routes between Denmark and the ancient civilisations in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the Bronze Age 3,400 years ago. The discovery also gives us new knowledge about the sun cult in the Nordic Bronze Age.

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December 9 2014

Major Viking Hall Identified in Sweden


A Viking feasting hall measuring almost 50 metres in length has been identified near Vadstena in Sweden. Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Umeå University used ground-penetrating radar, a non-invasive geophysical method, to locate and map the house foundation.

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December 8 2014

Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too


Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.

Maternal DNA from ancient Norsemen closely matches that of modern-day people in the North Atlantic isles, particularly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

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December 8 2014

Scientists reveal parchment's hidden stories


Millions of documents stored in archives could provide scientists with the key to tracing agricultural development across the centuries, according to new research completed at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York.

Amazingly, thanks to increasingly progressive genetic sequencing techniques, the all-important historical tales these documents tell are no longer confined to their texts; now, vital information also comes from the DNA of the parchment on which they are written.

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December 8 2014

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America


People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.

In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to 7000 to 6900 B.C., it would turn out to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in North America.

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December 8 2014

Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin


Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax.

The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to create a cradle to lift the fragile lid. Wearing blue surgical gloves, they slowly lifted the contraption containing the coffin lid and carefully walked it to a table in a humidity-controlled lab at the museum.

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December 8 2014

Complete Tiny Dinosaur Skeleton Discovered In South Korea


A tiny dinosaur about the size of a house cat was recently discovered in South Korea.

The dinosaur's fossilized remains span about 11 inches, but scientists told Korea JoongAng Daily that it was likely about 20 inches long when it was alive.

“Based on the findings so far, we assume that the dinosaur is something close to a microraptor or others in the raptor genera,”.

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December 8 2014

Bigfoot Allegedly Photographed and Recorded in Britain


Adam Bird, the co-founder of the British Bigfoot Research organization, followed a hot tip that a small wooded area in the Lincolnshire town of Friskney might have some cryptids living in it and sure enough, he came back with photographs and a video of what may be the British Bigfoot.


Related: The Bigfoot of Japan

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December 8 2014

Exorcists warn against buying Ouija boards as gifts


Exorcists and paranormal investigators are urging people not to buy the occult board game Ouija as gifts unless they want to invite demonic forces into their homes this Christmas.

The warning comes as Google predicted that the modern version of the Victorian-era 'spirit boards' will be a sell-out this Christmas.


Alt: Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

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December 8 2014

The Booms Over Britain are Baffling and Bizarre


As readers of Mysterious Universe are aware, booms are booming around the U.S., from Dayton, Ohio, to Kansas and New Jersey. Now it appears they’ve crossed the pond, as people across the UK reported window-rattling blasts for hours the evening of November 29th. Reasons for the pops are popping up as fast as the governments and military officials can deny them. What caused these explosions in the UK and were they linked to booms heard at the same time in Buffalo, New York?

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December 8 2014

Is That an Asteroid or a Comet? It’s Getting Harder to Tell


Traditionally, comets and asteroids belong to two distinct categories. In one corner, you have icy comets with long, wispy tails of gas and dust. In the other, you have dim, rocky asteroids in orbit between Mars and Jupiter.

Recent findings, however, are now revealing the distinction to be rather murky. For example, astronomers have discovered asteroids that look like comets—and vice versa. “We have indeed been witnessing discovery after discovery blurring the line between asteroids and comets,”.

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December 8 2014

Study finds a barrage of small impacts likely erased much of the Earth's primordial atmosphere


Today's atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth's atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation more than 4 billion years ago. However, it's unclear what interplanetary forces could have driven such a dramatic loss.

Now researchers at MIT, Hebrew University, and Caltech have landed on a likely scenario: A relentless blitz of small space rocks, or planetesimals, may have bombarded Earth around the time the moon was formed.

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December 8 2014

Canadian Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build Mini Mars Rover


A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help.

For the mission, called Northern Light, Thoth Technology plans to deliver a lander and a mini rover called "Beaver" to the Red Planet in the next four years, and the company is asking space fans to help crowdfund the huge undertaking.


Related: Here Are Photos Taken on Mars Just This Afternoon

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December 8 2014

Finding infant earths and potential life just got easier


Among the billions and billions of stars in the sky, where should astronomers look for infant Earths where life might develop? New research from Cornell University's Institute for Pale Blue Dots shows where - and when - infant Earths are most likely to be found.

"The search for new, habitable worlds is one of the most exciting things human beings are doing today and finding infant Earths will add another fascinating piece to the puzzle of how 'Pale Blue Dots' work".

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December 8 2014

Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space?


The success of the Orion spacecraft test flight has paved the way for America to carry humans to Mars and beyond. Yet many scientists say that manned missions are expensive and unnecessary and that robot probes are the future.


Related: Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

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December 8 2014

Is Quantum Entanglement Real?


FIFTY years ago this month, the Irish physicist John Stewart Bell submitted a short, quirky article to a fly-by-night journal titled Physics, Physique, Fizika. He had been too shy to ask his American hosts, whom he was visiting during a sabbatical, to cover the steep page charges at a mainstream journal, the Physical Review. Though the journal he selected folded a few years later, his paper became a blockbuster. Today it is among the most frequently cited physics articles of all time.

Bell’s paper made important claims about quantum entanglement, one of those captivating features of quantum theory that depart strongly from our common sense.

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