Alternative news
Daily alternative news articles at the News Desk for GrahamHancock.com. Featuring alternative history, science, archaeology, ancient egypt, paranormal & supernatural, environment, and much more. Check in daily for updates!

Author of the Month

To sign up to the Graham Hancock newsletter mailing list, please click here.

Page:  <<<  prev  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  next  >>>

 

June 23 2015

Wolves are better hunters when monkeys are around


Through a rare mixed-species association observed between a carnivorous predator and a potential prey, Dartmouth-led research has identified that solitary Ethiopian wolves will forage for rodents among grazing gelada monkey herds. Through consistent non-threatening behavior, the Ethiopian wolves have habituated gelada herds to their presence, foregoing opportunities to attack the juvenile geladas in order to better capture the rodents.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

India has trained dozens of German Shepherds to protect its tigers


India now has a new class of soldiers to tackle animal poachers—wildlife sniffer dogs.

It wasn’t easy though. These dogs had to undergo a number of gruelling sessions to be trained at detecting wildlife products such as tiger skins, ivory tusks and bones of endangered birds. They are also trained to locate animals that have sustained injuries, which helps authorities to get hold of poachers swiftly.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

Giant Rats Trained to Sniff for Landmines in Cambodia


Cambodia is training an elite squad of rats, imported from Africa, to sniff out landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the once war-wracked kingdom, authorities said on Friday.

A team of 15 rats, some weighing more than 2 1/2 pounds, were imported from Tanzania in April with the help of a Belgian non-governmental organization, which trains rats to sniff out mines, Heng Ratana, director general of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), told AFP.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

Giant 'Walking Bat' Once Prowled Rainforest Floors


About 16 million years ago, a giant bat used all four of its limbs to stalk around the subtropical rainforest of modern-day New Zealand, a new study finds.

The bat, a newly discovered species (Mystacina miocenalis), is large, about three times heavier than a modern bat, the researchers said. It's related to Mystacina tuberculata, a bat that still lives in New Zealand's old-growth forests.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

'World's oldest mummified dog' goes under the knife


Sensational images have emerged of the remains of a perfectly-preserved mummified puppy, found sealed in the Siberian permafrost after more than 12,400 years.

Taken during a post-mortem examination by scientists, they show incredible detail about the prehistoric beast including its fur, savage teeth and even what it ate during its last moments.

The dog - believed to be a three-month-old female - was unearthed by accident by two brothers searching for woolly mammoth tusks in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

100-Year-Old Chalkboards, With Drawings Still Intact, Discovered in Oklahoma School


While preparing rooms for renovations, workers at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma uncovered something they didn’t expect. Usually, they find broken pipes and wires but this time they uncovered chalkboards from a century ago, still bearing the lessons and drawings from children and teachers, reports Tim Willert for The Oklahoman.

The Oklahoma City Public School District posted pictures of the preserved chalkboards to their Twitter account. A spokeswoman from the district says that they are looking into ways to preserve the finds, which according to some of the writings, dates back to 1917, reports Elahe Izadi for The Washington Post.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 23 2015

I Stood Here for Rome


The archaeological sites of the ancient Roman Empire constitute without rival the most prolific array of ancient architecture and artifacts that can be attributed to any single civilization or culture. Its remains pockmark the Old World landscape from North Africa and Egypt to Hadrian’s Wall in Britain. The artifacts populate museums the world over.

But comparatively rarely does one find the preserved footprint of an ancient Roman citizen.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

New article: Future Implications of a Pre-Adamic, Global, High Ancient Civilization, by Nadeem Haque


A pre-Adamic global highly evolved united ancient civilization that believed in the oneness of God is shown to have existed from the textual evidence within the Quran, based on an analysis of certain verses that have been deconstructed and examined, with novel insights. Furthermore, recent archeological and textual work is pushing back the dates of ‘ancient civilizations’. This, together with the Quran’s remarkable historical accuracy of archaeologically unknown facts at the time of its advent about 1,400 years ago, is uncovering unexpected facets of our very distant past, with vital implications for our future.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Hieroglyphs on Ancient Maya Sarcophagus Deciphered


The hieroglyphs on an ancient tomb dating back to a Maya king discovered in Mexico have finally been deciphered, revealing the name of the man buried within more than six decades after the tomb’s initial discovery.

The sarcophagus lid of K’inich Janaab’ Pakal, the king buried within the tomb, was found to have been decorated by classic Maya iconography – and these hitherto undecipherable hieroglyphs have led to long-running controversies in the past.


Related: Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Evidence of key ingredient during dawn of life


Scientists have provided the first direct experimental evidence for how primordial proteins developed the ability to accelerate the central chemical reaction necessary to synthesize proteins and thus allow life to arise not long after Earth was created.

Before there were cells on Earth, simple, tiny catalysts most likely evolved the ability to speed up and synchronize the chemical reactions necessary for life to rise from the primordial soup. But what those catalysts were, how they appeared at the same time, and how they evolved into the two modern superfamilies of enzymes that translate our genetic code have not been understood.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Astronomers capture the universe's first stars


This historic image shows what could be some of the very first stars to form in the universe.

These stars seeded the universe with the heavier elements on the periodic table, forming later generations of stars and even us!

The newly found galaxy -- named CR7 -- dates back to approximately 800 million years after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Tunneling Cryobot Robot May Explore Icy Moons


A robotic "cryobot," designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the underground oceans of Jupiter's moon, Europa, or other icy moons of the Outer Solar System.


Related: All Systems Go for NASA's Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Earth and Mars may have shared seeds of life


Could Mars, of all places, be the place to look for early life on Earth?

It's an intriguing thought and one that astrobiologists take seriously as they consider the conditions during the early days of Solar System when both planets experienced frequent bombardments by asteroids and comets that resulted in debris exchange between one body and the other.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Humans can bug-out to Mars without ruining search for life


Landing humans on Mars won't wreck the search for life on the Red Planet. That's according to researchers who simulated the impact of a crewed mission to a pristine world by driving across the Canadian Arctic.

Space agencies currently take great care to sterilise spacecraft bound for Mars, to avoid contaminating the planet with Earth microbes that could make it harder to find native Martian life.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Ceres Has Lots of Bright Spots


Those bright mystery spots aren’t the only ones on Ceres. Recent photos posted on JPL’s Photojournal site feature a spectacular rayed crater resembling the familiar lunar craters Kepler and Copernicus.


Related: New pictures of dwarf planet Ceres which could hold alien life
Related: Giant Pyramid on Ceres and Secret Spy Plane on the Moon

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought


Scientists at UCL have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The team analysed data gathered over seven years by the international Cassini probe, and found that the interactions between Titan's atmosphere, and the solar magnetic field and radiation, create a wind of hydrocarbons and nitriles being blown away from its polar regions into space. This is very similar to the wind observed coming from the Earth's polar regions.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 22 2015

The Mysterious 'Lakes' on Saturn's Moon Titan


Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what forms the depressions on the surface? A new study using data from the joint NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the moon's surface dissolves in a process that's similar to the creation of sinkholes on Earth.

Apart from Earth, Titan is the only body in the solar system known to possess surface lakes and seas, which have been observed by the Cassini spacecraft.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]

News desk archive...

Page:  <<<  prev  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  next  >>>

Enjoy the newsdesk? Please tell others about it:

Tweet
Add Graham via his official Twitter, Google+ and facebook pages.

G+. Site design by Amazing Internet Ltd, maintenance by Synchronicity. Site privacy policy. Contact us.

Dedicated Servers and Cloud Servers by Gigenet. Invert Colour Scheme / Default