Scientists Discover 400-Year-Old Greenland Shark Likely Born Around 1620

Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, according to scientists. Image credit: Dive Magazine Researchers used radiocarbon dating of eye proteins to determine the ages of 28 Greenland sharks, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old. The former vertebrate record-holder was a bowhead whale estimated to be 211 years old. As lead autho

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Revealed By Drought After 50 Years

An ancient wonder got fully revealed. The Dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge. Image credit: Pleonr The Dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the Spanish Stonehenge, is a circle of dozens of megalithic stones that are believed to date back to 5000 BC. Now, as an unexpected side-effect of the country’s cruelest drought in decades, the prehistoric stone ci

Archeologists Discover “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients” With Thousands of Ice Age Rock Paintings

Deep within the dense Amazon rainforest in modern-day Colombia, an 8-mile-long “canvas” filled with ice age drawings of giant sloths, mastodons and other extinct beasts has been discovered. Image credit: Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia The amazing drawings made with ochre – a red natural clay pigment widely used as paint in the ancient world – are located at in the Colombian Ama

Scientists Discover Giant Sinkhole in China With Primeval ‘Lost World’ Inside

Chinese scientists have discovered an ancient lost world in an extraordinarily deep and large sinkhole in south China, where they expect to find flora and fauna still unknown to science. The way to the new “lost world” in China. Image credit: Xinhua News Agency The giant sinkhole was found near Ping’e village in the Leye district of Guangxi, China, Ancient Origins reports

This Interactive Map Shows You What Native Land You’re Living On

Land acknowledgments are a way to pay respect to the Indigenous people who lived on the the land before the arrival of Europeans. A new interactive map allows you to do just that. The map, probably the most popular and sophisticated of its kind, allows you to enter your address, or any address for that matter, and see which Indigenous nations lived on that particular land. If you search the

THERE’S SOMETHING OUT THERE: Astronomers Find Repeating Signals From Galaxy 3 Billion Light-Years Away

“Bursts from this source have never been seen at this high a frequency." On August 26, scientists with the Breakthrough Listen initiative at the University of California (UOC), Berkeley, which is devoted to discovering signs of alien intelligent life, recorded 15 repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away. Since FRBs, which last only a few millise

Stephen Hawking’s Final Research Predicts The End Of The Universe And Existence Parallel Universes

Two weeks before his death, famed scientist Stephen Hawking published a research article predicting parallel universes and along with the end of our own.     Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog published their results in "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation," outlining how scientists may also be able to discover other universes using spaceships. According to Hertog, Hawking com

Is This Earth 2.0? NASA May Just Have Found Earth’s Alien Twin

Out of all the exoplanets found by Kepler, this distant world is most similar to Earth in size and estimated temperature and is a perfect candidate to host life as we know it on its surface. There’s an alien world orbiting a star dubbed Kepler 1649. The world, however, was missed by scientists when they went through the data initially. But now, after scientists reanalyzed data gathered by the

11 of the Most Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries Ever Made

As Best Selling Author Graham Hancock has said, we are a species with amnesia. And most scholars would agree with that quote. For as long as the human race has existed, we have tried to understand our origins and life meaning. But the more we search, the more we know how little we know about our origins. Did humankind originate on one continent and spread across the world later? How

Venus breakthrough: NASA found evidence of ‘enough water to support abundant life’

VENUS has been chosen as the destination for two new NASA missions to investigate the planet's atmosphere and geological features, following the discovery of "enough water to support plentiful life" by NASA. The space agency has announced it will send two robotic missions to the planet by the end of the decade. NASA administrator Bill Nelson said the probes — named Davinci+ and Veritas