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Bigfoot Hunter Rick Dyer Releases Photos Of Sasquatch He Supposedly Hunted And Killed in 2012 [PHOTO]
Jan 07, 2014 10:58 AM E
A Bigfoot hunter named Rick Dyer claims to have killed a Sasquatch in 2012 outside of San Antonio — and has the photos to prove it.
Embracing Skeletons Discovered in Siberian Graves
Is It Really Eternal Love Or Just A Crowded Grave? Embracing Skeletons Face DNA Testing To Reveal Relationships
Jan 05, 2014 23:38 PM E
Dozens of skeletons buried face-to-face, some of them as if holding hands for eternity, have been discovered in Siberia, leading scientists to theorize that when a man died his wife was killed and buried with him, or that some traditions believed that being buried as if in a sexual act suggested conception and reincarnation.
Wreck Of the HMAS Sydney
The Mystery Of The Australian WWII Sailor: Scientists Search For Relatives As DNA, Skeleton, Teeth Tests Fail To Identify
Jan 04, 2014 17:59 PM E
The loss of the entire 645-man crew of the HMAS Sydney when it was sunk by a German ship in 1941 is considered Australia's most enduring marine tragedy. Only one body of the ship's crew was recovered and scientists have used DNA testing and other tools in an effort to identify the sailor, but to this day his name remains a mystery, with a descendent being the missing link in the puzzle.
Pompeii
Exotic Diet Of A Common Pompeian Included Giraffe
Jan 04, 2014 16:56 PM E
When most people think about ancient middle and lower class eating habits, exotic foods such as imported fish might not come to mind. But the common Pompeian ate this, and much more.
Crop Circle in California
Braille Crop Circle Mowed Down By Annoyed Farmer In Silicon Valley: Design Was Braille For The Number 192, Found In IP Addresses
Jan 02, 2014 12:25 PM E
Farmers mowed down a 1.5 acre braille crop circle that skilled pranksters pressed into their barley field earlier this week, saying that the interest the crop circle generated caused too much disruption.
Antarctic Heritage Trust
Lost Antarctica Photos: Unearthed Negatives From Shackleton Expedition Yield Century-Old Photos
Dec 30, 2013 14:14 PM E
Undeveloped negatives discovered earlier this year at Robert Falcon Scott's Cape Evans hut have yielded pictures of the Ross Sea Party, which inhabited the hut between 1915 and 1917. The cellulose nitrate negatives were uncovered by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. Two of the photos depict Alexander Stevens, the party's chief scie...
Deserted Spanish Village Site Of Ancient Vineyards
Ancient Spanish Vineyards Discovered In 1000-Year-Old Deserted Basque Village
Dec 30, 2013 09:57 AM E
Terraced fields traced back to vineyards in the 10th Century have been discovered in a settlement call Zaballa, one of 300 communities long-deserted because of changing social structures. The region is now an area of archaeological interest in the Basque region of northern Spain.
eyes
Hidden Information In Pupil Reflections Could Help Investigators Solve Crimes
Dec 28, 2013 19:49 PM E
They say that eyes are the windows to a person's soul, but it turns out that they could also be the mirrors to a criminals identity, helping investigators solve crimes through photographs.
eye reflection
Pupil Reflections In Photos Of Victims' Eyes Could Help Police Catch Perpetrators
Dec 28, 2013 17:10 PM E
Investigators of crimes can zoom into photographs and extract information from pupils' reflections, according to a study published in PLoS One. In the study, psychologists Rob Jenkins and Chistie Kerr found that participants were routintely able to identify bystanders reflected in a person's pupil.
trepanation
Wari Healers In Peru Experimented With Brain Surgery Over 1,000 Years Ago
Dec 23, 2013 11:53 AM E
The Wari civilization in Peru experimented with trepanning, according to the research from the University of California. Thirty-two Wari individuals showed 45 instances of the brain surgery. The study, "Trepanation in South-Central Peru during the early late intermediate period (ca. AD 1000–1250)," was led by Danielle Kurin.
Crypt With Seven Mummies and Inscriptions Excavated
900-Year-Old Medieval Crypt Contains Magical Inscriptions And 7 Mummies
Dec 22, 2013 23:58 PM E
A 900-year-old crypt being excavated in what is now Sudan revealed seven male mummies and walls filled with inscriptions including Christian prayers, according to the team of researchers on the archaeological project.
Facepalm
The 9 Most Pointless Scientific Studies of 2013, Plus Some That Were Just Plain Wrong
Dec 18, 2013 14:44 PM E
From a study that proved that students were bored in class, to one that showed that coffee-drinking was associated with a lower suicide rate, research ran the gamut of idiocy this past year.
DNA
DNA Study Proves Early Humans Were Inbred, And Also Bred Liberally With Neanderthals And Other Hominid Ancestors
Dec 18, 2013 13:08 PM E
The most complete DNA sequencing of the Neanderthal genome to date shows that there was inbreeding and interbreeding with at least 4 different species of early hominids, a new study claims.
Skull discovered in 1908 at La Chapelle-aux-Saints
Neanderthal Funerals: Human Ancestor May Have Buried Their Dead Ritualistically, And Protected Remains From Weather And Scavengers
Dec 17, 2013 18:53 PM E
A new study argues that the Neanderthal skeleton first unearthed in 1908 at La Chapelle-aux-Saints was intentionally buried, which confirms the theory that Neanderthal held funerals (or at least, buried their dead ritualistically).
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