DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION

DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION

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Entrance to “underworld” found under Mexican pyramid

Intellihub | Historians feel that a tunnel located under the Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico's ancient city of Teotihuacán may have mimicked the "underworld"
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What keeps cleaning the Mars exploration rovers?

Intellihub | Could it be the wind as NASA claims?
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The secret society you’ve probably never heard of

Another secret society revealed

New year’s traditions around the world and their origins

April Holloway | Here we look at celebrations to honour the New Year in different cultures around the world.

Father Crespi and the missing golden artefacts

John Black | The story of father Crespi is one of the most enigmatic stories ever told - an unknown civilization, unbelievable artefacts, massive amounts of gold, depictions of strange figures connecting America to Sumeria, and symbols belonging to an unknown language.
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Silver coin cache worth $2.3M found with metal detector

Shepard Ambellas | A group of metal detector enthusiasts dreams comes true

What we discovered about ancient human origins this year… and what is still a...

April Holloway | This year, huge strides were made in unravelling some of the mysteries of our ancient ancestors.

Ten most amazing archaeological discoveries of 2013

April Holloway | This year has seen some incredible discoveries in the field of archaeology – from ancient myths proven true, to evidence of ancient technology, and findings that have solved enduring mysteries, such as the death of Tutankhamun.

Estimated 1M mummified bodies found in Egyptian necropolis, some 7ft tall

Shepard Ambellas | No explanation of where the bodies came from, scientists say
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Floating robotic factory to build satellites and spaceships in orbit

CNBC | Made in Space founders say 3-D printing will be key to colonizing space

Tomb of the Tattooed Sorceress Queen, The Lady of Cao

Margaret Moose | The day had been spent in ritual battles, and a group of individuals who were vanquished, naked, and tied-together were marched up the long stairs to the top platform of the great pyramid where there they were killed, throats cut, sacrificed to their supreme deity.
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Incredible graveyard of 5000-year-old ‘giants’ found in China

Telegraph | A graveyard of 'giants' buried 5,000 years ago has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China

Entire Neanderthal Genome Finally Mapped – With Amazing Results

April Holloway | The results of an extensive analysis of a 50,000-year-old toe bone belonging to a Neanderthal woman, which was unearthed in a cave in 2010, have been long awaited.

The ancient origins of new year’s celebrations

April Holloway | On the 1st January of every year, many countries around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year. But there is nothing new about New Year’s.

Scientists discover conjoined gray whale calves dying near west coast

Mikael Thalen | Following continued news of disturbing sea life occurrences off the West Coast, scientists in Mexico’s Scammon’s Lagoon, also known as Laguna Ojo de Liebre, have discovered what appears to be the first ever documented case of conjoined gray whale calves.

China becomes first nation to land on the Moon’s far side (Updated)

Nature | Chang’e-4 has sent back its first images and deployed a craft to the lunar surface
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Giant human jawbone baffles scientists

NewHistorian | Taiwanese fishermen have caught a large human jawbone that does not fit any of the known human species scientists have studied from the region so far

Ancient history of New Year’s resolutions

April Holloway | A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the West but found around the world, in which a person makes a promise on New Year’s Eve to make certain changes or self-improvements in the year ahead.

Ten unusual archaeological discoveries of 2013

April Holloway | One of the best things about archaeology is uncovering the unexpected. Some of the findings listed below certainly fit into this category – from elongated skulls to vampire graves, green slime, and the DNA of Bigfoot, 2013 has been an eventful year!

The Golden Ratio – A Sacred Number That Links The Past to The Present

April Holloway | There is one thing that ancient Greeks, Renaissance artists, a 17th century astronomer and 21st century architects all have in common – they all used the Golden Mean, otherwise known as the Golden Ratio, Divine Proportion, or Golden Section.

New Pharaoh Discovered In Egypt – Introducing King Seneb Kay

April Holloway | Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the burial place and the remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3600 years ago and now believe the finding could lead to more royal discoveries in the area.

Sharks, bees and humans use same mathematical pattern to hunt

April Holloway | A mathematical pattern of movement called a Lévy walk describes the hunting behaviour of many animals, including sharks, birds and honeybees, and now for the first time it has been shown to describe human hunter-gatherer movements as well.

The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni and an unknown race with elongated skulls

John Black | Many ancient megalithic structures exist in Malta and one of them is the ‘Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni’, a subterranean structure with magnificent properties that is more than 5,000 years old.

13 Nephilim Skulls Found In Mexico?

Michael Snyder | So much of what we have been taught about ancient history is simply not true.

Unusual Aztec sacrificial skulls found in Mexico subway dig

April Holloway | Archaeologists have made an announcement about an unusual Aztec sacrificial offering, which was found back in 2009 but kept under wraps until now.

“Connected Universe” Theory Reveals Potential New Source Of Energy

Intellihub | New "Connected Universe" Theory Offers Alternative Explanation Of Gravity And Mass, Revealing Potential New Source Of Energy
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Fossils from 460 million year old human-sized sea scorpion unearthed in Iowa

RT | Earth’s first big predator may have been an underwater scorpion that grew to nearly six feet in length

A rather interesting crop circle appears in a California field

Intellihub | An interesting new breed of crop circles is emerging, this time in California

Remote Islanders Invented Binary Number System Before Famous Mathematician

April Holloway | New research has revealed that the indigenous people of a remote Polynesian Island invented a binary number system, similar to the one used by computers to calculate, centuries before Western mathematicians did.
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Giant footprints found at ancient Syrian temple

Intellihub | Is it possible that 60 foot tall beings were on earth at one point in history?