Dirty Jokes Found on Floor of Ancient Roman Latrine

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Dirty Jokes Found on Floor of Ancient Roman Latrine
What do you call a Roman teacher who refuses to pass gas in public? A private tutor. If you think that’s bad (you’re right), you should see what archeologists digging in the ancient Roman city of Antiochia ad Cragum found on the mosaic-covered floor of a latrine … dirty jokes in risqué pictures meant to […]
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Gemstone Found In King Tut’s Tomb Formed When A Celestial Body Collided With Earth

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Gemstone Found In King Tut’s Tomb Formed When A Celestial Body Collided With Earth
On November 4, 1922, a boy accidentally stumbled on a stone that turned out to be the top of a flight of steps cut into the bedrock of the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is a remote valley located in the desert west of the river Nile. In Pharaonic Egypt, this […]
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THE 2-BILLION-YEAR-OLD NUCLEAR REACTOR FOUND IN AFRICA

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THE 2-BILLION-YEAR-OLD NUCLEAR REACTOR FOUND IN AFRICA
A worker at a nuclear fuel processing plant in France noticed something suspicious. He had carried out a routine analysis of uranium from a seemingly normal mineral source. As in the case of all natural uranium, the study material contained three isotopes, that is, three forms with different atomic masses: uranium 238, the most abundant […]
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Bag Found That May Have Once Held Sir Walter Raleigh’s Head

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Bag Found That May Have Once Held Sir Walter Raleigh’s Head
Sir Walter Raleigh hasn’t been in the news for 400 years since he was beheaded on October 29, 1618. This past week, on the 400th anniversary of that event, he was a news item twice … and one of the stories was again about his beheading. Are we in a Raleigh renaissance? Will gentlemen start […]
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Ramp Found That Was Used in Building the Great Pyramid

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Ramp Found That Was Used in Building the Great Pyramid
It’s another Great Pyramid “This could explain everything!” moment. Researchers digging at an alabaster quarry where the Egyptians carved out the stones used for the massive construction project have uncovered the remains of what appears to be a ramp, stairs and pole holes that helped workers move the huge stones to the surface where they […]
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Elusive Dwarf Galaxy Found Orbiting Our Milky Way

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Elusive Dwarf Galaxy Found Orbiting Our Milky Way
We have a newfound galactic neighbor. Astronomers say they’ve recently discovered an elusive dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way. There are about four dozen galaxies that we know of circling our own, New Scientist reported. Our newly named neighbor, Crater 2, is the fourth largest, according to a paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal […]
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Four Mysterious Giant Planets Found Where They Shouldn’t Exist

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Four Mysterious Giant Planets Found Where They Shouldn’t Exist
Whenever we think we’ve got a good grasp on how things work out in space something comes along and tells us otherwise. In this case it’s our models of how planets and star systems form. Astronomers in Chile recently discovered four enormous gas giants in a star system that should be far too young to […]
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Mysterious Stone Face Found in New Jersey River Bed

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Mysterious Stone Face Found in New Jersey River Bed
Construction crews working on a riverbed rehabilitation project in Bloomingdale, New Jersey unearthed a stone block into which has been carved a mysterious imagine of…well, someone. Crews were excavating part of the Pequannock River in Bloomingdale’s Sloan Park in order to mitigate flooding when they found the 14-inch by 12-inch granite slab. Apparently New Jersey […]
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Key to Efficiently Turning Light Into Electricity Found in Crystals

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Key to Efficiently Turning Light Into Electricity Found in Crystals
One way or another, researchers are always playing around with light. From physicists attempting to turn it into matter to scientists storing it as sound, this electromagnetic radiation has many properties that can be exploited in creative and very useful ways.  Now, new work from the Univesity of Amsterdam (UA) and Osaka University (OU) has just revealed a crucial discovery […]
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2,500-Year-Old Chariot Found – Complete with Rider And Horses

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2,500-Year-Old Chariot Found – Complete with Rider And Horses
Chariot dating back to the Iron Age has been discovered in Yorkshire, making it the second time in two years there has been such a discovery. The discovery was made in a small town with the name of Pocklington in Yorkshire on a construction site where homes were being built. Now work on the homes […]
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