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Mentuhotep II and the Emergence of the Middle Kingdom

The iconic ancient Egyptians are perhaps the best and grandest example of an ancient civilization that was both technologically advanced and spiritually rich. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Africa History Famous People Read Later  Source: Ancient Origins

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Exotic Mineral on Mars Produced After Explosive Volcanic Eruption

A mineral discovered in Gale Crater by NASA’s Curiosity rover has puzzled Mars researchers for years: “What is Tridamyte doing on an ancient lakebed on the surface of Mars?” NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Rice University have found the answer. Tridymite is a high-temperature, low-pressure form of quartz that is …

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Medieval Manuscripts Are Full of Knights Fighting Snails

The next time you’re looking through an illuminated manuscript, keep an eye out for images of medieval knights fighting off snails. Of all the villains in the world, these may not have been the first to come to mind.  Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source: Ancient Origins

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Former CIA Officer: The Truth About UFOs Is Terrifying

The idea that humanity is not alone in the universe has never been stronger than it is today. O say idea because, officially, UFOs are not from space, and alien life is unknown to us. We are, based on available scientific data, alone in the universe. Do I agree with …

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AI Draws What the Last Selfie On Earth Would Look Like

Artificial Intelligence has become very popular. Not only is it helping astronomers explore outer space and find vast amounts of trees on Earth, but AI has many other valuable appliances. Even though artificial intelligence may be very useful for humankind, many experts have warned we must learn how to control …

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Colonial Horse Genome Sequenced

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA—According to a statement released by the University of Florida, researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of a sixteenth-century horse using DNA extracted from a tooth discovered at the Spanish colonial site of Puerto Real in what is now Haiti. The town of Puerto Real was first established 1507 …

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4,000-Year-Old Shell Tool Site Unearthed in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—Focus Taiwan reports that archaeologists have uncovered more than 50 burials dating to about 4,000 years ago on the southern tip of Taiwan. Some of the skeletons were interred in slate coffins with coral objects, as well as both finished and unfinished shell tools such as fishhooks. The researchers …

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