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Footprint of a Prehistoric Structure Uncovered Near Prague

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC—Radio Prague International reports that traces of an estimated 7,000-year-old circular structure measuring about 180 feet in diameter have been uncovered in Vinoř, an area on the outskirts of the city of Prague, by a team of researchers led by Miroslav Kraus. The well-preserved remains of the roundel …

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Stone Age Humans Conducted Surgical Amputation 31,000 Years Ago

Archaeologists excavating Liang Tebo Cave on the Indonesian island of Borneo have discovered the skeletal remains of a young individual who had the distal third of their left lower leg surgically amputated, probably as a child, at least 31,000 years ago; the individual survived the procedure and lived for another 6-9 years, …

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U.S. Repatriates Artifacts to Egypt

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Ahram Online reports that six artifacts recovered from the Metropolitan Museum of Art were handed over to Egypt’s Consul General Howaida Essam Mohamed at a ceremony in New York following two investigations into trafficking networks and the illegal antiquities trade by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and …

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1,000 Fathoms Down

The first few weeks of May 1836 were pleasant ones for the whaling brig Industry. Based in Westport, Massachusetts, the two-masted, 64-foot-long ship had been built in 1815 and launched the next year. Now, two decades into her career, Industry and her crew of 15 men had been out for …

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Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Solves Magnetic Switchback Mystery

The Solar Orbiter mission has found compelling clues about where the Sun’s magnetic whips come from, as well as the mechanism that allows them to form. ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft has discovered compelling clues about the origin of ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft has discovered compelling and how they could aid …

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Rare Ancient Coin Likely Shows a Supernova Explosion

There was a supernova explosion in AD 1054 when a nearby star ran out of fuel. It was visible in the skies above Earth for 23 days and several hundred nights after the blast occurred, despite the fact that it occurred 6,500 light-years away. A bright explosion, known by modern …

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MONUMENTALI STRUTTURE PREISTORICHE IDENTIFICATE NEL DESERTO ARABICO

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 4 minuti Gli archeologi della School of Archaeology dell’Università di Oxford hanno utilizzato le immagini satellitari per identificare e mappare oltre 350 monumentali strutture di caccia conosciute come “aquiloni del deserto” nell’Arabia Saudita settentrionale e nell’Iraq meridionale, la maggior parte delle quali non era mai …

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Scientists Claim Black Holes Have Vortex-like Structures

A black hole is a huge astronomical object whose gravitational pull is so strong that even light cannot escape. Despite the fact that black holes have been known since the 18th century, it was only in 2015 that they were directly observed for the first time. A number of theoretical …

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