Jadav “Molai” Payeng, the ‘Forest Man of India’, has achieved something many would find unimaginable. The Padma Shri awardee Continue Reading →
You might have seen the cartoon: two cavemen sitting outside their cave knapping stone tools. One says to the other: ‘Something’s just not right – our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past 30.’
This cartoon reflects a very common view of ancient lifespans, but it is based on Continue Reading →
270 years since the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii were first discovered, archaeologists continue to make incredible discoveries that help understand the history and faith of an ancient city devoured by a Volcanic eruption.
Pompeii was a city of Ancient Rome located along with Herculaneum and other smaller places in the region of Campania Continue Reading →
For thousands of years have ancient civilizations around the globe built majestic structures reaching for the sky.
The most famous pyramids ever built were erected in ancient Egypt Continue Reading →
The most widely celebrated and mysterious crystal skull is the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, for at least two good reasons. First, it is very similar in form to an actual human skull, even featuring a fitted removable jawbone. Most known crystal skulls are of a more stylized structure, often with unrealistic features and teeth that are simply etched onto a single skull piece. Second, it is impossible to say how the Mitchell-Hedges Continue Reading →
A walk amongst the trees is rejuvenating, nourishing and healing, yet a forest is so much more than an amazing collection of trees. There is a lot going on in the forests that we can’t see. Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees have a sophisticated and interconnected social network existing underground Continue Reading →
Anishnabe found himself alone on earth. The Creator told him to give everything a name, and he did this, accompanied by a wolf. He discovered that only he, among the many species, was alone, without a mate, and he was lonely. He traveled to the Great Lakes and while searching, heard a beautiful song Continue Reading →
The Navajo creation story involves three underworlds where important events happened to shape the Fourth World where we now live.
The Navajo creation story Continue Reading →
By analyzing ancient manuscripts and data gathered by Anglo-Saxon Astronomers, in combination with modern data by NASA and other space agencies, experts from Queen’s University hope to narrow down the location of elusive Planet Nine.
In the distant past, ancient astronomers spotted countless things in the night sky Continue Reading →
The Lakota recount in their version of demiurge that the gods lived in the heavens and humans lived in an underworld without culture. Creation was initiated by Inktomi (“spider”), the trickster, who Continue Reading →
Talapas (Creator) gave life to the surface of the Earth. It grew in abundance. Later, he placed the animal forms of all the Totem Spirits on the surface of the Earth Mother, and they prospered. Talapas then instructed T’soona (Thunderbird) to carry these special eggs from the other place, and place them on Continue Reading →
Thousands of years ago, explorers used whatever maps they could find to travel to places no one else had been Continue Reading →
Long, long ago, a great island floated in a giant ocean. This island hung from four thick ropes from the sky, which was solid rock. There were no peoples and it was always dark. The animals could not see so they got the sun and put it in a path that Continue Reading →
In the beginning was only Tepeu and Gucumatz (Feathered Serpent) who also wintry the name Quetzalcoatl . These two sat together and thought, and whatever they thought came into being. They thought Earth Continue Reading →
The ancient Necropolis is home to four tombs of the Achaemenid kings, carved on the perpendicular cliffs of the mountain. The tombs are sometimes known as the Persian crosses, after the shape Continue Reading →
Mesoamerica is home to a number of pyramids. Some of these pyramids are quite well-known, whilst others are much more obscure. Despite being recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest pyramid in the world, one of the less familiar pyramids is the Great Pyramid of Cholula.
It should be mentioned Continue Reading →
One of the largest archaeology projects in the UK has revealed Anglo-Saxon settlements, a Roman military camp, remnants of a Medieval village, and a wealth of archaeological treasures. That’s quite a lot for what first appeared as flat Cambridgeshire countryside! The Guardian reports that 200-plus archaeologists have Continue Reading →
An ancestral burial site belonging to native America culture has been found under the ocean near Key Manasota (Manasota Key Offshore, MKO), on the west coast of the Florida peninsula Continue Reading →
As noted by experts, this ancient ‘pyramid’ composed of a number of terraces of would have blazed in the Greek sun, visible from far off. Beneath the structure, researchers discovered traces of complex engineering and metal-working Continue Reading →
A mysterious pyramid-like structure has been found on the ocean floor, and now theories are being bandied about regarding what the underwater object could be. Marcelo Igazusta of Argentina found the structure in the Pacific Ocean to the west of Mexico while exploring on Google Earth.
While Igazusta suspects Continue Reading →
It has long been known that the Earth continually generates a low-frequency vibration signal, with attempts at recording the “hum” going back to at least 1959 while finally been conclusively proven in Continue Reading →
A new discovery on the Mediterranean island of Crete might be about to put yet another cat among those pigeons, as researchers claim that hominin footprints found on the island date back some 5.7 million years.
By: Josh Davis/IFL Science If the Continue Reading →
We’re taught in school that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Of course, the idea that you can discover a continent already inhabited by millions of other humans is, well, dubious at best, but now there’s more evidence that Columbus was not the first European to set foot on the continent of North America. Continue Reading →
In the 1930s while clearing the Costa Rican jungle for banana plantations, employees of the United Fruit Company began uncovering large stone spheres buried in the forest floor. Almost immediately, the mysterious spheres became prized lawn ornaments, ending up on the front yards of government buildings, homes of wealthy buyers and fruit company executives Continue Reading →
Archaeologists have successfully excavated the remains of a 3,000-year-old altar dedicated to the worship of the sun in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The ruins sit along the path what later became the famous Silk Road. The 300-foot structure is believed to have been Continue Reading →
When a total solar eclipse occurred just over 2,600 years ago, on May 28, 585 BC, the sight of it is believed to have been the main reason for the end of the battle between the Medes and the Lydians. This year’s anniversary of the strange phenomenon, comes in a year that Americans are getting ready to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the same Continue Reading →
The space agency’s Van Allen Probe has detected an electron bubble around our planet, formed as a direct Continue Reading →
Half the world seems to say the Bible is pure bunk, while the other half says it’s, well, the word of God. Now comes a professor who isn’t religious to say that a baked tablet from ancient Babylon gives evidence that the biblical tower of Babel was real. And his evidence is quite persuasive. In linguistics, there is a theory that there was a single, original language spoken by Continue Reading →
A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.
The molten carbon (primarily in the Continue Reading →