Around 2,500 years ago in the mountains of western China, people used cannabis to regularly get high during rituals—according to an excavation that dug up the oldest evidence of weed-smoking ever ➡
As the crisis of plastic waste grows, researchers have looked for various ways to cut down on single-use plastics, with many cities and countries across the world seeking to put an end to plastic bags, straws, and ➡
Those in the U.S. pushing for an end to Columbus Day celebrations and a government holiday honoring the man who didn’t discover either of the Americas may have yet another bit of evidence to support their ➡
A major new campaign has been launched to clean up the world’s tallest mountain in a bid to rid the mighty peak of its newfound reputation as the “world’s highest garbage dump.” The 45-day Everest ➡
Archaeologists made an astounding find earlier this year in Egypt. A tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official has been unearthed and, not only is the interior still colorful, but the adornments and inscriptions are well ➡
Selfies are a matter of skill. Finding the right angle, getting the light right, working the pose correctly: all of these come together to capture the perfect selfie. Over the years we’ve seen several famous persons ➡
Researchers from the University of New Hampshire conducted a study to document declines in about 100 wild bee species critical to pollinating crops throughout New England. What they discovered, according ➡
Sikhs the world over are leading the charge when it comes to reconnecting to nature. The Million Tree Project aims to plant one million new trees throughout the world, with tens of thousands ➡
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free. Any ➡
American author David Childress speculated that this so called “Shackleton pyramid” might be “the oldest of its kind” on the planet. “If this gigantic pyramid in Antarctica is an ➡
One of fastest shrinking ice glaciers in the world is reversing course and starting to accumulate ice at an alarming pace, a new NASA study published Monday finds. The Jakobshavn glacier ➡
The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India ➡
Our world has become a very rough neighborhood in recent years, with scientists and conservationists saying that the Earth is currently undergoing the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals and species going extinct ➡
An enormous pyramid-like structure in Indonesia that may represent the remains of an ancient temple hid underground for thousands of years. Scientists presented evidence of the remarkable construction ➡
According to the beliefs of several ancient cultures, the early morning hours may be ideal for meditation and spiritual reflection. New age and spiritual circles will also claim that if you wake between the hours of 3am and 5am, you may be going through a spiritual awakening ➡
At 1800 meters (almost 6000 ft) above sea level, the cave can only be accessed by a one hour hike, and because of such inaccessibility, the community struggles to survive. To make matters worse, the government stated that “China is not a ➡
Jadav “Molai” Payeng, the ‘Forest Man of India’, has achieved something many would find unimaginable. The Padma Shri awardee ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
The Navajo creation story involves three underworlds where important events happened to shape the Fourth World where we now live.
The Navajo creation story ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
Thousands of years ago, explorers used whatever maps they could find to travel to places no one else had been ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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 ➡
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. ➡