Category: Archaeology

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

Nine blue whales died in Canada’s Newfoundland when they became trapped in ice, a whopping three percent of the blue whales in the wild. When these massive creatures, which weigh 300,000 pounds, die, they...

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Gigantism seems like a past phenomenon, given that enormous animals such as Megalodon and Tyrannosaurus rex died out millions of years ago. The largest vertebrate that has ever lived, however, is part of the present, and...

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

May 3, 2011 — An Australian team has made a record-breaking dive in what may be the world’s deepest coldwater cave. But the explorers still haven’t reached the end of this New Zealand cave,...

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the...

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

Mysterious Fossils Science Still Can’t Explain

Mysterious Fossils Science Still Can’t Explain

Fossils give us a glimpse into the past. And while most fossils have been explained by now, a few remain scientific enigmas. Do they come from a lost race of giants? Outer space? Or...

Noah’s Ark Found

Noah’s Ark Found

God tells Noah in the Bible before the time of Jesus Christ to build an Ark and save the world from a flood – this Ark may have been found along with the graves...

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story

Climate is not central, but by the same token it is grossly irresponsible to leave climate out of the story, for the simple reason that climate change is, as the US military puts it,...

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth’s Birth

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth’s Birth

Precisely what Earth looked like before plate tectonics, which drive these chunks of crust around, bumping and grinding into one another, is an open question. During the Archean eon 4 billion to 2.5 billion years...