For centuries, archeologists believed the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were built in the city, by Iraq by Emperor Nebuchadnezzar in 600 BC, because of the name. What has changed?
Sight of the Baikal Lake. (RIA Novosti / Alexey Kudenko) The anthropological world was stunned when the recent genome study of the 24,000-year-old remains of a small Siberian boy revealed that the child was both part-Western European and modern Native American. This turns on its head the long-held notion that those who first settled the […]
A carved Bronze Age stone with carvings found in the Ukraine, marking the oldest sundial of its kind ever found. Is believed to date back to 13th Century BC.
The impressive prehistoric tomb Dolmen de Soto, dated between 3000 and 2500 BC and measuring more than 60 meters in diameter and 3.5 meters high, now after nine years it’s been restored to its prehistoric glory.
A 2,700-year-old Shopping Mall, a building that hosted shops discovered in Northern Greece on the site of the ancient city of Argilos.
For millennia, human eyes have seen only one face of the moon. Put a dude from the Iron Age in a time machine and whisk him to 2013 and he’d see the same pattern of light lunar highlands punctuated by dark grey spots you see. Night after night after night.
That all changed 54 years ago today when the Soviet Union’s Luna 3 probe opened its camera shutter and snapped the first pictures of the lunar far side.
Seventeenth-century Danish geologist Nicolas Steno earned his chops at a young age, studying cadavers and drawing anatomic connections between species. Steno made outsized contributions to the field of geology, influencing Charles Lyell, James Hutton and Charles Darwin. Addison Anderson recounts Steno’s little-known legacy and lauds his insistence on empiricism over blind theory.
DeepFlight underwater aeroplane, the best toy for the super rich, it’s a two sitter submersibles that fly underwater.
With patents on everything from fountain pens to rifles, Walter Hunt has sometimes been called “America’s forgotten inventor.” However, his most successful invention is incredibly commonplace — tune in and learn more about the safety pin.
In the early days of the space race, agency researchers in Russia and at NASA really weren’t sure all what would happen to an astronaut in space. They didn’t know if a human mind could handle actually seeing Earth or what would happen to the human body when exposed to long periods of weightlessness.
Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space. The ultimate human guinea pig, he survived, becoming an international hero.
From the toilet roll to fireworks marvel at these amazing Chinese inventions!
Sixty Meter Tall Pyramid Found Off Coast of Azores Island
About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations.
Jade bi (discs), from China, that resemble modern-day CD’s or donuts, and date to the late Neolithic Period, Liangzhu culture (ca. 3300-2250 BC) remain a mystery. Researchers at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries in Washington, D.C., are among those who have studied the bi.