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The gold-decorated socket of a Bronze Age spearhead emerges from the soil in Scotland. Credit: GUARD Archaeology, Limited Excavations during the construction of two soccer fields in Scotland have turned up a rare discovery — a Bronze-Age weapon hoard, including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead. The weapons, which likely […]

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Credit: Katie Flowers The discovery of a new shark species in Belize waters comes as a reminder of the need to protect the waters around the Central American country, home to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system, the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. The Belize Fisheries Department and […]

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Credit: Qantir-Pi-Ramesse Projects/Photographer Robert Stetefeld Mysterious, 3,000-year-old footprints of ancient Egyptian children have emerged alongside rare painting fragments, at what appears to be the site of a royal palace or temple. The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the fabled Pi-Ramesse, a city which was […]

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Indian Ocean topography showing the location of Mauritius as part of a chain of progressively older volcanoes extending from the presently active hot-spot of Réunion toward the 65-million-year-old Deccan traps of northwest India. Credit: Wits University Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island […]

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The research team from the Russian Arctic National Park, based in Arkhangelsk, say they’re the first to fully explore and map the wartime site on the remote island. These canisters once contained food and other supplies that were regularly airdropped to the base by German aircraft. Credit: Evgeny Ermolov/Russian Arctic National […]