Marble statues of Aphrodite/Venus found at Petra in Jordan date to the second century. Credit: Tom Parker Two marble statues representing Aphrodite/Venus, the Greco-Roman goddess of love, were found recently at Petra, an ancient desert city in Jordan. The statues, which date to the second century A.D., are nearly intact and […]


Tectonic plates around the Philippine Sea have jostled and twisted for millions of years. Credit: Anton Balazh | Shutterstock.com A previously unknown tectonic plate — one that has been swallowed up by the Earth — has been discovered in the Philippine Sea, according to a recent study. Using images constructed from […]