Could this be our galaxy’s best bet for extraterrestrial life? Astronomers have recently spotted an alien world the same size and temperature as our own, a mere ’11 light years away’ and claim it may be the ‘closest known home for alien life’. Astronomers from the University of Grenoble in France have discovered an alien world named Ross 128b, orbiting a red dwarf star, some 11 light years away. According to experts, this not-so-distant planet…"A ‘Second Earth’ found 11 light years away could be our best bet for Alien life"
The academic community has long held a consensus view of human origins in which modern humans descend entirely from African ancestors. Exactly who those ancestors might be, remained a mystery and in recent years the best candidate, Homo heidelbergensis, transpired to be only an ancestor of Neanderthals. In recent years a stream of human fossil finds in East Asia have begun to challenge the consensus understanding of human origins and early migrations. Most of the…"Did Modern Humans Evolve in East Asia? Analysis of 260,000-year-old Homo sapiens Skull Undermines Out of Africa Theory"
The Karnak Temple Complex was a place of pilgrimage for nearly 2,000 years; it was the place of the Gods, and it is the largest open-air museum and one the largest religious sites in the world. Karnak—aka the fortified city—referred in Ancient Egypt as Ipet sut, “most select of places.” The complex is a city of temples built more than 2,000 years ago on the eastern bank of the Nile River, near Luxor. It is part…"The Karnak temple complex—one of the largest religious buildings ever constructed"
Located 180 light years away, astronomers have spotted a supermassive spiral galaxy that seems to be the Milky Way galaxy’s twin. But, not only does this galaxy look like our own, it also has two satellite galaxies, just like the Milky Way. The discovery caught experts by surprise. They say such an arrangement is extremely rare. Dubbed NCG 2718, the mystery galaxy not only looks like our galaxy, but it also contains a pair of orbiting…"Astronomers find the Milky Way has a ‘Twin’ Galaxy that looks just like our own"
‘…nothing is forbidding it’ in the laws of theoretical physics.” We would basically need to create a wormhole in such a way that one end of it remained almost entirely motionless, while its other end moves at speed almost equal to the speed of light. Time travel has only been possible in science fiction books, and conspiracy theories. Both genres are filled with stories and theories on how to travel in time. And despite the…"Time travel ‘Technically possible’ says expert—but only if you are going back in time"
Scientists have just sent out a message towards two potentially habitable worlds, and experts hope Aliens will reply. Astronomers have just sent out a message to TWO potentially habitable alien worlds located 12 light years away. If those two planets are home to an alien civilization, the aliens could respond and the answer would arrive back to earth by 2042. Another effort in contacting aliens has been made by scientists who have just beamed a…"Scientists have just sent out a message an Alien world"
Scientists have managed to edit the DNA inside of a living patient for the first time ever, and it seems we are upon a new milestone in the history of science. A group of researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland has tried a new treatment that consists of modifying the human genome of a patient, this with the intention of curing a genetic disorder. For several years have scientists worked at several levels…"For the first time ever, scientists have managed to ‘edit’ the DNA inside a living patient"
Archaeologists have identified the location of 11 lost cities thanks to a 4,000-year-old clay tablet, created by ancient merchants from the Assyrian Empire. The tablets were uncovered in modern-day Turkey, at an ancient city known as Kanesh. The clay tablets detail trading posts from the middle easer kingdom of Assyria, reports the Washington Post. The careful translation of the ancient clay texts has revealed something archaeologists never expected: The locations of ancient cities that have been…"A 4,000-year-old clay tablet has revealed the location of 11 lost ancient cities"
Around 8,000 years ago, ancient people in modern-day Georgia—which curiously is home to over 500 varieties for wine alone—started producing wine. Archaeological excavations in Georgia have yielded evidence of the first winemaking process in the world, between 600 and 1,000 years older than the one previously found by experts. According to a study published in the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), it is the oldest remains found to date of wine…"Bottoms up, experts find the oldest wine in the world was produced 8,000 years ago in Georgia"
The circles were documented via drone footage, thanks to Matthew Williams, via Crop Circle Connector, a website dedicated to documenting crop circle formations all over the world. Check out the video below for a look at the crop circles. What could these formations be? Is it depicting some sort of eclipse or celestial event? To look deeper into the subject, this documentary is a great place to start. Keep in mind that there are also many hoaxes out there,…"Up Close HD Drone Footage of Four New Crop Circles That Just Appeared In The UK"