What Chocolate-Drinking Jars Tell Indigenous Potters Now

The Chaco Canyon chocolate-drinking jars have a distinct shape, with connections to similarly shaped Mayan vessels. After testing distinguishable jar fragments from an excavated trash pile in in the canyon, archaeologists determined all of the drinking jars were used to consume cacao. (A336494, …

Can Gobekli Tepe Reveal Prehistoric Masonic Secrets?

Gobekli Tepe or the “Pot-Bellied Hill”: The site where paradigms were shifted, dogma was broken and our understanding of human history changed forever. Source: mehmet / Adobe Stock – By Freddie Levy, 2020 Jul 11 – Our journey begins with the Freemasons. This …

Radiation appears to help some metal alloys self-heal

New research shows that some metal alloys actually corrode slower after being irradiated. Maxal_Tamor/Depositphotos – By Michael Irving 2020 Jul 09 – Radiation is famously damaging, both to living tissue and materials. But now, engineers at MIT have been surprised to discover that radiation …

Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

Discussions of contacts between the Americas and Polynesia have often focused on Easter Island.  Image copyright Reuters – BBC Staff, 2020 Jul 08 – New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia. DNA analysis suggests there …

Scientists present case for airborne spread of COVID-19

    A group of scientists recommend three measures to reduce the risk of airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus in enclosed public spaces.  erika8213/Depositphotos – By Rich Haridy 2020 Jul 06 – A new commentary published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and …

 

When France Extorted Haiti – the Greatest Heist in History

Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer receiving Charles X’s decree recognizing Haitian independence on July 11, 1825. Bibliotheque Nationale de France – by Marlene Daut, The Conversation, 2020 Jun 30 (Marlene Daut is Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of Virginia.) – In the wake of …

In Search of King David’s Lost Empire

The Biblical ruler’s story has been told for millennia. Archeologists are still fighting over whether it’s true. The evidence of David’s life is sparse. Was he an emperor? A local king? Or, as Israel Finkelstein claims, a Bedouin sheikh?  Illustration by Matteo Berton – …

How Famous Monuments Got Ruined

The Parthenon Blew Up While Being Used For Gunpowder Storage By The Ottoman Military. By Gordon Cameron, 2020 Jun 18 – When we look at old ruins, we may be tempted to think that time steadily wears down structures in an implacable, vague …

Rare Zebra Foal With Polka Dots Spotted In Kenya

White polka-dotted black zebra foal spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This portrait… Frank Liu – By GrrlScientist, Senior Contributor Science Rare Zebra Foal — With Polka-Dots!! — Spotted In Kenya | @GrrlScientist – A newborn zebra foal with bizarre …

Soap bubbles used to pollinate pear flowers

Each bubble carries about 2,000 pollen grains.  Eijiro Miyako – By Ben Coxworth 2020 Jun 18 – Due to the ongoing worldwide decline in bee populations, farmers are increasingly looking to alternative methods of pollinating fruit-bearing plants. As it turns out, the use of …

What Chocolate-Drinking Jars Tell Indigenous Potters Now

The Chaco Canyon chocolate-drinking jars have a distinct shape, with connections to similarly shaped Mayan vessels. After testing distinguishable jar fragments from an excavated trash pile in in the canyon, archaeologists determined all of the drinking jars were used to consume cacao. (A336494, …

Can Gobekli Tepe Reveal Prehistoric Masonic Secrets?

Gobekli Tepe or the “Pot-Bellied Hill”: The site where paradigms were shifted, dogma was broken and our understanding of human history changed forever. Source: mehmet / Adobe Stock – By Freddie Levy, 2020 Jul 11 – Our journey begins with the Freemasons. This …

Radiation appears to help some metal alloys self-heal

New research shows that some metal alloys actually corrode slower after being irradiated. Maxal_Tamor/Depositphotos – By Michael Irving 2020 Jul 09 – Radiation is famously damaging, both to living tissue and materials. But now, engineers at MIT have been surprised to discover that radiation …