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4,000-Year-Old Dried Heart, Embalming Materials Discovered in Egyptian Tomb

One of the jars (Spanish Mission)
One of the jars (Spanish Mission)

A team of Spanish archaeologists recently discovered a significant amount of embalming materials for the Vizier Ipi of Egypt’s 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom—dating...


  • Trained rescue personnel from NOAA and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies carefully approaching a humpback whale using specially-designed equipment to safely remove the entangling lines (NOAA)

    NOAA Lifts Temporary Suspension Just in Time to Rescue Whale Off Californian Coast

    After being caught in shrimp traps for five days, a 30-ton humpback whale off the Crescent City coast was successfully freed by a team of marine... Read more

  • Antarctica ice mass

    Antarctica Iceberg Break Not a Casualty of Climate Change

    The massive iceberg that broke off of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, sounds alarming, but it doesn’t mean Antarctica is falling apart. The iceberg... Read more

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    Tower of Skulls Changes Ideas of Aztec Culture

    Archaeologists have unearthed an Aztec temple that contains a 2-foot-diameter tower of human skulls. Among the hundreds of skulls are the remains of women and... Read more

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    Scientists in Chile Turn Microalgae Into Fuel

    Chilean scientists have produced biodiesel from microalgae in a process they hope can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent and cut... Read more

  • A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States on April 18, 2017. (NASA/Handout via REUTERSTHIS)

    Multicolored Clouds Created by NASA Rocket Will Soon Drift Overhead

    NASA launched a rocket Thursday, June 29 from their Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to create colored clouds. The red and blue-green clouds will be... Read more

  • (Video Screenshot)

    Netherlands Meteorite Sheds Light on Origin of the Solar System

    A meteorite, which landed in Holland could help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.   People across the Netherlands and Belgium saw its... Read more

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    Brazil Slave Cemetery Reveals Grim Past

    Archaeologists excavating a slave cemetery near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have made a very unusual find. Diggers working in the slave cemetery called Pretos Novos... Read more

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    Rare 2,000-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered Beneath Train Tracks in Cyprus

    Thanks to a farmer in the Cyprus village of Akaki, about 14 miles from the capital Nicosia, archeologists know a lot more about the island’s... Read more

  • A ship sails in the Mediterranean Sea as lightning strikes, seen from the settlement of Mikhmoret, Israel, on Nov. 24, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rising Temperature and Acidity Threatens Mediterranean Sea Life

    The temperature and acidity in the Mediterranean Sea are rising, and researchers are worried it will lead to extinction of native species. Villefranche-sur-Mer oceanographic laboratory... Read more

  • A grizzly bear and her cub are seen near Trout Creek at the Yellowstone national park, July 1964. (Bryan Harry/Yellowstone National Park).

    Yellowstone Grizzlies to Lose Federal Protection

    Grizzly bears are out of the endangered zone in and around Yellowstone National Park. “As a kid who grew up in Montana, I can tell... Read more

  • Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Refugee Bees Rescued and Given Help by United Nations Program

    President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomas, welcomed a delegation from Italy to the UN North Lawn Garden on June 1, where they... Read more

  • (video Screenshot)

    NASA Launches Rocket Loaded With 667 Pounds of Student Experiments

    At 5:30 a.m. EDT, a 36-foot rocket with a 667-pound payload carrying experiments by middle school to college students and instructors launched at Wallops Flight... Read more

  • (Jenny Huang/Wikimedia

    These 6 Videos of Bobbit Worms Will Surely Give You Anxiety

    The Bobbit worm will give you anxiety. The worm, specifically, is an aquatic predatory polychaete worm that dwells on the ocean floor. It tends to... Read more

  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Copyright© 2016 USPS)

    Bolivians collect pieces of melting glacier for posterity

    Scientist are working to preserve memories of a glacier. They are collecting ice fragments from a glacier in Illimani Mountain in the Andes. The glacier... Read more

  • View the Crested Pool hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, on May 14, 2016. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    464 Earthquakes Hit Yellowstone Supervolcano in One Week

    The Yellowstone national park has been shaken by 464 earthquakes between June 12 and June 19, with the strongest reaching a magnitude of 4.4 on... Read more

  • Research Biologist Heidi Windler takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants inside a climate chamber housed in Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis, Missouri on 21 May 2009. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)

    Consumers Remain in the Dark About Potential Risks of New GMO Techniques

    Life is a series of risk-benefit analyses. With every decision—from trying a new toothpaste to choosing a career—we decide if the benefits are worth the... Read more

  • (Jenny Huang/Wikimedia

    These 6 Videos of Bobbit Worms Will Surely Give You Anxiety

    The Bobbit worm will give you anxiety. The worm, specifically, is an aquatic predatory polychaete worm that dwells on the ocean floor. It tends to... Read more

  • (The Antarctic Heritage Trust)

    118-Year-Old Painting by Beloved Explorer Found in Antarctica

    Amid penguin excrement, moldy papers, and 118 years of dust, researchers from New Zealand preserving two explorer huts in Antarctica discovered a nearly perfectly preserved... Read more

  • A patient with bandaged legs, who is receiving treatment for burnt skin using tilapia fish, is carried at Dr. Jose Frota Institute in the northeastern costal city of Fortaleza, Brazil on April 24, 2017. (REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker)

    Brazilian Doctors Use Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims

    FORTALEZA, Brazil—Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can... Read more

  • Scientists say they have solved a century-old mystery involving Antarctica's Blood Falls. (AOL Screenshot)

    Century-Old Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls Solved, Scientists Say (Video)

    Scientists say they have solved a century-old mystery involving Antarctica’s Blood Falls.…... Read more

  • A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as previous studies had suggested. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mystery Over the Bizarre ‘Tully Monster’ Creature Persists (Video)

    A new study led by the University of Pennsylvania has found that the ancient ‘Tully monster’ creature was likely not a vertebrate fish-like animal as... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    E-Cigarette ‘Dripping’ a Dangerous Trend Among Youth

    A recent study by Yale researchers found that one in four high school teenagers who vape an electronic cigarette also use it for “dripping,” raising... Read more

  • Scientists from Grenoble University in France have found that trees make different noises when they are thirsty and extremely parched. (AOL Screenshot)

    Trees Make Noise When They Are Thirsty (Video)

    Scientists from Grenoble University in France have found that trees make different noises when they are thirsty and extremely parched.…... Read more

  • People attend a climate conference at the U.S. pavilion during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    NOAA Scientist Questions Fundamental Climate Change Data

    Just ahead of the Paris climate talks in 2015, a groundbreaking paper was published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It provided... Read more

  • Scientists working on the island of Mauritius have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Find Remnants of ‘Lost Continent’ Lurking Around Mauritius (Video)

    Scientists working on the island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean, have found something quite remarkable – remnants of a long-lost continent called Gondwana... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)

    Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

    HONOLULU—Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods—with a rare treat of Spam—and have only... Read more

  • Winter air has a lot to do with it. (AOL Screenshot)

    The Science Behind Static Electricity (Video)

    Winter is here, which means it’s time for warm clothes, thick socks and getting shocked by everything you touch. What do doorknobs and light switches... Read more

  • Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants can also "...learn about their environment by making links between events." (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Have Found Some Plants Can Actually ‘Learn New Habits’ (Video)

    Animals are considered the only living beings capable of associative learning, but new research led by the University of Western Australia has found that plants... Read more

  • Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 19, 2013. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stephen Hawking Wonders Why People Sit All Day

    Noted British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has publicly wondered why people sit all day. He delivered a speech on the seriousness of obesity for a... Read more

  • Le Coq Rico's heritage breed turkey. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)

    Thanksgiving’s Carbon Footprint Is Smallest in These States

    The environmental impact of your Thanksgiving dinner depends on the state where you prepare the meal. Researchers calculated the carbon footprint of a typical Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

  • A new study led by a team out of India has found that Earth’s protective magnetic field cracked after an intense geomagnetic storm observed by the GRAPES-3 muon telescope on June 22, 2015. (AOL Screenshot)

    Solar Flare Caused a ‘Crack’ in Protective Field Around Earth (Video)

    A team of scientists suspects that Earth’s magnetic field cracked due to a solar flare.  A news release by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research... Read more

  • Scientists say the study of a rather volatile lake on the floor in the Gulf of Mexico, dubbed the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ due to the number of aquatic lives it has claimed, could inform searches for life on other planets. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Find a ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ in Gulf of Mexico (Video)

    Scientists say the study of a rather volatile lake on the floor in the Gulf of Mexico, dubbed the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ due to the... Read more

  • An image released by NASA shows a few stunning blue ponds amidst an otherwise barren-looking landscape. The overhead photo from May 13, 2014, actually shows a specific type of mine in Moab, Utah. (AOL Screenshot)

    Stunning Blue Ponds Appear Amid Barren Landscape in NASA Image (Video)

    An image released by NASA shows a few stunning blue ponds amidst an otherwise barren-looking landscape. The overhead photo from May 13, 2014, actually shows... Read more

  • Diamonds are a data storers’ best friend? (Shutterstock)

    Turning Diamonds’ Defects Into Long-Term 3-D Data Storage

    With the amount of data storage required for our daily lives growing and growing, and currently available technology being almost saturated, we’re in desparate need... Read more

  • Scientists working with the Operation ScanPyramids project say they’ve discovered cavities in the Great Pyramid of Giza, perhaps indicating the fabled corridors and chambers really do exist. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Declare Discovery of Two Cavities in Great Pyramid at Giza (Video)

    It has long been rumored that there’s much more to the Great Pyramid at Giza than meets the eye, such as hidden corridors and chambers... Read more

  • An undated photo shows a believer decorating the mummy of Dasha-Dorjo Itighelov, a Siberian Buddhist leader who looks and feels just the same as when he died in 1927 in a temple in Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Buryat republic.  (HO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Monk’s Body Miraculously Intact 80 Years After Death

    The body of a Russian Buddhist leader who died 80 years ago is not showing any signs of decay to this day. Dashi-Dorzho Itigelov passed... Read more

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    Sparkling Light Over UK Prompts UFO Speculation

    A man from Frome, England, beheld a peculiar sight on May 29. A bright light, leaving a long, sparkling trail, was circling in the sky... Read more

  • Mysterious marks found in rocks in the Azores archipelago, Portugal. (Courtesy of Antoneita Costa)

    Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    The Azores archipelago is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, about a third of the way to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong... Read more

  • Wheel ruts in stone, in Castellar de Meca, Spain. (Courtesy of Dr. Alexander Koltypin)

    12 Million-Year-Old Vehicle Tracks Found in Stone, Claims Geologist

    Petrified wheel tracks found in various locations, including parts of Turkey and Spain, were left by heavy all-terrain vehicles some 12 million to 14 million... Read more

  • A modern impression on clay of a cylinder seal from the 5th century B.C. A winged solar disc legitimizes the Persian king as he subdues two figures. (Hjaltland Collection/CC BY-SA)

    Iraqi Transport Minister Announces That Sumerians Launched Spaceships 7,000 Years Ago

    The minister for transport in Iraq made a controversial speech at the inauguration of a new airport in southern city of Dhi Qar, in which... Read more

  • Dr. Dean Radin, during an interview for the movie “What the Bleep do we Know?” (Courtesy of Dean Radin)

    Supernormal Abilities Developed Through Meditation: Dr. Dean Radin Discusses

    Meditation is becoming more common in the West. When Transcendental Meditation gained popularity in the ’60s and ’70s, it was still a little “out there”... Read more

  • (AGS Andrew/iStock)

    Meditators Focus Good Thoughts on People, Effects Studied

    People who spoke of thoughts influencing a person’s health were once ridiculed. But the discovery of the placebo effect helped change that. Now it’s commonly accepted... Read more

  • A US Marine with a field radio relays the direction of aircraft approaching the Crow Valley Electronic Warfare Tactical Range to the operator of an FIM-92 Stinger missile launcher.
 (SSGT DANNY PEREZ, U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia Commons)

    Near-Death Experience Brings Peace to Vietnam Soldier

    Bill Vandenbush joined the U.S. Army in 1968. When he got to Vietnam, the war zone wasn’t what he expected.  “It was much more frightening... Read more

  • Ancient Peruvian Nazca people built this spiral well. The spiral wells were built to give easy access to water directed from mountain springs to dry valleys. (Public Domain)

    Advanced Hydraulic Engineering Made Desertified Peruvian Valleys Livable 1,500 Years Ago

    Aqueducts and man-made wells built about 1,500 years ago in Peru by the Nazca people are still in use today and supplying water for daily... Read more

  • (VojtechVlk/Shutterstock)

    Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

    Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper... Read more

  • (Michael Ramey/Unsplash/Public Domain)

    When Coincidences Signal It’s ‘Meant to Be’—but It’s Not

    For many people coincidences are all good: if you wait long enough, you can probably find a positive outcome. Here we look at coincidences that from... Read more

  • A file photo of radio telescopes. (Sdecoret/Shutterstock)

    SETI Investigates Unusual Radio Signal From Space

    The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) institute announced Monday that it considers a radio signal detected by Russian astronomers a potential sign of intelligent inhabitants... Read more

  • (Molodec/Shutterstock)

    Is Anything Truly Random or Is There an Underlying Order to Everything?

    The Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) wrote in “Ethics I”: “Nothing in Nature is random. … A thing appears random only through the incompleteness of our... Read more

  • This artist’s impression shows the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)

    Potentially Habitable Planet Found Only 4 Light Years Away

    A planet has been found in the habitable zone of the closest star to Earth aside from our sun. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf... Read more

  • (Rudie Strummer/Shutterstock)

    It Is Good to Stand Up for Your Beliefs Against Opposition: Study

    A new study from the University of Buffalo shows that it’s an overall positive psychological experience to stand up for your core values in the face... Read more

  • Serendipity clothing store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Bernard Beitman)

    Serendipity: A Store, a Movie, and a Coincidence

    The word “serendipity” has many pop-culture references, but many people don’t know its original meaning or realize its usefulness. When customers walk into Serendipity, a... Read more

  • An illustration of a star behind a shattered comet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    Mystery Unfolds Around Purported ‘Alien Megastructure’ Orbiting Star

    The Kepler Space Telescope looks for changes in the light emitted by some 150,000 stars. The idea is to detect shadows cast by orbiting objects... Read more

  • Visitors take pictures of the Titan Arum, also known as the corpse flower, in full bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington on Aug.  3. The plant is a native of Sumatra, Indonesia, and has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. It emits a stinky smell during its full bloom and last for 24-48 hour before it collapses.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Corpse Flowers Strangely Bloom at Same Time: Coincidence or Omen?

    The Amorphophallus titanumin, also known as Titan arums, is commonly called the “corpse flower,” because of the wretched smell it emits when it blooms. Its flower can stand... Read more

  • (Daria Shevtsova/Unsplash.com/Public Domain)

    To Seize Benefits of Coincidence, Sometimes You Must Act Quickly

    An opportunity suddenly appears within a narrow time window. Will you act? In a busy airport, a man saw a woman who immediately struck him... Read more

  • (iLexx/iStock)

    Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

    If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind... Read more

  • A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States on April 18, 2017. (NASA/Handout via REUTERSTHIS)

    Multicolored Clouds Created by NASA Rocket Will Soon Drift Overhead

    NASA launched a rocket Thursday, June 29 from their Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to create colored clouds. The red and blue-green clouds will be... Read more

  • (video Screenshot)

    NASA Launches Rocket Loaded With 667 Pounds of Student Experiments

    At 5:30 a.m. EDT, a 36-foot rocket with a 667-pound payload carrying experiments by middle school to college students and instructors launched at Wallops Flight... Read more

  • The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. (ESA)

    NASA Gets Images of Ultra Bright, Distant Galaxies Thanks to Other Galaxies

    NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured some of the universe’s brightest infrared galaxies on camera, thanks to some closer galaxies that act like magnifying glasses. These... Read more

  • A long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupts out into space. (REUTERS/NASA/GSFC/SDO)

    US Probe to Make Unprecedented Plunge Into Sun’s Atmosphere

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how... Read more

  • Technicians conduct post-landing operations on the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, December 2010. 

REUTERS/U.S. Air Force

    Unmanned US Air Force Space Plane Lands After Secret Mission

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted... Read more

  • A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States on April 18, 2017. (NASA/Handout via REUTERSTHIS)

    US Cargo Ship Blasts Off for Space Station With Supplies, Experiments

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Florida on Tuesday, propelling a cargo capsule filled with supplies and science experiments... Read more

  • Scientists confirmed the existence of seven new planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1. (AOL Screenshot)

    NASA Announces 7 New Planets (Video)

    The universe just got a bit more crowded. NASA scientists have announced the existence of at least seven small planets orbiting a single cool red... Read more

  • This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows an artist's conception of what the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f may look like, based on available data about its diameter, mass and distances from the host star. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water and, possibly life, might exist. The others are right on the doorstep. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

    7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star for First Time, Could Hold Life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster... Read more

  • Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have harvested another batch of produce. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Cabbage Was Harvested in Space (Video)

    Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have harvested another batch of produce.…... Read more

  • Pilots have been telling tales about mysterious colored flashes of light in the sky for some time, but evidence supporting the claims has been fleeting until recently. (AOL Screenshot)

    Astronaut Spots Mysterious ‘Blue Jets’ on Earth From Space (Video)

    Pilots have been telling tales about mysterious colored flashes of light in the sky for some time, but evidence supporting the claims has been fleeting... Read more

  • Astronomers have observed a large black hole consuming the remains of a destroyed star for an unusually long period of time. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Black Hole Has Been Found Devouring a Star For 10 Years (Video)

    Astronomers have observed a large black hole consuming the remains of a destroyed star for an unusually long period of time.…... Read more

  • Among the latest images taken from the ISS is one showing an area in northern Idaho that looks like an enormous checkerboard. (AOL Screenshot)

    Astronaut Captures Image of Peculiar Checkerboard Pattern From Space (Video)

    Among the latest images taken from the ISS is one showing an area in northern Idaho that looks like an enormous checkerboard.…... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, on Jan. 19, 2017. (University of Hawaii via AP)

    Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

    HONOLULU—Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods—with a rare treat of Spam—and have only... Read more

  • The Curiosity rover may have located a rare meteorite composed of iron and nickel on Mars. (AOL Screenshot)

    Mars Rover Spots a Potentially Rare Meteorite Made From Iron (Video)

    The Curiosity rover may have located a rare meteorite composed of iron and nickel on Mars.…... Read more

  • Here's an incredible image showing the surface of Titan - Saturn's moon. (AOL Screenshot)

    Here’s What Surface of Titan Looks Like (Video)

    Here’s an incredible image showing the surface of Titan – Saturn’s moon.…... Read more

  • Here's what Earth looks like from Mars. (AOL Screenshot)

    Here’s What Earth Looks Like From Mars (Video)

    Here’s what Earth looks like from Mars.…... Read more

  • NASA will be sending a spacecraft to one of the solar system’s more unique asteroids. (AOL Screenshot)

    NASA Will Send Spacecraft to a Metal Asteroid Believed to be Core of Former Planet (Video)

    NASA will be sending a spacecraft to one of the solar system’s more unique asteroids. The upcoming endeavor, which is called Psyche, was announced on... Read more

  • NASA’s Langley Research Center recently provided a glimpse of what living on the Red Planet could look like. (AOL Screenshot)

    Here’s What Our First Home on Mars May Look Like (Video)

    NASA has pledged to get humans to Mars in the coming years, and once those people arrive they’re going to need someplace to stay. The... Read more

  • Earth may have its truly uncomfortable bouts with polar vortices, but even on the coldest day, its got nothing like on Mars. (AOL Screenshot)

    NASA Shares Image of Really Bizarre Landscape on Mars (Video)

    Earth may have its truly uncomfortable bouts with polar vortices, but even on the coldest day, its got nothing like on Mars.…... Read more

  • Take a tour of this really ancient plateau on Mars. (AOL Screenshot)

    Take a Tour Of 4-Billion-Year-Old Plateau on Mars (Video)

    Take a tour of this really ancient plateau on Mars.…... Read more

  • Trained rescue personnel from NOAA and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies carefully approaching a humpback whale using specially-designed equipment to safely remove the entangling lines (NOAA)

    NOAA Lifts Temporary Suspension Just in Time to Rescue Whale Off Californian Coast

    After being caught in shrimp traps for five days, a 30-ton humpback whale off the Crescent City coast was successfully freed by a team of marine... Read more

  • Antarctica ice mass

    Antarctica Iceberg Break Not a Casualty of Climate Change

    The massive iceberg that broke off of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, sounds alarming, but it doesn’t mean Antarctica is falling apart. The iceberg... Read more

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    Scientists in Chile Turn Microalgae Into Fuel

    Chilean scientists have produced biodiesel from microalgae in a process they hope can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent and cut... Read more

  • A ship sails in the Mediterranean Sea as lightning strikes, seen from the settlement of Mikhmoret, Israel, on Nov. 24, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rising Temperature and Acidity Threatens Mediterranean Sea Life

    The temperature and acidity in the Mediterranean Sea are rising, and researchers are worried it will lead to extinction of native species. Villefranche-sur-Mer oceanographic laboratory... Read more

  • A grizzly bear and her cub are seen near Trout Creek at the Yellowstone national park, July 1964. (Bryan Harry/Yellowstone National Park).

    Yellowstone Grizzlies to Lose Federal Protection

    Grizzly bears are out of the endangered zone in and around Yellowstone National Park. “As a kid who grew up in Montana, I can tell... Read more

  • Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Refugee Bees Rescued and Given Help by United Nations Program

    President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomas, welcomed a delegation from Italy to the UN North Lawn Garden on June 1, where they... Read more

  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Copyright© 2016 USPS)

    Bolivians collect pieces of melting glacier for posterity

    Scientist are working to preserve memories of a glacier. They are collecting ice fragments from a glacier in Illimani Mountain in the Andes. The glacier... Read more

  • View the Crested Pool hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, on May 14, 2016. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    464 Earthquakes Hit Yellowstone Supervolcano in One Week

    The Yellowstone national park has been shaken by 464 earthquakes between June 12 and June 19, with the strongest reaching a magnitude of 4.4 on... Read more

  • Research Biologist Heidi Windler takes tissue samples from genetically modified corn plants inside a climate chamber housed in Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis, Missouri on 21 May 2009. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)

    Consumers Remain in the Dark About Potential Risks of New GMO Techniques

    Life is a series of risk-benefit analyses. With every decision—from trying a new toothpaste to choosing a career—we decide if the benefits are worth the... Read more

  • Customers shop for clothing at a Zara store in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 6, 2016. (Phil Walter/Getty Images)

    Fast Fashion Fills Waterways With Plastic Microfibers

    Fleece sweaters, yoga pants, and other clothing made of synthetic materials release thousands of plastic microfibers every time they are washed. These microfibers are accumulating... Read more

  • An armed guard stands outside the entrance to a seed vault near Longyabyen on Feb. 24, 2008. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Doomsday Vault’ Protects the World’s Biodiversity

    Twelve thousand reindeer, 3,500 polar bears, and 2,700 people populate the remote Svalbard islands, located between Norway and the North Pole. A sharp thrill and... Read more

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    The world is drenched in glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s signature herbicide, Roundup. It is the most common herbicide used in agriculture, gardening, and... Read more

  • Boyan Slat of the Netherlands, who started a project called The Ocean Cleanup in 2013, during an interview in Brussels, Belgium on May 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Clement Rossignol)

    Young Dutchman to Shrink Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch by Half in 5 Years

    Tonnes of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean could disappear by half in five years with the help of inflatable collecting barriers, a 22-year-old Dutchman... Read more

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    These Moth Larvae Could Help With the World’s Plastic Problem

    A chance discovery made by a scientist and amateur beekeeper has led to a potentially game-changing discovery in the biodegrading of polyethylene, a plastic used... Read more

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    There’s a potential solution for ocean pollution. ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ was started by 22-year-old Boyan Slat, who plans to create systems of floating screens to... Read more

  • A file photo the Pantanal area in Chapada dos Guimaraes national park, Mato Grosso state, western Brazil.The Pantanal area, a sanctuary of biodiversity, has been at risk of commodity related deforestation. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/GettyImages)

    Jurisdictional Certification Approach Aims to Strengthen Protections Against Deforestation

    Many companies that deal in commodities linked to heavy tropical deforestation, such as soy or timber, have made commitments to significantly reduce or end deforestation... Read more

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    Cattle Industry Lags Behind in Addressing Impact on Deforestation

    In almost every aisle of the grocery store, you can find products from the palm oil, soy, wood, and cattle industries. Together, these industries are... Read more

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    Starry Sky Beauty Disappearing in Light Pollution

    When was the last time you remember seeing a star-filled sky? Have you felt like you’re not getting a good sleep at night? It may... Read more

  • An illustration of what the land bridge connecting Britain to Europe may have looked like before the formation of the Dover Strait in an image handed out by Imperial College London April 4, 2017. The foreground is around where the port of Calais is today and way in the distance (the background of this illustration) is early Britain. Huge waterfalls cascading over the land bridge represents the beginning of physical separation of Britain from Europe. (Imperial College London/Chase Stone handout via REUTERS)

    European History on Repeat: Study Finds Evidence of ‘Brexit 1.0’

    LONDON—Scientists have found evidence of how ancient Britain separated from Europe in what they are dubbing “Brexit 1.0″—a flooding event that happened in two stages... Read more

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    The Chemistry of Beauty

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    Tower of Skulls Changes Ideas of Aztec Culture

    Archaeologists have unearthed an Aztec temple that contains a 2-foot-diameter tower of human skulls. Among the hundreds of skulls are the remains of women and... Read more

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    Netherlands Meteorite Sheds Light on Origin of the Solar System

    A meteorite, which landed in Holland could help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.   People across the Netherlands and Belgium saw its... Read more

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    Brazil Slave Cemetery Reveals Grim Past

    Archaeologists excavating a slave cemetery near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have made a very unusual find. Diggers working in the slave cemetery called Pretos Novos... Read more

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    Rare 2,000-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered Beneath Train Tracks in Cyprus

    Thanks to a farmer in the Cyprus village of Akaki, about 14 miles from the capital Nicosia, archeologists know a lot more about the island’s... Read more

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  • An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Find 400,000-Year-Old Human Cranium in Portugal (Video)

    An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. It was unearthed from the cave... Read more

  • A massive statue, that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's most famous ancient rulers, is pulled out of grondwater in a Cairo slum, Egypt on March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Second Part of Ancient Egyptian Statue Lifted From Site

    CAIRO (AP)—The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater... Read more

  • A boy rides his his bicycle past a recently discovered statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt on March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egypt Archaeologists Discover Massive Statue in Cairo Slum

    CAIRO—Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous ancient... Read more

  • The newly discovered fossil is 3.77 billion years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Dig Up Earth’s Oldest Fossil (Video)

    Scientists say they discovered the world’s oldest fossils  — dating back 3.77 billion years. The research team found the fossilized microorganisms in quartz layers of... Read more

  • Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Ancient Sea Creature With 30 Arms Had Bizarre Eating Behavior (Video)

    Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination.…... Read more

  • Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France. (AOL Screenshot)

    Anthropologists Find 38,000-Year-Old Art in France (Video)

    Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France.…... Read more

  • Otters have been roaming the planet for quite some time, and researchers from China, France and the U.S. recently discovered yet another ancient relative of the adorable, hand-holding creatures we know and love today. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Identify Previously Unknown Species of Wolf-Sized Otter (Video)

    Otters have been roaming the planet for quite some time, and researchers from China, France and the U.S. recently discovered yet another ancient relative of... Read more

  • Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ancient Stone Found at Underwater Site Reveals Historical Information (Video)

    Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Though... Read more

  • A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates, and the group’s children. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover 3.6-Milion-Year-Old Early Human Footprints (Video)

    A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates,... Read more

  • An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Find Feathered Tail of 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Encased in Amber (Video)

    An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old, reports NPR. It was reportedly... Read more

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    Time to Contemplate Time Among the Ancients

    NEW YORK—Our most memorable experiences, the most blissful to the most tragic, seem to exist outside of time. “Time stood still,” we may say, recalling... Read more

  • For decades, researchers have been trying to figure out who these mummified knees belonged to. And now, they believe they finally know the answer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Experts Finally Identify Ancient Knees as Queen Nefertari’s (Video)

    Who did these knees belong to? That’s a question scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. And according to a new study, they... Read more

  • A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped and preserved baby crocodiles, much to the surprise of experts. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dozens of Babies Found Inside 2,500-year-old Crocodile Mummy (Video)

    A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped... Read more

  • Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University are studying a semi-permanent Mesolithic settlement off the nation’s southern coast. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Explore Underwater Stone Age Settlement (Video)

    Divers exploring the waters off the southern coast of Sweden about 7 years ago discovered what turned out to be northern Europe’s oldest known stationary... Read more

  • Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Unravel The Mysteries Behind 6,000-Year-Old Amulet (Video)

    Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. The copper object was found decades ago in present-day... Read more

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