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

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 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)

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...

  • Thomas, 5, looks at Jeanne Calment after he brought her flowers at her retirement home in Arles, southern France on  Feb. 12, 1997. (AP Photo/Florian Launette,File)

    How long can people live? New study suggests there’s a limit

      New research suggests there may be a limit to our life span—one that’s hard to extend without some sort of breakthrough that fixes all... Read more

  • The Royal Academy of Sciences members, (L-R) Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, Professor Goran K Hansson and Professor Olof Ramstrom present the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct. 5, 2016. (Henrik Montgomery /TT via AP)

    3 Win Nobel Chemistry Prize for World’s Tiniest Machines

    STOCKHOLM—Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world’s smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with... Read more

  • Sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. (Visualcraftman/Shutterstock)

    The Psychology Behind Why Clowns Creep Us Out

    For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states. These fiendish clowns... Read more

  • Scientists can use X-rays to reconstruct text from ancient, fragile scrolls without touching the artifacts. (AOL Screenshot)

    How Scientists Read Ancient Scrolls That Can’t Be Opened (Video)

    How do you read something that’s ancient, burned beyond comprehension and too fragile to even touch? The Ein Gedi scroll is an artifact dug out... Read more

  • The night sky over Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. (Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan/SKYGLOW)

    Light Pollution Blinds the Soul

    When we fill the skies with artificial light and outshine the stars, we forget our place in the cosmos, according to award-winning photographer and filmmaker... Read more

  • Completed virtual unwrapping for the En-Gedi scroll. (Seales et al.)

    Scanning Software Deciphers Ancient Biblical Scroll

    JERUSALEM—The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed... Read more

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    Blind People Do Math in the ‘Visual’ Cortex

    People blind from birth appear to do math in a part of the brain typically devoted to vision, a study finds. Researchers using functional MRI... Read more

  • July 10, 2016 file photo shows a woman figurine uncovered in Konya, Turkey. Scientists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at an archaeological dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only handful of statuettes of the era ever found in one piece. Stanford University Professor Ian Hodder told the AP in an email that the 17 cm (7 inch) figurine, found at the Catalhoyuk site, is unique because it is carved from stone, unlike most which are made from clay. (AP Photo/Jason Quinlan, File)

    8,000-Year-Old Female Figurine Uncovered in Central Turkey

    ISTANBUL—Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey’s central province of Konya that an expert says... Read more

  • The cow in question (Google Streetview)

    Cow’s Face Blurred on Google Street View

    Google’s Street View blurred the face of a cow in England—receiving the same treatment as humans for privacy purposes. The image of the blurry bovine... Read more

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    Intelligent People Really Are Better at Chess

    A new study offers some of the most conclusive evidence to date that intelligence is linked to chess skill—a hotly debated issue in psychology. The... Read more

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    45 Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Common in Household Dust: Study

    Researchers at George Washington University compiled data from household dust samples collected throughout the United States and found 45 potentially toxic chemicals used in many... Read more

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    New Amphibious, ‘Horrific’ Centipede Discovered

    A giant, swimming, and venomous centipede has been discovered in Thailand. Entomologist George Beccaloni said he discovered the waterborne centipede—part of the “Scolopendra” species group... Read more

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    Scientist at Work: Revealing the Secret Lives of Urban Rats

    In an era when we can decode language among animals and design coatings that make military weapons virtually invisible, it may seem that there are... Read more

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    Ancient Mayan Manuscript Oldest Found in the Americas

    A mysterious 13th century manuscript—an astronomy guide—that was long believed to be an elaborate hoax was recently declared to be authentic. The document, written about... Read more

  • A contrail is left in the sky after a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, on Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/, Yekaterina Pustynnikova)

    Witnesses: Meteorite Explodes Over Cyprus

    Meteorites don’t often to explode in the sky and with such power that the ground shakes. But witnesses on the island nation of Cyprus said... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama drinks from a fresh coconut along the banks of the Mekong River in the Luang Prabang, Laos, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Scientist Who Named Parasite After President Obama Says It Was Intended to Be an ‘Honor’

      WASHINGTON—It’s no Nobel Peace Prize, but Barack Obama has a new honor to brag about. Scientists have named a parasite after him — and... Read more

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