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Ancient Romans of Pompeii Had Surprisingly Good Dental Health (Video)

Recent CAT scans reveal that the ancient Romans had nearly perfect teeth due to a low-sugar diet. (AOL Screenshot)
Recent CAT scans reveal that the ancient Romans had nearly perfect teeth due to a low-sugar diet. (AOL Screenshot)

Don’t expect to find a dentist’s office if you ever visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The inhabitants most likely had no need for...

  • Researchers discovered evidence of both food and feces in a particularly well-preserved pterosaur fossil. (AOL Screenshot)

    Complete Pterosaur Fossil Found – Food, Feces and All (Video)

    From time to time, paleontologists come upon astonishingly complete fossils of prehistoric beasts, but rare is the discovery that yields evidence of the digestive system... Read more

  • A mass grave uncovered by scientists yielded the remains of 26 Neolithic individuals who appear to have been tortured and killed. (AOL Screenshot)

    Prehistoric Mass Grave Contained Brutally Beaten Victims (Video)

    People are capable of committing unspeakably brutal acts, and based on a prehistoric mass grave uncovered by scientists, that’s been the reality for a very... Read more

  • On Monday, astronauts sampled their crop, red romaine lettuce, for the first time. (AOL Screenshot)

    Watch Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Lettuce For First Time (Video)

    Astronauts on the International Space Station have been doing a bit of experimental gardening. On Monday, they sampled their crop, red romaine lettuce, for the... Read more

  • One of NASA's top scientists told members of Congress that the space agency is on the "cusp" of knowing whether life exists outside of Earth. (AOL Screenshot)

    Leading Scientist Says NASA Close to Knowing Whether Alien Life Exists (Video)

    In a bold prediction, one of the world’s leading scientists claims NASA is close to discovering whether alien life truly exists.  Dr. John Grunsfeld, the... Read more

  • A photo from Japan showing severely deformed daisies has been making the social media rounds. (AOL Screenshot)

    Photo of Deformed Daisies Found Near Fukushima Goes Viral (Video)

    It’s been four years since the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and to this day, some areas near the site remain uninhabitable. The... Read more

  • Radiocarbon dating has determined that a manuscript held by the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham, UK are some of the oldest—if not the oldest—fragments of the Koran in existence. (AOL Screenshot)

    World’s Oldest Quran Fragments Found (Video)

    Radiocarbon dating has determined that a manuscript held by the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham, UK are some of the oldest—if not... Read more

  • A wrecked ship believed to be from the Revolutionary War Era was found off the coast of North Carolina. (AOL Screenshot)

    Shipwreck Believed To Be From Revolutionary War Era Found (Video)

    Marine scientists were out on the waters off the coast of North Carolina when they made a completely unexpected discovery. A wrecked ship believed to... Read more

  • NASA scientists are intrigued about a strange feature on Pluto’s largest moon Charon that one member has described as "a large mountain sitting in a moat." (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious ‘Mountain Sitting in a Moat’ Spotted on Pluto’s Moon (Video)

    Of the many images that were taken by New Horizons recently, a photo of Pluto’s largest moon Charon reveals a particularly unusual area. “The most... Read more

  • Two astronomers examining the findings of Philae and its mother ship Rosetta say there's compelling evidence that the comet is hosting microbial life. (AOL Screenshot)

    Astronomers Say Comet 67P May be Home to Microbial Life (Video)

    When the exploratory craft Philae landed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it sparked a sense of wonder and imagination among many. Astronomers Chandra Wickramasinghe... Read more

  • Scientists discovered how modern day elephants differ from mammoths by resurrecting a mammoth gene. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Resurrect Mammoth Gene to See How They Differed From Elephants (Video)

    You know how in “Jurassic Park” scientists take dinosaur blood from a prehistoric mosquito preserved in amber to clone the dead-and-gone giants back into existence? Not to alarm... Read more

  • Astronomers have been observing the recent activity of V404 Cygni, a system consisting of a black hole and companion star, which had been dormant for the past 26 years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Black Hole in Milky Way Wakes Up After 26 Years (Video)

    In space, a dormant system can reactivate at any time, even after decades of inactivity. One recent example is the reawakening of the V404 Cygni... Read more

  • A team sanctioned by the Italian government has located the remains of a well-preserved 2,000-year old Roman shipwreck carrying a load of terracotta roof tiles. (AOL Screenshot)

    2,000-Year Old Roman Shipwreck Found Near Sardinia (Video)

    The bottom of the sea contains many remnants from the past, and one piece of the history it holds has recently been located. A Roman... Read more

  • A hologram of a child's head projected onto industrial smog (Design Boom/Handsome Wong)

    A Company Put Holograms of Baby Heads In Smog To Sell Air Purifiers (Video)

    It’s no secret that China has a pollution problem: the air is unbreatheable, the rivers are toxic, and conditions have deteriorated to the point where... Read more

  • Space X's Falcon 9 rocket launches on January 10, 2015 as it heads to space from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. ( BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Watch This GoPro Footage of a SpaceX Rocket Falling Back to Earth

    The internet archives abound with videos of space rocket launches and shots of the interior of the International Space Station. What’s been missing were videos... Read more

  • Round natural pearls are rarely found in nature. So when archaeologists uncovered a 2000-year-old near-round pearl on the north Kimberly coast of Western Australia, they described it as 'irreplaceable.' (AOL Screenshot)

    Archaeologists Uncover Rare 2,000-Year-Old Pearl (Video)

    Round natural pearls are rarely found in nature. So when archaeologists from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the University of New England (UNE) uncovered... Read more

  • Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding exactly how ancient dinosaurs evolved into modern birds. (AOL Screenshot)

    How the Beak is Providing a Breakthrough in Bird Evolution (Video)

    If you want to get the most realistic look at some dinosaurs this summer, your best bet really isn’t “Jurassic World.” No, your best bet... Read more

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