Teeth like sabres probably conjures up images of fearsome meat-eating mammals who ruled their territory snarling and bounding with muscular prowess. But scientists have now discovered a sabre-toothed beast that feasted on leaves and stems some 260 million years ago in Brazil – and looked more like a tortoise than a feared predator. The creature is known as Tiarajudens eccentricu. […]Read more ›
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It's enough to make TV's favourite physicist, Brian Cox, excited. Astronomers have found that the centre of the galaxy nearest to our own hosts a twin of Sagittarius A*, the bright radio source that lies at the core of our Milky Way and which harbors a massive black hole. Scientists studied the spectacular spiral galaxy, NGC 253, with Chile's Very […]Read more ›
Dorothy Young, the last surviving stage assistant of illusionist Harry Houdini and an accomplished dancer, has died at 103. Young's death was announced by Drew University, where she was a prominent donor and patron of the arts. The statement came earlier this morning, on the day that would have been Houdini's 137th birthday. Spokesman Dave Muha said she died at […]Read more ›
This historic castle was owned by the Dunbars of Westfield from 1530 to 1800. The ruins now deserted, are said to be haunted by the ghost of Janet Dalrymple Dunbar. In the mid 1600’s, Janet, the eldest daughter of Sir James Dalrymple was betrothed in an arranged marriage to David Dunbar, heir of Sir David Dunbar of Baldoon. Janet was […]Read more ›
Photograph by Fritz Goro, Time Life Pictures/Getty Images It may not be a journey to the center of the Earth, but it could be the closest thing yet. Scientists are planning to drill all the way through the planet's miles-thick crust to Earth's deep, hot mantle and retrieve samples for the first time. The samples, they say, would rival moon […]Read more ›
A relic said to be a thorn from Jesus's crown is to go on display at the British Museum. It's been kept at Stonyhurst College, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, for the past 200 years. The Crown of Thorns is said to have been seized from Constantinople, the imperial capital of the Roman Empire, in the Fourth Crusade and was later sold […]Read more ›
Government officials in Siberia are planning to set up a special research institute dedicated to the study of yetis following a number of recent mysterious sightings of the folkloric creature. Hominology experts, who are lined up to lead the studies at Kemerovo University, are eager to prove their existence after people in remote parts of the region claim to have […]Read more ›