Japanese scientists are set to create a living woolly mammoth that died thousands of years ago by using cloning technology. The researchers will revive the ancient species in the next five years by obtaining tissue from the carcass of a mammoth preserved in a Russian research laboratory. Under the plan, the nuclei of mammoth cells will be inserted into an […]Read more ›
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Photograph by Victor R. Boswell, Jr., National Geographic A recent storm of small comets that pelted the sun could herald the coming a much bigger icy visitor, astronomers say. Since its launch in 1995, NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, orbiter has captured pictures of 2,000 comets as they've flown past the sun. Most of these comets are so-called […]Read more ›
WikiLeaks could release what is reported to be secret bank account details of around 2,000 rich and famous individuals and corporations. It comes after Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing website, was given a new dossier by former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer. Assange, who has vowed to reveal the details once they are verified, has already released thousands of […]Read more ›
Image credit: Brian Schubert 34,000-year-old bacteria were found in ancient salt crystals dug up for research from deep below Death Valley -a surprising discovery of sci-fi proportions. Scientist Brian Schubert made the bacteria discovery after taking a second look at 34,000-year-old crystals that had been originally dug for climate research. What he discovered, according to LiveScience.com, was astonishing-ancient bacteria within […]Read more ›
“BEING HUMAN” Series premiere Monday at 9 on Syfy There is apparently something more terrifying than a ghost, a werewolf or a vampire. An English accent. Syfy’s remake of “Being Human” might suck in the Anglophobes, but it will haunt others familiar with the original, a sterling BBC series still in production – its third season begins airing in the […]Read more ›
By the time it boasts all its glory, the “Grand Central of the West” will actually sit on the site of an ancient village archeologists recently dusted off one relic at a time on their hands and knees.They found dozens of vestiges – dolls, a piece of a tent, tableware and “many, many liquor bottles” – that tell stories dating […]Read more ›
The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still standing and no one knows how it was built. For centuries archaeologists have been trying to figure out how ancient Egyptians moved huge stones to the top of the Pyramid. PART 2 PART 3 PART 4Read more ›