An enormous and well-preserved section of one of Britain's first Roman roads has been uncovered in the depths of a Dorset forest. The 1,900-year-old road was constructed by Roman invaders to run from London (Londinium) to Exeter (Isca). The 85ft-long earthwork stands over 15ft high and consists of a sweeping road with deep ditches on either side.Read more ›
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This classic 1969 photo shows the Dryden NB-52B flying over the HL-10 lifting body aircraft and its pilot, Bill Dana. NASA About 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the small town of Rosamond slumbers on the edge of the Great American Desert. Here the air is thin and cold, and in the distance the smog in the L.A. basin is […]Read more ›
Photo: ALAMY Sensory equipment enabling people to share a hug across cyberspace has been in development for several years, and experts insist it will one day become part of everyday life. Adrian Cheok, associate professor at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University developed one such system, based on the award-winning Hug-Shirt, that allows parents and children to share “cyberhugs” while miles apart. […]Read more ›
A UFO sighting over Glasgow's Parkhead Forge shopping centre in the east of the city is being claimed by a visitor to the STV News website. In an email, Paul Brown said that he made the sighting on January 17 at around 8pm. “It was heading east and at first I looked up and thought it was helicopter spotlight, it […]Read more ›
Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have a blueprint made showing the sequence of chemicals that make up genetic code. It may be a simple form of pond life, but in terms of genetic complexity the humble water flea beats humans hands down. Scientists have learned that the 1mm-long creature has more genes than another other animal known. In […]Read more ›
It has long been thought that only the largest dinosaurs stalked certain parts of prehistoric Earth. But advances in technology have now revealed that the terrain was also home to dozens of smaller creatures. Scientists from the University of Manchester used computers to simulate tracks left by dinosaurs in various types of mud. Dubbed the Goldilocks Effect, they believe that […]Read more ›
Photo by lizzardo/Flickr.com What happens to your digital assets — online property ranging from your e-mail account to Facebook profile — when you die? In an interview with Discovery News, Evan Carroll and John Romano, co-authors of a new book focusing on digital estate management, agree these data should be considered prior to one's earthly departure. Although a handful of […]Read more ›