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Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.

Archaeologists discover 1.2 million year old 'Workshop' in mind-blowing find.
Scientists have discovered a trove of nearly 600 obsidian hand-axes that were crafted more than 1.2 million years ago in Ethiopia by an unknown group of hominins, the family consisting of modern humans and our many extinct relatives, reports a new study.  The discovery pushe…
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Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days.
The Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days, UK experts have confirmed. Scientists carried out tests for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), purposely smearing the virus on to packaging and food products, including fruit, pastries and bottled drinks. They …
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Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.

Egypt archaeologists discovered Gold-covered mummy.
Archaeologists say they have found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a sarcophagus that had not been opened for 4,300 years. The mummy, the remains of a man named Hekashepes, is thought to be one of the oldest and most complete non-royal corpses ever found in Egypt. It …
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Stunning CT scans of 'Golden Boy' mummy from ancient Egypt reveal 49 hidden amulets.

Stunning CT scans of 'Golden Boy' mummy from ancient Egypt reveal 49 hidden amulets.
Incredibly detailed computed tomography (CT scans) of the so-called "Golden Boy" mummy from ancient Egypt have revealed a hidden trove of 49 amulets, many of which were made of gold. The young mummy earned its nickname because of the dazzling display of wealth, whi…
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Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.

Mysterious Hand Imprint discovered in 1,000-year-old moat wall in Jerusalem.
A moat that once stood in the way of the invading Crusader armies has been discovered beneath the Old City of Jerusalem, bringing to life some of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of the later Middle Ages.  While excavating the ancient line of defense, archaeologists als…
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Rare 17-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica.

Rare 17-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica.
During a recent excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites — including one of the largest ever found on the continent. The rare meteorite is about the size of a cantaloupe but weighs a hefty 17 pounds (7.7 k…
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NASA to test nuclear fission-powered spacecraft engine by 2027.

NASA to test nuclear fission-powered spacecraft engine by 2027.
The top official at the United States space agency NASA has said the country plans to test a spacecraft engine powered with nuclear fission by 2027, an advancement seen as key to long-haul missions including a manned journey to Mars. NASA will partner with the US military’s …
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1.2-Million-year-old Obsidian Axe Factory found in Ethiopia.

1.2-Million-year-old Obsidian Axe Factory found in Ethiopia.
Reporting on the latest findings from the Melka Kunture archaeological site in Ethiopia, a team of researchers has described the discovery of an obsidian handaxe workshop within a layer of sediment dated to 1.2 million years ago.  This represents a staggeringly early example…
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Britain's Tim Peake retires from European astronaut corps.

Britain's Tim Peake retires from European astronaut corps.
UK spaceman Tim Peake is stepping down permanently from his role as a European astronaut. He's going to take up a full-time ambassadorial position for science and space instead - work he's been doing since 2019. The former British Army Air Corps helicopter pilot was s…
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Scientists in Canada detected an 8 billion-year-old radio signal in a distant galaxy.

Scientists in Canada detected an 8 billion-year-old radio signal in a distant galaxy.
Scientists have detected a record-breaking radio signal from atomic hydrogen in a very distant galaxy. The galaxy that the signal originated from is believed to have come from a galaxy at redshift z=1.29. Because of the galaxy’s immense distance, the emission line had shift…
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James Webb Space Telescope discovers its first Earth-sized exoplanet.

James Webb Space Telescope discovers its first Earth-sized exoplanet.
It might be 41 light years away, but NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has discovered a exoplanet that is 99 per cent of Earth's diameter, further opening the door for the discovery of a planet like our own. Key points: Exoplanet LHS 475 b is 41 light years awa…
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Norway archaeologists find ‘world’s oldest runestone’

Norway archaeologists find ‘world’s oldest runestone’
Archaeologists in Norway said Tuesday (17) that have found a runestone which they claim is the world’s oldest, saying the inscriptions are up to 2,000 years old and date back to the earliest days of the enigmatic history of runic writing. The flat, square block of brownish s…
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World’s largest electric ferry set to sail.

World’s largest electric ferry set to sail.
Incat Tasmania, an Australian manufacturer of high-speed craft (HSC) ferries, is ready to deliver the 148-meter (485.5 feet) Utility Ro-Pax ferry, which will be the world’s largest electric ferry. Designed by Revolution Design and built by Incat, the ferry is powered by two …
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Clare Lombardelli appointed as OECD Chief Economist.

Clare Lombardelli appointed as OECD Chief Economist.
Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, Clare Lombardelli, has been appointed as the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  Chief Economist – the first time a British person has held this role in thirty years. As OECD Chief Economist, Clare will b…
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NASA has discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star.

NASA has discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its star.
Scientists have discovered a world that is likely rocky and 95% of the size of Earth. The planet, called  TOI 700 e, is orbiting around a star and could have liquid water on it, NASA says. This is the fourth planet discovered in the TOI 700 system — the other planets are nam…
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Texas-based 3D printing company teaming up with NASA to put buildings on the moon.

Texas-based 3D printing company teaming up with NASA to put buildings on the moon.
The term "off-world construction" is pretty new to planet Earth. The idea of putting a building on another world has never been part of our reality, until now. NASA is teaming up with an Austin-based 3D printing company to construct a community on the moon. The moon…
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A.C. Charania is NASA’s new chief technologist

A.C. Charania is NASA’s new chief technologist
A.C. Charania is NASA’s new chief technologist, serving as principal advisor to Administrator Bill Nelson on technology policy and programs at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. He will lead technology innovation. The chief technologist aligns NASA’s agencywide technol…
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Ancient Mayan city discovered beneath Guatemala rainforest

Ancient Mayan city discovered beneath Guatemala rainforest
Scientists have uncovered a massive 2,000-year-old Mayan site hidden underneath a Guatemala rainforest, an advance that has revealed interesting new details about the ancient civilisation. The long-lost site encompassed a web of nearly 1,000 urban settlements interconnected …
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Giant Hidden City found by Archaelogists under Grand Canyon.

Giant Hidden City found by Archaelogists under Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon is a river valley in the Colorado Plateau and is famous for its visually overwhelming size as well as intricate & colorful landscape. In addition, it is significant geologically because of the thick sequence of ancient rocks well preserved and exposed i…
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Guinness World Records recognised Elon Musk for the "largest loss of personal fortune in history".

Guinness World Records recognised Elon Musk for the "largest loss of personal fortune in history".
Elon Musk has kicked off 2023 by breaking a world record for money lost. The Tesla and Twitter CEO erased so much of his fortune in the last year that Guinness World Records recognised him for it. He's officially broken the world record for the "largest loss of pers…
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