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Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

Added: 19.10.2021 17:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a unique look into changes in sea ice and currents over the last half millennium. By dating and tracing pieces of driftwood on beaches in Svalbard, Norway's archipelago in the Arctic Circle, scientists have determined where these fallen trees floated.

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Ancient lake in Mars’s Gale crater may have actually been a small pond

Added: 18.10.2021 17:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gale crater, which NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring for the past eight years, was thought to have once held a huge lake – but it may have been more like a puddle

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Ancient Mars lake had fast-moving floods that carried huge boulders

Added: 14.10.2021 17:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

Mars used to have flowing water, which filled Jezero crater with an enormous lake. Images of cliff faces taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover show the lake used to flood 3.7 billion years ago

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Ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets could be decoded by an AI

Added: 14.10.2021 12:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

The 4500-year-old written tablets that shine a light on life in ancient Mesopotamia are often damaged, but a predictive AI trained on 104 languages can help fill in the gaps

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Ancient feces shows people in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago

Added: 13.10.2021 16:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

Human feces don't usually stick around for long -- and certainly not for thousands of years. But exceptions to this general rule are found in a few places in the world, including prehistoric salt mines of the Austrian UNESCO World Heritage area Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Now, researchers who've studied ancient fecal samples (or paleofeces) from these mines have uncovered some surprising evidence: the presence of two fungal species used in the production of blue cheese and beer.

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Ancient eel-like creature is named after Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi

Added: 13.10.2021 15:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

"It is my way of honoring one of the greatest guitarists in the world in one of the greatest bands of all time," said paleontologist Mats Eriksson.

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Ancient Byzantine winery discovered in Israel

Added: 12.10.2021 15:21 | 3 views | 0 comments

A massive and ancient wine factory capable of making around half-a-million gallons of wine a year has been uncovered in Israel.

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Ancient city could have been destroyed by cosmic airburst, evidence suggests

Added: 12.10.2021 12:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers have presented evidence that a Middle Bronze Age city called Tall el-Hammam, located in the Jordan Valley northeast of the Dead Sea, was destroyed by a cosmic airburst.

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