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Researchers Recover Objects from Egypt’s Sunken “Atlantis” Heracleion–10 Things You Should Know Underwater archaeologist imaged next to a massive slab in Heracleion. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Researchers Recover Objects from Egypt’s Sunken “Atlantis” Heracleion–10 Things You Should Know

Underwater archaeologists have discovered wicker baskets containing oil palm fruits and grape seeds at the site of the sunken ancient Egyptian port of Heracleion. Apparently, these items were used as grave goods, which allowed them to survive to this day from the 4th century BC.

60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals–10 Things You Need to Know Close-up views of the coloured stalagmite tower. We now know that this cave art in Spain was painted by Neanderthals around 60,000 years ago. Credit: Africa Marti et al. / Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2021

60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals–10 Things You Need to Know

Scientists have discovered in the Spanish cave of Ardales drawings left by Neanderthals between 45 and 65 thousand years ago. Chemical analysis showed that the cave art in Spain was of man-made origin, and archaic people brought ocher from outside the monument. Apparently, karst formations played a symbolic role among some groups of Neanderthals. 

King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know Was King Tut's mask really made for him? Credit: Wikimedia Commons

King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know

British professor-egyptologists Joanne Fletcher has put forward a brand new hypothesis about the origin of the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun. She included the theory in her new book “Valley of the Kings: The Golden Age of Egypt”. Despite a number of well-founded arguments, Egyptian scientists were quick to refute the bold assumption.

Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know A photograph of the vicinity of the site where the alleged 890 -million-year-old sponge fossil record was found. Credit: Elizabeth Turner, Laurentian University

Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know

Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.

NASA’s New Spacecraft Will Carry Message to Aliens—10 Things You Need to Know Artist's impression of the Lucy as it passes near a Trojan asteroid with Jupiter in the distant background. Credit: Southwest Research Institute

NASA’s New Spacecraft Will Carry Message to Aliens—10 Things You Need to Know

NASA’s new interplanetary Lucy mission, scheduled for launch into space in October 2021, will carry a “time-capsule” with famous quotes from prominent members of society or history. Since the station will continue to orbit Earth for hundreds of thousands of years, perhaps it will one day be found by our distant descendants or perhaps even aliens.

3D Shark Intestine Scan Reveals Unexpected Similarities to Nikola Tesla Invention A CT scan image of the spiral intestine of a Pacific spiny dogfish shark which shows how shark intestines are similar to Tesla Valves. Credit: Samantha Leigh/California State University Dominguez Hills

3D Shark Intestine Scan Reveals Unexpected Similarities to Nikola Tesla Invention

In the United States, a team made up of scientists from several universities conducted the first detailed analysis of shark intestines. The resulting 3D images amazed the researchers – they show that the shark’s intestines function exactly like the one-way valve invented by Nikola Tesla.

Melting Tibetan Glaciers Unleash 15,000-Year Old Viruses–10 Reasons Why This Matters Scientists have discovered dozens of unknown ancient viruses from melting glaciers. Credit: Pixabay

Melting Tibetan Glaciers Unleash 15,000-Year Old Viruses–10 Reasons Why This Matters

Scientists analyzed old ice samples from the Tibetan plateau and found in them the genomic sequences of more than 30 ancient viruses, most of which were not previously known to science. The viruses from the Guliya ice cap have been given an approximate point of origin – around 15,000 years ago.