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How virtual reality is opening up some of the world's most inaccessible archaeological sites
We often associate virtual reality (VR) with thrilling experiences we may never be able to have in real life – such as flying a jet fighter, exploring the [...]
Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork
Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of [...]
Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story
Fossilised ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago, [...]
5,100 year old waterway system discovered in China
An enormous waterway system built 5,000 years ago is rewriting the history of early Chinese engineering. Experts found a series of high and low dams, as [...]
'Star Wars' Gear Soars on SpaceX Falcon Rocket As 'The Last Jedi' Launches
“Star Wars”-themed mission patches lifted off on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station today (Dec. 15), the same day [...]
Later, Vader! Watch Blue Origin Fly 'Mannequin Skywalker' to Space and Back
When Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched the first test flight of its New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 this week, it had a very special passenger aboard: a [...]
A Dream Cure? The Effective Healing Power of Dream Incubation in Ancient Greece
In the ancient world, many cultures built elaborate temple complexes dedicated to their healer gods – Imhotep in Egypt and Asklepios in Greece for [...]
In Photos: SpaceX Launches Used Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Capsule on CRS-13
SpaceX launched its 13th cargo delivery to the International Space Station with both a reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship. See photos of the [...]
SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission
SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play on a mission that gets the company a big step [...]
Ramesses III, The Final Warrior Pharaoh: Devastating Sea Peoples and Egypt’s Finest Hour—Part II
The vile and vicious juggernaut of the Sea Peoples had laid waste to several cultures and had dispersed vast populations in their wake. When they were done [...]