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Researchers examine the age of groundwater in Egyptian aquifers
Most of the water used by people in Egypt comes from the Nile River, which originates from precipitation over mountainous areas in the Ethiopian highlands. [...]
Global temperature change attributable to external factors, confirms new study
Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed that human activity and other external factors are responsible for the rise in global temperature. [...]
The (Almost) Forgotten History of The Mission of San Ignacio Miní
The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for sliver ‘argentum’, and it is indeed a country rich architectural heritage, especially in its [...]
Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered in Alabama
The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all [...]
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have [...]
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly “inefficiently”. Most [...]
Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris
Just about a year after the launch of the NASA mission TESS, the first three comets orbiting the nearby star Beta Pictoris outside our solar system were [...]
Neptune's moon Triton fosters rare icy union
Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory explore Neptune’s largest moon Triton and observe, for the first time beyond the lab, an extraordinary union [...]
Lost City of the Kalahari: Experts Search for Traces of Ancient Desert Civilization
Today, the Kalahari Desert is known as a very dry place. The word Kalahari in fact comes from a Tswana word which means ‘great thirst’.  Read more [...]
Conway Castle: This Fine Medieval Welsh Castle was Built for a Ferocious English King
Wales is famous for many things – its singers, sports, incredible scenery and of course its many great castles. One of the most famous of these is [...]