fishies

Giant sea reptiles were warm-blooded

Published on June 11th, 2010 | by Admin

A new study suggests that prehistoric underwater predators could control their body temperatures. Researchers found that ancient ocean predators possibly regulated their body temperatures, which allowed for aggressive hunting, deep diving, and fast swimming over long [&hellip... Read More


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Prehistoric dog burial found in Orange County

Published on June 11th, 2010 | by Admin

A 1,800-year-old dog burial has been unearthed in Orange County, California. The dog was a techichi, or “small Indian dog,” of a type that was about the size of a terrier and that is now extinct. [&hellip... Read More


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Many Viking runes were meaningless

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

A new study of rune stones shows that many of the carvings were gibberish. The researcher claims that the Vikings who carved them couldn’t write and the people who saw them couldn’t read. ‘What was important [&hellip... Read More


horse

Vandals deface Uffington White Horse

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Some yobs have vandalized the Uffington White Horse by spraying it with purple spray paint. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the 3,000-year-old chalk monument at about 2200 BST on Thursday. They found the [&hellip... Read More


book

The hunt for a lost monastery

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Scotland are hunting for a lost monastery referenced in the margins of the old-surviving manuscript in the country which dates back to the 10th century. The book contains seven handwritten passages of Gaelic text, [&hellip... Read More


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Stolen Descartes letter found and returned

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

A letter written by Rene Descartes which was stolen in the 19th century has been found, via Google, in a library in the United States. “I am, of course, a bit amazed at what a simple [&hellip... Read More


royalblue

Old posters found in Notting Hill tube station

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

Workers renovating the Notting Hill tube station in London have uncovered some lovely advertising posters that date to the 1950s. Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that [&hellip... Read More


shoe

The world’s oldest leather shoe

Published on June 10th, 2010 | by Admin

The world’s oldest known leather shoe, which dates back 5,500 years, has been found in a cave in Armenia. Stuffed with grass, perhaps as an insulator or an early shoe tree, the 5,500-year-old moccasin-like shoe was [&hellip... Read More


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