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English led expedition to North America in 1499

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A led from Henry VII may be evidence of a previously unknown expedition to North America. Dr Evan Jones, a historian at Bristol University, has discovered that a Bristol merchant, William Weston, undertook a voyage to ... Read More


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Ancient birds had iridescent feathers

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A study of 40-million-year-old fossils show that some ancient birds had glossy black feathers with a metallic, glimmering sheen. Previously scientists had thought that the microscopic color capsules were bacteria that had consumed the feather during ... Read More


100 years of special effects

Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this video showcasing 100 years of special effects in 5 minutes. The older effects are charming... Read More


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Found: Gemstone carved with image of Alexander the Great

Published on August 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A miniature precious stone carved with the image of Alexander the Gerat has been found in Jerusalem. Gilboa said the carved image shows a young and energetic face, with a sharp chin, straight nose and long ... Read More


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Construction workers in Alaska find ancient remains

Published on August 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Last month in Kivalina, Alaska, construction workers unearthed the remains of three bodies who researchers now believe belong to the mysterious Ipiutak group of people. Three bodies were found close to one another, two together and ... Read More


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Avocado planters stumble across ancient pyramid

Published on August 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

While looking for a place to plant avocado, two men in Mexico discovered a previously unknown yacata pyramid. After covering the area, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) expert ratified there is one 4 ... Read More


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A brief history of staplers

Published on August 27th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting article regarding the history of the stapler. In the 18th century, French toolmakers constructed a handmade stapler fit for a king – King Louis the XV, to be exact. Legend has ... Read More


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