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310-million-year-old cockroach digitally scanned

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

Scientists have scanned the fossil remains of a 310-million-year-old cockroach, revealing some intimate details about the insect. The fossil is imbedded in hard lumps of iron carbonate. ‘The only thing we knew about it was what ... Read More


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Original Alice in Wonderland manuscript put online

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The British Library has posted digital scans of the entire original Alice in Wonderland manuscript, one of my favourite books. It’s wonderful to see the hand-written illustrated pages of such a notable book. This manuscript – ... Read More


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Tomb of royal scribe discovered in Egypt

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The tomb of an ancient royal scribe has been unearthed in Egypt. Wednesday’s statement says the intricately decorated tomb and coffin of Ken-Amun, who was the overseer of the royal records during the 19th Dynasty (1315-1201 ... Read More


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British warship emerges from shirting Cape Cod sands

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

The remains of the HMS Somerset III, the British war ship that Paul Revere slipped by on his journey to Lexington in 1775, has emerged from the shifting sands of Cape Code, prompting officials to digitally ... Read More


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Titanic did not send distress signal for 47 minutes

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

According to a new book, the Titanic, which sank tonight 98 years ago, didn’t send out a distress signal for 47 minutes after hitting the ice-berg. Mr Maltin said: ”They (the ship’s authorities) may have been ... Read More


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Roman amphoras discovered off Italian coast

Published on April 14th, 2010 | by Admin

British researchers who were scouring modern shipwrecks for radioactive materials stumbled across the remains of a Roman gally which sunk off the coast of Italy 2,000 years ago. The crew from energy company Hallin Marine International, ... Read More


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Roman mummy found in Egypt

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Admin

The Sarcophagus of a Roman mummy has been found a construction site in Egypt. The one metre (three feet) long gypsum sarcophagus portrays a woman dressed in Roman robes and contains a mummified woman or girl ... Read More


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Australopithecus sediba skull may contain shrunken brain

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Admin

A shrunken mummified brain may be contained within the fossilized skull of the newly discovered Australopithecus sediba. Soft parts of the body normally do not fossilize. Still, an extended low-density area in the rock still inside ... Read More