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This Ancient Vampire of The Deep Ocean Really Sucked

A fearsome ‘vampire’ predator that lurked in Earth’s oceans more than 160 million years ago probably did actually suck its prey, at least in a sense. A new analysis of exceptionally well-preserved fossils of a small cephalopod named Vampyronassa rhodanica, related to modern vampire squids (neither actually vampires, nor squids), reveals the presence of muscular […]

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Britain faces another crisis as highly contagious ANCIENT illness starts evading treatment

Ukraine: Expert warns of Cholera outbreak Currently, antibiotics are the only way to effectively treat the highly contagious bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body and cause serious harm without prompt treatment. According to research, the bacterium that causes the infection is evolving to become more drug resistant, and resilient strains of the disease are also quickly […]

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An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever might be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have been around for millennia, is still very much a danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is evolving extensive drug resistance, and it’s rapidly replacing strains that aren’t resistant.   Currently, antibiotics […]

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Archaeologists discover ‘exceptional’ ancient Roman temple in near intact condition

The first finds from the site, a clay mine located near the village of Herwen–Hemeling, were uncovered last year by members of the Association of Volunteers in Archaeology. Following the discovery, clay extraction at the site was stopped by the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency, with experts from RAAP Archaeological Consultancy brought in to survey the […]

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Rise of Kingoms Adds In Ancient Egypt In ‘Egypt Must Rise’ Update

Lilith Games has announced the next playable civilization coming to the MMOSLG Rise of Kingdoms: ancient Egypt. The developer announced the addition of ancient Egypt last week (June 16), saying that this new update comes with a “robust new storyline, the ‘Egypt Must Rise!’ update” that apparently “dramatically expands Rise of Kingdoms’ deep RTS gameplay.” […]

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New NASA Photos Show Human Garbage Littering Mars

The Perseverance rover has been searching the dusty and rocky landscape of Mars’ Jezero Crater for signs of life since it landed last year. But now, the rover has spotted human garbage on the surface of the red planet.   On Tuesday, the Perseverance team shared on Twitter that they’d spotted what seemed to be a piece of the […]

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Ancient Humans Tamed Fire as Early as 1 Million Years Ago, Study Suggests

Mastering fire cleared the way into whole new worlds for early humans – from accessing more nutrients through cooking (fueling an increase in brain size), to making the dark hours useful, and surviving migrations into harsher climates.   How and when this mastery happened, however, has been lost to time, with fragments of burnt material hinting […]

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The Most Likely Origin of The Black Death Was Finally Revealed in an Unexpected Place

When a collection of thirty-something skeletons was exhumed from graves in northern Kyrgyzstan in the late 1880s, little did archaeologists know that nearly 130 years later, the remains would reveal new evidence about the origins of the Black Death.   The Black Death was the first wave of a 500-year-long pandemic that would go down […]

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Ancient Egypt breakthrough after ‘false door’ into ‘Underworld’ discovered inside tomb

Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists discover ‘false door’ inside tomb The Underworld — known as the Duat — was a central tenet of ancient Egyptian life, and played a vital role in the way people lived their lives. Egyptians believed that after you died your spirit passed through Duat in order to reach Osiris, the dead king of […]

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Ancient Egypt ‘incredibly rare’ discovery inside King Tut’s tomb stunned researchers

King Tut: Expert takes a look at mummified daughter’s in tomb It is almost 100 years since British archaeologists made history and discovered the lost tomb of the great King Tutankhamun. Searching the Valley of the Kings — where Egypt’s great pharaohs were buried — Howard Carter solved the age-old question of where the ancient […]