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Enigmatic Designs Found in India May Be The Largest Images Ever Made by Human Hands
Hidden in the vast, arid expanses of India’s Thar Desert lie mysterious old drawings carved into the land.
What if The Heart of The Milky Way Isn’t Actually a Black Hole Like We Thought?
We sort-of take it for granted that there’s a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, but we can’t really go there and check. What if something else is actually lurking in this messy, dusty region?
Ancient Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Killed Victims With Its Deadly Lake
A cave ancient Romans believed to be a gate to the underworld was so deadly that it killed all animals who entered its proximity, while not harming the human priests who led them.
Saturn Has a Weirdly Neat, Symmetrical Magnetic Field. We May Finally Know Why
Saturn really stands out among the Solar System planets, and not just because of its glorious system of rings. Its magnetic field is also peculiar; unlike other planets, with their off-axis fields, Saturn’s magnetic field is almost perfectly symmetrical around its rotational axis.
Venus Flyby Reveals Low-Frequency Radio Signal Detected in The Planet’s Atmosphere
During a close flyby of the planet Venus in July 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected something odd.
1 Billion-Year-Old Fossil Could Be The Oldest Multicellular Animal on Record
A teeny tiny fossil found in the Scottish Highlands could be a missing link in the evolutionary history of animals.
Climate Change Has Now Invisibly Shifted Earth’s Axis, New Data Reveal
Humanity’s impacts on our planet’s climate are so profound, we have for decades been unwittingly shifting the very axis upon which Earth spins around, scientists say.
Ancient Bear DNA Sequenced From Old Cave Dirt in Historic First For Science
The dirt scattered across the floor of an ancient, remote cave in Mexico has yielded a new source of viable ancient DNA.
Visual Illusion Reveals That Depression Can Change How We Physically See The World
We know that depression is linked to variations in the way our brains are wired, but new research suggests that people who are going through a depressive episode actually see the world around them differently.
Physicists Observe Fleeting ‘Polaron’ Quasiparticles For The First Time
Polarons are important nanoscale phenomena: a transient configuration between electrons and atoms (known as quasiparticles) that exist for only trillionths of a second.