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New Study Helps Sort Out Easter Island Mystery and What Happened to the People
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, climate, discovery, habitat, health, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, world )

Caree
- 3 days ago - scienceblog.com
Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline. However, the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community. Was environmental degradation the...
Gulp, Matey: Medical Equipment From Wreckage of Blackbeard's Ship Not for Faint of Heart
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, world, scientists, humans, medicine, technology, safety, news, history, ancient )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Archaeologists working on the wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, have unearthed medical equipment that demonstrates just how unhealthy the life of an 18th Century pirate could be, Live Science reports.
Uncovering the Long-Hidden Secrets of Stonehenge
Science & Tech  (tags: cbs, Sunday Morning, mysterious, stonehenge mystery, secrets, hidden landscape project, protection, concept design, research, internet, investigation, discovery, scientists, environment, humans, history, NewTechnology, text, video )

Barb
- 6 days ago - cbsnews.com
At Stonehenge, it's always been about the Sun. For more than 4,000 years, the monument has stood like a giant sundial, marking the longest day of the year, and the shortest -- taking aim at the Sun like a giant stone gunsight.
The UK's Oldest Surviving Yacht Prepares to Emerge From Its Subterranean Home
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Marty
- 7 days ago - culture24.org.uk
Curators and conservators at the Nautical Museum in Castletown on the Isle of Man are about to embark on a vital nautical rescue mission as they prepare to remove the UKâEUR(TM)s earliest example of a British yacht from her cellar for essential restoration.
Green Comet Lovejoy Keeps Wowing Amateur Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, design, discovery, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology, world )

Caree
- 15 days ago - msn.com
Amateur astronomers and astrophotographers around the globe have been keeping their eyes on the distinctly green glow of Comet Lovejoy, a cosmic object discovered last year that continues to amaze in telescope views. New images (and a short movie) of
132-Year-Old Winchester Rifle Found At Great Basin National Park
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 days ago - nationalparkstraveler.com
Usually you need to head into a museum to see what turned up in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park: A 132-year-old Winchester rifle.
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary in April, Hubble Has Revisited the Famous ""Pillars of Creation"
Science & Tech  (tags: Eagle Nebula, Pillars of Creation, hubble, science, interesting, discovery, astronomy, scientists, research, technology, world, nasa, history, ancient, Gizmos )

Roxy
- 16 days ago - nasa.gov
The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young, massive stars in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, or M16
How the Sense of Taste Has Shaped Who We Are
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, humans, environment, sense, taste, history, flavour, John McQuaid )

Darren
- 17 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Journalist John McQuaid on the science and history of flavor
Wool Coat That Sank With Civil War Ironclad Monitor Is Nearly Revived
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Marty
- 18 days ago - latimes.com
More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the warship Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed Civil War ironclad is approaching another milestone.
Fort Calgary Uncovers Mummified Rat, 1890s Newspaper During Hunt House Restoration
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 21 days ago - cbc.ca
A mummified rat, a child's toy and a 125-year-old newspaper are some of the items that have been discovered in the building and buried beneath the structure.
5 Sky Events This Week: Comet Brightens, Mercury Meets Venus
Science & Tech  (tags: Comet Lovejoy, Hubble Space Telescope, science, nasa, climate, ancient, astronomy, discovery, humans, history, Gizmos, research, space, study, technology, world, scientists, computers, interesting )

Roxy
- 23 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
As a new year dawns, watch a comet burn and the stars turn. Happy New Year! As a bright comet blazes across the sky, familiar friends from mythology parade for sky-watchers this week, making stately strides among the stars.
BERNAMA - Archaeologists Find Tomb Of Pharaoh's Unknown Queen In Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Glenn
- 25 days ago - bernama.com.my
An interesting footnote on Egyptian history.
 

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