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Girl, 8, Pulls a 1,500-Year-Old Sword From a Lake in Sweden
Offbeat  (tags: viking sword, discovery, sweden )

Johan
- 14 days ago - bbc.com
Eight-year-old Saga Vanecek found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in the lake Vidostern in Sweden during the summer.
Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, discovery, history, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, spiders, study, unusual, wildlife, world )

Caree
- 173 days ago - cnet.com
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -
Camels Disqualified From Saudi Beauty Pageant Over Botox Injections
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, bizarre, odd )

Marty
- 265 days ago - theepochtimes.com
The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the camel representing their own tribe loped down the track...
âEUR~WeâEUR(TM)re BackâEUR(TM) - Woolly Mammoths Reappear in Siberia
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, unusual )

Marty
- 295 days ago - siberiantimes.com
These remarkable creatures are made almost entirely of snow, the larger one standing three metres tall, the baby one and a half metres...
Australia Human History 'Rewritten By Rock Find'
Offbeat  (tags: archaeology, discovery, Aboriginal people, Australia )


- 455 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years.
Listen to This Male Snow Leopard's Love Song in the Eastern Sayan Mountains
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, animals, interesting, wildlife, unusual )

Marty
- 612 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Spotted by a camera trap in the Republic of Buryatia, this snow leopard has debunked the no roar theory about snow leopards, says a leading Russian authority on the wild animals....
How a Kingfisher's Call Concealed An Unknown Species of Frog
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, discovery )

Anna
- 618 days ago - audubon.org
In India, a group of herpetologists recently discovered a new amphibian that sounds a lot like a White-throated Kingfisher.
Scientists Discover First Mummified Example of a Feathered Dinosaur Tail
Offbeat  (tags: animals, discovery )

Anna
- 679 days ago - audubon.org
The rare, amber-encased fossil, which belonged to a young coelurosaur, tells a new story about feather evolution.
The First Fossilised Heart Ever Found in a Prehistoric Animal!
Offbeat  (tags: Rhacolepsis, Fossilised Heart, Discovery, Brazil )

Derek
- 912 days ago - heritagedaily.com
A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D fossilised heart in a 113-119 million-year-old fish from Brazil called Rhacolepis.
Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Eat Plastic Bottles
Offbeat  (tags: bacteria, plastic, disposable water bottles, discovery, journal of sciense )

Lone
- 950 days ago - phys.org
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million
Video of Mother Helping Panda Cub Climb His First Tree Goes Viral (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cute, wildlife )

Marty
- 977 days ago - theepochtimes.com
A young panda has achieved a milestone accomplishment. The SmithsonianâEUR(TM)s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute posted to Facebook on Monday that, âEURoeAfter several attempts this morning, âEURª#âEUR?BeiBeiâEUR¬ climbed up a tree!
Earth: These Are The Discoveries That Made Stephen Hawking Famous
Offbeat  (tags: space, discovery, scientists, genius, Stephen Hawking )


- 1007 days ago - bbc.com
The legendary physicist has helped explain the behaviour of black holes and even examined the origin of the universe
Bronze Age Houses Uncovered in Cambridgeshire Are Britain's 'Pompeii'
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, ancient, archaeology )


- 1011 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Archaeologists have uncovered Britain's "Pompeii" after discovering the "best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found" in the country.
University of Lincoln Uncovers Hundreds of 11,000-Year-Old Tools
Offbeat  (tags: archaeology, discovery, flint tools.University of Lincoln )


- 1046 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of flint tools thought to be up to 11,000 years old in Lincoln.
Europe's Fourth Ancestral 'Tribe' Uncovered
Offbeat  (tags: Geneticists, fourth ancestral, tribe, discovery, archaeology )


- 1066 days ago - bbc.co.uk
DNA was retrieved from this 10,000-year-old skeleton in Western Georgia, Geneticists have detected a fourth ancestral "tribe" which contributed to the modern European gene pool.
 

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