Scientists exploring a submerged mountain range in the mid-Atlantic stumbled onto something they can’t explain: An organized series of holes punched in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
When the New York Zoological Park (now the Bronx Zoo) opened in September 1906, people visiting the Primates’ House encountered a startling sight. There, amid the cages full of exotic animals, they found a human: Ota Benga, a member of the Mbuti pygmy tribe from what was then known as the Congo Free State. Though he was just 23 years old, this was not the first time Benga had been publicly displayed as a curiosity.
Usually, tunnels are made either by human engineers or flowing water. But near the town of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, there are tunnels large enough to drive a car in that were dug by neither — instead, these are the work of ancient, giant sloths.
Scientists have identified in Egypt a previously unknown amphibious four-legged whale that lived around 43 million years ago.
An interlocked skeletal remains of a mother and her child have been found by the Chinese archaeologists in a site that dates back to the Bronze Age in Qinghai Province, China in about 2,000 BC.
Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, a team of scientists has obtained the most detailed observations yet of the asteroid 216 Kleopatra –aka the dog-bone asteroid – an asteroid with two tiny moons shaped like a dog bone.
Stars have always been part of civilizations. In Ancient Times, we relied upon the apparent motion of these bodies to navigate distances, to measure the passage of time therefore determining seasons, months, and years. Simply, stars are the very reason we exist. We are literally made up of “stardust”.
The Armenian Church is the first citadel of the Christian faith built in the Odesa region. Initially, the church was called “Greek church”. According to legend, it was built by two Greeks who lived in Bilhorod, Dnistrovsky Ukraine in the 14th century. At this time the building served as a monastery.