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Mysterious ancient star chart shows foreign skies

A star chart carved into the ceiling of an ancient tomb in Japan is believed to be the world's oldest, and may show the sky as it was seen from China.

By July 19, 2015

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3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A fragile scroll discovered in 1970 on the western shore of the Dead Sea has finally been deciphered, revealing it to be part of a Torah scroll.

By July 20, 2015

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Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling

A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.

By July 6, 2015

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Woman's donated leg mummified using ancient Egyptian practice

Using two legs from a cadaver, researchers in Switzerland baked one in an oven and covered the other in a salt solution to try to re-create ancient mummification. One method was successful.

By May 27, 2015

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Selfie-taking tourists allegedly smash ancient Hercules statue

Technically Incorrect: A statue in Cremona, Italy, is seriously damaged after two tourists allegedly climb it because they want to memorialize their presence in the Loggia Dei Militi.

By May 5, 2015

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In ancient Egypt, they wore their hangover cures

Recently translated ancient papyrus reveal the curious way that ancient Egyptians treated a hangover. It was also a potential fashion accessory.

By April 23, 2015

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How ancient 'zombie worms' screwed up valuable fossils

A team of researchers in England has discovered how a worm with no mouth or stomach may have messed with the ocean's fossil record for millions of years.

By April 16, 2015

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Curiosity's relaxed drilling hints at ancient acidic water on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover is trying a new, easygoing drilling technique, and early results indicate acidic water conditions way back in the planet's history.

By February 6, 2015

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Ancient star with Earth-sized planets dates to 'dawn of the galaxy'

NASA's Kepler mission helps locate a solar system stocked with Earth-sized planets that dates back 11.2 billion years.

By January 28, 2015

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Ancient Indian aircraft on agenda of major science conference

Indian Vedic myths tell of ancient pilots flying craft around the world and out of this world. But some think the myths were true, and that modern science has it all wrong.

By January 2, 2015