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Egyptian artisan created prosthetic wooden toe 3,000 years ago

Egyptologists from the University of Basel in Switzerland investigated the prosthesis using modern microscopy, X-ray technology, and computer tomography.

200-million-year-old giant dragonfly fossil found
200-million-year-old giant dragonfly fossil found

Dragonfly fossils are hard to preserve, but the newly discovered fossil is comparatively well-preserved, researchers said.

Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE
Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

The organism has an uncanny resemblance to the male reproductive organ.

Forgotten city discovered in Ethiopia
Forgotten city discovered in Ethiopia

The settlement, which is around 500 metres by 1,000 metres has buildings and walls constructed with large stone blocks ? leading people to assume only those with enormous stature or strength could have built it.

Fossils of complete crocodile unearthed in China's Jilin Province
Fossils of complete crocodile unearthed in China's Jilin Province

Crocodiles and dinosaurs lived together, which means there are probably more fossils buried underneath, Jin Changzhu, a research fellow at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, said on Friday.

Discovered - Oldest known human species' fossils found in Morocco
Discovered - Oldest known human species' fossils found in Morocco

The institute said the remains of the Homo sapiens, which were found in a remote village called Jbel Irhoud, Morocco, date back to over 300,000 years ago, Xinhua reported.

Oldest orchid fossil dating back 45-55 million-years-old discovered!
Oldest orchid fossil dating back 45-55 million-years-old discovered!

The orchid family has some 28,000 species – more than double the number of bird species and quadruple the mammal species.

Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb
Archaeologists discover 4000-year-old model garden outside Egypt tomb

 Remains of nearly 4000-year-oldmodel garden was found in an open courtyard outside a Middle Kingdom (2050 to 1800 BC) tomb.

Scientists accidentally discover world's oldest fungi; may be earliest known multicellular life!
Scientists accidentally discover world's oldest fungi; may be earliest known multicellular life!

The ancient fungus-like life forms, found in fossilised gas bubbles 800 metres (2,600 feet) underground in South Africa's Northern Cape Province, are remarkable not just for their age but their origin, the researchers said.

Scientists discover 70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils in China!
Scientists discover 70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils in China!

There have been similar finds in the Foshan region, which has gained a reputation in the scientific community for revealing valuable information from the Cretaceous period.

New 125 million-year-old species of herbivores dinosaurs discovered!
New 125 million-year-old species of herbivores dinosaurs discovered!

The bones of the dinosaur called Moabosaurus Utahensis were assembled using bones extracted over the course of four decades.

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point
Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists have discovered potential signs of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Mariana Trench.

Archaeologists discover 13 ancient tombs in Tibet
Archaeologists discover 13 ancient tombs in Tibet

Archaeologists have discovered 13 ancient tombs which is estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,700 years old, in Bomi County of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Wall ruins of 2,000 year old Chinese city found
Wall ruins of 2,000 year old Chinese city found

It had disappeared completely by the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Chewing like cows helped early mammals survive mass extinction
Chewing like cows helped early mammals survive mass extinction

 Pitch rotation results in basic up and down movement, and yaw rotation results in side-to-side, crosswise motion like a a cow munching away on grass.

Paleontologists identify 150 dinosaur tracks in Australia!
Paleontologists identify 150 dinosaur tracks in Australia!

The newly-identified 150 tracks are older than most dinosaur fossils unearthed in the eastern part of Australia and which are thought to be between 90 and 115 million years old.

When did human cannibalism originate? Scientists find oldest evidence!
When did human cannibalism originate? Scientists find oldest evidence!

Researchers eventually discovered 30 bones belonging to three individuals: a robust adult, a gracile adult and an infant, 'Live Science' reported.

World's largest capstone unearthed by archaeologists in Telangana!
World's largest capstone unearthed by archaeologists in Telangana!

The efforts to lift this massive capstone was coordinated by S S Rangacharyulu, archaeology consultant and K Padmanabha, assistant director (museums), as this mission required great precision and caution, Department officials said.

Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!
Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!

The cranium was found in 2014. Since the sediments containing the cranium at the Aroeira site were firmly cemented, the cranium was removed from the site in a large, solid block.

Dinosaur tracks discovered in China

The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing city in August 2015, Xinhua news agency quoted the scientists from China, South Korea and the US as saying.

Revealed - Neanderthals had complex vegetarian diets, used plant-based medicines
Revealed - Neanderthals had complex vegetarian diets, used plant-based medicines

Analysis of Neanderthal dental plaque has revealed a varied and "modern-looking" vegetarian diet.

Revealed – Take a look at Britain's 'oldest' Iron Age gold gems discovered in Staffordshire
Revealed – Take a look at Britain's 'oldest' Iron Age gold gems discovered in Staffordshire

Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania unearthed the gold items just below the ground in an area of moorland on a farm in the English county of Staffordshire, Xinhua news agency reported. 

Fossil of small crocodile may be new species
Fossil of small crocodile may be new species

Scientists discovered the new species, which they call Knoetschkesuchus, by carrying out the 3D reconstruction of the fossil skull of a reptile.

Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier
Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Research shows that Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is sliding unstoppably into the ocean, mainly due to warmer seawater lapping at its underside.

Orangutan "kiss squeaks" unveil how human language evolved
Orangutan "kiss squeaks" unveil how human language evolved

They found that the animals embedded several different bits of information in their squeaks.

 Lost continent under Mauritius found in Indian Ocean
Lost continent under Mauritius found in Indian Ocean

By studying the mineral, zircon, found in rocks spewed up by lava during volcanic eruptions, the scientists concluded that remnants of this mineral were far too old to belong to the island of Mauritius.

Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!
Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!

They also found similar muscles in baboon tongues as human tongues which are key to our ability to make vowel sounds.

Wapato much? Archaeologists unearth 3,800-year-old underwater potato garden in Canada!
Wapato much? Archaeologists unearth 3,800-year-old underwater potato garden in Canada!

The team of archaeologists uncovered the garden during a roadwork.

Depths of a Canadian mine reveal two billion-year-old water!
Depths of a Canadian mine reveal two billion-year-old water!

Located in Timmins, Ontario, researchers from the University of Toronto found the primordial water at a depth of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in Kidd Creek Mine.

'World's biggest, best diamonds formed deep inside Earth's mantle'
'World's biggest, best diamonds formed deep inside Earth's mantle'

Researchers from the Gemological Institute of America studied the unique properties of diamonds with similar characteristics to famous stones such as the Cullinan, Constellation and Kohinoor by examining their so-called "offcuts," which are the pieces left over after the gem's facets are cut for maximum sparkle.