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Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Oxford University researchers analysed a micro-sample of a pelvis fragment and found that it dated back to the fourth century.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
'Mummified aliens' found in Peru are real, claims scientist

'Mummified aliens' found in Peru are real, claims scientist

One set of DNA test results found the remains were 100% human, while others were inconclusive.

Oct 26, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Ancient human skull of world's oldest-known tsunami victim found

Ancient human skull of world's oldest-known tsunami victim found

The skull was discovered in 1929 near the town of Aitape and originally attributed to the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans

Oct 26, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Archaeologists unearth 'Lost city' of Alexander the Great in Iraq

Archaeologists unearth 'Lost city' of Alexander the Great in Iraq

Researchers at the British Museum in London used drones to find the remains of Qalatga Darband, a fortified settlement in northern Iraq with a thriving wine trade, that went unrecorded in history.

Sep 26, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

The study found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 4.5 centimetre (cm), can bite with a force of 30 newtons (N) or about three kilogrammes (kg).

Sep 21, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Rare 4th century Roman mosaic discovered in the UK

Rare 4th century Roman mosaic discovered in the UK

The mosaic is square-shaped, roughly 10 metres in length and on each side it has a half-metre border made from red roof tiles cut into cubes, called tesserae, forming a panel adjacent to the nearby

Sep 04, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
New species of gigantic, long necked dinosaurs found

New species of gigantic, long necked dinosaurs found

Shingopana roamed the Cretaceous landscape alongside Rukwatitan bisepultus, another titanosaur identified in 2014, researchers said.

Aug 26, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
World's oldest Italian wine found

World's oldest Italian wine found

Researchers have found evidence of the world's oldest Italian wine in a large storage jar from the Copper Age which indicates that winemaking in the region began as early a fourth millennium BC.

Aug 25, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Aug 17, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Scientists discover fossils of 160 million-year-old winged mammals of the Jurassic era!

Scientists discover fossils of 160 million-year-old winged mammals of the Jurassic era!

 Two fossils discovered in China show that the volant, or flying, way of life evolved among mammalian ancestors 100 million years earlier than the first modern mammal fliers.

Aug 10, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: Study

The dating of a cave site in West Sumatra in Indonesia, called Lida Ajer, provided researchers the first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans.

Aug 10, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonised Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Scientists discover 'Mona Lisa' of dinosaurs in Canada

Scientists discover 'Mona Lisa' of dinosaurs in Canada

The new genus and species Borealopelta markmitchelli used camouflage to hide from predators despite being built like a tank, researchers said.

Aug 05, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Scientists discover remains of rare conjoined bat twins in Brazil

Scientists discover remains of rare conjoined bat twins in Brazil

Scientists have been left baffled after discovering a corpse of rare conjoined bats in southeastern Brazil. It is believed to be the third case recorded and experts are now examining their remains to

Aug 03, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
A hunt for arrowheads lead this Ohio man to a 900-year-old discovery! - Know what it is

A hunt for arrowheads lead this Ohio man to a 900-year-old discovery! - Know what it is

The county coroner determined the bones were human and had been at the site for an extended period of time.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
Largest of its kind 'giant dinosaur fossil wall' unearthed in China's Chongqing city

Largest of its kind 'giant dinosaur fossil wall' unearthed in China's Chongqing city

The site is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Humans reached Australia 65,000 years ago: Study

The site was last excavated nearly 30 years ago by a group of archaeologists, who suggested that the site was between 50,000 and 60,000 years old, considered to be one of the first human settlements

Jul 20, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
New species of human-sized dinosaur discovered

New species of human-sized dinosaur discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of 71 million-year-old bird-like dinosaur in Canada that is roughly the size of a human.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
New bird-like species of dinosaur identified

New bird-like species of dinosaur identified

The researchers also found hundreds of isolated teeth, previously attributed to Troodon. 

Jul 17, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

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