Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed an incredibly rare treasure in the Nile Delta: the remains of an ancient village, dating back to around 5,000 BCE. It’s one of the oldest ever discovered in the region, predating the pyramids at Giza by 2,500 years. The Neolithic site, at the fertile Tell el-Samara some 140 kilometres (87 miles)
You’ve more than likely heard of some of Europe’s tiniest nations – countries like Malta, San Marino, and the Vatican City state instantly come to mind. But there is a long list of tiny, self-declared independent states around the continent that aren’t recognised as independent by the governments of other nations. The Principality of Sealand
Cigarette butts are among the most abundant types of human-produced garbage in the world’s oceans. Most of the roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes manufactured globally every year contain a plastic-based filter, made of cellulose acetate, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project. Those filters can take decades to decompose after the cigarette butt has been discarded.
The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it’s not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic compass, but a protein in their eyes that lets them “see” Earth’s magnetic fields. These findings come courtesy of two papers – one studying robins, the other zebra finches. The fancy eye protein is called
A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called “deepfakes” after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique – which may have chosen its name because the process uses a technical method called “deep learning” – these fake videos look very realistic.
The Lizard King cometh. No, not Jim Morrison. The REAL Lizard King – an Asian water monitor named “Bamboo” that’s been chilling in a South Florida neighborhood and appears to be unstoppable, or at least untrappable. The 6-foot, 100-pound (1.8-metre 45-kilogram) monstrosity has been thwomping around in the Broward County town of Davie since Monday