25May2019

Theory of relativity passes TV show test

In a rare test of Einsteins theory of relativity,the BBC flew an atomic clock held at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington around the world for a new series that started this week. The clock was flown around the world by BBC Ones [...]

Indian scientists develop protein-packed potatoes

A team of Indian scientists have developed a genetically modified potato which they claim is packed with up to 60 per cent more protein than an ordinary tuber. The potato variant created by researchers at National Institute for Plant Genome [...]

Calif. utility stumbles on 1.4M years old fossils

A utility company preparing to build a new substation in an arid canyon southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of animal fossils dating back 1.4 million years that researchers say will fill in blanks in Southern California’s [...]

Mallory ‘reached Mt Everest before Edmund Hillary’

Climbers have for decades wondered whether British national George Mallory did reach the summit of Mount Everest with his partner Sandy Irvine in 1929, almost 25 years before Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing. Now, it seems that the Mount Everest’s [...]

Parched English fields reveal ancient sites

The exceptionally dry early summer months in Britain have revealed the ghostly outlines of several hundred previously unknown ancient sites buried in fields across the English countryside. From Roman forts to Neolithic settlements and military [...]

Ancient city by the sea rises amid Egypt’s resorts

Today, it’s a sprawl of luxury vacation homes where Egypt’s wealthy play on the white beaches of the Mediterranean coast. But 2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, boasting villas of merchants grown rich on [...]

Top man-made ecological disasters

10 worst man-made disasters Chernobyl, Russia: Nuclear power plant explosion What has come to be acknowledged as the worst ever nuclear power plant accident in history, happened on the 26th of April in 1986 when a reactor at the Chernobyl plant, [...]

Australia corals to light up cancer cure fight

Australian scientists have discovered a cluster of brilliant shallow-water corals that could help in the search for anti-cancer drugs and to understand global warming, a researcher said Saturday. The vividly fluorescent cluster was found in [...]

Is this UK’s oldest home?

Very Original Features: Is This UK’s Oldest Home? Lake views, period details _ archaeologists uncover UK’s oldest home built 11,000 years ago. Archaeologists have uncovered the site of Britain’s oldest house, the waterside [...]

King Tut’s chariots were like Formula One cars

King Tutankhamun, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, rode full speed over the desert dunes on a Formula One-like chariot, according to new investigations into the technical features of the boy king’s vehicle collection. Discovered [...]