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Defying Science: The Mysterious Iron Pillar of Delhi

Delhi is steeped in history with a plethora of old monuments and historical artifacts.  One of the most curiosity-evoking structures you’ll find in Delhi...

Care For a Stroll Over the Devil’s Bridge in Germany?

In Kromlau Park, eastern Germany, there is a structure called the "Rakotzbrucke," translated as the "Devil’s Bridge." From the name, one might presume that...

Planetary Scientist Unravels Mystery of Egyptian Desert Glass

A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite...

The Day the World Burned 12,800 Years Ago

When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred...

Why Earth’s Oceanic Plates Suddenly Stop

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a...

Mystery of Why Mount St. Helens Is Out of Line With Other Volcanoes Solved

Some of the clearest, most comprehensive images of the top several miles of the Earth’s crust have helped scientists solve the mystery of why...

What Caused Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo?

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited the Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy...

New Kind of Aurora Is Not an Aurora At All

Thin ribbons of purple and white light that sometimes appear in the night sky were dubbed a new type of aurora when brought to...

Glassy Beads Hint of a Mysterious Missing Crater

Imperial experts have found a "breadcrumb trail" of debris from an 800,000-year-old meteor impact. Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometer meteor collided with...

The Mystery of High-Tech Tool Marks in China’s Ancient Longyou Caves

The Longyou Caves are a series of large artificial sandstone caverns located at Phoenix Hill, close to the village of Shiyan Beicun by the...

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The New Guinea singing dog is an animal that was thought to have been extinct in the wild for around 50 years. The 200...

UK Government Pressured BBC Segment on Organ Harvesting in China

The United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) used its authority to have BBC cancel a planned program about communist China’s organ harvesting abuses,...

How Xi Jinping’s Congratulations to Biden Could Backfire

The Chinese leadership’s delayed congratulations to Joe Biden and his running mate may have arisen from confusion — and perhaps self-inflicted misinformation — about...