Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

A group of researchers discovered more evidence of a catastrophic cosmic impact around 12 800 years ago that possibly caused the total destruction of Abu Hureyra in Syria. The site is believed to be one of the first towns on Earth where hunter-gatherers and nomads…

Research voyage reveals formation of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia

Research voyage reveals formation of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia

Newly published evidence reveals that Earth's hidden continent Zealandia– which stretches across 5 million km2 (2 million mi2) beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean– was shaped by two tectonic events. First, it was ripped away from Australia and Antarctica and…

Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

A newly published research suggests the crater left behind by the biggest asteroid to ever hit Earth has been found. Traces of the gigantic impact of the meteorite, which crashed on the planet approximately 790 000 years ago, have been observed across around 20% of…

Ev Cochrane: Did ancient man see a different Sun?

Ev Cochrane: Did ancient man see a different Sun?

The parent star of planet Earth holds a strange and special place in countless ancient traditions around the world. The celestial body identified as the Sun in myth, religion, ancient astronomies and rock art routinely bares no resemblance at all to our familiar…

Powerful winter dust storms may have triggered Akkadian empire downfall

Powerful winter dust storms may have triggered Akkadian empire downfall

A recently published study suggests that strong winter dust storms may have caused the Akkadian empire to collapse. The research said fossil coral records from Oman provided new evidence that frequent dust storms and prolonged winter season contributed to the…

Ancient Aztec records uncover hidden earthquake threats

Ancient Aztec records uncover hidden earthquake threats

Scientific observations of Aztec historical accounts suggest that up to 40% of the population in Mexico resides along a zone that is more seismically active than expected, according to the Anales de Tlatelolco (Annals of Tlatelolco). The report was published by the…