Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

Deep down in the ocean, 200 to500 feet belowthe surface, lifeforms flourishwhere they shouldn’t. Down here, little light penetrates, which is somewhatof a problem for solar-powered beasts like coral. Yet here, obstinately, the reefsstill sprawl, supporting hordes of fish and invertebrates, forming an ecosystem thats almost totally foreign to science. This is the mysterious twilight […]

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8 Awesome Photos That Showcase The Wonders Of Underwater Life

A golden seahorse, a angling bear and a wrecked ship never seemed so stunning. Those are just some of the winning images in this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year tournament. Italian photographer Davide Lopresti won the title of “Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 ” for his seahorse photo. The images, which induced their […]

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