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Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt`s Great Pyramid

Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt`s Great Pyramid

Published 03/11/2017

Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. [more…]

Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Published 03/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A group of camels and horses stand idle in front of the Great Pyramids awaiting tourists in Giza, Egypt on March 29, 2017. [more…]

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

Published 02/11/2017

Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers. [more…]

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France`s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season. [more…]

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

France’s Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

Published 29/10/2017

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim [more…]

Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

Published 28/10/2017

A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth. [more…]

Raccoon-sized dinosaur with ‘bandit mask’ amazes scientists

Raccoon-sized dinosaur with ‘bandit mask’ amazes scientists

Published 27/10/2017

This figure shows the best-preserved fossil specimen of Sinosauropteryx from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China and an interpretive drawing of the bones, stomach [more…]

Raccoon-sized dinosaur with `bandit mask` amazes scientists

Raccoon-sized dinosaur with `bandit mask` amazes scientists

Published 27/10/2017

A raccoon-sized, feather-clad dinosaur that roamed China 130 million years ago shared a distinctive trait with the furry modern mammal that topples trash cans in North America: a stripe across their eyes resembling a bandit mask. [more…]

Fossil footprints reveal existence of big early dinosaur predator

Fossil footprints reveal existence of big early dinosaur predator

Published 26/10/2017

A trail of fossilized three-toed footprints that measure nearly two feet (57 cm) long shows that a huge meat-eating dinosaur stalked southern Africa 200 million years ago at a time when most carnivorous dinosaurs were modest-sized beasts. [more…]

`Bloodhound` car kicks off bid to speed into record books

`Bloodhound` car kicks off bid to speed into record books

Published 26/10/2017

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, effectively a fighter jet on wheels, on Thursday kicked off a bid to roar into the record books by eventually reaching 1,000 mph (1,610 kmh). [more…]