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Etruscan tomb with female aristocrat

Archaeoloy In a tomb in Tarquinia northwest of the Italian capital of Rome, archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery: Behind a stone shield, they found a vaulted tomb full of artefacts of the…

Yeti scalp actually belongs to extinct bear

British genetics professor Bryan Sykes from the University of Oxford decided to subject alleged remains of the Himalayan Yeti legendary creature to genetic testing. And the result is surprising. Sykes analysed two wisps…

What became of the US space station?

30 years ago, the Americans dreamed of building a permanently manned space station, the Power Tower. What happened? Space stations are the future In Science Illustrated No. 10/1985, the first manned US space…

Big Bang: The Accidental Proof

Something like 50 years ago, two astronomers made a discovery by accident, which became central to the current leading theory of the creation of the universe – and the theory which the most…

2050: THE YEAR OF INSTANT OIL

  Another holiday in the near future. Your family is on a road trip, and after several hours, it’s time to fill up. Oil and coal are in short supply, and foreign superpowers…

The weight of knowledge

The world’s most common unit of mass cannot be trusted. That is the conclusion after new check weighing revealled that the 214-year-old original ”kilogramme cylinder” has gained weight. So now physicists seek to…

Vintage Science – Big Dig In Panama

  At was nearly two o’clock in the afternoon, the people gathered on the shore of the Gatun Lake became more and more excited. Everybody was looking at the dam, that seperated the…

History in the Blood

  Molecular detectives find soft, biological material in hard, fossilised bones of  animals and humans. The material bears witness to everything from hominin skin colour and dinosaurs’ kinship with birds to the Incan…

A 3D-PRINTED SECOND CHANCE

Baby Kaiba seemed healthy, but when he was six weeks old, his parents were shocked to the core. The family was dining at a restaurant, when the little boy suddenly stopped breathing, and…

2014: a space odyssey

Brad Pitt is, Michael Schumacher is, and Stephen Hawking is too. They are waiting. They are excited. Some 580 well-known and unknown people have lined up for the adventure of their lives. They…

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