New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered
Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.Israel`s Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.Storage jars, fragments of a scroll wrapping, and a leather tying ...
Solar storms could be driving hundreds of whales to strand themselves in global die-off events
The force behind one of nature`s strangest mysteries.NASA is investigating the force behind one of nature`s longest-standing mysteries - why perfectly healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises appear to lose all sense of direction, and end up stranded on a beach somewhere to die a slow and agonising death.We`re not talking about a few confused ...
Antelopes are returning to the Sahara 20 years after going extinct in the wild
A new hope.
Animals that veer close to extinction don`t always get a second chance, but scimitar-horned oryx antelopes are now being reintroduced to the Saharan wilderness after disappearing two decades ago.After being bred for years in captivity, these desert antelopes are ready to step back into the wild 23 of the animals were released into a ...
Giant `rivers in the sky` could cause vast, extinction-level floods
Atmospheric rivers have claimed their first victims.Atmospheric rivers - narrow corridors of concentrated moisture suspended in the atmosphere - were responsible for the mysterious mass die-off of wild Olympia oysters in San Francisco Bay in 2011, scientists have found.This is the first documented case of these `rivers in the sky` - which can ...
Here`s how entire forests can migrate to better environments
The trees go marching one by one.Migration is tough for all living things. After all, it&rsquo s usually triggered because a certain habitat has become inhospitable for one reason or another. Even creatures like us who can pack up and leave in a moment&rsquo s notice struggle to find new homes. So can you imagine how much it sucks for forests?We ...
Google Timelapse lets you see how any location on Earth has changed in 32 years
A lot has happened since 1984.It might not seem like such a long time, but in past three decades, Earth has changed in immeasurable ways, with cities rising, glaciers falling, and unprecedented disasters reshaping the landscape forever. With 5 million satellite images taken from 1984 to 2016, Google Earth&rsquo s new Timelapse update allows you to ...
Rare Antarctic beetle find delights
Scientists have made a rare find a new species of fossil beetle from Antarctica.
It`s the first evidence of a ground beetle found on the southernmost continent.And Antarctic insects are themselves a rarity - the absence of biodiversity is considered a consequence of a lack of moisture, vegetation and the low temperatures.The specimen is ...
Mayan `nesting doll pyramid` discovered in Mexico
A third structure has been found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.The 10m (33t) tall pyramid was found within two other structures that comprise the 30m pyramid at the Mayan archaeological complex known as Chichen Itza in Yucatan state.The discovery suggests that the pyramid was built in three phases.The Mayan ...
Two Lions Find An Injured Fox And Protect It
There is absolutely no doubt that most mothers have an instinct to protect their own, but that also applies to other babies as well. Mothers just have an instinct to care for, and protect, children. This applies not only to human beings, but mothers of all kinds. When it comes to wild animals, however, that instinct is generally kept to their ...
Singaporeans using less electricity, water
Experts credit increased use of energy-efficient appliances, but say more needs to be done
People here may be armed with mobile phones, tablets and cameras, but they are using less electricity now when compared with a decade ago - a trend similar to Singapore`s water consumption pattern.Figures from the Energy Market Authority showed that last ...
Diwali fireworks choke Delhi, angering Indians
Angry residents of the Indian capital, Delhi, are sharing images of smog, one day after Diwali celebrations saw huge quantities of fireworks set off.
Levels of pollutants in the air were 30 times the World Health Organisation`s recommended level in one neighbourhood.Authorities had warned that Delhi faced a polluted Diwali because of factors like ...
Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride
Two men and two women have been killed on a ride at a theme park on Australia`s east coast.
Two victims were thrown from a raft on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland`s Gold Coast, while two others were trapped inside, officials said.The park in Coomera has been closed and an investigation is under way.Dreamworld bills ...