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I lament the day we’ve finally discovered everything left behind from our ancient ancestors. via Discovery: A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as…



Another interesting discovery this week.   via Reuters: A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests,…





Biologists are finding new species constantly, but it took a hungry market and working fishermen to find this new shark species. The National Geographic reports: It’s unlikely anyone’s ever complained, “Waiter, there’s…






Sand has been used as a purifier for thousands of years. An innovative way of cleaning water, by adding graphite waste, provides a cost affective way to bring purified water to those who may not normally have access to a clean water source. Via Treehugger:

The solution is cheap since the sources of graphite could include the waste produced by graphite mining companies that still contains a significant amount of graphite. And the researchers believe that it is possible to modify the graphite oxide to pick out particular pollutants and therefore tailor the super sand to specific areas that might be having trouble with certain water-borne diseases or pollutants.





BBC reports: A scientist says he may have found remains of the lost city of Atlantis. Satellite photos of southern Spain reveal features on the ground appearing to match descriptions made by…





The construction of megalithic structures, such as the pyramids and Stonehenge, have long since been a mystery to modern civilization. An archaeology student at the University of Exeter thinks he has found…