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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Finder Abnormality Causes Discovery of 500- Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

Finder Abnormality Causes Discovery of 500- Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

A sonar anomaly in the North Sea ended up being a 16th-century Dutch shipwreck. Credit: Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper. The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers…
Irritable Pear Cactus Needles Are Earliest Tattoo Tool in Western The United States And Canada

Irritable Pear Cactus Needles Are Earliest Tattoo Tool in Western The...

A close-up of the nearly 2,000-year-old cactus spine tattoo tool. Credit: Bob Hubner/WSU A 2,000-year-old spiky object recently rediscovered in museum storage is the oldest known tattoo-making tool from western North America, a new study finds. The pen-size tool has two needles made from prickly pear cactus spines, which are tied to a handle of…
World Area Week Starts Today As ‘Dragon Of The North’ Exposed

World Area Week Starts Today As ‘Dragon Of The North’ Exposed

October is the time to get a last look at the Milky Way until next MayJamie Carter World Space Week 2018 starts today and sees over 1,469 events happening across the world. Many are stargazing evenings where amateur astronomers will point-out a few well-known sights in the night sky. However, not everyone can get to…

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