The Serdab at Djosers Step Pyramid in Saqqara

    The Serdab is small room situated at the north side of the pyramid. It is angled at 17 degrees, which exactly matches the incline of the pyramid.           Statue of Djoser in his Serdab The serdab has small holes in its north wall. The statue of Djoser was placed […]

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Evolution seen in ‘synthetic DNA’

Researchers have succeeded in mimicking the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules. The work shows that DNA and its chemical cousin RNA are not unique in their ability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity. The work, reported in Science, is promising for future “synthetic biology” and […]

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Recent Scientific Findings about the Shroud of Turin

Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ’s authentic burial robe The new study suggests that one of Catholic Christianity’s most prized but mysterious relics, the Turin Shroud, is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ. “The double image (front and back) of a scourged and crucified man, barely visible […]

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Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco

  They are arguably the oldest, and most baffling ruins on the face of the Earth. It is hard to imagine how they did not come to be known as one of the wonders of the world like the Great Pyramid. Spectacular in its own right, the Great Pyramid is, yet it pales in comparison […]

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Ancient Popcorn Discovered in Peru

People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by Dolores Piperno, curator of New World archaeology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and […]

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