Science

November 9, 2018

World’s Oldest Known Figurative Painting Discovered in Remote Area of Borneo

Researchers from Australia’s Griffith University have made stunning discoveries that are changing the way we think about the history of art and the development of early man. Their extensive research into Paleolithic cave art in Borneo, published in Nature, includes dating the world’s oldest figurative painting. Going back as early as 40,000 years ago, these paintings are a breakthrough in understanding how early man left their mark on the world.

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October 24, 2018

The Winners of the 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest Are Out of This World

A majestic image of the Milky Way setting red rock formations in Utah aglow took top prize at the tenth annual Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. Beating out 133 other shortlisted images, the photo is a victory for American astrophotographer Brad Goldpaint. From solar eclipses and glimpses of far-off galaxies to the Aurora borealis and falling comets, the beauty of astronomy was on full display in this year’s competitions.

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October 15, 2018

Meet “Dynamoterror dynastes” the Newly Discovered Relative of T-Rex

The Tyrannosaurus rex is a dinosaur that sat at the top of the prehistoric food chain, striking fear into any animal it encountered. But new research shows that it had an even badder relative that roamed Earth millions of years before the “tyrant lizard king.” The Dynamoterror dynastes is the name of this new dinosaur, which translates to “powerful terror ruler.

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October 4, 2018

Photography Experiment Reveals Surprisingly Otherworldly Patterns of Whiskey

At first glance, the images created by Phoenix-based photographer Ernie Button might look like alien planets floating out in deep space. However, these vibrant spherical forms are actually found in the most unlikely of places—the bottom of a whiskey glass. The images are part of the photographer’s fascinating series, Vanishing Spirits: The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch, that explores the beauty and science behind how this alcoholic liquid flows.

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