'Britain's Pompeii' found in Bronze Age settlement


British archaeologists recently announced the presence of a perfectly-preserved ‘bronze age village’ in the United Kingdom county of Cambridgeshire, a site now popularly known as “Britain’s Pompeii.”

Like the Roman city of Pompeii – which was perfectly preserved for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 – the village had been buried into a nearby ancient river after a devastating fire caused the houses to fall into it, according to the team from Historic England and the University of Cambridge.

The site, which was composed of circular houses built on stilts above the river,…

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‘Giant robot’ seen by airline passenger?

An unidentified flying object? A camera trick? Or a hoax?

A peculiar picture showing what looks like a ‘huge robot’ apparently walking in the clouds is now making the rounds in social media.

The picture was allegedly taken by Irishman Nick O’Donoghue, a support team manager, who claims to have seen the strange apparition aboard an EasyJet flight to Ireland.

"I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me," he said on a media interview. "They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the…

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Dinosaurs “danced” to attract mates

Like their modern-day bird descendants, ancient dinosaurs used "fancy footwork" or dance-like moves to attract mates, scientists have recently concluded.

An analysis of newfound "scratch marks" on four dinosaur sites in Colorado, United States, has led scientists to conclude that dinosaurs displayed a type of animal mating behavior known as "scraping" – a phenomenon common in modern ground-nesting birds.

"These are the first sites with evidence of dinosaur mating display rituals ever discovered, and the first physical evidence of courtship behavior," study co-author Martin Lockley of the University of Colorado at Denver said. "These huge scrape displays fill in a…

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Robots could outnumber humans by 2040?

Robotic Armageddon – it's a dreadful scenario that experts around the world, from physicist Stephen Hawking to computer billionaire Bill Gates, have repeatedly warned over the years.

With the astonishing speed of developments in the field of technology and computers, artificial intelligence could – and would – one day bring humanity to its knees if we don't control ourselves, according to their scenarios.

The plausibility of a "artilect" (artificial intellect) war is no less more prevalent than in the rate robots are outnumbering humans, a software programmer turned author has recently warned, pointing out that robot population can reach the…

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1,500-yr old settlement discovered in Norway

Archaeologists have recently discovered a pre-Viking settlement dating from 1,500 years ago, on the Trondheim Fjord on Norway’s coast.

Following excavation works aimed at expanding Trondheim’s Ørland Airport for jet aircraft, archaeologists working at the site have found the remains of three large longhouses arranged in a U-shape, according to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST).

The longhouses may have been used for community gatherings, honoring village chiefs and storing food, as evidenced by the remains of several fire pits found in the area, the NUST said.

“This was a very strategic place,” Ingrid Ystgaard, project manager at…

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