Category Archives: Science

The Lab Discovering DNA in Old Books By Sarah Zhang

University of York   It was in the archives of the Archbishop of York that Matthew Collins had an epiphany: He was surrounded by millions of animal skins. Another person might say they were surrounded by books and manuscripts written … Continue reading

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Ancient scrolls charred by Vesuvius could be read once again by Nicola Davis

US scientists say it may be possible to decipher words using new x-ray technique   One of the Herculaneum scrolls scientists are hoping to read with x-ray technology. Photograph: Diamond Light Source/Digital Restoration Initiative, University of Kentucky When Mount Vesuvius … Continue reading

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Five Books I Have Read or Want To Read About the NASA or the Landing on the Moon

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Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control by Steven Witt

Tom Haugomat Shortly after noon on July 20, 1969, as they orbited some 70 miles above the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin detached their lunar lander from the Apollo 11 command module in preparation for descent. … Continue reading

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Ancient palace emerges from drought-hit Iraq reservoir By Jack Guy

(CNN) — A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped because of drought.   The discovery of the ruins in the Mosul Dam reservoir on the banks of the Tigris … Continue reading

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Review of Isaac’s Storm

  In his book, Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, Erik Larson records a riveting description of the horrific storm that devastated Galveston, Texas, in 1900. Through eyewitness testimony of meteorologist Isaac Cline, as … Continue reading

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Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah By Amanda Borschel-Dan

The ‘Natan-Melech/Eved Hamelech’ bulla found in the City of David. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David) The ‘Ikkar Ben Matanyahu’ seal found in the City of David. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David) Givati Parking Lot Excavations in the City of David. … Continue reading

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