Best Ancient Sites for Stargazing

Many important ancient astronomical heritage sites are closed at night (from Stonehenge to the Mesopotamian ziggurats) but photographer Babak A Tafreshi has explored many in the midnight hours. Along with some gorgeous photos and videos, Tafreshi listed his favorite ancient sites to gaze at the stars, and while some of them look like scenes from a sci-fi film, all of them are magnificent. From Kenya’s …

300-Year-Old Murder Mystery Rekindled by Skeleton Discovery

When renovating the Leine Palace (located in Lower Saxony, Germany), workers found bones on the floor. Soon it was determined they were human, and from a long time ago. Now it’s believed the bones could be a clue in a 300-year-old murder mystery involving King George I. The story goes, when King George I was still Georg Ludwig, he lived at Leine Palace with his …

First-Ever Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Found

The first-ever fossilized dinosaur brain has been discovered in England, and the preservation is so incredible that paleontologists and paleobiologists believe it was essentially pickled. While it may look like a rock, the find is actually the fossilized brain of an Iguanodon—an herbivore that would have measured around 33 feet long and weighed over three tons. The soft-tissue fossil is very rare, and it’s said …