Gavin Ellis is always searching for something interesting, in between writing, studying and living in the Dublin Bay South, Ireland.

Massive 60-tonne log over 40,000 years old is found buried underneath a New Zealand swamp – and it could help explain one of Earth’s biggest mysteries

Massive 60-tonne log over 40,000 years old is found buried underneath a New Zealand swamp - and it could help explain one of Earth’s biggest mysteries

An enormous Kauri swamp log unearthed by Kaikohe is around 40,500 years old and could bring new light on a mysterious global event that might have had a dramatic impact on the climate of the planet. During excavation for a new geothermal power station near Ngāwhā Springs the log, which is 16 m long and weighs 60 tonnes, was found. […]

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The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient North Star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient North Star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

According to NASA scientists, the star used by ancient Egyptians as their North Star has just been discovered to be a part of a pair of binary stars that periodically eclipse each other. The astronomical observations of the team were published in the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Research Notes on 31 Oct 2019. Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), […]

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How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews

How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews

How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil’s Corkscrews Devil’s corkscrew is one of America’s strangest and most mysterious land formations. Fossils come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Sometimes it’s fairly simple to figure out what sort of organism a fossil is from, other times, it’s less clear.  The weathering of the native sandstone reveals so often fossiled […]

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