As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

HISTORY: What Was Stonehenge For?

Stonehenge - pixabay

Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous of all the henges, vast circular monuments constructed from wood or stone that litter the British countryside. The prehistoric monument was most likely erected in what is now England sometime between 3000 B.C. and 2000 B.C. and some of the stones were transported all the way from neighboring Wales — no small feat for a Stone Age civilization. It must have surely been a gargantuan effort and it begs the question: Why on Earth did they bother? Why did Stone Age people build so many henges? “The short answer is that I don’t know … Read more

Origins of the Corona Virus

Coronavirus 2019 Covid19 - Deposit Photos

Since there is so much disinformation about the Corona Virus, we thought we’d share this article from Live Science, which concludes: “…overwhelming evidence indicates this is a natural-borne virus that emerged from an animal host, likely a bat, and was not engineered by humans. “ An unprecedented amount of research has been focused solely on understanding the novel coronavirus that has taken nearly 150,000 lives across the globe. And while scientists have gotten to know some of the most intimate details of the virus called SARS-CoV-2, one question has evaded any definitive answers — Where did the virus come from? Live … Read more

SPACE: How Did the Moon Get There?

Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land on the Earth’s satellite. This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while India is close to landing a lunar vehicle, and Israel continues its mission to touch down on the surface, despite the crash of its recent venture. NASA meanwhile has announced it wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole by 2024. But while these missions seek to further our knowledge of the moon, we are still … Read more

SCIENCE: Is This The Birthplace of Earth’s Continents?

Earth’s continents may have been born under large mountain ranges like the Andes. New research combining a mysterious missing trace element, a 66-million-year-old rock burped up by an ancient volcano, and a database of all the rock chemistry analyzed by scientists in the past century explains why Earth has continents. Published Jan. 16 in the journal Nature Communications, the study suggests that where mountains are born, so are continents. “It’s like a jigsaw puzzle,” said study leader Ming Tang, a postdoctoral researcher in geology at Rice University in Houston. “There is a missing part in this continental jigsaw puzzle, and it … Read more