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The Moon Belongs to No One, but What About Its Artifacts?

15 December 2013 – 01:59 |

In 1969, the third man to walk on the moon, astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., also became the first lunar archaeologist. As part of the Apollo 12 crew, he examined an earlier robotic lander, Surveyor …

Spain’s Lead-Lined Lakes

1 July 2013 – 12:00 |

Researchers from the University of Granada collected mountain lake sediments from Laguna de Río Seco in southern Spain that had accumulated over 10,000 years, trapping deposits from the atmosphere. In these stacks of mud, they …

Vasa’s Curious Imbalance

13 June 2012 – 20:34 |

The warship survived the first blast of wind it encountered on its maiden voyage in Stockholm Harbor. But the second gust did it in. The sinking of Vasa, on August 10, 1628, took place nowhere …

Vikings Navigated With Translucent Crystals?

11 November 2011 – 20:09 |

In some Icelandic sagas—embellished stories of Viking life—sailors relied on so-called sunstones to locate the sun’s position and steer their ships on cloudy days.
The stone would’ve worked by detecting a property of sunlight called polarization.
Polarization …