Read more about the article Mysterious Spheres Could Be From First Ever Board Game
Image shows groups of spheres from Akrotiri, undated photo. Archaeologists from the University of Bristol In England suggested that mysterious stone spheres found at various ancient settlements across the Aegean and Mediterranean could be playing pieces from one of the earliest ever board games. (Konstantinos Trimmis/Newsflash)

Mysterious Spheres Could Be From First Ever Board Game

Scientists believe mysterious stone spheres found at ancient archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and Aegean may be playing pieces from one of the first-ever board games. The experts - from Bristol University - believe the spheres may have been sling stones, tossing balls, a counting or record-keeping system, or counters…

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Read more about the article Study Shows Chimpanzees Have Different Stone Tools Depending On What Nut They Want To Crack
Image shows a female chimpanzee cracking Panda oleosa nuts using a granodiorite hammerstone on a wooden (panda tree root) anvil, undated photo. (Liran Samuni, Tai Chimpanzee Project/Newsflash)

Study Shows Chimpanzees Have Different Stone Tools Depending On What Nut They Want To Crack

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees use a variety of different stone tools depending on what kind of nut they want to crack. The research was led by archaeologists and primatologists from the Technological Primates Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, in Germany.…

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Read more about the article Search For Suspect Who Painted Menhir Stone Like Those Made By Obelix White
The menhir of La Lancha after it was painted white, in Arcos, Spai, undated. Picture shows the 5,000-year-old megalithic landmark was whitewashing. (entornoajerez.com/Newsflash)

Search For Suspect Who Painted Menhir Stone Like Those Made By Obelix White

A search is underway for a suspect who whitewashed history by painting a 5.000 year-old-menhir completely white. Menhir's started appearing in the middle Bronze Age and are most commonly found in western Europe, in particular in Ireland, Great Britain and Britanny, where there are about 50,000 examples. Britanny was also…

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Read more about the article Tourist Seized For Carving Her Initials Into Rome’s Colosseum
Illustrative image of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy on which the arrested Canadian tourist craved her name. (Newsflash)

Tourist Seized For Carving Her Initials Into Rome’s Colosseum

A 30-year-old Canadian tourist has been booked by police in Rome after staff caught her carving her initials on a wall of the Colosseum. The woman was caught by a security guard as she used a sharp stone to scratch her initials into the Ancient Roman amphitheatre on 12th July.…

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Read more about the article Huge Mayan Corn God’s Head Dating Back 1,300 Years Discovered In Mexico
Stuccoed head of the young maize god discovered in Palenque. (INAH TV/Newsflash)

Huge Mayan Corn God’s Head Dating Back 1,300 Years Discovered In Mexico

This Mayan corn god's head has been unearthed by archaeologists in Mexico who found it at the bottom of a pond representing the entrance to the underworld. The large, well-preserved head - dating back over 1,300 years - was found under a pond that represents the entrance to the underworld.…

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Read more about the article Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution
Hadrosaurus Embryo from the Upper Cretaceous Hekou Formation found in Ganzhou Basin, Jiangxi Province, China. (Fujian Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum/AsiaWire)

Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution

The most complete embryos belonging to a duckbilled herbivorous dinosaur ever found have been unearthed by palaeontologists in China. The scientists - who published their findings in the journal BMC Ecology and Evolution - reveal that they had found two dinosaur embryo fragments from the Upper Cretaceous in East China's…

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Read more about the article Europes Oldest Stone Age Cart Tracks Found
Both dark linear discolorations are the wagon tracks that the researchers discovered in one of the long barrows (LA3) of the Flintbek Sickle, Germany. (Dieter Stoltenberg/Newsflash)

Europes Oldest Stone Age Cart Tracks Found

Archaeologists have unearthed what they say is the earliest use of wheels and wagons in northern Europes. Sets of tracks were uncovered in a cemetery near Kiel, Germany, dating to the 3,400 years to the Stone Age Neolithic period. In one of the largest cemeteries in Europe dating to the…

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Read more about the article Huge Bladder Stone That Looks Like A Potato Has Been Removed By Doctors
The large potato-shaped stone that was surgically removed from a patient's bladder in Ordu, Turkey. (Newsflash)

Huge Bladder Stone That Looks Like A Potato Has Been Removed By Doctors

A huge bladder stone that looks like a giant potato has been removed from a Turkish man by stunned doctors. The operation took place in the Urology Department of Fatsa State Hospital, in the town of Fatsa, in the northern Turkish province of Ordu. A patient (middle) who had a…

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Read more about the article Huge 36 Stone Turtle Dies Upon Release After Vet Treatment
Moment of performing an ultrasound on the turtle weighing 230 kilos, at the Oceanografic facilities. (Oceanografic Valencia/Newsflash)

Huge 36 Stone Turtle Dies Upon Release After Vet Treatment

The huge, 36-stone leatherback turtle that was rescued in a Spanish port over the weekend has died shortly after being released to sea. The marine animal turned up at the Port of Mazarron in the Spanish region of Murcia on Saturday with injuries to its flippers and shell after becoming…

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Read more about the article Huge 36 Stone Turtle Rescued In Spanish Port After Suffering Injuries In Net
Moment of performing an ultrasound on the turtle weighing 230 kilos, at the Oceanografic facilities. (Oceanografic Valencia/Newsflash)

Huge 36 Stone Turtle Rescued In Spanish Port After Suffering Injuries In Net

This is the moment caring vets treat a huge, 36-stone leatherback turtle - which is listed as critically-endangered - after it became entangled in a fishing net at a Spanish port and suffered multiple injuries. The large turtle was treated at L'Oceanografic, an oceanarium in the Spanish city of Valencia,…

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