Scientists discover strange ‘perfectly aligned’ holes punched into the ocean floor

Explorers have discovered a series of mysterious, “perfectly aligned” holes punched into the seafloor roughly 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) beneath the ocean surface, and they have no idea who or what made them. The strange holes were spotted by the crew of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Okeanos Explorer vessel as they investigated […]

Whale sharks are the world’s biggest omnivores, scientists discover

Whale sharks are the biggest shark species in the world, and now scientists have found that the giant sharks are even more prodigious eating machines than previously thought. In addition to gulping down enormous mouthfuls of krill — tiny shrimplike crustaceans — whale sharks also swallow huge helpings of seaweed, enabling the aquatic giants to […]

Cave explorers discover a 19th-century mining scene preserved like a time capsule

Leather shoes, clay pipes, a mysterious inscription written in candle soot — these are just a few of the artifacts a group of cavers recently discovered in a centuries-old cobalt mine in Cheshire, England. The mine, located near Manchester in a village called Alderley Edge, was once a source of cobalt, an element mined for […]

Archaeologists Discover Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old Carved Stones That Look Like Humans

The stones have large bodies, distinct necks and heads. Archaeologists discovered nine mysterious stone-carved objects scattered around an ancient hearth on the Mainland of Orkney, an archipelago off the coast of Scotland. The stones likely date back 4,000 years and resemble human figures, with large bodies, distinct necks and heads. The stones, about 1.6 feet […]