Lab-grown black hole may prove Stephen Hawking’s most challenging theory right

Scientists have created a lab-grown black hole analog to test one of Stephen Hawking’s most famous theories — and it behaves just how he predicted.  The experiment, created by using a single-file chain of atoms to simulate the event horizon of a black hole, has added further evidence to Hawking’s theory that black holes should […]

Galician researchers hope exhumed bones could prove Columbus came from their region | Spain

Researchers in Spain have opened the tomb of a 15th-century cleric and exhumed his bones in a bid to test the theory that Christopher Columbus hailed from the north-western Spanish region of Galicia rather than the Republic of Genoa. Although the explorer is generally believed to have been born in Italy in 1451, some argue […]

The human footprints that prove the Americas were populated much earlier than we think

Our species began migrating out of Africa around 100,000 years ago. Aside from Antarctica, the Americas were the last continents humans reached, with the early pioneers crossing the now-submerged Bering land bridge that once connected eastern Siberia to North America. At times throughout the Pleistocene ice age, which ended 10,000 years ago, large ice sheets […]