Stunning reconstruction of Jurassic salamander fossil reveals skull’s weirdness in 3D

The 3D reconstruction of the skull trapped inside a rock, which belongs to the newfound species Mamorerpeton wakei.  (Image credit: Marc Jones) (opens in new tab) A bizarre, newly discovered species of ancient salamander recently received a digital makeover. Researchers used X-ray images to create a 3D model of the animal’s oddly shaped skull, which […]

James Webb Space Telescope’s ‘jewel-filled’ photo is stunning. But what are we even looking at here?

On July 12, NASA shared the debut images from the fully operational James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — the most powerful space observatory ever built. Among the close-ups of cosmic cliffs and stellar fireworks was an impossibly detailed image known as Webb’s first deep field. Brimming with shimmering stars, warped light trails and thousands upon […]

‘Stunning’ Anglo-Saxon burial site found along HS2 route | Archaeology

An Anglo-Saxon burial site containing the remains of more than 140 people interred with some of their most favoured objects, including jewellery, knives and even a personal grooming kit, has been discovered by archaeologists working on the HS2 route. The site, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire, contained a “stunning set of discoveries”, said the historian Dan Snow. […]