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The Earth is almost 4.5 billion years old, but it's young at heart – literally. Researchers from the University of Rochester have now dated the solid inner core of the planet to just 565 million years, making it a relative toddler compared to the rest of Earth... Continue Reading Ancient crystals suggest Earth's core is 4 billion years younger than the planet Category: Environment Tags:
Although the modern-day platypus may seem like a real oddball of an animal, it turns out that a prehistoric reptile had some of the same key features. Like the platypus (which is a mammal, albeit one that lays eggs), Eretmorhipis carrolldongi had small eyes, four flippers, and a flexible duck-like bill... Continue Reading Ancient reptile was like a prehistoric platypus Category: Biology
It can be hard to picture a living, breathing creature based on just some dusty bones and old footprints, but paleontology is based on doing exactly that. Now that task might require a little less imagination, as researchers at EPFL and the Humboldt University of Berlin have built a robot to figure out just how a 300-million-year-old ancestor of ours might have moved around... Continue Rea
the project serves as an exhibition and archival space, showcasing the area's architectural ancestry through the exposition its heritage buildings. The post bahrain ‘house of architectural heritage’ exhibits neighboring buildings’ ancient construction appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For the past century or so, we've been able to kill bacteria with relative ease, thanks to antibiotics. But the bugs are adapting to them, leading scientists into an arms race to keep us from being plunged back into the "dark ages of medicine." But it turns out, looking to the past might help our future – a team of researchers from Swansea University Medical School has discovered a new pot
the structure has been built according to the golden ratio, an omnipresent proportion in the construction of the cheops pyramid. The post studio malka’s ‘blvck pyrvmid’ is a tribute to ancient egyptian architects appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While climate change is the hot topic (pun intended) of the day, the truth is Earth has always gone through semi-regular cycles of warmer and colder periods. But while many of these events can be linked to specific causes, like changes in the planet's orbit (or say, human activity) the cause of the last major shift, which occurred about a million years ago, has remained a mystery. By takin
while the seoul-based photographer is widely known for his cyberpunk night photos, this series captures kyoto's quiet, ancient atmosphere. The post photographer steve roe captures the ancient mysterious stillness of kyoto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While mammals dominate the planet nowadays, for millions of years we played second fiddle to reptiles – most notably the dinosaurs. While reptiles became the biggest land animals to ever walk the Earth, mammals were mostly rat-sized critters running around underfoot. But now palaeontologists have described a mammal ancestor from the Triassic Period that bucked the trend and grew to the siz
studio dafi reis-doron has designed a new 'evil eye' wall mounted mirror to offer a place for viewers to look within themselves. The post studio dafi reis-doron reveals ‘evil eye’ mirror inspired by ancient symbolism appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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