Francis Crick Institute researchers have found three ancient cases of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague, in Britain. This is the oldest evidence of the plague in Britain.
The travel app Visited has published a list of the top 10 most popular castles in the world based on over 1.7 million international users. Prague is the most visited castle according to popular travel app Visited.
A groundbreaking achievement has been made in the form of a full digital scan of the Titanic wreckage, providing an unprecedented perspective of the world’s most renowned shipwreck.
In 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven asked his brothers to request that his doctor, J.A. Schmidt, describe his health problems—his progressive hearing loss—to the world upon his death so that “as far as possible, at least the world will be reconciled to me after my death.”
A group of international codebreakers has uncovered a set of secret, coded letters written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisoned in England by Queen Elizabeth I. The contents of the letters were believed to be lost.
It’s long plagued Egyptologists and mechanical engineers and created many sleepless nights for Geek Slop – how did the Egyptians move those massive 2 ½ ton stones that were used to create their magnificent pyramids? Scientists from the University of Amsterdam believe they have figured it out – and the answer has been right in…