Daily Archives: July 25, 2014

King Richard 3D image on display

King Richard 3DA replica of the skeleton of King Richard III (shown), created using 3D printing, has gone on display in a new visitor’s centre on the site where his remains were discovered in Leicester. The centre, opening on 26 July, tells the story of his rise to power, his death in battle and the discovery of his bones

Genographic Project DNA Results Reveal Details of Puerto Rican History

Puerto RicoLet’s go back 520 years ago to the year 1494 on the island of Vieques, off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico’s mainland.
Tainos, the largest indigenous Caribbean population, were living a life based on the cultivation of root crops and fishing when upon the shores arrived Columbus and his fleet, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the second time in as many years. At that point in time everything changed.
What’s written on paper has told us much about what happened next. What’s written in the DNA of today’s Puerto Ricans can tell us some more.

Natural Trap Cave reopened to scientists

Natural-Trap-Cave-reopened-to-scientistsCHEYENNE, Wyo., July 24 (UPI) –The entrance of Wyoming’s Natural Trap Cave is just 15 feet long and 12 feet wide, big enough to let in sunlight and a few scientists. But as visitors quickly find out, that bit of sunlight illuminates an expansive cavern beneath — 85 feet deep and 120 feet wide.

Ancient finds from Crossrail scheme

The finds are at the site of London’s 14th century Black Death burial ground in Charterhouse Square in the City of London.Crossrail project
The courtyard is believed to have led to a 15th century chapel or meat kitchen and has been unearthed by more than 90 local volunteers working alongside archaeologists.