Author Archives: Megan Gannon, Live Science Contributor

{FD} Trove of art stolen from Jewish family rediscovered, identified as Nazi loot

BERLIN —A crowd gathers joyfully around a dinner table in the 18th-century illustration by the French artist Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen. The scene hides the artwork’s dark history: It was robbed nearly 80 years ago from a Jewish family’s home in Na… Continue reading

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{FD} Melting Arctic could rapidly unlock ‘deep carbon’ buried in permafrost

Arctic lakes could release a vast reservoir of ancient carbon buried deep under the permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, thereby accelerating climate change. Continue reading

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{FD} People of Easter Island weren’t driven to warfare and cannibalism. They actually got along.

In popular science literature, much ink has been spilled on the supposed collapse of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, as it’s known in the local language. Continue reading

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{FD} Archaeologists dig up mass grave of soldiers crushed by Napoleon’s troops

DEUTSCH-WAGRAM, Austria —Just under the topsoil of the farm fields in this small town northeast of Vienna, there are traces of one of the biggest battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Continue reading

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{FD} How a bizarre Nazi military machine left a lasting mark on the environment

VIENNA —The Tirpitz was the Nazis’ most imposing warship and the largest battleship ever built by a European navy. It should have been an easy target for bombers, but this massive vessel could hide in plain sight. Continue reading

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{FD} Greenland has a mysterious ‘dark zone’ — and it’s getting even darker

From above, Greenland’s ice sheet looks like a vast field of brilliant white — for the most part. Continue reading

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{FD} Interlocked spiral of ancient skeletons unearthed in Mexico City

Modern-day Mexico City is built on top of centuries of previous settlements, so it’s not unusual for ancient tombs to occasionally be uncovered beneath the city’s streets. It is, however, strange to find 10 ancient skeletons arranged in a spiral with t… Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest fossil of ‘missing link’ dinosaur discovered in Germany

Germany’s Bavaria region is known today for its green hills and valleys, studded with whimsical castles and breweries. During the Jurassic period, most of this landscape was under a shallow sea, located much closer to the equator, with coral reefs and … Continue reading

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{FD} 1.7-billion-year-old chunk of North America found sticking to Australia

Geologists matching rocks from opposite sides of the globe have found that part of Australia was once attached to North America 1.7 billion years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Byzantine monastery with colorful mosaics unearthed in Israel

The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery and church, complete with a colorful mosaic floor, have been unearthed in Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces

A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Continue reading

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{FD} This tiny detail revealed a painting was looted by the Nazis

A painting the Nazis looted from a Jewish leader of the French Resistance during World War II has been identified, German authorities announced yesterday (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare footage captures giant jellyfish living under Arctic ice

Biologists who explore the Alaskan Arctic ecosystem aren’t just interested in polar bears. Continue reading

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{FD} Ax linked to Ötzi the iceman found north of the Alps

Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that’s just like the ax Ötzi the famous “Iceman”was carrying when he died. Continue reading

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{FD} Nobel Prize awarded for sensational gravitational waves discovery

BERLIN—As expected by many, the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics went to three scientists who helped detect gravitational waves, ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient action figures: Toy swords unearthed at Roman fort

Military brats of ancient Rome probably played soldier to pass the time. Continue reading

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{FD} Looted skeleton could be among the oldest in the Americas

First, the bad news: Divers stole a prehistoric human skeleton from an underwater cavern near Tulúm on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula five years ago. Continue reading

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