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  • March 7, 2014
    Seen here looking like something I'd bet you I'll eat off the floor for $1, Pithovirus, a 30,000 year old virus recently dug up from permafrost in Siberia, plots world domination. The virus, which is harmless to humans but deadly to amoebas, is also the largest virus ever foun... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This is the 4.4-billion year old zircon crystal found in Western Australia. Researchers believe it to be the oldest known piece of earth. How do you explain that, young earth creationists? "Radioactive dating doesn't work." Tell me about it, my last date had laser vision an... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2013
    These are the window curtains made out of vintage 35mm film slides by Scott Sherwood. The curtains are five and a half feet tall, six feet wide and contain 1,152 individual film slides. Are there any nudes in the mix? If Scott did a good job, they all are. Keep going for a ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they immediately froze the poor bastard, only later to calculate it was 400 years old and even LATER to discover i wasn't 400, but 507... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2013
    This is the 700-year old bronze ring unearthed in Bulgaria (two Bulgaria posts in a row, wild!) that archaeologists suspect was used for covert political murders using some form of liquid poison inside. How James Bond-y. "It's a unique ring," [archaeologist Bonnie] Petrunova ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Scientists analyzing a two-mile deep mine in Ontario, Canada have discovered what is currently the oldest water known to date, at 2.6-billion years old. "Pfft, that's nothing." METHUSELAH YOU STAY OUT OF THIS. The scientists analyzed water they found 2 miles (2.4 km) deep. T... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    According to astronomers studying background radiation data gathered by the Planck Space probe, the universe is 80-million years older than previously thought. So now when somebody asks you how old the universe is, you can confidently tell them, "80-million years older than pr... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to astronomers, star formation across the universe is at an all time low, some 30 times less than it was at its height 11-billion years ago. They also speculate only another 5% more stars being formed in the future. Well folks, looks like it's all downhill from here... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2012
    In news so exciting it stopped my heart and I had to chug a half dozen Monster Energy Drinks to bring myself back to life and even that didn't work so I'm dead now, a new world's oldest d20 die has been found IN EGYPT. The previous record holder was a Roman glass die from arou... / Continue →