Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

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MatterImageA human embryo at 45 days. Scientists have learned that a protein called Hemo, made by a fetus and the placenta, is produced from viral DNA that entered our ancestors’ genomes 100 million years ago.CreditCreditOmikron, via Science SourceIn July, scientists reported that a strange protein courses through the veins of pregnant women. No one is…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in  Germany

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in Germany

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The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne. The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre of the city.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Ancient and Modern Meet in These Photographs of the Holy Land

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Ancient and Modern Meet in These Photographs of the Holy Land

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Roger Grasas has been traveling around the Middle East with his camera since 2005, documenting the region’s diverse peoples and landscapes. For his latest series, “Ha Aretz”—Aramaic for “The Promised Land”—the Spanish photographer decided to journey through the six countries that now constitute the world described in the Scriptures: Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and…

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.