Friday, June 29, 2012

Mysterious clay pots in China are 20,000 years old -
baked 10,000 years before humans settled down and became farmers


  • Pots are oldest pottery ever discovered
  • Date from 10,000 years before humans 'settled down' and became farmers
  • Push invention of pottery back to last ice age
  • Archaeologists struggling to work out how and why they were made
  • Thought to have been used by roving hunter-gatherers
Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, according to archaeologists.
Earlier theories have held that the invention of pottery happened during the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter-gathers to farmers.
The new find has been carbon dated by a team of Chinese and American researchers and shows scorch marks that indicate it may have been used in cooking.
These pots push the invention of pottery back to the last ice age - and archaeologists are trying to understand how and why they were made.

Pottery fragment from Xianrendong Cave in northern Jiangxi Province, China. Bits of the oldest known pottery, some 2,000 years older than previously found pieces, have been uncovered in China

Pottery fragment from Xianrendong Cave in northern Jiangxi Province, China. Bits of the oldest known pottery, some 2,000 years older than previously found pieces, have been uncovered in China


'UFO' at the bottom of the Baltic Sea 'cuts off
electrical equipment when divers get within 200m'



  • Object is raised about 10 to 13ft above seabed and curved at the sides like a mushroom
  • Hole is surrounded by an strange rock formation that expedition team can not explain
  • Stones are covered in something 'resembling soot' which has baffled experts
  • Divers say phones and some cameras switch off when close to the object

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UNEARTHED - A SHORT FILM By Dalang Films


On the edge of space, a mining ship, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource. Two crew members undertake a mission to the desolate rock to take samples for later analysis. The mission goes well until they unearth a dark and terrifying truth.
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With physics, you can get universes: There is no need for a God
to cause the Big Bang, says scientist


By EDDIE WRENN
The divine spark? The Big Bang exploded our universe into existence -
but astrophysicists say there is no need for a God to be involved in the process

You do not need God to fill in the blanks of the Big Bang, says an astrophysicist.
That isn't to say there is no God, simply that the universe is explainable without the need for a divine being to bring something out of nothing, says Alex Flippenko, of the University of California.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Internet Changes Wednesday, But Most People Won’t Notice


With IP addresses now depleted, the Internet Society is leading the launch of IPv6 to allow the web to continue growing.
Without adopting IPv6, people surfing the web will have to go through a transitional gateway before entering a non-updated site using IPv4, making the experience slower. On launch day Wednesday, website owners are encouraged to permanently enable IPv6 — the next generation of Internet protocol.
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