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X-ray images of ancient ‘Bisti Beast’ dinosaur skull reveal how ‘bone crushing adaptations’ arose in the T. rex family

Researchers have imaged a 74-million-year-old dinosaur skull in the highest-resolution scan of a tyrannosaur skull ever done. The skull belonged to a ‘Bisti Beast,’ a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex with big-headed, bone-crushing adaptations. The scan revealed un-erupted teeth, the … Continue reading

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Sinus X-rays reveal age of children

Anthropologists, pathologists and other scientists may soon have a new tool to work with when it comes to determining the age of deceased children based on their skeletal remains. Researchers in North Carolina have discovered that the frontal sinus of … Continue reading

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Charred Dead Sea Scroll read using X-ray technology

Using X-ray scanning technology, researchers from Israel and the US have managed to read an ancient, charred Biblical scroll discovered in the 1970s in a synagogue on the shores of the Dead Sea. The document, made from carbonized parchment, was … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision Archaeology Reveals Holocaust Escape Tunnel

Seventy years ago, Vilnius, Lithuania was a bustling town home to over 100,000 Jews. But then it all disappeared. From 1941 to 1944, 95% of Lithuanian Jews were killed. Archaeologists are now finding a story of hope and courage hidden within … Continue reading

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X-Rays Used to Decode Ancient Greek Technology

Scientists have failed to find any more of the pieces still missing from the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the most mysterious artifacts of the ancient world recently discovered to be a lunar and solar calendar that can also predict eclipses. Scientists … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered What Was Underneath These Famous Paintings?

Thanks to Gizmodo, wonder no more! X-rays have revealed the secrets of Picasso, van Anthonissen, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and more. We’ve shared the secrets behind Picasso’s Blue Room before, and today we’re sharing a few more secrets with you. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Wish You Could Get Inside Albert Einstein’s Head?

Now you can, thanks to Business Insider! A British auction house that also sold one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled gloves managed to get a hold of Albert Einstein’s brain scans that show off the huge brains he used to create all sorts of … Continue reading

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