Ancient ceremonial carriage uncovered by archaeologists near Pompeii

“This is an extraordinary discovery that advances our understanding of the ancient world,” said Massimo Osanna of the Pompeii archaeological site. ROME — Archaeologists have unearthed a unique ancient-Roman ceremonial carriage from a villa just outside Pompeii, the Italian city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled carriage made […]

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The Inspiring and Playful Hidden Message in the Mars Perseverance Rover’s Parachute

When computer nerds are placed in command of one of humanity’s most ambitious scientific undertakings, you know there’s going to be some fun involved. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)—home of mission control for the Mars rovers Perseverance and Curiosity—takes advantage of the brilliance of their staff, and the fact that tens of millions of people […]

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