Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Found: Has the tomb of Tutankhamun’s mother been found hiding in plain sight?

Queen Nefertiti: Has the tomb of Tutankhamun’s mother been found hiding in plain sight?

Queen Nefertiti has fascinated and perplexed ancient Egyptian scholars in equal measure.

The legendary beauty ruled alongside Pharaoh Akhenaten in 14BC. During her reign she accrued status as an icon of power and elegance.

Despite her prominence in ancient Egyptian history, her resting place has remained a mystery – but now a new theory by a leading historian claims to have finally found the Queen’s burial place.A diagram of Nefertiti's possible resting place. Two secret doorways may exist coming from the walls of the main chamber.A diagram of Nefertiti’s possible resting place. Two secret doorways may exist coming from the walls of the main chamber.

Nicholas Reeves, an archaeologist at the University of Arizona, has made bold new claims that he believes she has been laid to rest in Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. The pharaoh’s tomb was found fully intact and untouched by explorer Howard Carter in 1922.


It remains the only ever pharaoh’s tomb to be found intact and has proved a treasure trove for historians and archaeologists.The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti is on display at Neues Museum on September 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti is on display at Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Over 5,000 artefacts were found in the tomb including chariots, musical instruments and clothes.

Now Mr Reeves believes that the tomb may have one more secret to yield and has claimed that Nefertiti’s resting site may also lie within its walls.The body known as “younger lady” is suspected to be Nefertiti, if proven it could also place her as the mother to Tutankhamun as the mummy is the biological mother of the boy king. This is a possibility as the Queen was the cousin of Tut’s father

After examining high resolution images from inside the tomb, Mr Reeves believes that two secret passage ways exist which have been covered up but can be faintly seen through cracks and fissures.

In a recently published paper, called The Burial of Nefertiti?,  he sets out his belief that one passage could contain a mundane store room, but another could lead to Nefertiti’s tomb.

Speaking to The Economist about his new theory, he said: “If I’m wrong, I’m wrong; but if I’m right this is potentially the biggest archaeological discovery ever made.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/queen-nefertiti-has-the-tomb-of-tutankhamuns-mother-been-found-hiding-in-plain-sight-10449342.html


Fact: Having More Friends in Your 20’s Can Make You Live Longer

I had a ton of wonderful friends in my 20s, but most of them have died in the last 5-6 yrs and I find myself making new friends now- who are IN THEIR 20s mostly- SO WEIRD!


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Here’s some good news for Taylor Swift and her squad today: New research reveals that having strong friendships in your 20s can actually help you to live longer.

The 30-year study from the University of Rochester found that having more social interactions throughout your third decade of life is important to health later on, while in your 30s it is the quality of friendship that contributes to a longer life.

Researchers explained that frequent social interactions at age 20 are key to help us to figure out who we are. “It’s often around this age that we meet people from diverse backgrounds, with opinions and values that are different from our own, and we learn how to best manage those differences,” the study’s lead author Cheryl Carmichael said.

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However, at age 30, the study participants who had intimate, high-quality friendships reported the highest…

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Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest

Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest.

A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a new study finds.

These human-made structures remain a mystery: They may have been used for defense, drainage, or perhaps ceremonial or religious reasons. But the new research addresses another burning question: whether and how much prehistoric people altered thelandscape in the Amazon before the arrival of Europeans.

“People have been affecting the global climate system through land use for not just the past 200 to 300 years, but for thousands of years,” said study author John Francis Carson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. [See Images of the Ancient Amazonian Earthworks]”

Ancient landscape

An examination of the two cores — one from the large lake, Laguna Oricore, and one from the smaller lake, Laguna Granja — revealed a surprise: The very oldest sediments didn’t come from a rainforest ecosystem at all. In fact, the Bolivian Amazon before about 2,000 to 3,000 years ago looked more like the savannas of Africa than today’s jungle environment.

The question had been whether the early Amazon was highly deforested or barely touched, Carson said.

“The surprising thing we found was that it was neither,” he told Live Science. “It was this third scenario where, when people first arrived on the landscape, the climate was drier.”


The science of ‘hangry:’ Why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry

A man expresses disapproval at his friend's table manners as she sinks her teeth greedily into a sandwich, circa 1940.

A man expresses disapproval at his friend’s table manners as she sinks her teeth greedily into a sandwich, circa 1940.

(CNN)Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at you when they were hungry? If so, you’ve experienced “hangry” (an amalgam of hungry and angry) — the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for a feed.

But where does hanger come from? And why is it that only some people seem to get hangry? The answer lies in some of the processes that happen inside your body when it needs food.

The physiology of hanger

The carbohydrates, proteins and fats in everything you eat are digested into simple sugars (such as glucose), amino acids and free fatty acids. These nutrients pass into your bloodstream from where they are distributed to your organs and tissues and used for energy.

As time passes after your last meal, the amount of these nutrients circulating in your bloodstream starts to drop. If your blood-glucose levels fall far enough, your brain will perceive it as a life-threatening situation. You see, unlike most other organs and tissues in your body which can use a variety of nutrients to keep functioning, your brain is critically dependent on glucose to do its job.

You’ve probably already noticed this dependence your brain has on glucose; simple things can become difficult when you’re hungry and your blood glucose levels drop. You may find it hard to concentrate, for instance, or you may make silly mistakes. Or you might have noticed that your words become muddled or slurred.

Another thing that can become more difficult when you’re hungry is behaving within socially acceptable norms, such as not snapping at people. So while you may be able to conjure up enough brain power to avoid being grumpy with important colleagues, you may let your guard down and inadvertently snap at the people you are most relaxed with or care most about, such as partners and friends. Sound familiar?

READ MORE AT: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/20/health/science-behind-being-hangry/index.html?sr=fb072215hangry5pStoryLink


16 Reasons You Should Be Having More Sex, According to Science

Science lies.

It doesn’t count as exercise unless you’re hanging off a freaking trapeze or jumping on a trampoline while doing it (bahahaha- “TRAMPoline”)


Reason #8: Sex makes you look younger. Reason #8: Sex makes you look younger.

Guys, here’s a little secret: Sex is good for more than your relationship. In fact, according to science, getting busy on the regular can benefit your overall health—and your guy’s, too—in some pretty major ways.

In the spirit of empowering ladies everywhere to get it on as much as they can, we’ve compiled a list of 16 medially-proven reasons you should be having more sex.

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1. Moderate sex can cure a cold
Not only does sex make you more content in your relationship, but it also keeps you healthier. In 1999, researchers at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of a certain antibody that provided a boost to their immune systems, compared to students who had sex less—or more—often.

2. Sex lowers your blood…

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