If the clay seal (pictured left), discovered in Ophel, Jerusalem (pictured inset), in Israel, was for the Prophet Isaiah, a key biblical figure, it would be the first archaeological evidence of the prophet's existence. However, damage to the seal has meant that archaeologists are unsure as to whether it refers to the Biblical Prophet Isaiah, or someone else with the same name. Pictured right is a fresco of Prophet Isaiah, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.
Who says billionaires are out of touch? Ellen quizzes Bill Gates about the price of groceries... and it does not go well for him
Bill Gates was named the richest man of 2017 however is appears he has no idea about how much everyday items cost. In a hilarious clip from the Ellen DeGeneres show Bill is asked by the host to guess how much he thinks each grocery item costs to the nearest dollar. Despite knowing a lot of things Bill does not know how much a bag of pizza rolls costs, as he originally guessed they would be around $22.
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches the first of nearly 12,000 'Starlink' satellites that could bring super-fast internet to billions of people
SpaceX's Starlink satellites, launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will form the first in a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost internet service from Earth's orbit. As part of the launch (left image shows liftoff, bottom right shows core booster in flight), SpaceX planned to recover key rocket parts as a means of cutting costs, employing a giant claw to try to catch reusable parts that are ejected. Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that the claw, attached to a giant boat called 'Mr Steven', missed its target by 'a few hundred meters', though the fairings landed intact in the Pacific Ocean (top right image). As well as the Starlink satellites, the Falcon 9 is also carrying a 'Paz' Earth imaging satellite for Spain as well as a number of smaller, tertiary payloads.
The early quest to be IMMORTAL: Fascinating 1960s cryogenics footage reveals the crude first attempts at freezing bodies so they could one day be brought back to life
The footage shows the early work of the Cryonic Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as a team of scientists' piece together ground-breaking preservation equipment. A model (pictured) is seen giving a demonstration of how one man has already been frozen as she is placed in a long metal cylinder and wrapped head-to-toe in tin foil. The video, first aired in 1967, shows both the interior and exterior of a lab operated by the Cryocare Equipment Corporation (top left). Now defunct, the firm worked closely with the California-based Cryonics Society, a nonprofit organisation that still supports and promotes cryonics research today.
Could Tasmanian tigers come back from the dead? Stunning 3D scans of the creatures may unlock its genetic mysteries to help scientists clone the beast
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created 3D images (left) using CT scans (right) of the extinct Tasmanian tiger (inset left) young, preserved in museum collections (inset), that show its unusual development. The joey lived in the pouch of its mother from birth until it was 12 weeks old and over this time developed distinctly dog-like features that turned it into the top predator in Australasia before its extinction in 1936. Through understanding their complex development researchers believe they could bring the animal back to life.
How the builders of Stonehenge 5,000 years ago were almost completely wiped out by mysterious 'Beaker people' from the continent whose blood runs in Brit veins to this day
Stonehenge has a proud place in Britain's history as one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. But, according to a major new study, modern-day Britons are barely related to the ingenious Neolithic farmers who built the monument 5,000 years ago (bottom right). Instead the British are related to the 'Beaker people' who travelled from modern-day Holland and all but wiped out Stonehenge's creators (timeline shown left). The research is the largest study of ancient human DNA ever conducted, by an international team of 144 archaeologists and geneticists. An example of beaker pottery is shown top right.
Which navigation app will REALLY get you to your destination quickest? Blogger pits Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze against each other to reveal the best choice
Blogger and Adobe employee Artur Grabowski collected data from 120 trips to find out whether Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze was the fastest GPS navigation service. For each trip, he measured each apps' estimated trip time, which is how long the app believes it will take users to arrive at their destination. He first compared each apps' estimated trip time, which is how long the app believes it will take users to arrive at their destination.
Jeff Bezos reveals construction of a massive clock inside a Texas mountain that will chime every day for 10,000 years as a ‘symbol for long-term thinking’
The clock, which will play a different chime each year for the next ten millennia is being buried 500 feet (150 metres) inside a mountain in the Sierra Diablo range. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has invested $42 million in the project since becoming involved in 2011, revealed the clip on social media. The clock is powered by a large weight hanging on a gear and is built out of stainless steel, titanium and dry running ceramic ball bearings. Its creators hope that this will encourage humanity to consider about their impact on the planet and act as a 'symbol for long-term thinking'.
What could go wrong? Man armed with a hockey stick taunts Boston Dynamic's creepy SpotMini robo-dog that looks eerily similar to killer canine bots in Black Mirror
In a minute-long video uploaded to YouTube by the Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm, a human can be seen armed with a hockey stick attempting to stop the dog opening a door (top right0. SpotMini was revealed to have this new ability just last week. Unable to stop the automaton, the staff member pulls the robot from behind and drags it backward (left), resulting in a small piece of its back breaking off. The robo-dogs look eerily similar to those featured in an episode of sci-fi series Black Mirror, where mechanised canines (bottom right) hunt humans in a post-apocalyptic future.
The terrifying alien creatures of the deep: 'Fish zombie' and gruesome sea cucumbers are among a Russian fisherman's latest horrifying catches
The mysterious deep-sea beasts were captured by a fisherman off of northwest Russia in the Barents Sea, an area that scientists dub the 'twilight zone' of the Arctic Ocean. Roman Fyodorov has become an online celebrity for the incredible sea creatures that end up in his nets, with the trawlerman frequently posting snaps of his bizarre catches to the internet. The latest additions to his collection include a weird shark-like creature with bright red bug eyes which the fisherman dubbed 'fish zombie'.
Adorable footage of the first 'Dumbo' octopus hatchling ever caught on camera reveals they look like 'mini adults' from birth
Researchers captured on film the birth of a 'Dumbo' octopus in 2005. The creatures live thousands of feet below sea level in complete darkness. The film marked the first time the birth of an octopus from such a low depth was observed by scientists. The researchers learned that Dumbo octopuses are born almost completely self sufficient. Their organs and nervous system are fully formed when they hatch.
Roman boxing gloves so well-preserved they still have knuckle imprints from an ancient fighter are found near Hadrian’s Wall
Roman boxing gloves (pictured left and bottom right), dating back to 118-120 AD and thought to be the only known surviving examples from the Roman period, have been discovered near Hadrian's wall in Northumberland. Unlike modern boxing gloves, these ancient leather gloves look like a protective guard, designed to fit snugly over the knuckles to protect them from impact. One of the gloves was packed with natural material acting as a shock absorber, and both gloves are still able to fit comfortably on a modern hand. Boxing was a well-documented ancient sport that preceded the Roman era. In the context of the Roman Army, it was a recorded pursuit, a martial activity designed to increase the skills and fitness of the boxers. Pictured top right is a print from an engraving showing Roman gladiators boxing.
Neanderthals' lack of artistic skills may have led to their extinction because they were unable to develop the hand-eye coordination needed to hunt
Neanderthal art leaves a lot to be desired. Unlike Homo sapiens, our ancient cousins were unable to draw recognisable images of animals or people. Now, new research at the University of California claims this lack of artistic ability was closely related to Neanderthals' inferior hunting skills. Both drawing and hunting requires hand-eye coordination, which Neanderthals lacked - a fact that scientists say may have led to their extinction. Pictured top left is a drawing of lions painted in the Chauvet Cave, France by Homo sapiens. Bottom left, a Neanderthal brain (left) appears more elongated than the present-day Homo sapiens (right) brain, which is 'rounder and less overhanging'. Homo sapiens had a bigger parietal cortex - the area in the brain that integrates visual input and motor skills. Pictured top left is an example of a Neanderthal cave drawing and pictured right is a model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties.
Dramatic slaughter of whales and sharks by hunters is depicted in hundreds of piece of stunning 1,500-year-old rock art on the Chilean coast
Stunning rock art on the Chilean coast has revealed how ancient hunter gatherers in the area used harpoons and rafts to hunt marine animals. The cave paintings date back to 1,500-years ago, and depict the slaughter of a variety of creatures, including whales, sea lions, swordfish and sharks. The pictographs, painted in iron-oxide, comprise hundreds of hunting scenes and portray a complex marine hunter-gatherer society. Archaeological evidence suggests that the society living in El Médano - a valley in between the ocean and the desert - specialised in hunting marine creatures. Pictured are some of the cave paintings, located at a newly discovered sit called Izcuña, a few miles north of El Médano, Chile.
The coastline that goes on and on and on: Mesmerising looped video of a beach leaves the internet baffled
A clip which has been doing the rounds on the internet is leaving viewers with complaints of headaches and nausea. The video, which is a satellite photograph of an unknown stretch of coast, plays on around a two second loop and makes you feel as if you are falling into a repetitive abyss.