A nickel is a nickel is a nickel - Always worth five cents right? Wrong! If it is one of the five 1913 Liberty Head Nickels, then it may be worth millions - as much as $3.7mm, as is reputed to have been paid by anonymous buyer, at an auction held in Orlando, Florida, last Thursday.
Paul Sereno, a resident paleontologist at National Geographic has been scouring the arid areas of the Sahara for many years, in search of crocodile fossils. Now his findings of five species of these ferocious creatures that roamed the Earth 100 million years ago, have been used to create an amazing documentary entitled 'Crocs Eating Dinosaurs'.
The conventional way to project our Globe is by drawing each continent according to its landmass, which while technically correct, can get a little boring. What if we drew the Atlas based on Income or the number of Internet users in each continent? That's what the folks at WorldMapper have done and the results are quite eye opening.
It turns out that the beautiful Island of Madagascar is not just home to escaped zoo animals from New York, but also the home of the Golden Orb Spiders, renowned for their gold silken threads. Now, for the first time ever, the spider threads have been woven into a stunning, never before seen piece of textile.
If you are in the market for an almost perfect Tyrannosaurus-Rex (T-Rex), you better book your ticket to Las Vegas. For on October 3rd, Samson, one of the World's largest, most complete fossil of this ferocious dinosaur, will be up for grabs - to the highest bidder.
American school children were in for a real treat when they headed back to school after the Labor Day weekend on September 8th - a welcoming speech from the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama.