Akrotiri Frescoes: Mediterranean commerce in the Bronze Age

Scientists from the Selcuk University (SU) have discovered a 5,000-year-old shipping sea route in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The underwater archaeologists found harbors, shipwrecks, shipyards and anchoring spots near Mersin, a city located in the south of Turkey. They believe they've found traces of the world's first maritime route and earlier harbors.

Using high-resolution sonar systems, diving equipment, and waterproof cameras, the group of ten researchers unveiled data and objects that confirm that this maritime route was used since the Bronze Age.

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Edible water bottles: say 'no' to plastics | Photo: Guillaume Couche/Skipping Rocks Lab

Going for a day at the beach? Need water to stay hydrated? Learn how to say "no" to plastic containers. Cook your own edible water bottles.

Is there water you can eat? Yes, there is. It might sound strange, but it is possible to create a gelatinous fiber that keeps the water "solid" and ready to be consumed.

These natural water bottles can burst quite easily. However, it is possible to produce thicker skins for industrial purposes. The good news is that they're cheap, biodegradable and an excellent teaching tool for schools.

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Pentecopterus decorahensis: world's oldest predator | Illustration: Patrick J. Lynch/Yale University

A group of scientist from the Yale University has discovered the oldest known species of a sea scorpion, in a meteorite crater located in the Iowa River, in Winneshiek.

The "Pentecopterus decorahensis", named after an ancient Greek warship, lived 467 million years ago and grew to nearly six feet (1.5 meters) in length.

The animal belongs to the family of eurypterid, a group of aquatic arthropods that are ancestors of modern ticks, lobsters and spiders.

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