Read more about the article SHELL SHOCKER: Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered
Images shows the female snake's rear section, where bones of at least two embryos can be seen, undated photo. The study was concluded by an Argentine-German research team. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

SHELL SHOCKER: Oldest Live Birth Of Snake Dating Back 47 Million Years Discovered

A team of scientists has discovered what they say is the first evidence in the world – dating back 47 million years – of a snake giving birth to its young. Image shows the Messel boa (Messelophis variatus) which is the world's first fossil record of a viviparous snake, undated…

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Read more about the article MUMMY MIA: Oldest Known E. Coli Sample Dating Back To 16th Century Extracted From Italian Mummy
Researchers reconstruct the genome of E. coli, using fragments from gallstone of 16th century mummy. (Division of Paleopathology of the University of Pisa/Newsflash)

MUMMY MIA: Oldest Known E. Coli Sample Dating Back To 16th Century Extracted From Italian Mummy

The oldest known sample of an E. coli bacteria has been extracted from a 16th-century Italian mummy by an international team of researchers. Modern E. coli bacteria is often found in the digestive system of healthy humans and animals and while most forms of it are harmless, researchers revealed in…

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Read more about the article UPLIFTING NEWS: World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service
The oldest surviving paternoster in the world can be found in Hamburg, German. (Newsflash)

UPLIFTING NEWS: World’s Oldest Paternoster Elevator Back In Service

A curious student researching historic buildings has discovered the world’s oldest functioning paternoster lift. Art history student Robin Augenstein, 32, studied construction plans of houses built in the port area of Hamburg, northern Germany, for a seminar at university four years ago. He noticed that historic blueprints of a heritage-protected…

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Read more about the article Alleged Oldest Woman In World Dies In Turkey Aged 120
Seker Arslan who turned 120 in Amasya, Turkey, in June 2021. (Newsflash)

Alleged Oldest Woman In World Dies In Turkey Aged 120

The Turkish gran who allegedly celebrated her 120th birthday last June has passed away. Seker Arslan of the northern Turkish city of Amasya suddenly fell ill on Wednesday, 9th February. She was taken to the Sabuncuoglu Serafeddin Training and Research Hospital in Amasya with shortness of breath and organ failure.…

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Read more about the article Chinas Oldest Living Citizen Dies Aged 135
Alimihan Seyiti, 135, died in a village in Shule county, China. (AsiaWire)

Chinas Oldest Living Citizen Dies Aged 135

China’s oldest person has died aged 135 in her local township. Alimihan Seyiti, from the township of Komuxerik in Shule County in the north-western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, died on 16th December. According to the county’s Publicity Department, Seyiti was born on 25th June 1886 during the imperial Qing dynasty.…

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