Tag: Peru

Ancient Giant Ground Drawings Of Killer Whale And Dancing Woman Seen Over Peru

Archaeologists discovered 25 new geoglyphs, including a killer whale and a dancing woman, in Peru. The new drawings predate their more popular neighbor, the Nazca Lines.

Ancient June 5, 2018

Three-Fingered Mummies Found To Be Not Human, According To Tests

Three-fingered mummies unearthed in Peru are not what they appear to be, although they may already be dismissed. Tests run on the mummies show that they’re not human.

Ancient March 12, 2018

Mars Can Grow Potatoes, Says Potato Research Center

Positive results from a trial from the International Potato Center in growing potatoes with Mars-like conditions have brightened the prospect of growing the tubers on the Red Planet. The NASA-guided project started in February 2016 in Lima, Peru.

Space March 9, 2017

WATCH: Caterpillar Discovered In Peru Builds And Crawls In Strange Leafy 'Armor'

YouTube star and real-life biologist, Joe Hanson, discovered a unique caterpillar while filming his documentary show in the Peruvian Amazon. The crawling insect builds its own moving shelter out of leaves.

Animals January 31, 2017

Ancient Blue Jeans? Indigo Dye Used By South Americans In Peru Long Before Egyptians

Cloths found in Peru provide earliest evidence of indigo dye use. The fabrics were 6,200 years old, which makes them older than the previously known oldest sample of indigo dye from Egypt.

Ancient September 17, 2016

4,500-Year-Old Female Mummy Sheds Light On Ancient History Of Peru

Archaeologists were able to discover a 4,500-year-old mummy, which may shed light into the ancient history of Peru. Aside from the mummy, experts also found some other artifacts including a necklace and pendant, which signify that the woman belonged to high-class society.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

Doctors Remove Giant Tumor From The Abdomen Of Peruvian Woman

Doctors from Archbishop Loayza National Hospital in Peru removed a 35-pound ovarian tumor from a woman. It looked like she was pregnant, but twice the size.

Life February 26, 2016

NASA To Grow Potatoes In Peru To Test If They Can Be Grown On Mars

Scientists are testing 100 potato varieties to see if they’re suitable for growing on Mars. The experiment in the dry, arid Atacama Desert will help determine the viability of food cultivation and supply on the Red Planet.

Space February 22, 2016

Scientist Finds Legendary Amazon River That Boils Animals To Death

A legendary river in the Amazon is said to be so hot, it can boil animals to death. Experts said animals are cooked from the eyes to the flesh and bones, before finally succumbing to lost energy and death.

Animals February 20, 2016

Plant Lamp Draws Electricity From Plants And Soil

Peruvian researchers developed the plant lamp, which operates via energy stored in soil containing microorganisms and nutrients, released by plants as they grow. 10 prototypes had been sent to target rural communities known to have poor access to electricity.

Animals November 25, 2015

New Animal Geoglyphs Discovered In Peru Nazca Lines

Archaeologists used 3D scanning to identify ancient geoglyphs that date back to 400 B.C. Peru. The researchers aim to preserve Nazcan culture amid growing urbanization.

Earth/Environment July 16, 2015

New Study Attempts To Solve Poverty With Novel Approach To Livestock

Training, information, guidance and cows and chickens. Through these, the ‘Graduation’ program was shown to be effective towards alleviating poverty and improving the lives of many.

Life May 16, 2015

Over 170 Mummies Discovered In Peru Ceremonial Site

More than 170 mummies were excavated from seven tombs in a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru. The site is now known as Tenahaha.

Animals April 9, 2015

Animals Can Predict Earthquakes And This Is How They Do It

Animals as earthquake forecasters? It's possible, given their acute sensitivity to the environment as observed at the Yanachaga National Park in Peru.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2015

Historic (But Watered Down) Deal Struck at UN Climate Change Talks in Lima: The Details

International negotiators at the UN Climate Change talks in Peru have come up with a deal that commits both rich and poor countries to reduce their carbon emissions.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2014

What are the Nazca Lines and Why Greenpeace is Having a PR Nightmare

Greenpeace activists are courting controversy after damaging a 1,500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry to the Nazca Lines area is restricted, but the activists managed to lay lettering supporting environmental consciousness near the iconic Hummingbird.

Earth/Environment December 14, 2014

Have and Have-Not Nations Can't Agree on Climate Change Deal in Lima Talks

Climate talks in Lima have been put on hold in a dispute over costs, but what could this mean for negotiations scheduled for Paris in 2015?

Earth/Environment December 14, 2014

Greenpeace Nazca Lines Stunt Backfires: Here's Why Peru Is So Indignant

A Nazca geoglyph may forever be altered by a publicity stunt carried out in the name of the environment. Why did Greenpeace carry out the action, and why are they apologizing for it now?

Earth/Environment December 14, 2014

No Peace for Greenpeace: Peru Files Criminal Charges Against Activists for Damages on Nazca Lines

Peru's government is pressing charges after a Greenpeace publicity stunt caused severe damage to the country's historical Nazca Lines. Activists involved could get up to six years in prison.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2014

Greenpeace Nazca Lines Stunt Horribly Backfires: Here's Why

Greenpeace activists wanted to send a message to the delegates of the Lima Climate Change Conference, so they mounted a publicity stunt in one of Peru's most renowned landmarks. What they did, however, damaged a 1,500-year-old archaeological monument.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2014

UN Climate Change Talks Start in Peru

Lima is the last stage on which terms may be defined before the global warming deal is finalized next year. Negotiators are hard at work, ensuring all bases are covered.

Earth/Environment December 2, 2014

Will NASA's Airborne Campaign to Clear Climate Confusion Help Clear Air Pollution?

Climate change around the world is being studied by NASA, utilizing five studies conducted around the globe.

Earth/Environment December 1, 2014

500 Sea Lion Corpses Wash Up in Peru Beach: Mysterious Death Being Investigated

Hundreds of sea lions were found dead on the shores of Anconcillo beach in Peru's Santa province. Authorities are investigating claims that the animals may have been poisoned by marine farmers and fishermen harvesting shellfish that the carnivorous marine creatures eat.

Animals November 25, 2014

Authorities in Peru Probe Death of 500 Sea Lions on Northern Coastline

About 500 sea lions were found dead along the northern coastline of Peru. Wildlife officials believe that fishermen and marine farmers may have poisoned the mammals.

Earth/Environment November 25, 2014

How Did a Peruvian Beach Become a Sea Lion Graveyard?

Hundred of dead sea lions have been found on a beach in Peru. What could this incident have to do with other similar mass deaths seen in recent years?

November 24, 2014

Peruvian Glow Worm Lights Up to Lure Prey to Death

When glowing worms in Peruvian rain forests put on a light show, it means it's dinnertime, researchers say. Bioluminescent creatures 'turn on' to lure insect prey within reach.

Animals November 22, 2014

What stone tools tell us about highest-altitude Ice Age peoples

Researchers studied a settlement at an extremely high altitude. These people lived in the Andes Mountains during the Ice Age.

Society October 26, 2014

ISS cosmonauts launch Peruvian baby satellite during spacewalk

International Space Station (ISS) cosmonauts launch a nanosatellite during a latest spacewalk. The nanosatellite was built by the National University of Engineering in Peru.

Space August 20, 2014

ISS astronaut sets free baby satellite: 'And away it goes'

Chasqui 1, the first satellite ever from Peru, weighs a little over two pounds, and was launched by hand from the International Space Station.

Space August 19, 2014

Isolated Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world out of desperation (Video)

A previously uncontacted group of natives have emerged from the rain forest of Peru, into Brazil, fleeing dangers from developers and drug traffickers.

August 3, 2014

Amazon tribe contacts modern world for first time and catches flu

Uncontacted people in Peru met modern civilization in Brazil for the first time and promptly caught the flu. Without immunity to the disease, it could be deadly.

Life July 27, 2014

2,000-year old death shroud from Paracas civilization goes on display in Peru

A 2,000-year old Paracas death shroud, previously displayed in a museum in Gothenburg, Sweden, was returned to the Peruvian government and will be put on display.

Arts & Culture June 18, 2014

2000-year old Peruvian funeral shroud reveals mastery of Paracas artisans

A funeral shroud created 21 centuries ago shows the master works of the craftspersons in the mysterious Paracas culture of Peru.

June 18, 2014

Discovery of ancient rock lines in Peru stumps scientists: What could they be for?

Ancient lines of stones were discovered in Peru. What was the purpose behind these mysterious structures?

Animals May 8, 2014

Lines created by Paracas predates ancient Nazca Lines in Peru

Mysterious rock lines in Peru have been found to be older than the Nazca Lines. The ancient rock lines were created by the Paracas, an ancient Andean culture.

Animals May 7, 2014

Ubinas volcano coughs ash cloud two miles high, prompts evacuation of 4,000 local Peruvians

The Ubinas Volcano's latest explosions have prompted government authorities in Peru to evacuate residents and take further necessary measures. What could have caused it to erupt?

Animals April 20, 2014

Incan woman mummy murder mystery solved: She was bludgeoned to death and sacrificed

An Incan woman died hundreds of years ago, and her body was mummified in the desert. A new analysis now reveals more about her life, and her tragic death.

Animals February 27, 2014

Quelccaya Ice Cap glacier in Peru gives global warming a chilly reception

Quelccaya Ice Cap glacier in Peru is revealing centuries worth of secrets about the climate. But, what does it say about our present?

Animals February 26, 2014

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