Cosmic Rays Could Help Unlock the Secrets of the Pyramids

There’s a long and colorful history of people trying to unlock the secret of how the Egyptian pyramids were built—and possibly find hidden rooms and corridors, for good measure. And now, a new international project aims to peer through the stone walls of these ancient structures, using cosmic rays. »10/29/15 7:10pm10/29/15 7:10pm

10 Bizarre Theories About The Pyramids That DON'T Involve Aliens

The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids to inspire awe, but could they have known that they would also inspire idiocy? For millennia, individuals have gazed upon these edifices, seeing them not as they are, but as projections of their own beliefs. Here are ten of the strangest theories—no aliens required. »10/22/14 1:11pm10/22/14 1:11pm

Physicists Have A Simple Answer For How Egyptians Built The Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last of the ancient world's "seven wonders." The 4,500-year-old structure was constructed from 2.4 million limestone blocks, most weighing around 2.5 tons. Today we're still debating how the Egyptians managed to move these blocks from local quarries. Now scientists have a new… »8/27/14 6:20pm8/27/14 6:20pm

A Pyramid in the Middle of Nowhere Built To Track the End of the World

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it's just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly… »4/14/14 1:22am4/14/14 1:22am

This massive flat-topped pyramid will be built in Abu Dhabi — guess what it’ll be made of

Once complete, it will occupy a space larger than the Great Pyramids of Giza and rise taller than St. Paul's Cathedral. It's called the Mastaba — a 150 meter (500 feet) tall flat-topped pyramidal structure that was just approved for construction by Abu Dhabi officials. Designed by acclaimed artist Christo, the… »11/29/12 2:20pm11/29/12 2:20pm

Have archaeologists discovered lost Egyptian pyramids using Google Earth?

Satellite archaeologist Angela Micol believes she may have stumbled upon two previously unidentified pyramid structures by using Google Earth. Located in Egypt, the sites contain distinct features and orientations that definitely suggest the potential presence of pyramids — a prospect that has local archaeologists… »8/07/12 9:20am8/07/12 9:20am

According to a 1918 science magazine, the Earth would transform into a pyramid

In the May 1918 issue of the youth science and current events periodical My Magazine, an unnamed author played it particularly fast and loose with geophysics when he declared that the planet was slowly becoming a pyramid. "What sort of people will live on the tetrahedron?" screamed the author in the headline, somewhat… »3/12/12 2:50pm3/12/12 2:50pm

When the Smithsonian discovered an ancient Egyptian colony in the Grand Canyon

Did Egyptians cross the Pacific Ocean and wander the American Southwest thousands of years ago? In the early 20th century, claims of such a discovery were made by two Smithsonian-funded archaeologists, who spoke of a thriving civilization tucked within a series of caverns carved into the side of a remote portion of… »1/13/12 10:35am1/13/12 10:35am