SoT 281: Little Bit Magnificent Goat

November 13, 2017

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:51] A strange rock hurtling through space turns out to be the first known detection of a visitor from another solar system! By which we mean: not aliens.

[00:15:08] Lentils might not sound like exciting archaeological discovery, but a find at the prehistoric site of Gurga Chiya in Iraqi Kurdistan could provide clues about the formation of permanent settlements and the development of social stratification.

[00:22:45] Using muon-scanning technology, particle physicists have discovered a hidden void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. But – surprise! – that’s not as unusual or revolutionary as much of the media breathlessly reported.


This episode contains traces of archaeologist Zahi Hawass criticising the Great Pyramid void discovery on RT America.