The Greatest Accomplishment in Human History

Happened 50 years ago Today.

Think about it. When a team of historians and scholars were recently asked “What is the greatest accomplishment in human history?” The overwhelming answer was the time when humans walked on the moon.

The last human to set foot on the moon was 47 years ago.

Why so long?

An Archaeological Controversy

Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Belong to Hominin Only Known To Have Existed in Africa 4 Million Years Later

And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate

Thanks Mark!

Scientists Turn Hydrogen Into a Metal

Wow.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.

An 80-year-old prediction may come true: Scientists turn hydrogen into a metal