Archaeologists have identified a remarkable piece of Neanderthal jewelry comprised of eight white-tailed eagle talons. Worn 130,000 years ago, the discovery shows that Neanderthals were capable of making sophisticated ornaments long before modern humans appeared on the scene.
A massive storm paired with high tides flooded parts of Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this week. MODIS captured photos of the region on February 22nd, and again on March 6th. The dramatic change in water colour off-shore is the result of loose sediment washing into the city and into the ocean.