The 'Europe That Was' Map before the seas began to rise 10,000 years ago - http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080709/full/454151a.html http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/doggerland/spinney-text http://www.nextnature.net/2009/04/mapping-a-lost-world/
The world’s oldest tree was discovered on Fulufjallet Mountain in Sweden. It is estimated that the Norway Spruce tree – named Old Tjikko – is around 9,550 years old (around the end of the last ice age).
Einstein at the space station, a sleeping black hole and sledging on Mars – in pictures
Einstein at the space station, a sleeping black hole and sledging on Mars – in pictures This month's pick of the best space-related imagery includes the arrival of Albert Einstein at the International Space Station, a black hole that has dozed off after running out of things to eat, and the tracks of dry ice blocks that skidded down Martian slopes
Cygnus Loop (also known as the Veil Nebula) - formed after a shockwave propagated through the material ejected during the supernova - subsequently heating up the surrounding material - causing it to glow. The nebula, which covers an expanse of space that is 6 times larger than the full moon, is ~ 2,500 light-years from Earth in Cygnus. Astronomers believe the supernova ignited 5-10,000 years ago; the light from the event first arrived on Earth at the end of the last ice age.