Mystery of the melting mummies

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The black chest of this Chinchorro mummy shows signs of degradation, even though it is housed at the University of Tarapacá’s archeological museum in Arica, Chile.  COURTESY OF VIVIEN STANDEN

The black chest of this Chinchorro mummy shows signs of degradation, even though it is housed at the University of Tarapacá’s archeological museum in Arica, Chile. Vivien Standen via CBS News.

Chile’s famous Chinchorro mummies, preserved perfectly for more than 7,000 years, are melting into black gelatinous goo because of increased levels of moisture that may be the result of climate change. Read the rest

“Back to the Future” documentary

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Filmmaker Jason Aron created a very compelling trailer for “Back in Time: A Back to the Future Documentary,” including interviews with Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and many other actors, crew members, and fans. The filmmakers are seeking funds via a second Kickstarter to complete the film that has expanded beyond the original vision. “Back in Time – A Back to the Future Documentary

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