3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription

A Trojan prince, a usurper, and a powerful but mysterious civilization simply referred to as “the Sea Peoples”. It might sound like a new fantasy drama show but it is actually a translation of a 3,200-year-old stone inscription. Learn more: 3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription

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Titan

If you ever find yourself on Titan, make sure you bring an umbrella. Because scientists have discovered this moon of Saturn has surprisingly intense rainstorms every year, much more frequently than thought. Learn more: Titan

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Ancient Viking Clothing

Vikings were known to pillage and roam, so it’s not all that surprising that they came into contact and traded with peoples from across Europe and parts of Western Asia. What is a little more baffling is the Arabic writing recently identified on 9th- and 10th-century burial costumes discovered in Scandinavia. Learn more: Ancient Viking […]

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How A Fidget Spinner Behaves On The ISS

Fidget spinners have been a craze sweeping the world for a few months now, and it seems that even astronauts aren’t immune to their dizzying charms. Watch Mark T. Vande Hei, Joseph Acaba, Randy Bresnik, and Paolo Nespoli play with NASA-brand fidget spinners (yes, they exist) in the weightlessness of the ISS while pondering how […]

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Google’s New Space Maps

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the Solar System, Google has got you covered. They’ve just released an awesome new set of maps that lets you zoom in on a variety of planets, dwarf planets, and moons. Discover more: Google’s New Space Maps

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Genetic Analysis Of Ancient Easter Islander’s DNA

Three years ago, a genetic study of the people of Easter Island reported that they had acquired distinctively South American DNA. Although the majority of their heritage was Polynesian, the research indicated some interaction with the peoples of the neighboring continent before Europeans arrived. Science, however, is always evolving, and new research found an absence […]

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The Smallpox Vaccine

Vaccines have saved millions, if not billions, of human lives over the last two centuries. The smallpox vaccine was the first of such weapons in our medical arsenal, and while its success is undeniable, its composition has puzzled medical researchers for decades. Discover more: The Smallpox Vaccine

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30,000-Year-Old Faces Of Some Of The First Children In Europe

The latest masterpiece comes courtesy of a collaboration between Visual Science – an international scientific visualization studio – and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, who have gloriously recreated the faces of some of the first human children to exist in Europe. Watch this: 30,000-Year-Old Faces Of Some Of The […]

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Psychopath

According to thousands of Buzzfeed quizzes, your music taste can say a lot about you. From the songs you choose, these quizzes can tell which Harry Potter house you belong to or what era of Kylie Minogue your fashion sense is. Of course, it’s all nonsense. However according to a new – more scientific – […]

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The World’s Shortest IQ Test

The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) has been hailed as the world’s shortest IQ test. Apparently, it only takes three questions to separate the Einsteins from the Homer Simpsons of this world. Can you pass this IQ test? The World’s Shortest IQ Test

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