“Clean Swimming Pool” Smell

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS It’s recently been reported that scientists have managed to create a test to measure how much urine is in a swimming pool. It seems that peeing in the pool has become commonplace, and even high-profile swimmers have admitted to doing it during rigorous training sessions, arguing that the chlorine “kills it”. Not only […]

Read more

A New Species Of Shark

Meet Squalus clarkae. A member of the pre-existing Squalus genus – famed, rather sadly, for their very slow reproductive rates and low genetic diversity typified by other deepwater sharks – this new critter was found swimming around in the Gulf of Mexico, with its range extending to the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover […]

Read more

Why Do You Get So Hungry When You’re High?

Cannabis has a well-known range of side effects: a feeling of being chilled out, prone to giggling, more intense colors, time feeling like it slowed down and, of course, the famous “munchies”. A new paper, presented at a recent Florida gathering of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, takes an inventive look at […]

Read more

Mysterious Ancient Greek Papyrus

A 2,000-year-old papyrus covered in inscrutable mirrored text has finally been deciphered – more than 500 years after it was first brought to the University of Basel’s esteemed library for study by Renaissance scholars. Discover more: Mysterious Ancient Greek Papyrus

Read more

Last Tsar Executed 100 Years Ago

Scientists have identified human remains as belonging to Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II and his family, dating back a century. Bones thought to belong to the family, including the Tsar, his German-born wife, and some of their five children, were first discovered in 1979. But the authenticity of them had remained in question ever since. […]

Read more

5,500-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb Discovered

Archaeologists have made an astonishing discovery of a 5,500-year-old megalithic tomb in County Meath, Ireland. The discovery was made by an agri-technology company called Devenish in partnership with the University College Dublin (UCD). They had been digging at the site for more than a year, and have now revealed their latest exciting finding in the […]

Read more

Uncover the Mysteries of the Deepest Lake on Earth

On his World Cup tour of Russia, explorer Sergey Gordeev visits Siberia to learn about the world’s oldest, largest, and deepest lake – Lake Baikal.

Read more

UNSOLVED Mysteries Of The Art World

The more we learn about great art and its creators, the more mysteries we uncover. Sometimes, these mysteries are more convoluted and salacious than any soap opera on TV.

Read more

12 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read. Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his success. […]

Read more

Panama Monkeys

Researchers have discovered that one population of white-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama have entered the Stone Age. The monkeys have started using stone tools to break nuts and shellfish, making them the fourth type of primates to do so after us. Learn more: Panama Monkeys

Read more