Oldest Examples Of Some Of Humanity’s Greatest Innovations

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS The era known as the Late Stone Age saw a dramatic flowering of art and technology, including the first appearance of many of the things we consider make us truly human. A newly studied cave in Kenya reveals the oldest known examples of many of these developments, providing records of progress very different […]

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Time Travelers

On June 28, 2009, Stephen Hawking sat alone in a college at the University of Cambridge and waited for party guests to arrive. He waited patiently for his guests, but not one of them showed up. Then he sent out invites. Learn more: Time Travelers ADVERTISEMENTS

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Leaning Tower Of Pisa

A team of engineers has finally unlocked the puzzle of why the seemingly unstable Leaning Tower of Pisa is still standing despite the central Italian region’s long history of powerful earthquakes and the passage of more than 600 years. Discover more: Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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8 Greatest Mysteries of the World

It can be hard to believe, but there are still many world mysteries for which there are no obvious or easy answers. These riddles stir our imagination because they conjure up images of the supernatural and remind us of the limits of our abilities and intelligence. The greatest mysteries of the world show us that […]

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Herpes Vaccines

Medical researchers may be finally closing in on an effective vaccine for genital warts caused by the herpes simplex virus, following exciting results from recent studies in guinea pigs and monkeys. Learn more: Herpes Vaccines

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Alien-Hunting Project Will

The Breakthrough Listen Initiative is finally going to start its more comprehensive set of observations and listen to millions of stars in both the disk and the bulge of the galaxy, with the hope of discovering signals belonging to an alien civilization. Learn more: Alien-Hunting Project Will

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The World’s Oldest Tattoo Kit To Date

We know people have been tattooing each other (and probably hiding it from their mums) for thousands upon thousands of years. Numerous ancient mummies have been found around the world with inked skin, some dating back as far as 5,000 years. However, it’s very rare for archaeologists to come across the tools used to actually […]

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180 Artifacts Hidden Inside 700-Year-Old Japanese Buddha

The scanning of a 700-year-old Japanese Buddhist statue has revealed 180 hidden artifacts crammed inside the diminutive figure. The statuette, usually found at the Hokkeji temple in the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, is just 73 centimeters (30 inches) tall, and yet at least 180 items, Including scrolls, have been found inside. Learn more: 180 […]

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Fake Mars Colony

A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2. Ed Bass, an oil tycoon, spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, self-sustaining habitat on Mars. Four men and four […]

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Hottest April Temperature

It’s only May, and this year is setting new standards in terrifying extreme temperatures. The latest example comes from Nawabshah, Pakistan, where it was 50.2ºC (122.4ºF) on April 30. Meteorologists think this is the hottest shaded temperature ever recorded for a reliable weather station in April, anywhere on Earth. Learn more: Hottest April Temperature

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