8,000-Year-Old Carvings

It seems to many that we have loved dogs since time immemorial – at least since they were artificially bred out of wolves. Today, they have their own Instagram pages, YouTube hits, and Twitter feeds and you can barely go a day without seeing a dog do something cute online. Discover more: 8,000-Year-Old Carvings

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Zodiac Killer Mystery

The Zodiac Killer is one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century. During his tenure, starting in the late 1960s, he killed at least five Northern Californians and claims to have killed as many as 37. All the while, he sent cryptic messages to local media and the police department explaining his motives […]

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2,200-Year-Old Skeletons

The 2,200-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the Qumran Caves and in other locations nearby, were first found 70 years ago by a band of shepherds. The 981 manuscripts are comprised of – among other things – some of the oldest versions of parts of the Hebrew Bible and, separately, parts of the Christian Old […]

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New Treasures From Tutankhamen’s Tomb

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is still one of the most impressive archaeological finds in recent times. Untouched by grave robbers, the teenage pharaoh has taught Egyptologists a wealth of information about how the rulers lived and died. And 95 years later, the ancient King is teaching us still, as new treasures from the tomb […]

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Reduce Risk Of Stillbirth

There is one thing pregnant women can do to cut their risk of stillbirth by half and that’s to sleep on their side during the third trimester. The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS) examined more than 1,000 pregnancies – 291 that ended in a stillbirth and 735 that ended in a live […]

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Biohacker

Josiah Zayner is the first person known to have edited his own DNA and he showed the world just how easy it is to do, live-streaming the process on his blog, “Science, Art, Beauty”. Zayner claims this was the second time he has genetically modified himself. Learn more: Biohacker

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Flat Earthers Conference

November 9 and 10, the Flat Earth International Conference took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. About 400 people are thought to have attended, flying from around the world to take part. And, well, it looked just wonderful. You can watch the Q&A here: Flat Earthers Conference

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Brain Implant

Finding a way to connect brains to computers is a long-sought goal of scientists. Of some of the advantages promised by this partnership, we can now add improved memory. As reported in New Scientist, researchers from the University of Southern California have found that by using their implant, they could improve participants’ memory performance by […]

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A Terrifying Warning

Stephen Hawking has previously voiced concerns about AI, and just recently, he’s repeated them. During an interview with Wired, he said: “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.” Discover […]

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The First Americans Weren’t The Clovis People After All

Earlier this year, a controversial paper concluded that human activity in the Americas is at least 130,000 years old. Although a lot of questions linger over the study, it served as a timely reminder that the idea that the first Americans were the 13,500-year-old Clovis people needed rethinking. Learn more: The First Americans Weren’t The […]

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