Cough

ADVERTISEMENTS ADVERTISEMENTS As this mucusy tradition reaches its zenith, it’s not uncommon to hear people talk about “coughing up a lung”. Normally, that’s just a figure of speech – but for one person this year, it proved to be a gruesomely accurate turn of phrase. Discover more: Cough

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50,000-Year-Old Mammoth Ivory Tiara

Throughout the long and strange history of humankind, few places hold more mystery than the Denisova cave in southern Siberia. During a recent excavation at this unique melting pot meeting place of early humans, researchers have discovered a 45,000-year-old crafted object that appears to be a tiara made out of mammoth ivory. Learn more: 50,000-Year-Old […]

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First-Ever Baby Born Following A Uterus Transplant

With live donors often in short supply, it’s hoped this bold breakthrough from Brazil could offer hope to the 1 in 500 people who experience infertility problems from uterine anomalies. The healthy baby girl was born via cesarean section at Hospital das Clínicas, at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, after her mother […]

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Water Out Of Desert Air

One piece of good news is that water we can drink isn’t just confined to places like lakes, rivers, and rain. There’s almost 13 trillion tons of delicious H2O hidden in plain sight all around us – we just have to extract it from the air. Discover more: Water Out Of Desert Air

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Mars’ Sunsets

The reason behind this is similar to why our sky is blue and our sunsets are red. The light from the Sun scatters based on what’s in the atmosphere. Sunlight comprises light of many different wavelengths, and molecules and dust particles only interact with specific waves. The scattering of light by these particles is key […]

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The Trunk Murderess

Here is the tale of the trunk murderess, Winnie Ruth Judd.

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Incredibly Rare 9,000-Year-Old Meticulously Carved Stone Mask

An ancient stone mask made of a pinkish-yellow limestone and meticulously shaped with stone tools has been recovered from the West Bank, providing insights into a pivotal time in human history. Learn more: Incredibly Rare 9,000-Year-Old Meticulously Carved Stone Mask

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Mysterious Seismic Waves

Scientists have been left somewhat bemused by seismic waves traveling around the world, because no one is completely sure what caused them. Discover more: Mysterious Seismic Waves

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Bizarre Alien-Like Creature

While we might not have had much luck finding Martians on Mars, there are some pretty alien-like creatures closer to home. This week, a curious-looking thing washed up on the shores of a Canterbury beach in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hanna Mary was the first person to spot the beached creature and originally thought that it […]

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2.4-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools

Archaeologists have discovered a large haul of discarded cutting tools and animal bones in Ain Boucherit, Algeria, some dating to 2.4 million years ago. Not only does this find contribute considerably to the collection of prehistoric stone tools from this period, but it undermines some of the current theories we have on the origin of […]

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