Aaron Wilmot

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The Visual History of Global Health

Now let's look at child mortality.<p>Child mortality is the number of newborn babies that <b><br>die before reaching the age of five</b> - per 1,000 live births.<p>As …

Ancient cult site in rugged mountains revealed with drones

Ancient Roman ruins that lie hidden below the surface at the Apennine Mountains of Italy have largely escaped discovery because the rugged terrain makes them difficult to spot by foot and dangerous to find by airplane.<p>Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient …

Archaeology

Hypocrite and Moral Failure Dick Cheney Attacks President Obama on the Anniversary of 9/11 %%

Republicans are taking this whole un-American thing to a new level as they follow their party leader Donald Trump down the drain. So on this 15th …

Clinton announces plan to rein in 'unjustified' price hikes on drugs

If Hillary Clinton defeats Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election, she would need the support of the US Congress to implement key measures of …

Pharma

Russian Supreme Court Upholds Prosecution for Truth About Hitler-Stalin Pact

In another disturbing sign that Vladimir Putin’s regime is sliding back toward the mendacity and imperialist legacy of the Soviet past, the Russian …

Indian Ocean

Keto diet science: How your body burns fat

By now, you’ve probably heard about the <i>keto diet</i>. You've probably heard that it all but bans carbs and sugars, or that it's been clinically shown to …

A Solar Storm in 1967 Nearly Took The US to The Brink of Nuclear War

And we're only just hearing about it now.<p>Back in May 1967, at the height of the cold war, all three of the United State's early warning system radars …

War

The Mathematical Formula That Causes Your Headphones to Tangle

The mystery, untangled (sorry).<p>With iPhone 7, Apple could be about to solve one of the most annoying things about mobile phones: The way your earbud …

Scott Pruitt

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Superfood of The Future

Move over kale.<p>An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason?<p>It's more …

Nutrition

Here's the Only Human Designed to Survive a Car Crash

Traditional road safety campaigns—replete with the predictable grim statistics, ominous warnings and maybe even a grisly photo splashed on a …

Road Safety

How You Can Raise a Narcissist (and How Not To)

Since the 1970s, “self-esteem” has been a buzzword among parents, teachers, and psychologists. Parents hear that they need to instill self-esteem in …

Psychology

Science says works of fiction follow one of six plot types

Researchers from the University of Vermont data-mined over 1,700 works of fiction and found that they all followed one of six emotional arcs.<p>You'll never be able to read every story out there, but there's a good chance you've already read every story type.<p>Researchers at the Computational Story Lab …

Popular Fiction

Here's Why We Still Don't Understand Prime Numbers

There's so much we don't know.<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

Mathematics

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.<p>What really happens to us after death? Once a person stops breathing, and their heart ceases to pump blood, they're what doctors consider "clinically dead." On a biological level, the eventual decomposition of cells, organs, and brain tissue …

Biology