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Meteorites Brought Water To Earth During the First Two Million Years

A new study of a rare basaltic meteorites called angrites suggests that volatiles, which are elements and molecules with relatively low boiling …

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

The star HD 4113 is way, *way* more than meets the eye

Every now and again I'll read a scientific journal paper and it just blows me away. It's not necessarily about groundbreaking news, record-shattering …

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

Did the Curiosity Rover just discover evidence of alien fossils on Mars?

More than five years after it landed on the red planet, NASA’s Curiosity Rover is still cruising around and discovering curious things that have …

Mars Rover

Rap Dreams in South Central: An Interview with Jooyoung Lee

In today’s post, Darryl Robertson, a graduate student at Fordham University, interviews <b>Jooyoung Lee</b> about his new book, <i>Blowin’ Up</i>: <i>Rap Dreams in South</i> …

Mystras - The last cradle of the Byzantine Empire

In the cleft of the rock, which looms threateningly above, and under unbearable heat, the faithful Christians sing and dance nonstop for 24 hours.<p>A …

Aegean Sea

Five questions about NASA's plans to visit an alien world in 2069

Like, can we even do that?<p>Earlier this month, <i>New Scientist</i> reported that NASA has plans in the works to visit Alpha Centauri. While the plan is reportedly “nebulous,” the space agency hopes to launch something by 2069. Here’s what we know:<p>First things first: Why 2069?<p>The proposed launch date may …

Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals The Scientific Mystery That Keeps Him Up At Night

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there's a lingering scientific …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

Astronomy

Paper Scraps Recovered From Blackbeard's Cannon Reveal What Pirates Were Reading

Old-timey pirates are typically portrayed as stupid, unrefined thugs whose only interests involved plundering captured ships and forcing enemies to …

Education is Changing—It’s Time Assessment Caught Up (Blog)

By Esther Care & Alvin VistaTo prepare students for the job markets that will await them, let’s focus on the skills, not the scores.

Pedagogy

Chance Blackbeard Discovery Reveals Pirate Reading Habits

Tiny paper scraps from the 300-year-old wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge are traced to a 1712 adventure account from the South Seas.<p>Buccaneers aboard the flagship of notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard apparently enjoyed a rollicking read, according to an unlikely discovery in a cannon chamber.<p>A …

Surely You Joust?

<b>The remains</b> <b>of an injured</b> medieval knight who may have had a serious appetite for jousting have been identified among some 2,500 skeletons unearthed …

Archaeology

'Oumuamua Interstellar Object: Where Did Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Traveler Actually Come From?

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first …

Building Background Knowledge

We've had our share of lively debates in the field of reading, but not on this particular topic: background knowledge. There is a virtual consensus …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).<p>Here's the sentence:<p><i>Kids tend to fare better when they</i> …

Pedagogy

An exclusive look at Tiger Woods' new swing

While you were enjoying your eggnog and fruitcake this holiday season, Tiger Woods concerned himself with something most golfers can relate to: taking his practice swing to the course. After playing in the Hero World Challenge in December, his first tournament in 301 days, Tiger said he wasn’t …

Golf

The Best Way to Overcome Perfection Is to Change the Way You See It—Here's How

Have you ever tried to take action, such as writing a book, quitting your job, or moving to a new city but you couldn’t get yourself to move forward? …

Tim Ferriss

1660: The year that changed everything

In terms of sheer impact on the ordinary people of England, Charles II’s restoration in 1660 is eclipsed only by the events of 1066, writes Ian …

The Largest Prime Number to Date Has Been Discovered And It's Hurting Our Brains

Meet the 50th Mersenne prime.<p>A newly discovered prime number has broken the record for the largest ever found, coming in at a whopping 23,249,425 …

Mathematics

This ancient society passed power down from woman to woman

The evidence lies in a Chaco Canyon crypt<p>In a colossal 650-room structure built over a millennia ago in present-day New Mexico, women ruled.<p>This stone structure—dubbed Pueblo Bonito—is the largest of the “great houses” the Puebloan people constructed in Chaco Canyon, beginning around 800 A.D. …

The world's most unusual assassinations

<b>There is nothing new about a high-profile or outspoken person being assassinated.</b><p>It is one of the oldest tools in the book to get rid of someone who is either too powerful, too dangerous or too inconvenient.<p>But most assassins choose a straight-forward method: Julius Caesar was stabbed to death, …

Kim Jong-un

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves - Futurity

New research shows that surrender didn't spare many Native Americans from enslavement by English colonists during King Philip's War in 1675-6.

Native Americans

Scientists to uncover the mysteries of 'Dark Energy', and whether it even exists at all

Scientists might be about to uncover one of the universe's biggest mysteries.<p>A new experiment looks to use gravitational waves – tiny ripples in the …

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Archaeology

Oxygen flooded Earth’s atmosphere earlier than thought

The breath of oxygen that enabled the emergence of complex life kicked off around 100 million years earlier than previously thought, new dating …

Earth Science

Baltic hunter-gatherers began farming without influence of migration, ancient DNA suggests

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN—New research indicates that Baltic hunter-gatherers were not swamped by migrations of early agriculturalists from the Middle …

Roman Britain

Britain was a significant addition to the ever-expanding Roman Empire. For decades Rome had been conquering the Mediterranean Sea - defeating …