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Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 …

Archaeology

How Does Language Shape the Way We Think? Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky Explains

Imagine a jellyfish waltzing in a library while thinking about quantum mechanics. "If everything has gone relatively well in your life so far," …

Language Learning

Incredible Byzantine underground city in Turkey that runs 18 storeys deep discovered by local who was renovating his home

These stunning images show the underground 18-storey city discovered by chance by a man renovating his home.<p>In 1963, a Turkish dad knocked down a …

Archaeology

First-ever evidence of chariots in Bronze Age and other antique items found in Uttar Pradesh

Hack:<p>The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed the remains of a chariot and other antique items that date back to 'Bronze Age'<br>• Read all …

Archaeology

The Reason Why Left-Handed People Exist Is Not What Scientists Thought

And why is it only 10% of us?<p>Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They have been persecuted for their disposition, …

Northwestern University

4,000-Year-Old Chariots Found in Northern India

UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA—<i>Outlook India</i> reports that three chariots dating to about 1800 B.C. have been unearthed in northern India, at a site made up of …

Archaeology

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations …

Archaeology

Siege Warfare in Medieval Europe

Siege tactics were a crucial part of medieval warfare, especially from the 11th century CE when castles became more widespread in Europe and sieges …

Ancient History

A New History of Arabia, Written in Stone

How strange rocks—and an obscure language—are changing a decades-old academic consensus.<p>A few years ago, Ahmad Al-Jallad, a professor of Arabic and Semitic linguistics at Leiden University, in the Netherlands, opened his e-mail and was excited to see that he had received several photographs of …

Archaeology

Bronze-Age Bonapartes – Five Great Conquerors Who Dominated the Ancient World

“Centuries before Alexander the Great was even born, powerful warlords were writing their own pages in the annals of military history.” ALEXANDER THE …

Ancient History

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.<p>The city of Mystras, the historic place where the last Byzantine …

Blooms Taxonomy

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers<p>Read More About New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile …

Mbo'ers willen officieel studenten heten

Ze doen geen studie, maar een 'opleiding' en zijn geen studenten, maar 'deelnemers'. Mbo'ers kunnen daardoor niet profiteren van sommige …

'Kids aren’t widgets': the radical thinking that offers a way forward after Gonski

In 2009 Peter Hutton, then the principal of a struggling state school in the suburbs of Melbourne, decided the only way to arrest falling enrolments was to change the way students learnt.<p>So Hutton did something which, following the release of the second Gonski report nine years later, is being …

Education

17 Enchanting Reasons Why Your Summer Travel Plans Should Include Seeing Germany

It's like stepping inside a storybook, you guys.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

European Travel

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The Long Walk: Did the Aryans migrate into India? New genetics study adds to debate

Co-authored by 92 leading scientists, it offers new insights into makeup of the Indian population. Will it settle or again trigger the contentious …

Anthropology

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

The memory of a lost civilization

Sri David Frawley once noted a highly anomalous paradox in Indian history. On the one hand, we had the largest Bronze Age civilization of the world. …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Reconstructing ancient Rome

For centuries, grasping the totality of Rome’s topography has been an alluring dream. In the third century AD, a 60 ft by 45 ft marble map of Rome …

Fall of Troy: the legend and the facts

The legendary ancient city of Troy is very much in the limelight this year: a big budget co-production between the BBC and Netflix: Troy, Fall of a …

Yale's Most Popular Class Teaches You How to Be Happy (You Can Take It Online)

The concept of happiness is one that entices most people. So much time is spent chasing this fleeting feeling, yet what does anyone really know about …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

Early Signs of Empire

<b>Natural disasters were</b> a constant threat for people living in the ancient city of Liangzhu in China’s Yangtze Delta. The annual monsoons posed a …

Archaeology

70 Genius Tricks to Get Instantly Happy

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Abstract painting? My Neanderthal great great grandad could do that!<p>If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden places where ice age hunters made their marks tens of thousands of years ago. …

Anthropology

The tamed ape: were humans the first animal to be domesticated?

FIRST came the dog, followed by sheep and goats. Then the floodgates opened: pigs, cows, cats, horses and a menagerie of birds and other beasts made …

The new specimen forcing a radical rethink of Archaeopteryx

Have you heard? There is a new <i>Archaeopteryx</i> in town. Number 12, to be exact. Technically, this specimen has been around since 2010, but was only formally described three weeks ago, thereby making up for the tragic loss of the Haarlem specimen (now renamed as <i>Ostromia crassipes</i>) last</i> …

Seafloor