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Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths. They were surprised to find widespread …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Saturn

Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?

If you like brain teasers, we've got a doozy for you. In this TED-Ed lesson, Alex Gendler walks us through the "prisoner hat riddle," a classic …

Mathematics

30 Simple and Brilliant Homemade Household Products That Can Save You Money TODAY!

Household products are part of our daily life and we have become mesmerized by the wonderful surreal world they have created around us.The …

8 Ideas Worth Stealing from Vintage Kitchens

(Image credit: Kitschy Living)<p>I can't get enough of vintage interiors, especially vintage kitchens. And although these spaces may look a little …

Near-extinct Amazonian tribe so connected with nature they reportedly breastfeed animals

A photographer has claimed he witnessed a close-to-extinction Amazonian tribe breastfeed their pets until the animals are fully grown.<p>The Awa tribe …

Ten Castles that Made Medieval Britain: Stirling Castle

<i>By James Turner</i><p>Stirling Castle perched imperiously upon a vast crag of rough primeval rock enfolded on every side by its sweeping lines of carved …

Ancient History

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Sacrificed Humans Discovered Among Prehistoric Tombs

A prehistoric cemetery containing hundreds of tombs, some of which held sacrificed humans, has been discovered near Mogou village in northwestern …

Archaeology

'New species' of ancient human found

<b>A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.</b><p>Researchers discovered jaw bones and teeth, which date to between 3.3m and 3.5m years old.<p>It means this new hominin was alive at the same time as several other early human species, suggesting our …

A New Documentary Explores What It's Like to Grow Up with Same-Sex Parents

For <i>The Gayby Project</i>, Australian filmmaker Maya Newell spent four years documentary the lives of children with same-sex parents.<p>In the discussion over same-sex families, the voices of kids are often lacking. It's an issue Australian filmmaker Maya Newell is familiar with. Maya has two moms …

BMW Celebrates 40 Years of Its Art Car

Beginning with Calder’s 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, the German automobile company has worked with<p>Beginning with Calder’s 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, the …

Amazonian Trees Are Arranged by Chemistry

Looking down on the Amazon rainforest from the air, the region looks almost uniformly green. But underlying that monochrome habitat, scientists have …

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation | Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

CMBC has organized two public events as part of a four-day scientific synthesis workshop. The workshop and these events are sponsored by Wilsdorf …

Modern Human Leg Gets the Ancient Egyptian Mummy Treatment

Weird Science<p>Ancient Egyptians famously mummified the dead to preserve their loved ones in perpetuity — and now, scientists have mummified fresh tissue from a human corpse to gain insight into the technique.<p>The team adhered to ancient Egyptian techniques to mummify part of the human body, which had …

Ancient History

The Laziest Doorman Of All Time

Shocking photos of the flying 'Devil Ray' fish that completely mystify scientists

These marine animals, which are often referred to as devil rays because their heads have two horn-like points, can soar through the air for up to a few seconds at a time before belly-flopping back to their watery home.<p>Why they do it, however, is a complete mystery. Scientists propose that it could …