Erin Helton

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It's in their genes: People living in cold regions more likely to get cancer

The study suggests that people living in the colder countries have a greater risk of cancer, because of their genes.<p>A recent study has revealed that …

Yakhchāls Are An Ancient Way To Make Ice In The Desert

There are lots of things you'd never expect to find in the middle of the hot, sandy desert; penguins, movie theaters, and shipwrecks to name a few. …

Yakhchāls

Ancient structures used to make and preserve ice in the deserts of Persia.<p>Though they look like giant clay beehives, these structures in the deserts …

Traces of sun storms locked in tree rings could confirm ancient historical dates

A new science, astrochronology, could finally fix precise dates for key events in prehistory using traces of violent solar storms preserved by trees<p>Archaeologists believe they have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. Rare and spectacular storms on the sun …

Archaeology

Mummy genomes reveal just how catastrophic European contact was for New World

The earliest Americans have long been shrouded in mystery. For decades, scientists have debated what route they traveled into North America and how …

Star of David found engraved into an ancient Temple arouses bustle in Egypt

Egyptian official accused the delegation of German archaeologists that has been working on the site's reconstruction of engraving the Stars of David …

Archaeology

How to build a hobbit house: building process and house equipping

If you are tired of wearying urban life or you do not have enough money to buy an apartment or house, you have an option of low-cost type of housing. …

The Hobbit

Earth Is Made Of Two Planets, According To A New Study

New research published in the journal <i>Science</i> proposes a stunning origin story for modern Earth: The planet we thought we knew could actually be made of <i>two</i> planets, which fused together 4.5 billion years ago after a collision that also formed our moon.<p>Astronomers have long suspected that the moon …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

OpenSprinkler

OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) is an open-source sprinkler / irrigation extension board for the Raspberry Pi. It is an easy and low-cost solution to …

Raspberry Pi

Neurotransmitter GABA Linked to Autistic Behavior

<b>In a discovery that could offer valuable insights into understanding, diagnosing, and even treating autism, Harvard scientists for the first time</b> …

Neuroscience

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely complex qualities such as empathy, sympathy, and compassion.<p>Of …

Emotional Intelligence

Researchers Say Stonehenge Quarries Confirmed in Wales

LONDON, ENGLAND—The bluestones at Stonehenge came from outcrops of natural pillars at Carn Geodog and Craig Rhos-y-felin in the Preseli Hills of …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever …

How to make the perfect samosas

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …

Baking

DNA study finds London was ethnically diverse from start

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1208000/1208694_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684296_b88ee2bac9b31f431a9d21050ee3a74a<p><b>A DNA study has confirmed that London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.</b><p>The analysis reveals …

Anthropology

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

At least 8M humans may have lived and farmed the Amazon basin

Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the basin at its peak, study claims<p><b>Scientists estimate 8-50</b> …

Anthropology

DIY Barn Door – Space Saving And Creative

Every home has a problem area. My problem area is the laundry room and hallway. There is a lot of doors, in a small space, and to get all the way in …

This guy just made a fireplace coffee table and he's sharing the DIY instructions with you

Cows With Human Chromosomes Can Now Make Human Antibodies

Cows are big hulking creatures—not so great for tipping over while drunk, but great for turning into living factories that make massive quantities of …

Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Is Fact, Not Fiction

The publication on Nov. 12, 2014 of the book I co-wrote with Prof. Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, has caused a worldwide theological firestorm, including demonstrations in India. I was even the butt of one of Bill …

Fontus: Turn Air Into Free, Safe Drinking Water

<b>This device is so important; it won a James Dyson Award.</b><p>Water-filtering tools such as the Lifestraw are great. But what if you don’t have a lake or a …

Camping

These Ancient Structures Are So Advanced, They Shouldn't Exist... Even If Built Today

We either need to stop underestimating ancient cultures or it's time we rule out primitive tools and hop on the alien bandwagon. These five ancient …

Archaeology

Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand

Physicists from the FOM Foundation and the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier …

The Babylonian map of the world sheds light on ancient perspectives

A damaged clay tablet discovered in the late 1800s in Sippar, Iraq is said to be the oldest map of the world. It was discovered on the banks of the …

Iconic 2,500 year old Siberian princess 'died from breast cancer', reveals MRI scan

<b>'Princess Ukok' mummy in Anokhin museum, Gorno-Altaisk. Picture: Alexander Tyryshkin</b><p>Studies of the mummified Ukok 'princess' - named after the …

Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or <i>ludus</i>), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, of course.<p>Modern-day athletes often nurse their muscles with supplement shakes or …

Unknown ancient god with astral symbols discovered on stele at cult site in Turkey

An unidentified, ancient bearded god with astral symbols has been uncovered during an excavation of a sanctuary near the ancient city of Doliche in …