James Wingert

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6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Retirement

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Did the Greeks Believe Their Myths?

Was myth allegory/metaphor or truth for the ancient Greeks? Did they really think there were gods and goddesses who took an active part in human life?<p>…

Dark Matter and Energy Don't Exist: Astronomer Claims to Solve Universe's Greatest Mysteries With New Model

Dark matter and dark energy—the mystery forces believed to govern the universe—may not exist after all. In a newly developed model, astronomer André …

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Still Puzzle Archaeologists

Without archaeological puzzles, researchers wouldn’t have much of a career. Luckily for archaeologists, known objects turn up where they shouldn’t …

How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have seen the COP23 climate summit?

How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, …

Measurements from CERN suggest the possibility of a new physics

A New Quantum Physics?<p>During the mid- to late-twentieth century, quantum physicists picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory …

James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope hasn't even reached the launch pad and it's already getting its first job orders. The internationally-developed, …

Universe

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

20 meteor shower photos that’ll inspire you to shoot the Leonids

The Leonids meteor shower is one of the most spectacular celestial events visible to the naked eye. The shower peaks Friday, Nov. 17—a perfect …

Leonids

The Ancient Roman Cult That Continues to Vex Scholars

The Mithraic Mysteries worshipped a pagan god from subterranean temples buried throughout the empire.<p>A faded painting, still showing hints of its …

Ancient History

Pluto mystery that confounded scientists might finally be solved

For such a tiny little world, Pluto sure has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. After being demoted from “planet” to “dwarf planet,” Pluto …

Santa Cruz

Beyond the Reformation of Politics

<i>This essay appears in the Fall</i> <i>2017 issue of</i> Modern Age<i>. To subscribe now, go here.</i><p><b>When we celebrate historical anniversaries</b>, we are usually telling …

Political Science

Funny Instagram Highlights the Most Illogically Extreme Camping Photos

The persistent trend in social media is to craft the perfect scene—whether or not it reflects how we really live. We often see this with food or “candid” fashion portraits, but it happens in the outdoor community, too. Photographers will set up their campsite on the edge of cliffs or along rocky …

Camping

Enuma Elish: The Oldest Written Creation Myth

Cultures around the world and throughout the history of humankind have sought to explain how the world began and how their people came to be. The …

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving very fast. And it’s in what appears to be a …

Universe

Has the First Interstellar Comet Been Discovered?

Astronomers from the Minor Planet Center sent out an announcement today, hoping for astronomers to do followup observations on the comet C/2017 U1 …

Astronomy

IMPORTANT: CNN FALSELY blames Republicans and Democrats for funding Dossier; Here’s why they are WRONG

CNN had a panel on today to discuss the Clinton/DNC funding of the research into the anti-Trump dossier, at this point Wolf Blitzer and a Washington …

Donald Trump

The people descended from Spartans

Long isolated from the rest of Greece, the Mani peninsula is home to a clannish community that claims warrior heritage.<p>The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the …

Ancient History

Ancient DNA Reveals: European Civilization Has a Near-Mythical Origins

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Anthropology

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Ancient tree which tore itself apart only to regrow 'most complicated' ever found

An ancient tree with multiple trunks that split apart and then repaired itself as it grew has been declared one of the most complicated ever discovered.<p>Fossils from the 374-million-year-old cladoxlopsid from north-west China reveals an intricate web of trunks that would have appeared like a …

National Academy of Sciences

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic Loneliness

A small green dot lost in the vastness of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island has long enchanted archaeologists and the public. Hundreds of giant stone figures, or Moai, that decorate the volcanic island remain a source of fascination.<p>One of the greatest mysteries about Easter Island, …

Anthropology

The NFL is attacking an America that has treated it very well. Time to end the tax breaks

While we glorify football players for their accomplishments on the field, they are not heroes. I recently visited with a real hero – a young Army sergeant from my congressional district who still gets body tremors when he stands. Bombs bursting in the air exploded over his unit in Afghanistan, …

Taxes

5 NASA Photos That Changed The World

Ever since humanity first broke the bonds of gravity and slipped up above our planet’s atmosphere, we’ve been able to view the Universe like never before. No longer restricted to our location here on Earth, and no longer doomed to fight with the interference from the miles and miles of atmosphere …

Universe