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Ancient Yellowstone Eruptions have been Found to be Bigger than Previously Thought

A recent study has unveiled a new perspective on the ancient eruptions that formed the region now known as the Snake River Valley in Idaho and the …

Geology

Witch Hunting for Dummies: The 15th-Century Witchcraft Manual

Cornell’s witchcraft collection has an original copy of the Malleus Maleficarum, an early witch-hunting handbook.<p>Malleus Maleficarum (Photo: Cornell …

Twelve Tables

The Twelve Tables (aka Law of the Twelve Tables) was a set of laws inscribed on 12 bronze tablets created in ancient Rome in 451 and 450 BCE. They …

Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites

With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged.<p>Scientists, historic preservationists, architects and public …

Climate Change

Women storm out of a church service after the priest begins reading letter calling for abortion ban

Facebook user Kamila Chomicz shared video of the moment a Roman Catholic priest in Poland began reading a letter calling for a ban on abortion and …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

Noah’s Ark, dinosaurs, and a theme park

Williamstown, Ky.<p>We climb 26 steps to the first floor of the ark. Our tour will be quick, we’re told, because this is an active construction site, …

Bill Nye
Charisma

Pregnant moms obsessed with diet and exercise can face serious health risks

The moment Christie Maruka, 46, found out she was pregnant, she came up with a plan to eat healthy foods and exercise so she wouldn’t gain too much weight.<p>Like many other health-conscious women, Maruka, who lives in Wall, New Jersey, worried about developing gestational diabetes and other pregnancy …

Pregnancy