Jeremy Merrick

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Declaration of Independence discovery stuns experts

Harvard researchers were initially skeptical when a database project indicated that an extremely rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence was in a small records office in Southern England.<p>However, Harvard Professor Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff, research manager for the Declaration …

small batch tiramisu

Please tell me this doesn’t just happen to me: You know when you love a dish so much, you don’t even want to risk ordering it when you’re out because …

New Flow of Time Theory Says Time Expands Because Space Expands

Richard Muller is a retired UC Berkley professor who has been studying the world of physics for many years. During his career, he also published a …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Roman ‘Curse Tablets’ Made of Gold Discovered in Viminacium, Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia — So-called "curse tablets" made of gold and silver have been discovered in Roman tombs, archaeologists said.<p>The finds were made at the Viminacium archaeological site in eastern Serbia, the location of the former capital of the Roman province of Moesia Superior.<p>One of the …

Archaeology

Iraq war resisters who fled to Canada ask Justin Trudeau to allow them to stay

Years after crossing the border to avoid heading back to war, former US soldiers live in fear of being deported home to face potential jail time for desertion<p>It’s been more than a decade since Joshua Key chose to cross into Canada rather than continue as a US soldier in the Iraq war. But, at times, …

Canada

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …