Kelley Johnson

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The Secret Strength of Roman Concrete

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—An international, interdisciplinary team of scientists has used beams of x-rays at the Advanced Light Source of the U.S. …

1,300-Year-Old Imperial Building Found in Japan’s First Capital

KASHIHARA, JAPAN—Thirteen holes for stone foundation posts have been discovered in the Toho Kanga area of Fujiwara-kyo, the capital of Japan between …

More on Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in the Peruvian Andes

1/04/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to …

ISIS threatens to blow up historical walls of Nineveh

1/02/2015 07:00:00 PM<p>According to the Assyrian website www.ankawa.com, ISIS is planning to destroy the walls of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian …

Did Easter Island Really Collapse?

EASTER ISLAND, CHILE—A new study contradicts the idea that the prehistoric Rapa Nui people of Easter Island suffered a demographic collapse brought …

Fling or ring? Men's mating preferences not hard wired: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From scientific studies to sitcoms, society portrays men as wired to prefer sexual flings and spurn commitment, and evolution wanted it that way.<p>A woman holding a heart-shaped balloon walks with her partner at a residential area for migrant workers on Valentine's Day in Beijing …

Primate Discoveries in Northwest Kenya

Changing Planet<p>In our last blog post (Discoveries From Two Years With Kenya’s Warthogs) we provided an overview of the major findings of our Quest for Kenya’s Desert Warthog. Of course, we collected a considerable amount of information on other species as well.<p>Here we present some of our findings …

Wildlife

We finally know why ancient settlers abandoned Cantona

Scientists have long debated whether it was drought or cultural forces that led to the abandonment of Cantona, a once-fortified city located just east of modern-day Mexico City. Few details were known about its past climate, which prompted researchers to take a closer look at the weather conditions …

History of Cannabis, Part 1

<i>With so much hype about marijuana legalization and the “drug war,” it’s easy to think that marijuana is just a modern phenomenon (or invented by the</i> …

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

There are wide discrepancies among studies, but one thing is certain: More startups fail than succeed. Are you starting a business? Do you want to increase your odds of making it? Here's my simple advice: Travel.<p>Before you dismiss this idea, let me explain, because travel can contribute to business …

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah's "#PurpleTapeFiles" Documentary Gets Los Angeles Screening

After revealing the #PurpleTapeFiles documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are set to bring …

QUIZ: Discover Your True Adventure Persona

When the Adventure Travel Trade Association released its Adventure Pulse infographic, three types of travelers that make up the adventure travel …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Why “Certain People” Make Us Feel Completely Insane and How to Reclaim Our “Zen.”

He was brilliant. He was arrogant. He was accomplished in his field.<p>He openly and jokingly referred to himself as a “pompous ass.”<p>He wasted no time …