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Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

More than 21,000 images fill this overlooked gem of a prehistoric site.<p>Centuries ago, Mogollon people stood in front of these basalt rocks. Clutching …

Archaeology

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.<p>Monsanto, which became a …

Pesticides

The Role Geology Played In The Most Famous Last Stand In History

<i>“Earthquake? … No captain, battle formations.”<br>- from the film ’300′ (2006)</i><p>The Thermopylae, the “hot gates” or also “gates of fire,” is a mountain pass at the foot of Mount Kallidromo in modern Greece where legend tells that King Leonidas and 300 of his Spartan warriors fought millions of Persians …

Ancient History

Current evidence allows multiple models for the peopling of the Americas

• T. J. Braje,<br>• T. D. Dillehay,<br>• J. M. Erlandson,<br>• R. G. Klein,<br>• T. C. Rick<p>, Finding the first Americans.Science 358, 592–594 (2017).<p>J. M. Erlandson, In</i> …

Anthropology

Ancient meteorite that was created during the birth of the solar system 4.5 BILLION years ago provides clues that could reveal the origins of life on Earth

A space rock formed 4.5 billion years ago during the birth of the Solar System could help us understand the origins of life on Earth.<p>The tumultuous …

Space

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

University of Cambridge

Topological band engineering of graphene nanoribbons

Letter | Published: 08 August 2018<p><i>Nature</i><b>volume 560</b>, pages204–208 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Topological insulators are an emerging class of …

Google Scholar

New Method Discovered for Cracking WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords

<b>Developers of the popular password cracking tool Hashcat have identified a new method that can in some cases be used to obtain a network’s Wi-Fi</b> …

When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this …

Anthropology

Japanese Archaeologists Dig Up Jar Filled With Over 200,000 Bronze Coins

Archaeology is like a treasure hunt where the prizes are pieces of information from the past, and Japanese archaeologists recently hit the jackpot. They discovered a jar filled with coins belonging to a medieval samurai. The ceramic jar was found in the Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo and is one …

Archaeology

Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Eyes on Cinema posted a newly discovered 1980 interview with Stanley Kubrick in which he explains the ending of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>.<p>Here's what he …

Stanley Kubrick

This Simulation Maps the Rise and Fall of Species Over 800,000 Years

The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of …

South America

The country that brought a sea back to life

The Aral Sea is bringing new wealth to fishing villages in Kazakhstan, but their neighbours on the opposite shore in Uzbekistan are suffering a very different fate.<p>For a young Madi Zhasekenov, summertime on the shoreline of the Aral Sea was an idyllic affair. His three-month school holidays were …

Geography

RESTful API Design — Step By Step Guide

The (Somewhat) definitive guide to build better APIs<p>As software developers, most of us use or build REST APIs in a day to day life. APIs are the …

Microservices

The 20/60/20 Rule: How to Handle Misaligned Employees

Trying to win over 100 percent of your team is a fool's mission.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how effectively we communicate and execute change in our company, some team members just won't accept and adapt to that change as fast as others. What we sometimes …

Leadership

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

Anthropology

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

The turbulent life of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

On a dark November day in 1929, the nascent British School of Archaeology in Iraq launched its appeal for funds. Central Hall in Westminster was packed to overflowing and the audience was treated to a lantern slide show of recent discoveries in Iraq, followed by a long list of speakers, including …

Middle East

How a Failed Car Company Gave Rise to a Revolutionary New Battery

Fisker's solid-state battery powers electric vehicles--and drones and flying taxis.<p>Since Alessandro Volta created the first true battery in 1800, improvements have been relatively incremental. When it comes to phones and especially electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries have resisted a slew of …

Electric Vehicles

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world... yet

Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of graphene, a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, …

Graphene

Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic

A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, …

A couple turns a Mercedes Sprinter into a solar-powered home on wheels

Traveling road warriors Andre and Marissa converted a 2017 Mercedes Sprinter van into a beautiful, chic home on wheels named the Bluebird for their …

Interactive Map Lets You Pinpoint Your Address on Earth Millions of Years Ago

Ever wonder where your house was located 300 million years ago? Thanks to software engineer Ian Webster, now you can. His interactive map tracks how the globe has changed over the course of the last 750 million years as tectonic plates caused landmasses to shift. And in a clever twist, the website …

Geology

Remnant of Blinding Fireball That Exploded Over Africa Recovered in Desert

Most residents of Botswana had no idea that a bright white fireball would explode in the sky on June 2. It lit up the sky as it zoomed through the …

Southern Africa

Lunar mystery solved by recovery of lost Apollo mission tapes

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's Apollo missions in the 1960s and '70s served not only to land Americans on the lunar surface but to answer key questions about the moon that could be answered only by going there.<p>As often happens, those answers sometimes stirred up more questions -- or, as in this case, an abiding …

Space Exploration

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Rewriting human evolution

Bizarre fossils from China are revealing our species’ Asian origins and rewriting the story of human evolution<p>The past 15 years have called into …

5 of Our Favorite Open Source Visualization Tools

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the collection and application of data is more important than ever for businesses looking to continue to …

Evolution of Multicellular Life Might Have Been Easier Than We Thought

You are made of trillions of cells, perhaps somewhere in the ballpark of 30 trillion or so, all performing a variety of specialized functions. Your brain is processing these words, while your lungs breathe and your heart pumps blood and so on. Each would do a disastrous job of the others’ tasks. …