Michael Stackpole

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The Blood Stains on The Shroud of Turin Seem Totally Fake, Study Claims

At least the fabric is real?<p>A blood pattern analysis of the Shroud of Turin has revealed that there's just absolutely no way the stains could have …

Archaeology

22 Facts To Totally Destroy Your Worldview

Yep, that's what a skull with milk teeth looks like.

Winnie-the-Pooh

Rolls-Royce unveils its concept for a hybrid flying taxi

The race to launch flying taxis hotted up over the weekend, as Rolls-Royce revealed its interest in designing one. Fun fact: it’s not the luxury car brand from the UK that you’re thinking of. It’s actually the parent company that shares the same name that made the announcement. Besides owning a car …

Engines

The Boston Dynamics robots can now hunt you in the woods

We regret to inform you that the Boston Dynamics robots, the dog-looking machines that terrified Twitter with their ability to open doors, can now …

Robotics

Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge

Growing up on the edge of the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Jimena Cruz was often made to feel ashamed of her indigenous identity.<p>On visits to nearby petroglyphs, her father would explain their history, while her mother situated them in legend. “I always had this relationship between the …

South America

A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who's Inside

Should we open it?<p>Archaeological digs around ancient Egyptian sites still have plenty of secrets to give up yet – like the huge, black granite …

Archaeology

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

A Typeface Designed To Thwart NSA Surveillance

Worried about spying eyes? Here’s a typeface created with the government’s prying computers in mind.<p>Long before Edward Snowden leaked the Prism documents, Sang Mun served two years of mandatory service for the Korean military, gathering intelligence under the NSA. He didn’t choose to publish any …

Surveillance

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Epigenetics study finds fathers pass cold weather "experience" down to kids

While your genes are more or less set in stone, the way they're expressed can be changed by environmental or lifestyle factors, and there's evidence …

Genetics

Are those really 12 stone coffins in a Dallas park? Curious Texas investigates

Jan Mak walked to the window on the seventh floor of the University of North Texas building in downtown Dallas on a recent afternoon and motioned …

Texas

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

Landmine muncher automatically sifts soil and explodes them

In Zimbabwe, a thin stretch of land thousands of kilometres long is filled with landmines. Schools, houses, and farms, all lie close by, often with …

Zimbabwe

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Quantum Physics

Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online: View/Download the Collection

Every artist explores dimensions of space and place, orienting themselves and their works in the world, and orienting their audiences. Then there are …

Art

Archaeologists Discover Mummies Of Inca Nobility In Peru That Are Still Cloaked In Magnificent Robes

The 24 Inca mummies were found in the Pyramid of the Bees at the archaelogical site of Túcume.<p>Archaeologists recently discovered 24 mummies in Peru, …

Archaeology

The dark side of the 'van life' trend

The dark side of the 'van life' trend: From pepper spray by the bed to a park with an 'escape route' - solo female travellers reveal the lengths they …

RVs

Rare Green Comet Twice As Wide As Jupiter Could Be Visible To The Naked Eye In August

Comet PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3) is on what looks like its first visit to our solar system and will be making its closest approach to the sun on August 16.<p>…

Astronomy

Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil

DETROIT – Given that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, what's an ex-FBI agent's advice to protect cars from theft during the day?<p>Wrap car fobs in aluminum foil.<p>“Although it's not ideal, it is the most inexpensive way,” said Holly Hubert, a …

Los Angeles

8,000-Year-Old Human Remains Reveal Surprising Ancestry Of People In Southeast Asia

An analysis of 26 ancient DNA samples has helped put a century-old deliberation to rest, unveiling when Southeast Asia was first populated and by …

Anthropology

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

Explore the Met's free online publishing program including the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History and digital collection catalogues.

<b>"The 1688 Paradise Lost and Dr. Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972)</b> <br>Boorsch, Suzanne <br>(1972)<p><b>20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators</b> …

Art

Piracy: The most common reasons for committing copyright infringement

<b>A new report has shed plenty of light on Brits’ piracy habits, revealing the most common reasons for illegally accessing content.</b><p>Perhaps …

Legal Services

CanguRo robot is part transport, part best friend

CanguRo takes its name from the Italian word for kangaroo, but this particular robot prefers to roll than hop.<p>Unveiled this week in Japan, the …

Los Angeles

World's first test-tube rhino created to bring back sub-species from extinction

When the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, 45-year-old Sudan, died in March it looked like the end of the sub-species was nigh.<p>With only two females alive, and no breeding partners left, the rhino was functionally extinct, and just a few years away from dying out entirely.<p>But in a world first, …

Eggs

Diet switch sparks gut bug revolution in just 24 hours

IT TAKES just 24 hours to change the balance of power in your gut.<p>Switching to a diet based exclusively on animals or plants triggers rapid changes …

Wellness

Syscoin's blockchain compromised as 1 SYS token trades for 98 BTC

It appears that Syscoin (SYS) cryptocurrency’s blockchain has been compromised.<p>Syscoin’s blockchain explorer shows that more than one billion of its coins were mined in a single block. This is peculiar because the cryptocurrency’s total possible supply is 888 million — significantly less than the …

Cryptocurrency

US woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home

<b>A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say.</b><p>Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son's intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents.<p>"You took my life, so I'm taking yours," she …

Crime