Nicholas Coleman

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How Much Viking Lore Is True?

Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls).<p>In TV series from <i>Vikings</i> to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the icy wastes of the north provide the backdrop to dramatic, often violent, stories of kings and warriors, dragons and trolls. The source for many …

Archaeology

Earth - The unexpected ingredient necessary for life

From microbes to marsupials, life abounds on Earth. But even if you stripped the planet of all its inhabitants, Earth would still "live".<p>Its molten core churns, generating a magnetic field that envelops the planet. Erupting volcanoes spew gases and pave new lands with fresh lava. Earth's surface is …

Geology

What the ancient Greeks can teach us about herbs

At a point in the 9th century, someone noticed a problem with all those ancient handwritten texts: The scribes had left their Caps Lock on.<p>Every character had been rendered in uppercase, or, in the terminology of philologists, majuscule. Suddenly, people who could read found this EXTREMELY ANNOYING …

Ancient History

How to build your 'show-off' muscles

People can see a great physique no matter what you wear, but the muscles people see most are your forearms, calves, and neck. Here, you’ll find the …

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Holistic Medicine