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This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

Mapped: How many languages are there in the world?

I COME FROM a part of France that likes to think of itself as separate from the rest of the country: Brittany. So much so that if I had been born 50 …

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

Stonehenge, Easter Island, Venice: Climate Change Will Destroy Human History

Beloved World Heritage sites all over the world might disappear forever, thanks to climate change.<p>Climate change has become a battle for the future of human life on Earth. But as we set our sights on the imminent challenges ahead, it can be easy to lose track of our past.<p>Cultural heritage sites are …

Gene-altered ants show how animal societies work

How much is societal behavior dictated by genetics? Scientists at Rockefeller University might just find out through ant colonies. They've modified the genes of clonal raider ants (not shown above) to see how the changes affect social behavior, both individually and on a grander scale. Knocking out …

Neil Gaiman Reading The Raven in Front of a Crackling Fireplace Is Like a Warm Blanket For Our Ears

Like a toasty mug of cocoa on a winter’s eve, let the smooth sound of Neil Gaiman reading the Edgar Allan Poe classic enrich your soul.<p>Gaiman …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Mesopotamia

The great failure of the Indians mascot debate? Thinking of it only as racism

<i>Sterling HolyWhiteMountain is a fiction writer and essayist. He currently lives on the Blackfeet Reservation, and directs the writing center at</i> …

Studies Find That A Single Migration From Africa Populated The Rest of The World

It is known that modern humans appeared in Africa approximately 200, 000 years ago, but the question remains, how did our species continued to …

Anthropology

Romans Landed in America and Sent Ambassadors to China

History is being rewritten all the time for the timeline of the past is far from definitive. Ancient Roman Coins issued under Constantine I the Great …

Ancient History

When You Eat Pickles Often, Something Surprising Will Happen To Your Brain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

C String Undewear Grips Womans Vagina and Butt | Article

The G-string has become the new granny panties, especially after you check out the new <i>C-string</i> which comes with zero straps and clings to a woman’s …

Plastic

Humans artificially drive evolution of new species - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Species across the world are rapidly going extinct due to human activities, but humans are also causing rapid evolution and the emergence of new …

Why Do Chimps Have Penis Bones When Humans Don't?

Most people are aware that human males do not have calcified bones in their penis. If this seems obvious, did you know that most other species of mammal have a bone in their penis? Well they do, and it’s called a baculum.<p>In general, male genitals evolve really fast, likely due to extreme …

More Than Just Male and Female: The Six Genders in Classical Judaism

It's very easy to assume that Judaism is an exclusively gender-binary religion. Almost all of the common traditional laws are based on the assumed …

Neandertals Built Cave Structures--and No One Knows Why

Neanderthals built one of the world’s oldest constructions—176,000-year-old semicircular walls of stalagmites in the bowels of a cave in southwest …

Lifestyle | Fox News

Ecuador's Weirdest Wildlife

Save Place<p>Tena, Ecuador<p>A highlight while staying in the Ecuadorian Amazon was our visit to a private wildlife preserve that also houses an animal …

South America

Egyptian Mummy Found Covered In Tattoos Of Baboons, Cows And Flowers Dates Back 3,000 Years

Historians are 'dumbfounded' by the find.<p>Many of us have a tattoo or two these days - but a 3,000-year-old mummy has now shown just how far back our …

Ancient Egyptian coffin found to hold youngest known mummified foetus

Scanning reveals coffin from 600BC, originally though by curators to contain preserved organs, holds a foetus of no more than 18 weeks gestation<p>A miniature coffin from ancient Egypt that was thought to contain an individual’s preserved organs has been found to hold the youngest known mummified …

Meat eating accelerated face evolution

<b>Eating raw meat and making stone tools may be behind the smaller teeth and faces of humans compared with their ancient relatives.</b><p>Meat and tools, not the advent of cooking, was the trigger that freed early humans to develop a smaller chewing apparatus, a study suggests.<p>This in turn may have allowed …

Biology

Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

Two million years ago in Africa, several species of human-like creatures roamed the landscape. Some looked surprisingly similar to each other, while others had distinct, defining features.<p>In September 2015, another species was added to the list. Hundreds of bones discovered in a South African cave …

Humanity

Baffling 150km-long wall in Jordan is pre-Roman, say archaeologists

A mysterious 150-kilometer long stone wall stretching across part of southern Jordan has tentatively been dated to pre-Roman times.<p>The wall, called …

Milk teeth reveal medieval children in Canterbury lived on bread, broth and lumps of flour mixed with milk and egg yolks

For modern children used to scoffing handfuls of sugary treats and tasty snacks, the diet of medieval youngsters would have come as something of a …

Archaeology

Australian PM breaks down in tears describing plight of Aborigines

During a chat before an interview with a new Aboriginal current affairs television program, Mr Turnbull was captured wiping away tears<p>Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, has broken into tears while discussing the plight of the Aboriginal population, lamenting the loss of their language …

Ancient Egyptian fingerprints found by Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum

<b>Three-thousand-year-old fingerprints have been found on the lid of an Egyptian coffin by researchers.</b><p>The prints are most likely to have belonged to craftsmen handling it before the varnish dried, according to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.<p>The discovery was made public ahead of a new …

Archaeology

Neanderthals, humans may have longer history of mating

Neanderthals and modern humans may have interbred much earlier than thought, with ancient liaisons potentially taking place in the Middle East, …

Earth - Mystery ancient hobbit 'was not human'

In 2003 a mysterious tiny species of hominin (early human) was discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores. It was given the scientific name <i>Homo floresiensis</i>, but it’s better known by its catchy nickname: "the hobbit".<p>Nothing quite like the hobbit had been observed before in two million years of …

See the World’s Oldest Dress

A 5,000-year-old Egyptian garment provides a glimpse into the fashions of yester-yester-yesteryear.<p>There’s vintage, and then there’s vintage.<p>New tests show that a linen dress found in an Egyptian tomb dates back more than 5,000 years, making it the oldest woven garment yet found. Beautifully …