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Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Egypt

This oldest of civilizations could be surprisingly liberal.<p>Attitudes toward love, sex, and marriage in Ancient Egypt are significant in themselves, …

Ancient History

Returns From Cryptocurrencies Have Varied Massively In The Last 12 Months | Investopedia

The heady run-up in cryptocurrency prices last December also magnified the divergences in returns between them. According to a new research report by …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

Giant swastika unearthed under Hamburg sports field

Construction workers in the German city of Hamburg have unearthed a four-by-four meter swastika buried beneath a sports field. The swastika is …

Archaeology

Harvard scientists made a material that creates completely new states of light

Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange – and it’s possible we’ll never exhaust the opportunities to learn more about it.<p>Case in …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the ancient Greeks

From the true identity of the poet Homer to the elephants used as the first weapons of mass destruction, there is much to fascinate in the stories of …

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Physics