(CNN) — Today, it's one of the most astonishing places in Italy -- a city carved into a rugged hillside -- but just a few years ago, Matera was branded a national disgrace. Many residents still remember
And why do some volcanoes explode and others only ooze? It all comes down to their gooey centers. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano keeps erupting with syrupy lava flows, serving as a fiery reminder of nature's
Sky Sports pundits have spent the last twenty years shoving the fact that the Premier League is the best in the world down the throats of every single viewer. However, it is far from the truth. Here’s
Deborah Bräutigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
When in Rome, you're supposed to "do as the Romans do." And right now, that might mean partaking in an impromptu snowball fight. Meteorologists have dubbed a weather phenomenon hailing from Siberia as
The Undercover Economist explains why this ancient building material came to dominate the world today—and why that could be a problem in the future. Editor's Note: This article has been adapted from “Fifty
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A new study claims the tablet could be one of the oldest contributions to the the study of trigonometry, but some remain skeptical. For nearly 100 years, the mysterious tablet has been referred to as 322.
If the way people misuse words can drive you batty, you can appreciate why Kyle Wiens, CEO of the online repair community iFixit, makes all applicants to his company take a grammar test. He writes for
Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician