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X-rays reveal letters in carbonized scrolls

Scientists have read ancient scrolls not opened since they were carbonized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago. Although only a …

Neanderthals and early humans likely interbred in the Middle East - Revealing Our History

The find supports a raft of recent genetic studies. A 2010 analysis, for example, found that up to 2% of the genomes of today’s Europeans and Asians …

The origin of many of today's languages

This article provides new support for the “steppe hypothesis” or “Kurgan hypothesis”, which proposes that Indo-European languages first spread with …

How modern humans ate their way to dominance

As humans adapted to new habitats, they had to become open to new culinary experiences. They ate more starchy tuberous roots, learned to cook their …

Climate affected development of language - Revealing Our History

Many languages of the world use tone or pitch to give meaning to their words. University of Miami (UM) linguist Caleb Everett and his collaborators …

Can bigger desks make us dishonest? - Futurity

COLUMBIA (US) — Having a large workspace or a big driver’s seat in a car …

The Workplace

NASA Set To Launch New Solar Satellite IRIS [Updated]

IRIS is designed to unravel one of the sun's best-kept secrets.<p>What is it?<p>This Wednesday, June 26, at approximately 10:27 p.m. (EDT), NASA will send a new solar explorer into orbit: the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). <b>[NASA just delayed the launch for 24 hours. Updated launch date:</b> …

Does Death Exist? New Theory Says ‘No’

Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. …

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Sustainability

Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle by Ian Sample – review | Royal Society science book prize

The best known equation in the world is E = mc2 – energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the speed of light. Like all good science, this …

Runner-Up: Fabiola Gianotti, the Discoverer

Ten days is an awfully long time to have a toothache — especially with the kind of week Fabiola Gianotti had ahead of her. It was December 2011, and …

Fairytale of New Physics | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

I've been sent a few books to read on the subject, and I started last week on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week, discussing the topic with Jim Baggott, …

Why philosophy students do the most drugs

An Oxford philosopher this week described their drug experiences in a survey by online student newspaper the Tab. "Having dinner with parents while …

The end of the ‘Golden Age’ for university graduates

Some 500,000 students have just graduated from Canada's postsecondary education system, and the great majority will be hoping to find a decent job and to embark upon a meaningful career.<p>Unfortunately, the employment prospects for many graduates are pretty dismal, for reasons that deserve serious …

71% Of Millennials Want Their Co-Workers To Be A 'Second Family'

There are 80 million Millennials in the workforce and they want to work with people they care about. In the infographic below provided to us by PGI, the data says that 71% of Millennials want their co-workers to be a second family.<p>Furthermore, 75% of them say they want to have mentors and think …

Work-life Balance