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法醫人類學家:從屍骨中找回逝者曾經的存在──《比小說還離奇的 12 堂犯罪解剖課》

蘇是鄧迪大學解剖與人類辨識中心主任,這個領域的核心是尋獲並辨識骨頭遺骸。是人類嗎?性別、年齡、身高、種族究竟為何?大約是何時死亡?為什麼?如果屍體還算完整,腐敗程度不嚴重,或許病理學家能夠回答這些問題。法醫人類學家要分析的不只是骨頭本身,還有這具「人類遺骸」留下的一切。圖/Pixabay假如保存狀況 …

Scientists may have discovered a lost continent

As much as we humans think we know about Earth's ancient composition, it's clear we have a lot to learn. Researchers now say they have evidence of a lost continent, Mauritia. The team found rocks on Mauritius with embedded zircon crystals that were almost 2 billion years old, or far older than the …

Stress experienced by an individual's ancestors may overshadow the stress experienced within a lifetime

New research suggests that stress exposure across generations may be more important than stress experienced within a lifetime.<p>The study, published in</i> …


A Nobel Prize-winning biologist explains why some people appear to age overnight

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn explains the phenomenon of apparent aging that happens overnight. When a person experiences a massively stressful event, they can appear to have aged several years. This is a direct result of the cells not being able to rejuvenate properly.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

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Super-meaty Bolognese sauce will get high-fives around the table

Bolognese. Say it with me: bo-lo-nyaze-á.<p>If I had to choose a last meal on this earth, it would be this ragu. It's Italian meat sauce served over al … [16]

The Seven Signs You're in a Cult

A former member of a tight-knit college prayer group describes his community's disintegration—and how one of itsmembers ended up dead.<p>November 2, 2012, was a beautiful Friday in Kansas City—clear and cool and sunny. I had spent the afternoon reading in the library at an unaccredited college …

:) or :-)? Some Highly Scientific Data

The end of an era: Just 18 percent of survey respondents report using the full-faced emoticon.<p>The emoticon was invented, in its current form, as a means of moderating an intensely nerdy discussion. A nerdy discussion about—not to be redundant, but—physics. It was 1982. A group of researchers at …

The Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder, Disappearing Bees Becoming More Clear

For the past eight years or so, we’ve been hearing the term “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) to refer to the seemingly spontaneous abandonment of their hives by honeybees. Bees have been abandoning their hives for centuries, but the rate at which such collapses have been observed started to …

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …