Tracie Trevathan

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How aboriginal Australians coped with the last ice age

While we grapple with the impact of climate change, archaeologists suggest we spare a thought for Aboriginal Australians who had to cope with the …

15 Simple Misunderstandings That Had Huge Consequences #PowerOut #Fail #Typo #Photoplasty

15 Simple Misunderstandings That Had Huge Consequences #PowerOut #Fail #Typo #Photoplasty

Thirty Years Ago Today, Stanislav Petrov Saved the World

On September 26, 1983, the world came very close to nuclear war. Shortly after midnight, alarms inside Serpukhov-15—a bunker in Moscow where the …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

Missing Person Cases: Never Be Last in Line

Authorities and researchers may be overlooking common details that seem to tell a bizarre story about missing persons. When the facts are reviewed over longer periods of time - the results are rather unsettling.<p>Inside David Paulides' latest book in his "Missing 411" series -- <i>North America and …

North America

'Black holes' of the ocean form inescapable traps

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Photons are usually thought of as ephemeral, massless particles that rarely interact with each other, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors may force physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum chamber, the project created a non-linear quantum …

Alaska Dinosaur Tracks: Thousands of Footprints Found Along Yukon River (+Photos)

In Alaska, thousands of dinosaur tracks were found along the Yukon River recently by researchers.<p>“There aren’t many places left in the world where …

Heather Cassils at Ronald Feldman is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Artist Heather Cassils moved toward an uber-male ideal, gaining 23 pounds in 23 weeks.<p>These are two of the 100 photos that make up the …

Real-Life Escape-the-Room Games Gaining Popularity in China

Have you ever fantasized about starring in a real-life Saw-like scenario where you’re forced to look for clues in order to escape a locked windowless …

Hong Kong

Nonsense Paper That Cites Michael Jackson And Ron Jeremy Actually Gets Published

Apparently no one at the Romanian journal that ran it was a Thriller fan. Or realized Bernoulli hasn't published a paper since his death in 1782.<p>All too often, I come upon a scientific paper written so obtusely that it seems perfectly reasonable that there is, in fact, no discovery being detailed, …

Michael Jackson

Plastic Bags Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Carbon Nanotubes

Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.<p>Here's a real Cinderella transformation story. A team of chemists has found a way to turn non-biodegradable plastic bags into a carbon nanotube membrane, a high-tech material with potential to make super-efficient …

Los Angeles County

A mixing and matching game of life and death

Dan Davis's The Compatibility Gene tells the story of the discovery of a central component of the immune system, one that affects not only our ability to fight off disease, but also the success of transplant operations, pregnancies and, rather unexpectedly, brain development and possibly even mate …

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …

Black Holes

How Complex Was Neanderthal Speech?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <b><br>Answer by Marc Ettlinger, Ph.D., linguistics, UC-Berkeley:</b><p><b>The challenge</b>: Unlike pottery shards, arrowhead …

Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders?

In the woods outside Huntsville, Texas, scientists are trying to determine whether they can use the microbes that live on the human body as microscopic witnesses that could help catch criminals.<p>It's a strange scene at the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility. At first, it's easy to …

'Terminator' Polymer Spontaneously Heals Itself

When a pipe bursts, you may eventually be able to hold the pieces together and watch them fuse. That could be one of the practical uses for the …

It's Complicated: 5 Puzzling International Borders

Most of us think of international borders as invisible, but clear-cut, lines: stand on one side, and you’re in one country; stand on the other, …

10 Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today

Nowadays, the American Psychological Association has a Code of Conduct in place when it comes to ethics in psychological experiments. Experimenters …

The Sad Tragic Fate Of Veronica Lake

Femme fatal film icon VERONICA LAKE fell from Hollywood heights to waiting tables in a sleazy women’s only hotel before succumbing to the ravages of …

Pentagon puts Ebola virus on bio-threat research list

The Pentagon is seeking new research on how to stop Ebola virus and a series of diseases and biological agents that "pose a material threat sufficient to affect the United States' national security," a newly filed research request shows.<p>The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which tries to counter …

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

<b>Keith Houston's new book Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks, is available for purchase at</b> …

Civil Service

19 Real Sinister Consipracies That Actually Happened

There are 2000-year-old batteries in Mesopotamia because what the actual fuck? #CrackedClassic

There are 2000-year-old batteries in Mesopotamia because what the actual fuck? <b>#CrackedClassic</b>

29 Historically Impossible Details in Famous Movies

33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, …

Ethiopia's giant underground blob of magma puzzles scientists

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.<p>The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of …

The Case Of The Girl Who Couldn't Feel Pain

A team of European researchers finds the genetic mutation responsible for a subject's inability to feel pain.<p>"Index Subject 1"—the anonymous girl or woman who participated in this new study—is unusual in a couple of ways. For one thing, she cannot feel pain. It's a dangerous condition for her. …