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The Cosmos of Ancient Greece’s Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera computer captured the ancient Greek passion for mathematics and especially geometry. By Evaggelos Vallianatos The second century BC was a time of the golden age of Greek science, and civilization centered in the kingdoms of the empire of Alexander...

New Research Disproves Pythagoras’ Music Theory

New research has shown that the tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate people's appreciation of harmony, challenging centuries of Western music theory and disproving ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras' musical theories in at least two...

Vanishing Y Chromosome in Males Casts Uncertainty About Future of Men

The Y chromosome, which contains the male-determining gene in humans and other mammals, is degenerating in the human species and may cease to exist after a few million years. This would lead to extinction unless humans evolve a new...

Nine Mathematical Equations that Changed the World

Mathematical equations have been the tool of man explaining the world around him and the key to advance knowledge about the Universe

Scientists Decode Golden Ratio of Ancient Greek Riace Bronze Statues

One of the famous ancient Greek Riace Bronzes was found to have had its teeth designed following the mathematical value of the golden ratio.

Mathematics in Ancient Greece and Its Influence on Modern Science

Advances in mathematics that can be attributed to ancient Greeks are many and have profoundly shaped the scientific world as we know it today. Let's take a look at ancient Greece, a place where the idea of zero was yet...

Whale Song Mystery Solved by Scientists

Researchers have figured out how giant whales make their beautiful songs in the ocean. Humpback whales and other large baleen whales have a special voice box for singing underwater. This discovery, shared in the journal Nature, explains why our noisy...

1st Frostbite Drug Approved by FDA After Clinical Trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light for the first-ever drug to treat severe frostbite. The new drug, called iloprost, works by making blood vessels wider and stopping blood from clotting in frostbitten people. After...

First Case of Down Syndrome Found in Ancient Greece

The first confirmed case of Down syndrome in Ancient Greece was found on the island of Aegina, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. DNA analysis on the skeleton of a girl aged 12-16 months, who lived in...

Neuralink’s First Patient Controls Mouse by Thinking, Musk Says

Elon Musk said on Monday that the first human patient implanted with a brain chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered and can control a computer mouse using only thoughts. "Progress is good, and the patient seems to have...

Massive Chunks of Another Planet Are Inside Earth, Scientists Say

For years, scientists believed that the Moon came into existence when a big object called Theia crashed into Earth a very long time ago, around 4.5 billion years ago. This huge collision broke off a lot of debris from Earth,...

The Most Expensive Liquid in the World at $39 Million Per Gallon

The most expensive liquid in the world is venom from a scorpion which has potential medical applications, but its extraction and processing are highly specialized and dangerous. The deathstalker is one of the most dangerous scorpions on the planet, and...

Hominid Footprints on Crete Could Change Evolutionary Theory For Good

The impressions had been made by hominids on Crete 5.6 million years ago, making them by far the oldest footprints ever discovered in Europe.

12-Year-Old Boy Recreates Ancient Greek Archimedes’ Death Ray

An award-winning 12-year-old school boy in Canada has created a working death ray based on the model by ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Archimedes. Historians and scientists have for hundreds of years been deliberating on whether a "death ray" weapon...

New Pill Cuts Cholesterol and Heart Attacks

A new cholesterol-lowering drug called Nexletol has shown promise in reducing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in people who cannot tolerate traditional statin drugs, according to a major study presented at the American College of...