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Source of Strange Booming Sound in Thessaloniki Discovered

The source of the strange booming sound plaguing residents of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki was finally located on Tuesday. Nearly every night since December, residents of the city have been jolted awake by the banging noise they describe...

The Mystery of the Greek Skeletons Found at Roopkund Lake, India

Researchers have determined that skeletons found at India's Roopkund Lake belonged to Greeks who visited the site in the 1800s.

Dogs Can Tell Difference Between Familiar and Unfamiliar Languages

Dogs are smarter than you think; according to recent research, dogs can distinguish between languages they are familiar with and those they've never heard before. Researchers scanned the brains of 18 dogs with an MRI machine while the canines heard...

Scientists Decode DNA of Greek Feta Cheese

According to the Academy of Athens, scientists have now successfully decoded the DNA of the famous Greek Feta cheese. Scientists from the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens studied a wide variety of feta cheese produced all across the...

Human Brain Cells Learn Faster Than AI Study Finds

Researchers have recently taught human brain cells in a petri dish to play the retro videogame Pong faster than artificial intelligence (AI). Scientists created what they dubbed the "cyborg brain" in order to measure biological neurons against AI. This "brain"...

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...

My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world's first computer, has puzzled scientists for decades. By Evaggelos Vallianatos I saw the fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism in 2007. After moving slowly through the large rooms of the National Archaeological Museum...

NASA Reaches the Sun’s Atmosphere for the First Time

A spacecraft touched the Sun for the first time in history on Tuesday. NASA's Parker Solar Probe made it to the Sun's upper atmosphere, collecting samples of particles and magnetic fields from the star that gives our planet life. The...

Greek Scientist Creates COVID Breathalyzer in the U.S.

Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center announced the creation of a breathalyzer-like device that can be used to identify if a patient is positive for COVID-19. This and other groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 testing methods could prove invaluable in our...

“Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom” Exhibition Opens in London

A new exhibition exploring science in ancient Greek society opens at London's Science museum on Wednesday, November 17. The exhibition, titled "Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom," combines ancient artifacts and objects to explore the role science played in ancient Greek...