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Carl Sagan on the Brilliance of Ancient Greek Scientist Eratosthenes

Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, author, and science communicator was renowned for making difficult scientific concepts understandable to the millions; he did exactly this at the beginning of his renowned series Cosmos by explaining the thought process of the...

Why Europeans Have Less Neanderthal DNA Than East Asians

A recent study suggests the reason modern Europeans possess less Neanderthal DNA as compared to today's East Asians could be linked to the migration of Ancient Middle Eastern farmers. People with roots outside of Africa typically have around two percent...

Accidental Discovery Shows Electron Beam Radiation Can Repair Nanostructures

In a recent study that might surprise you, scientists at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have discovered that electron beam radiation, which they once believed harmed tiny crystals, can, in fact, fix cracks in these nanostructures. This groundbreaking discovery...

Neanderthal DNA May Influence Your Pain Sensitivity

A recent study published in the journal Communications Biology has discovered that certain Neanderthal gene variants can increase the sensitivity to pain in individuals who possess them. These gene variants are more prevalent in populations with Native American ancestry. The...

Parthenon Sculptures Were Colorful, New Scientific Analysis Shows

New evidence say that the Parthenon sculptures were colorful and had detailed designs with human figures and palm leaf patterns. This revelation comes from a study published in the journal Antiquity. Researchers used advanced scanning technology to closely examine...

Humans Arrived in the Americas Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

The fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico in 2021 have revealed that humans arrived in the Americas far earlier than previously thought. A recent study has further bolstered the significance of these ancient tracks, offering valuable insights into their...

Implant to Cure Cancer in 60 Days Being Developed by Scientists

The prospect of curing cancer with the ease of a few taps on a mobile device is on the horizon. A team of scientists at Rice University has secured forty-five million dollars in funding from the Advanced Research Projects...

Scientists Create New Material Four Times Stronger Than Steel

A recent discovery by researchers at the University of Connecticut and their partners brought a new material that combines great strength and lightness, a rare combination. This new material has the potential to improve various things like cars and body...

Dinosaur Feathers Similar to Today’s Bird Feathers, New Analysis reveals

A recent X-ray analysis has unveiled a surprising connection between the chemical structure of feathers of today's birds and those of dinosaurs from the past. It turns out that these feathers have a lot more in common than we...

Decoding Linear A, the Ancient Minoan Writing System

Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries. Despite the fact that it has never been fully decrypted, scientists and archaeologists believe they...