Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
Up to 10,000 years ago, all humans lived as hunter-gatherers, a semi-nomadic lifestyle involving a combination of hunting and gathering food from the land.   Searching for food requires a lot of walking, not to mention skill and patience. A...
In 1854, a young British naturalist named Alfred Russell Wallace was traveling through the East Indies observing and collecting specimens to study natural history. Wallace collected nearly 126,000 different specimens (with over half being beetles). Many of the specimens...
It was a rough year on Earth in 2016 but we have lots to celebrate during this next revolution around the sun. Everything from eclipses and meteor showers to historic space missions with a lot more in between. Here’s...
Are you getting bored of walking into your local bar or pool hall and playing pool on that boring old rectangle table? Fortunately a math and science writer named Alex Bellos devised a new type of pool table using...
Whether you are visiting to Japan, India, France, Africa or any other country from your native one, perhaps the biggest problem that you might face as a tourist is the language barrier. While gestures of some of the basic...
It seems that winter is going, and not coming, as a new study shows that Mars is coming out of an ice age that is part of a continuous climate change cycle. The research, published in the journal Science, shows...
Recent studies have confirmed that the dagger blade in the mummy wrapping of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun was not your regular dagger, so to speak. Though the blade was always knowng to be iron, scientists now know this iron...
There are countless people throughout history who have changed the lives of millions, yet many of them are little-known or not known at all. While a myriad of inventors, painters, and celebrities are household names, there are plenty of...
The lost city of Atlantis is one of the oldest and most well-known mysteries of all time. As early as 360 B.C. the ancient philosopher Plato spoke of the lost civilization in several written dialogues. In these writings the...
"Running around like a chicken with its head cut off." We've all heard the phrase countless times. It is such a widely used idiom that the McGraw-Hill Dictionary includes a definition for it: 'to run around frantically and aimlessly;...