Mars has become something of a focal point of the final frontier. People have been attempting to research the Red Planet, one of Earth’s closest neighbors and arguably the planet most similar to ours, since the 1950s. But only...
The largest dinosaur footprint discovered to date has been found this week in Australia. The discovery was made on the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia, in a part of the country dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park” because of the large...
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...
They can be aquiline, narrow, bulbous, or turned-up. They can be runny, itchy, or red. There’s no doubt that the human nose is a distinctive facial ornament, and every person’s nose is unique. And while you know that you...
Researchers have just identified the oldest-known ancestor of the dinosaur, and what they have discovered is changing scientists’ view of the evolution of the ancient reptiles. Bones from what is now termed the Teleocrater rhadinus were first discovered in Tanzania...
Deep in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand, a tiny creature, Arachnocampa luminosa, the glowworm, is dazzling tourists with its unmistakable luminescence. But this beautiful light display has a more practical purpose: the glowworms use the light to...
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...
Sometimes it can be difficult to interpret animals’ emotions. Many of us wonder just what our dogs are thinking when they stare at us with a certain expression, or why our cats start purring out of the blue. Now,...
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...
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...
When scientists in 2015 dove below the crystal waters of the Solomon Islands in search of biofluorescent sharks, they got a bit more than they bargained for. Biofluorescence is the process of an organism absorbing light from the sun,...