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...
Usually, when scientists want to study a prescription drug’s effectiveness at curing disease, they use lab animals like mice as test subjects and then relate the data they find to humans. But this method has its drawbacks; after all,...
The borough of Centralia is located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. In the late 1800s it was a thriving anthracite coal mining town with a population of close to 3,000, but as of 2013 the population is no more than...
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...
Science has long been puzzled by the matter in our universe. We know galaxies are composed of stars, dust, and.. something else. Why? Well, because it’s theoretically impossible for a galaxy made up of only what we’ve seen so...
"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;...
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...
Scientists are trying to figure out why hundreds of pilot whales have beached themselves in just a few days on New Zealand’s South Island. As of about a week and a half ago, more than 650 whales have beached...
Sure, bananas taste delicious. You've obviously seen them used in fruit bowls, smoothies, and as the go-to food choice of certain cartoon monkeys. But there are tons of amazingly helpful uses for bananas and banana peels that you most...
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...