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In Medieval Britain, If You Wanted to Get Ahead, You Had to Speak French
The study of modern languages in British secondary schools is in steep decline. The number of students taking French and German GCSE has more than halved [...]
Bizarre Methods of Baby Detection: A Short History of the Pregnancy Test
From the dawn of time, people have been trying to figure out ways to detect early pregnancy before physical signs begin to show. Whilst you may be familiar [...]
Betrayed by the Acts of Others? The Events that Led to Prometheus’s Perennial Punishment
The story of Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora is a popular myth of ancient Greece – one that has been told and retold throughout the ages. It is a [...]
Books and Black Holes: Stephen Hawking's Language Helps Us Grasp the Cosmos
Those inspired by Stephen Hawking’s classic book “A Brief History of Time” and by his legacy in cosmology are now picking up where [...]
Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague's Spectacular Success Against All Odds
UK’s Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the late star physicist Stephen Hawking. Source: space
China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Expected to Fall to Earth in 2 to 3 Weeks
A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 [...]
New Insights into Rapid Advance in Human Innovative Thinking
The first evidence of human life in the Olorgesailie Basin comes from about 1.2 million years ago. For hundreds of the thousands of years, people living [...]
Underwater Archaeologists Discover Submerged Ruins off the Coast of Naples
Back in September 2017, underwater archaeologists met a decade-long goal in discovering the submerged ruins of the port of Neapolis. Now, they have [...]
Pre-Columbian ceremonial center discovered on Mexico's highest peak
Researchers have discovered an archaeological site on Mexico’s highest peak that could be the remains of a pre-Columbian ceremonial center, the [...]
New research solves the 60-year-old paleontological mystery of a 'phantom' dicynodont
A new study has re-discovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate ‘phantom’ fossil footprints collected in the 1950s [...]