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Heracles and the Mares of Diomedes: Greek Hero VS Man-Eating Beasts
By now, you’re probably aware that the Greek hero Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules) had to complete twelve arduous labors as retribution for killing his wife and [...]
Culturally Mixed Messages in the Tomb of Payava: Is it Greek or Persian?
The Tomb of Payava is a decorative rectangular tomb that was transported in the 19th century from a site in Turkey to England is one of the most remarkable [...]
The Evolution of Human Birth: An Incredible Story a Million Years in the Making
A team of scientists claim that they have found a mask depicting an Australopithecus afarensis, a human ancestor that could have possibly given birth in a [...]
5,000 year old skeleton discovered in Malaysia
A prehistoric human skeleton, thought to be at least 5,000 years old, was uncovered during construction of a gallery for the Guar Kepah Neolithic site near [...]
Can Traditional Chinese Face Reading Provide Insight on Your Future, Health, and Character?
面相 (‘miàn xiàng’, or less accurately as ‘mien shiang’) is a type of Chinese divination that relies on the observation of a person’s facial features. Apart [...]
'Atlas for the end of the world' offers a path to protecting biodiversity
It’s been 47 years since Philadelphians filled Fairmount Park for the first Earth Day here, led by a group of University of Pennsylvania students. This [...]
Carvings on stone pillars at Gȍbekli Tepe show comet hit Earth 13,000 years ago, says new study
Analysis of symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gȍbekli Tepe in southern Turkey – one of the world’s most important archaeological sites – suggests that a [...]
Oceans galore: new study suggests most habitable planets may lack dry land
When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the [...]
After 2000 Years of Harmony, the Maya May Soon Lose their Stingless Bee Pets
For several years now, reports have circulated about the worrisome decline of the population of bees. Periodically, newspaper headlines lament the bees’ [...]
Did Ötzi the Iceman Actually Freeze to Death?
A new study suggests that Ötzi the Tyrolean Iceman died of exposure to freezing temperatures in the Italian Alps. Researchers claim that his body and head [...]