Robert Lawrence Kuhn poses the question to theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, in an interview from our series “Closer To Truth.”
Culture & the World
A 1.8 million-year-old skull found in Georgia could turn current understanding of evolution on its head. A new study claims that early man did not come from Africa as seven species, but was actually a single ‘homo erectus’ with variations in looks. The case revolves around an early human skull found in a stunningly well-preserved […]
What happens when you don’t sleep? And why do we need to do it anyways? Hank explains the science of sleep: the cause, the benefits, and who holds the record for going without it!
A carved Bronze Age stone with carvings found in the Ukraine, marking the oldest sundial of its kind ever found. Is believed to date back to 13th Century BC.
Discovering life beyond Earth might just be the holy grail of science. And even though we have yet to find evidence for little green men or blobs of bacteria, astronomers continue to search for elusive signs of life.
SenseFly drones generate a detailed 3D model of the Matterhorn. Thanks to a Pix4D software, the pictures it took generated a 300-million-points georeferenced 3D model of the mountain.
The impressive prehistoric tomb Dolmen de Soto, dated between 3000 and 2500 BC and measuring more than 60 meters in diameter and 3.5 meters high, now after nine years it’s been restored to its prehistoric glory.
Director of Nursing, Adeline Baker, recalls how Scamp first identified a dying patient. His vet thinks this event and the surrounding humans reactions to it produced positive reinforcement for such ‘one trial learning’. Some dogs are trained to detect changes in humans, such as the onset of seizures. Check out the amazing way AJ alerts his owner Tony.
When faced with a possible ailment, do you ever scour the internet for a diagnosis before referring to your doctor? And by that point, your symptoms have snowballed into a full blown self-diagnosis of cancer that not even your doctor can treat? If so, you might be a cyberchondriac…
China is the world’s most populated country but it’s full of vast, empty cities, including a replica Paris. Is it forward thinking or a crazy economic risk? In the world’s most populated country there are dozens of empty cities and more are being built every year. Is China’s ‘build-mentality’ good urban forward planning or an […]
All of the 2013 Nobel prizes have been announced! This year’s prizes went to people doing amazing work, but not everyone can be a winner. Trace looks at who won, who was snubbed, and which deserving scientists from the past never took home a medal.
A 2,700-year-old Shopping Mall, a building that hosted shops discovered in Northern Greece on the site of the ancient city of Argilos.
Alzheimer’s researchers have announced two major breakthroughs in the past week. The first, via the University of Florida, is a test which uses the smell of peanut butter to detect the early signs of the disease — a cheap and simple idea which could help thousands of people. The second is from the University of Leicester, where scientists have discovered a chemical which, in mice, completely stops degeneration of brain tissue.
There really can be ‘too much of a good thing’. Amounts calculated for one sitting consumption by a 150lb person.