Historians Pick The Worst Year In History
10 historians try to answer if 2016 has really been the worst year ever. The question of how to determine a “worst year” in history piqued my interest. So I decided to ask a group of historians to nom...
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
DNA In London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries Of The Great Plague
Scientists can use samples from skeletons’ teeth to answer lingering questions about the Black Death.
Zika Could Spread Beyond Florida, Health Official Warns
One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in th...
Magical Rings And Their Mystical Powers
Treasures are not always large gold hoards or mountains of precious stones.
Unique Zika Case Of Utah Caregiver Under Investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.
How To Play Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is finally here. After a few delays, the augmented reality-infused Pokémon app launched last week, and spread like wildfire over the weekend, with hordes of eager pokémon trainers taking...
'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.
Author Donald. G. McNeil Jr. predicts that 2016 will be the worst for Zika transmission in the U.S. "After this year, a fair number of people will be immune, and ... immunity will grow," he says.
Not All Islands Are An Isolated Paradise: These Are The World's Most Congested
While most people envision islands as a wonderful, isolated tropical paradise, the reality can be strikingly different, especially on the world's most congested islands.
Change By The Bundle: Study Shows People Are Capable Of Multiple, Simultaneous Life Changes
A study by UCSB researchers shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes. In the study, 31 college students were recruited for an intensive lifestyle change program; 15 participated...
What's In A Name? In Some Cases, Longer Life
Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research by MSU economist Lisa D. Cook.
Bree Olson: Her Untold Story - Life After Pornography
Many believe the widespread fairy tale that women enjoy making porn movies but in reality there are no happy endings for the women of porn. A closer look at ...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
Expert Explains Why A Beard Is Technically Pubic Hair On Your Face
The term puberty is a direct descendant of “pubertatum,” the Latin word for “age of maturity” and manhood, as well as “pubertis” (“adult, full-grown, manly”). The Middle English term for pubic hair wa...
A Record Number Of People Were Exonerated In 2015 For Crimes They Didn’t Commit
The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a ...
Theodicy
Theodicy (/θiːˈɒdɪsi/), in its most common form, is the attempt to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil. Theodicy attempts to resolve the evidential problem of evil ...
Historians Pick The Worst Year In History
10 historians try to answer if 2016 has really been the worst year ever. The question of how to determine a “worst year” in history piqued my interest. So I decided to ask a group of historians to nom...
Zhang Zhongjing
Zhang Zhongjing (张仲景) (150—219), formal name Zhang Ji (张机), was a Han Dynasty physician and one of the most eminent Chinese physicians during the later years of the Han Dynasty. He established medicat...
Zhang Zhongjing - Wikipedia
DNA In London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries Of The Great Plague
Scientists can use samples from skeletons’ teeth to answer lingering questions about the Black Death.
Eleutherius Winance
Eleutherius Winance (10 July 1909 – 15 August 2009) was a Belgian-born Benedictine monk and philosophy professor. Winance was the last surviving founders of St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo, Calif...
Eugene Helimski
Eugene Arnoľdovič Helimski (Russ. Евге́ний Арно́льдович Хели́мский, 15 March 1950, Odessa, USSR — 25 December 2007, Hamburg, Germany) — a Russian linguist (in the latter part of his life working in Ge...
Eugene Helimski - Wikipedia
Robert Hetzron
Robert Hetzron, born Herzog (31 December 1938, Budapest – 12 August 1997, Santa Barbara, California), was a Hungarian-born linguist known for his work on the comparative study of Afro-Asiatic la...
Magical Rings And Their Mystical Powers
Treasures are not always large gold hoards or mountains of precious stones.
Gerhard Ertl
Gerhard Ertl (born 10 October 1936) is a German physicist and a Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany. Ertl’s ...
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Bruno Zevi
Bruno Zevi (22 January 1918 - 9 January 2000) was an Italian architect, historian, professor, curator, author and editor. Zevi was a vocal critic of 'classicising' modern architecture and postmoderni...
Bruno Zevi - Wikipedia
Ronald Fisher
Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher FRS (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was an English statistician, evolutionary biologist, mathematician, geneticist, and eugenicist. Fisher is known as one of the chief ...
Ronald Fisher - Wikipedia