Chromium steel—similar to what we know today as tool steel—was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
Dark matter is a mysterious non-luminous substance making up the vast majority of matter in the universe. Though experts have observed the gravitational effects of dark matter for decades, scientists remain baffled as to its true nature.
Few phrases in science are as influential as Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory of ‘survival of the fittest’.
The idea is commonly understood to mean that those who are physically dominant have a higher chance of survival. But the evolutionary success of Homo Sapiens suggests that we might have completely misunderstood Darwin’s idea.
Image from Page:Reclus – L’Homme et la Terre, tome V, Librairie universelle, 1905.djvu/128 (Wiki Commons)
Ann Arbor’s City Council unanimously voted Monday to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and plants.
Have you ever heard the story of a wizard battle that supposedly took place when an early church was constructed? Or how about the story of a border guard who defied King Herod’s orders and spared Jesus’ life?
A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis.
This is a world often regarded as Earth gone wrong, where extreme climate change has turned it into one of the closest approximations of hell we’ve ever seen. And now we’re told it might be home to alien life.
About 800 people usually gather at the Wiltshire monument, on or around 21 September, to mark the autumn equinox.
Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline cause severe and often long-lasting hallucinations, but they show great potential in treating serious psychiatric conditions, such as major depressive disorder.
One day about 120,000 years ago, a few humans wandered along the shore of an ancient lake in what is now the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia.
A milk-tooth found in the vicinity of “Riparo del Broion” on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region bears evidence of one of the last Neanderthals in Italy.
A mass extinction event sparked by a sudden shift in climate more than 200m years ago reshaped life on Earth and ushered in the age of the dinosaurs, scientists claim.
One day, perhaps a little over 7,000 years ago, a man in his 30s and a younger companion dipped their fingers in ochre pigment and set about daubing the walls of a shallow cave in southern Spain with anthropomorphic, circular and geometric designs.
The rhythmic activity of a single layer of neurons has now been shown to cause dissociation — an experience involving a feeling of disconnection from the surrounding world.