Archaeologists have dated figurative rock art from Sulawesi to at least 43,900 years ago
Emmy and Peabody Award–winning science writer, producer and director Ann Druyan talks about Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the next installment of the Cosmos series.
Originally published in April 1866
Originally published in April 1916
Cosmos co-creator discusses communicating her dream for humanity
By breaking 900 classical piano compositions into musical chunks, researchers could track Ludwig van Beethoven’s influence on the composers who followed him. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...
Here are a few brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one from off the California coast about the first heart rate measurement done on a blue whale.
Inbreeding in Thoroughbreds has increased significantly in the past 45 years, with the greatest rise occurring in the past 15 or so of them.
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Art created by Australian Aboriginal people used organic carbon-free pigments, but wasp nests above or below the art can be used for radiocarbon dating that supplies boundaries for the age of artworks...
Science in meter and verse
A very fine grind can actually hamper espresso brewing, because particles may clump more than larger particles will.
Duke University evolutionary biologist Mohamed A. F. Noor talks about his book Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us about Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds ...
Neandertals ate clams and then modified the hard shells into tools for cutting and scraping.
Whiskeys claimed to be from the 19th century are revealed to be made with much more recently grown barley, thanks to the unique isotopic fingerprint of the nuclear-testing era.
A new book entitled The Craft of Science Writing explains how to help readers understand the science that underlies so many of the issues that touch our lives
Originally published in May 1914
Well more than 100 distinct sign languages exist worldwide, with each having features that made it possible for researchers to create an evolutionary tree of their lineages.
A new IMAX film highlights their beauty and resilience
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