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We're still using 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid a year, but burials are becoming far less common.
This is a nice addition to the findings of the “yellow snow” study.
The tale of a young man driven to his death for fighting for what is right, and the young woman picking up where he left off.
The conventional wisdom is that China's economy is based on stealing intellectual property and underpricing it. If we look at aerospace technology, we see a different story.
Really simple interventions can greatly reduce indoor temperatures during the summer, particularly in places like the Pacific Northwest.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
The ten greatest ideas in science form the bedrock of modern biology, chemistry, and physics. Everyone should be familiar with them.
For relatives who live far apart, holiday rituals may be the glue that holds the family together.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
The creator of the index called it a public utility for accessing the “vast ocean” of human knowledge.
Research from NASA reveals Mars’ spectacular volcanic past.
Our brains did not evolve to shop on Amazon.
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The famous cognition test was reworked for cuttlefish. They did better than expected.
Imagine poisoning your rival and yourself and giving only yourself the antidote.
New research from MIT is unintuitive but could lead to a better system.
In Chile, the so-called "release certificate" would free holders from all types of quarantine or restriction.
New research establishes an unexpected connection.
Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar: Tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation
How did the Antarctic explorers survive tedium in the early 1900s?
Audio recordings reveal cows have unique voices and share emotions with each other.
Even if automation makes human trafficking economically inefficient, that alone won't end this unethical practice.
Hint: They hold off on talking about their alien god until much later.
Academic publishers have some of the highest profit margins in the world. In the digital age, researchers are starting to wonder whether publishers actually deserve this much money.
Want to work out more? Eat more healthily? Quit smoking? These neurons control the fate of your habits.
A growing body of research suggests that students of color perform better in school when they have at least one teacher of the same race.
Many sci-fi technologies will remain in the realm of fiction unless physics changes. But some experiments could uncover just that! “Imagination makes us aware of limitless possibilities. How many of us […]
Businesses have been adopting more diversity programs since the 1990s, but do they actually work?
In 1987, the nearest supernova seen in nearly four centuries lit up Earth’s skies. Here’s what it looks like today. “When a star goes supernova, the explosion emits enough light to […]