Wealth concentration among elites was common in ancient nations, but the scale on which it took place in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty was unprecedented.
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The "subarachnoidal lymphatic-like membrane" helps shield and protect the brain.
When boredom creeps in, many of us turn to social media. But that may be preventing us from reaching a transformative level of boredom.
We only need two numbers to understand why.
Deep secrets don’t explode. They do something worse, explains Michael Slepian.
In 1965, six boys were stranded on an island. Fifteen months later, the survivors were rescued. How many were there?
We might be dining on insect-based Christmas pies with robot-harvested algae on the side.
To prevent overloading the memory system, the brain may have a mechanism that tosses out certain types of memories.
A recent study reveals how nerve insulation becomes impaired in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
The great hope is that beyond the indirect, astrophysical evidence we have today, we'll someday detect it directly. But what if we can't?
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
It weakens the bacteria so that the immune system can destroy it.
He lived with a tribe of hunter-gatherers to witness how an ancient culture survives one of the most brutal climates on Earth. His learnings may surprise you.
By challenging your preconceptions, art offers a framework by which you can solve problems.
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
What began as public outcry against Iran’s so-called morality police has snowballed into a mass movement targeting the very essence of the Islamic republic.
At 1,600 light years away, the black hole is practically in our cosmic backyard.
Instead of worshipping Yahweh, the devotees were perhaps dedicated to Mars and Jupiter.
Psychologists are exploring this creepy feeling of having already lived through an experience before.
We can all sleep a little more soundly.
There's no escaping the death of loved ones. But that doesn't mean we're powerless in the wake of loss.
Uncertainty is inherent to our Universe.
A key question is how to keep that relief going without relying solely on repeated ketamine infusions.
It could one day fuel nuclear fusion reactors.
The "attention economy" corrupts science.
This technological feat changes our cosmic history.
Sigmund Freud developed the decidedly unscientific principles of psychoanalysis in a time when most psychologists were trying to join the ranks of chemists and medical doctors.
"We are what our bodies do with what we eat."
Democracy is in decline, regardless of how we measure it.
“The more we understand ourselves and the universe, the more magnificent it is.”