After studying 30,000-year-old sedimentary DNA from permafrost deposits in the Yukon a Canadian research team from the University of Alberta and McMaster University have found that microbes "have been building their defences to antibiotics since the time of woolly mammoths". Their research findings published on August...

The mechanics of sleep and the process by which we store and retrieve memories has from ancient times been approached through many myths and theories, but it is only recently that hard science is seriously uncovering these mysteries of the mind. A study in Nature Neuroscience,...

A press release today from the University of Haifa in Israel announced a rare archaeological discovery A volunteer at a public structure in the south Tel Dor excavation, unearthed an engraved gemstone with a miniature portrait of the Greek ruler, Alexander the Great. The portrait is...

What do burial grounds, gallows; Edgar Allan Poe and bad Feng Shui have in common? Washington Square Park in New York City. Washington Square Park is built on what was once Potter's Field. A potter's field is a term refers to a place where unknown or indigent...

Salk researchers from left: Joanne Chory, Yongxia Guo, Joseph Noel, Zuyu Zheng and James J. La Clair. Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Researchers at the Salk Institute and the University of California, San Diego finally solve a centuries old mystery of how seeds, dormant...

Even before the advent of the WWW, there were quite a few programs that calculated planetary positions, generated astrology charts, transits and progressions and had an ephemeris. I probably could blame my interest in Astrology on one of these programs that came with my first computer...