NASA's silly sci-fi film list -- 2012 the most flawed (w/ Video)
Unearthed 400-year-old document shows how Peruvian natives used numbers
In the early 1600s in northern Peru, a curious Spaniard jotted down some notes on the back of a letter. Four hundred years later, archaeologists dug up and studied the paper, revealing what appear to be the ...
A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting
From a tiny closet in Mountain View, Calif., Sal Khan is educating the globe for free. His 1,516 videotaped mini-lectures -- on topics ranging from simple addition to vector calculus and Napoleonic campaigns -- are transforming ...
Search for frozen camera may reveal who climbed Everest first
Alan Alda wants scientists to cut out the jargon
(AP)—Among the procedures Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce performed on "M.A.S.H." was an end-to-end anastomosis. Most of the viewers, actor Alan Alda concedes, had no idea he was talking about removing a damaged ...
The 2009 Ig Nobel prizewinners
The Mystery Of Cursed Bread & A CIA Agent's Death
Researcher uncovers secrets of Kells 'angels'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Book of Kells and similarly illustrated manuscripts of seventh- and eighth-century England and Ireland are known for their entrancingly intricate artwork -- geometric designs so precise ...
Funding for nonhuman primate research questioned
Shut up! Speech jammer among 2012 Ig Nobel winners
For anyone who's ever been tired of listening to someone drone on and on and on, two Japanese researchers have the answer.
Science and research hit hard by US sequester cuts
Automatic spending cuts have hit America's science and research sectors especially hard, according to experts, who warn of potentially dire implications for the nation's overall competitiveness.
Unique languages, universal patterns: Linguist reveals how modern English resembles Old Japanese
You dont have to be a language maven to find the direct object in a basic English-language sentence. Just look next to the verb. Take a simple sentence: I gave a book to Mary. In this case ...