New trigonometry is a sign of the times
Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric ...
Probing Question: Did Shakespeare really write all those plays?
“Done to death by slanderous tongues.” So wrote William Shakespeare in his play, Much Ado About Nothing. Or did he? Even people who have never actually read Shakespeare have heard the theories: Shakespeare’s ...
New evidence -- Clovis people not first to populate North America
The belief that the Clovis People were the first to populate North America some 11,500 years ago has been widely challenged in recent years, and a Texas A&M University anthropologist has found evidence he says could be the ...
The lost kingdom of Tambora is found
History's largest volcanic eruption destroyed the island kingdom of Tambora in 1815 and now the first remnants of a Tambora village have been found.
The tea party and the politics of paranoia
Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.
Turin Shroud confirmed as a fake
by Richard Ingham
PARIS, June 21 (AFP) - A French magazine said on Tuesday it had carried out experiments that proved the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be their religion's holiest relic, was a fake.
Ancient giant sloth bones suggest humans were in Americas far earlier than thought
Three from MIT envision grow-your-own home
In the future, homeowners may grow their houses instead of building them. That's the vision of MIT architect Mitchell Joachim of the Media Lab's Smart Cities group.
Titanic sunk faster than thought
After visiting the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in August 2005, scientists have discovered that Titanic took just five minutes to sink – much faster than previously thought.
Study: Daylight saving time a waste of energy
Geobiologists Discover Unique 'Magnetic Death Star' Fossil
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists has discovered microscopic, magnetic fossils resembling spears and spindles, unlike anything previously seen, among sediment layers deposited during an ...
Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported
A radically expanded view of the origin of civilization, extending far beyond Mesopotamia, is reported by journalist Andrew Lawler in the 3 August issue of Science.
Neanderthals may have interbred with humans twice
Researchers find pre-Clovis human DNA
DNA from dried human excrement recovered from Oregon's Paisley Caves is the oldest found yet in the New World -- dating to 14,300 years ago, some 1,200 years before Clovis culture -- and provides apparent ...