Researchers discover new 'golden ratios' for female facial beauty
(PhysOrg.com) -- Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also in the relationship of the eyes and mouth of the beholden. The distance between a woman's eyes and the distance between her eyes and ...
'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots, study finds
Seen by some as emblematic of the Mediterranean landscape and cuisine, the olive tree in fact has its domesticated roots in Kurdish regions, said a study Wednesday that seeks to settle an age-old debate.
Bones in Bulgaria may be of John the Baptist: study
Scientists have found new evidence they say supports the theory that a knuckle bone and other human remains found under a church floor in Bulgaria may be of John the Baptist.
NSF turns to ancient pottery to improve modern heat resistant ceramics
The ultimate cold case: Anthropologist 'bones up' on site of ancient invasion
The body was found in a small, graffiti-stained tunnel. Robbery was likely not the motive, as his possessions and cash were found with him.
Houses of the rising sun: Research sheds new light on Ancient Greeks
New research at the University of Leicester has identified scores of Sicilian temples built to face the rising Sun, shedding light on the practices of the Ancient Greeks.
Greeks uncorked French passion for wine
(PhysOrg.com) -- The bottle sitting in your wine rack at home is probably labelled as a juicy, full-bodied French number, with dark berry flavours and a long, complex finish.
The Athenians: Another warning from history?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The collapse of Greek democracy 2,400 years ago occurred in circumstances so similar to our own it could be read as a dark and often ignored lesson from the past, a new study suggests. ...
Race to preserve the world's oldest submerged town
(PhysOrg.com) -- The oldest submerged town in the world is about to give up its secrets — with the help of equipment that could revolutionise underwater archaeology.
The problem with predictions: Speaker says peering into future remains an imperfect science
People have always yearned to see into the future, to peek around the corner and make sense of what's going on, according to author and mathematician David Orrell. But predicting the future is difficult. ...
First synthesis of gold nanoparticles inside human hair for dyeing and much more
In a discovery with applications ranging from hair dyeing to electronic sensors to development of materials with improved properties, scientists are reporting the first synthesis of gold nanoparticles inside ...
Want the shortest path to the good life? Try cynicism
(Phys.org)—Research by a University of Cincinnati classics professor sheds new light on the philosophy of the ancient Cynics. They actually held values they viewed as a shortcut to happiness.
Vatican and Oxford libraries announce joint digital conversion of some manuscripts, books
More world literature just got its door kicked open digitally. For the first time scholars will be able to compare material kept in the separate collections for centuries.
Papyrus research provides insight into job training, prayer and more in the ancient world
Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today.