A newly-discovered manuscript may represent Edward Gibbonâs earliest experiment in the irony for which he would become famous, an Oxford University English academic has found.
The first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome has recently been completed by an international consortium of seven worldwide universities and institutions including the University of Illinois.
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.
Ancient manuscripts written by Arabic scholars can provide valuable meteorological information to help modern scientists reconstruct the climate of the past, a new study has revealed. The research, published in Weather, analyses ...
The editor of the US journal Science said Friday he supports the decision of bird flu experts in Geneva to make public controversial research about a mutant form of the H5N1 virus.
Love is in the air at the Bodleian Library this Valentine's Day, as the stories of epic medieval romances from King Arthur and Guinevere to Tristan and Isolde are on display.
Germany has handed to the Czech Republic a manuscript of Johann Gregor Mendel, founder of modern genetics, on his plant hybridization experiments, the Czech foreign minister said Thursday.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Antique books in the Vatican Library are being digitised to preserve them for future generations using a technique developed through ESA to store satellite images of the sky.
EPL (Europhysics Letters) has today gone beyond Earthly limits by publishing its first ever paper submitted from space.
Ancient manuscripts that hold important clues to Indias intellectual and religious traditions will be the focus of a new study.