Wolves show signs of self-cognition with innovative sniff test

Self-awareness has been a central theme in philosophical and biological research since ancient times. In the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the exhortation "Know yourself" is inscribed in Greek, an invitation to men to understand ...

Destroyed ancient temple now open for virtual exploration

Five years after its destruction, the ancient Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria has been digitally reconstructed by the UC San Diego Library's Digital Media Lab using cutting-edge 3-D methods and artificial intelligence applications.

Archaeologists receive letter from biblical era

"And the Lord delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls therein..." —Joshua, 10:32

Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples

Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel.

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