For the average person, X-ray specs might still be the stuff of superhero novels; but for scientists who regularly work with X-rays, the technology just took a huge leap forward. X-rays are electromagnetic radiation with higher energy “content” than our visible light. They pass through objects which, depending on the material, absorb different amounts of radiation. This produces data often presented as images, for example, of broken bones.
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What's cuter than one wolf pup? Nine!
The Hebrew Bible is a foundational text of human history, no matter your religion or belief in its contents.
After a breeze, you can sometimes hear the soothing sound of a wind chime. Although popular today, this instrument has been around for thousands of years. In China, Japan, and India, wind bells attached to temples drove away evil spirits and brought good luck. The ancient Romans hung protective (often erotically themed) bronze tintinnabulum in their gardens. Now, wind chimes are used around the world for many reasons.
Sculpture has been around since ancient days, from the carvings of prehistoric humans to the painted marble busts of the Romans.
Anytime an endangered species reproduces, that species is one step closer to safety. These baby steps are to be celebrated.
Congratulations are in order for one exceptional young woman. Eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky Castner just graduated third in her class from Conroe High School in Texas, an admirable feat on its own; but, it’s all the more impressive given how much the teen has triumphed over in her young life. She was born to an incarcerated mother and raised by a single father.
Once more, mankind has returned to Titanic.
Welcome to the Hereford Mappa Mundi, or as one might call it: a view of the world from an Englishman...
Music may be as old as mankind, but the songs of the ancient past are largely lost to history. Among those to create and play music were the ancient residents of Mesopotamia. Within this cradle of civilization, history, laws, and religious texts were recorded in cuneiform on tablets. Many have survived, including an exceptional tablet: the earliest extant sheet music in the world. Known as “Hurrian Hymn No.
In James Cameron's iconic film Titanic, a treasure hunter asks Rose—an elderly fictionalized survivor of the shipwreck—an important question: “Are...
Do you dream of buried treasure?