Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead as a means of transporting someone to the afterlife – something of which they believed was only possible if the body had been properly preserved. For many years scientists have been mystified as to how the ancient Egyptians were able to preserve their mummies so well. But finally a team of researchers have cracked the code after discovering a collection of 31 ceramic vessels in an ancient embalming workshop. After around 5,000 years, we’ve come one step closer to discovering mysteries of the ancient world.
Making cool things has come a long way since the first factory line. These days, a new technology called 3D printing is making waves. Brands and regulars joes alike are experimenting with this special machine to print out anything their hearts desire from computer instructions. In total 3D, seriously! Suddenly, the concept is being used in a wide variety of fields. Design for small objects, clothing, decor and even food include some pretty freaky prototypes. Medical labs are trying to print out human organs. Even bridges and houses are being printed! What are the most surprising applications of this futuristic manufacturing, right this minute?
When you think of Paris, you probably don’t think of unused parking lots and mushrooms. What you probably imagine are romantic walks along the Seine, delicious pastries from famous French bakeries, and a melting pot of culture and history. And while this city may be timeless, it also seems to be moving with the times. In fact, modern inventions and companies are taking over – just like this company, which is using abandoned underground parking lots to spark a mushroom revolution.
When you’re ranked as the second richest person in the world, talking about money is your business. Whether if it’s personal or professional, it’s a topic that will always either be brought up by you or the people surrounding you. For billionaire Elon Musk, this is very much the case and can be seen from his daily tweets on Twitter. But what came off as all too casual as one of his tweets, has started a global ticking time clock…
This year, we’ve seen the closest and most detailed photos of the sun ever taken, thanks to the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory. But one of the photographs revealed a mysterious black cube – about ten times the size of the Earth – hovering in front of the sun. Of course, the cube has breathed life into a host of outlandish UFO conspiracy theories, some of them alleging an intricate cover-up by governmental bodies.
One of Elon Musk’s coolest ambitions is Neuralink. It’s a project aimed at merging the human brain with computers. Though the technology is not there yet, it sounds exciting. Among the potential uses Musk and his company discuss are the capacity to treat neurological diseases and improve thinking. What if you could solve any math problem in less than a second? What if you could fluently speak any language by downloading a file into your brain?
As the conversation surrounding climate change and pollution continues, we can admit we’ve made some mistakes and have done some damage over the years. What we didn’t realize is how widespread the damage is. New research shows that that pollution particles are traveling as far as the Arctic. Scientists have recently found varnish (which is rubber found in tires) and other rubber fragments that would most likely have come from fabrics or packaging, in the Arctic. Bad news, this means that these microplastics and fibers are airborne.
Robert Sapolsky is a legendary researcher who spent over 20 years researching baboons in their natural habitat. He has tons to teach us about primates and ourselves. The man has published mountains of research papers in prestigious journals, and he has managed to show the world that baboons are a lot more similar to humans than we tend to think. Come have a look at this intriguing topic.
Scientists declare bees to be the “most important creatures on Earth” They help us, and the entire planet, in a few surprising ways. Sadly, recent years have seen a decline in bee populations. But we shouldn’t lose hope, because everyone can do their part to help our little friends through their hard times.