To Build an Alliance Against Iran, Israel Cannot Ignore the Palestinians

As the dust settles in the wake of Israel’s much-anticipated attack on Iran on Friday, the two countries seem to have pulled back from the brink of full-scale war. This strike on an Iranian military base near Isfahan—a response to Iran’s unprecedented April 13 missile and drone attack on Israel—caused minimal damage and was met … Read moreTo Build an Alliance Against Iran, Israel Cannot Ignore the Palestinians

Do Humans Have A Universal Internal Clock? Maybe Not, Says New Study

Do we all have a universal perception of time? There’s a lot that scientists just don’t know about this concept, but some have suggested that humans all share an “internal clock” that tells us how much time has passed. However, a new study has added evidence to the contrary, showing how altering an environment can … Read moreDo Humans Have A Universal Internal Clock? Maybe Not, Says New Study

Could One Of The Mysteries Of The Voynich Manuscript Relate To Female Sex?

To many, the Voynich Manuscript represents a 600-year-old mystery. The medieval text is filled with bizarre illustrations and is written in a hitherto indecipherable language. But for all its enigmatic features, two scholars believe they have solved at least one: the manuscript, they argue, is at least partially about sex. A weird manuscript The manuscript … Read moreCould One Of The Mysteries Of The Voynich Manuscript Relate To Female Sex?

New Footage Shows One Of World’s Rarest Large Animals Is Having Babies

In the jungles of Indonesia, a camera trap has captured footage of a Javan rhinoceros calf, one of the rarest and most threatened large mammals on planet Earth. Spotted alongside its mother, the Javan rhino calf was spotted in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park on the morning of March 4, 2024. The calf is estimated … Read moreNew Footage Shows One Of World’s Rarest Large Animals Is Having Babies

Why Does The Heart Symbol Look Nothing Like A Human Heart?

Inside your chest is a gnarly-looking, asymmetrical lump of muscle that is devoid of emotion and horrifically unromantic. Despite this, we persist in using an anatomically incorrect “heart” shape to depict the coronary organ, which we erroneously imbue with sentimental characteristics. Exactly where this scallop-shaped cliche originates is not entirely certain, although the authors of … Read moreWhy Does The Heart Symbol Look Nothing Like A Human Heart?

Would The “Rule Of Thumb” In The Fallout TV Series Actually Work?

In the first episode of Amazon’s new TV series Fallout, one of the main characters – played by Walton Goggins – mentions a “rule of thumb” about nuclear blasts. According to the character known as The Ghoul, during military training he was taught that if you extend your arm and raise your thumb in the direction … Read moreWould The “Rule Of Thumb” In The Fallout TV Series Actually Work?

People Caught On Camera Dragging Bear Cubs Out Of Tree To Take Selfies With Them

There are few things more appealing than young fluffy animals. From kittens to puppies they are guaranteed to make people say “aww”. However, when it comes to the wild version of young animals they are always best admired from a distance. In an incident in North Carolina, a group of people were witnessed and filmed … Read morePeople Caught On Camera Dragging Bear Cubs Out Of Tree To Take Selfies With Them

New WHO Report Finally Defines What It Means When A Disease “Moves Through The Air”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new report that provides, for the first time, a unified definition of what it means when a disease is spread through the air. The WHO worked with four major global health agencies in consultation with dozens of individual experts to compile the report, which should help avoid … Read moreNew WHO Report Finally Defines What It Means When A Disease “Moves Through The Air”

Way More Animals Than Assumed (Including Insects) May Have Consciousness, Scientists Argue

Consciousness in the animal kingdom may be far more wide-reaching than previously thought, according to a number of animal cognition experts. In a recent declaration, they argue that all sorts of animals – from fish to insects – may be sentient, and that this should inform our treatment of such animals going forward. Previous research … Read moreWay More Animals Than Assumed (Including Insects) May Have Consciousness, Scientists Argue

Enormous, Glassy Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Io Revealed By NASA In Incredible Animation

NASA’s Juno has recently performed some extremely close flybys of Io, the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. The natural satellite is the most geologically active body in the Solar System, featuring 400 active volcanoes. Members of the Juno team have used data from recent encounters to reconstruct some intriguing features on the … Read moreEnormous, Glassy Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Io Revealed By NASA In Incredible Animation