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Chopsticks: History, Legend, and Myth

You have heard that Chinese people are good at mathematics or good at numbers. It is believed that this aptitude has some connection with...

Largest Study of Asia’s Rivers Unearths 800 Years of Paleoclimate Patterns

813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the...

Discovery of 66 New Roman Army Sites Shows Clues About the Empire’s Most Infamous Conflicts

The discovery of dozens of new Roman Army sites thanks to remote sensing technology has revealed more about one of the empire’s most infamous...

Unearthing the Mystery of the Meaning of Easter Island’s Moai

Rapa Nui (or Easter Island, as it is commonly known) is home to the enigmatic Moai, stone monoliths that have stood watch over the...

Crusaders Tell the History of the Crusades Using DNA

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried...

Neanderthals Walked Upright Just Like the Humans of Today

Neanderthals are often depicted as having straight spines and poor posture. However, these prehistoric humans were more similar to us than many assume. University...

New Research Casts Doubt on Cause of Angkor’s Collapse

New University of Sydney research has revealed the ancient Cambodian city of Angkor underwent a gradual decline in occupation rather than an abrupt collapse....

Where Did Earth’s Water Come From? An Overlooked Source Discovered

Where did Earth's global ocean come from? A team of Arizona State University geoscientists led by Peter Buseck, Regents' Professor in ASU’s School of...

Humans Delayed the Onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 Years

The study by a team of geographers and archaeologists from UCL and King’s College London, published in Nature Communications, suggests that early pastoralists in North Africa...

Permian Mass Extinction in South China Was Instantaneous in Geological Time

The most severe mass extinction in Earth’s history occurred with almost no early warning signs, according to a new study by scientists at MIT,...

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