Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe | Science

About 140 million years earlier, Greater Adria—which later on got pushed beneath southern Europe—was a Greenland-size landmass (immersed parts in gray-green) south of the continent. van Hinsbergen et al., Gondwana... Read more »

The king behind Machu Picchu built his legacy in stone

Popular Science’s brand-new series, The Home builders, takes you behind the building and construction tape to expose the people accountable for history’s biggest architectural works. Glimpse at an Incan... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: animals used to stand trial and apples kept doctors from killing you

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we pledge you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: counting vampires and nudist founding fathers

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

The weirdest things we learned this week: killer surgeons and mysterious floating feet

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we assure you’ll have an even weirder response if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest... Read more »

Scientists sue to protect Utah monument—and fossils that could rewrite Earth’s history | Science

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Zero is just 1,500 years old. Before it, there was nothing.

Before there was absolutely nothing. Then, there was zero. So common is the little oval, envisioning life without it appears difficult. It’s the symbolic swim donut keeping mathematics, science,... Read more »

Breathing new life into a 120 million-year old Bird!

In the middle of the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fossilized lungs discovered preserved within with an ancient bird might revive research studies of early bird respiration. If verified as... Read more »

Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry

Ancient bones from Ireland expose that farming has actually altered nitrogen structure in land for the last 3,000 years. ISTOCK, GRAFXART8888 L ike their modern equivalents, farmers in Bronze... Read more »