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Friday, September 24, 2021

At the height of the last Ice Age, generations of children and teenagers ambled barefoot along a muddy lakefront in what is now New Mexico, crossing paths with mammoths, giant ground sloths and an extinct canine species known as dire wolves. read more


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Vaccinations can be a controversial subject for many people, especially when it comes to injections. So what if you could replace your next shot with a salad instead? read more


We present evidence that in~1650 BCE (~3600 years ago), a cosmic airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam, a Middle-Bronze-Age city in the southern Jordan Valley northeast of the Dead Sea. The proposed airburst was larger than the 1908 explosion over Tunguska, Russia, where a~50-m-wide bolide detonated with~1000 -- more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. A city-wide~1.5-m-thick carbon-and-ash-rich destruction layer contains peak concentrations of shocked quartz (~5"10 GPa); melted pottery and mudbricks; diamond-like carbon; soot; Fe- and Si-rich spherules; CaCO3 spherules from melted plaster; and melted platinum, iridium, nickel, gold, silver, zircon, chromite, and quartz. Heating experiments indicate temperatures exceeded 2000 C. read more


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Observers are split on the consequences of "speed-toading" using the venom, called bufo, as a cure for the ills of the modern world. read more


Sunday, September 12, 2021

The benefits of ventilation reach far beyond the coronavirus. What if we stop taking colds and flus for granted, too? read more


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