discoveries

Health

The Horrible Anger You Feel at Hearing Someone Chewing Is Called Misophonia

A rarely diagnosed, potentially debilitating condition pushes toward widespread recognition within psychiatry.
Alejandro Tauber
7.19.19
tech-science

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
tech-science

This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost

Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
Becky Ferreira
6.14.19
fossils

This Preserved Millipede Lived 99 Million Years Ago Alongside Dinosaurs

The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
Becky Ferreira
5.2.19
Science

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
Jason Koebler
3.31.19
artifacts

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now

Long may Saga reign.
Becky Ferreira
3.24.19
exoplanets

Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Only Six Light Years Away

Astronomers have been looking for exoplanets around Barnard’s Star for decades. Now, they’ve finally spotted one.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.18
ancient life

The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic

It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Bryson Masse
8.13.18
Mummies

Authorities Opened That Black Sarcophagus and Found Three Mummies Stewing in Sewage

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse.”
Becky Ferreira
7.19.18
astronomy

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.18
history

The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From

It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
Jason Koebler
11.14.17
history

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead of its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."
Steve Huff
8.21.17
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