Another NFL season is about to begin, and football coaches across this great land are determined to unearth any information that will give their team an advantage. Well, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research just released a study that may help them find that elusive edge.
Everyone knows that in the olden days, people spoke Latin. However, did you know that in the really olden days, they spoke a language called Old Latin. The earliest example of this comes from the Duenos inscription, an artifact that dates back to the 7th century B.C. It consists of a series of continuous letters wrapped around three conjoined pots (pictured above).
What uniquely distinguishes you from the 8 billion other people hanging out on planet Earth? Your personality? Your fingerprints? Your DNA? Well, scientists from several European universities recently published a paper that concluded that there is only one attribute that is guaranteed to differentiate you from everyone else -- your footsteps.
As kids, all of us have pie-in-the-sky dreams, but recently one group of plucky schoolchildren in Derbyshire County, England decided to make those dreams a reality. Setting new standards in British aerospace engineering, students from St Anselm's Preparatory School launched a tin of Bakewell pudding into the stratosphere by means of a high-altitude balloon.
I hope you didn't forget that today, July 9th, is National Dress Your Pet Rodent in Medieval Armor Day. Now, some of our more cynical readers might think this is one of those pretend holidays that clutter up the calendar and only exist so that writers can create trivial content when a deadline is looming and they are out of ideas.
You might not care one iota about the Greek alphabet, but that doesn’t mean its letters don’t constantly pop-up during your daily life. While following current events, one might hear about stock portfolio alphas, beta men, gamma radiation, Delta Air Lines, and so on, all the way to omega fats.
Several recent news stories have touted machine learning algorithms as the breakthrough technology that will allow computers to achieve true artificial intelligence.
This June 9th, the world will celebrate the birthday of Walt Disney's greatest hero: Donald Duck. For on that day back in 1934, the emphatic and aquatic cartoon character made his debut in the short film The Wise Little Hen. What makes Donald so great?
This Friday will mark the anniversary of the greatest fraud in human history. I'm speaking, of course, about the publication of the first scientific description of the platypus in the June 1799 issue of The Naturalist's Miscellany. In this journal, the English zoologist George Shaw detailed an "animal" that was a preposterous potpourri of several properties: a duck