Humans

LIDAR is showing its archaeological prowess once again, being used to reveal the extent of a “lost” city in western Mexico built and inhabited by the Purépecha, contemporaneous rivals to the Aztec civilisation.   Led by archaeologist Chris Fisher of Colorado State University, a team has estimated that the city of Angamuco had around 40,000…
February 19, 2018
Normally when somebody says ‘you look radiant’, it means you look good. But for one Chinese woman who rode through an X-ray machine, the compliment could be taken rather literally.   Surveillance footage captured in southern China last week went viral after people couldn’t believe these bizarre (and eerie) images of a woman down on…
February 19, 2018
Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their parents set for them. But some people keep studying – and thinking – the same way all their lives without improving their methods.    Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually…
February 16, 2018