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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.


Snotten for langt frem: Derfor bliver din næse større på selfies

Amerikanere går nu til plastikkirurg, fordi de synes, deres næse er for stor på selfies.


Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor blev Armstrong og Riis ikke afsløret tidligere?

En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor de store cykelryttere først blev afsløret for få år siden. Anti-Doping Danmark forklarer hvorfor.




Hominins Likely Left Africa Earlier Than Believed

Our ancestors may have been on the move out of Africa 300,000 years earlier than we originally thought — Read more on


How Much Trash Is on Mount Everest?

So much trash and nowhere for it to go leads to a mountain of trash.


Rare (Adorable) Asteroid Twins Discovered Near Earth

Surprise — it's twins! A near-Earth asteroid called 2017 YE5 turns out to be two separate rocks.


Why Hitler built Prora – a giant, almost 3-mile-long building

In 1936, Hitler ordered the construction of Prora on a German island. The reasons for its existence are rooted in Nazi mysticism. Read More


Don't Call Them Winged Rats—These Pigeons Are Exquisite

Leila Jeffreys photographed majestically colorful members of the Columbidae family in Australia.


Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court got a lot of gums flapping on the internet last week.


The only sunburn remedies that actually work

DIY Help your skin heal with these tips from a dermatologist. The market offers tons of sunburn treatments—and equally as many old wives’ remedies claim that they provide superior relief. Here's the scientific answer.


Paying Our Respects to Seals | Countdown to Shark Week: The Daily Bite

It's time to show some respect to the seals lost in Shark Week's past as we drop the original track "Last Seal Lullaby." Also, two of our favorite topics come into play in the form of puppies and Fin Frenzy. Shark Week 2018 starts Sunday July 22 9p! Stream The Daily Bite on Discovery GO: Stream Classic Shark Week Episodes: https://www.discovery.c


Mars is spectacular this month – here’s the best way to spy the red planet

Our galactic neighbour is closer and brighter than it has been for 15 years – and its appearance will coincide with a total lunar eclipse. It has never been a better time to take up stargazing If you look at the sky tonight and spot a very bright star, it may well be a planet. Mars is the closest it has been to Earth for 15 years – and therefore the brightest. “Mars shines through reflected light


'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through. (Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR)


Smaller Plates Don't Make Meals Look Bigger When You're Hungry

The Delboeuf illusion won’t help you trick yourself into eating smaller portions when you feel hungry — Read more on


They Don’t Make Helsinki Summits Like They Used To

HELSINKI—There’s a strong sense of déjà vu as U.S. President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, prepare to sit down together in Helsinki on Monday. The Finnish capital hosted numerous Cold War-era negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union, and both presidents are eager to portray themselves as the leaders of two superpowers prepared to make their mark on h


Hot-Air Balloons Are Useless

The first hot-air balloons drew huge crowds, inspiring onlookers to cry, laugh, even faint. One witness wrote, “Since these exhibitions, there seems to prevail a kind of aerial phrenzy among us. The term ‘balloon’ is not only in the mouth of everyone, but all our world seems to be in the clouds.” For some, the new invention was the culmination of Enlightenment science, the pinnacle of human ingen


Grafik: Nye britiske fregatter modelleret efter danske skibe

Royal Navys næste fregatklasse skal søsættes om få år og bliver særligt udviklet til ubådsjagt. Det ene af de to kandidater tilbage i feltet bygger på de danske Iver Huitfeldt-fregatter.


Uber's HR Troubles, Elon's Cave Rescue, and More Car News This Week

Plus: a look inside Alphabet's moonshot factory, Pininfarina's electric hypercar, the angst of the Automated Vehicles Symposium., and more.


Science Under Siege: Behind the Scenes at Trump's Troubled Environment Agency

Uncertainty, hostility and irrelevance are now part of daily life for scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Read more on


Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Is Sad and Listless

What’s happened to Gus Van Sant? For decades, he was one of America’s most inventive and heartfelt independent directors. He emerged with grimily poetic works like Drugstore Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho before jumping to the mainstream with films like To Die For and Good Will Hunting . In the 2000s, he toggled between experimental efforts ( Gerry and the Oscar-winning successes like Milk ) wit


Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two years in office, Trump will very possibly see the co


The Complex Engineering of the Simple Hook That Could Make Drone Deliveries Real

Engineers at the Google sister company Wing spent more than a few hours searching for just the right mechanism that would let their drones safely deliver packages.


All the Gear You Need to Conquer Comic-Con 2018

Brave long lines and massive crowds like a superhero with these essential items.


Paul Ryan Says His S.U.V. Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: “And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead.”


The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.


Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.


US cyberthreat at 'critical point': US intelligence chief

The threat of cyberattacks against the US is at a "critical point," the country's intelligence chief has warned, branding Russia the most "aggressive foreign actor" ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin.


Germany opens Opel probe in 'dieselgate' scandal

German authorities are investigating carmaker Opel as part of an inquiry into the "dieselgate" scandal that saw major manufacturers such as Volkswagen fined billions of euros for cheating emissions tests, the transport ministry said Saturday.


Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya.


Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.


The Danger of a Deal With Putin

What happens when The Art of the Deal meets the Kremlin playbook? Given that, as one depressed NSC staffer put it to me, “our job is to build a bridge between the real world and the president’s,” the real risk is not that Donald Trump actually gives away the farm to Vladimir Putin when they meet in Helsinki next week—it’s what happens in Washington if he tries. It’s rare for Trump to meet an auto


Scorpion deaths on rise in Brazil as arachnid adapts to urban life

Deaths have more than doubled as specialists warn of increasing danger for city-dwellers Specialists in Brazil have warned of the rising danger of deadly scorpions amid a spiraling number of reported deaths and stings by the hardy arachnids which are proliferating in the country’s urban centres. The number of deaths from scorpion stings reported to the country’s public health system has more than


Venkatraman Ramakrishnan: ‘Britain’s reputation has been hurt’

The Nobel prize-winning biologist and president of the Royal Society on how Brexit might affect the sciences Brexit hasn’t happened yet but how is the process affecting science? There are two answers to this. One is that we’ve heard anecdotal evidence that people are leaving or not wanting to come here. But we don’t have any statistical evidence of a brain drain. I would add that it has had a neg


Intelligent birds

Certain species of bird have surprised researchers recently with their ability to fashion tools and solve complex problems A discovery by Dr Sarah Jelbert of Jesus College, Cambridge, has led to the refinement of our understanding of crow intelligence. On the south-west Pacific island of New Caledonia, a crow called Emma has stunned researchers by operating a vending machine they constructed for


Videnskaben bag Fortnite: Sådan fastholder spillet dig

Det populære spil udnytter velkendte mekanikker til at fastholde 125 millioner brugere.


Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.


Massive Iceberg Looms Over A Village In Greenland

The giant mountain of ice towers is threatening a tiny village, causing authorities to evacuate residents. (Image credit: KARL PETERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Study Shows Red Spruce Trees In New England Are Recovering After Decades Of Damage

Years after New Englanders saw that acid rain caused by coal plants was killing red spruce trees, the trees are better. Researchers say the red spruce shows the positive impact of air pollution laws.


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