I was a really smart kid, but nothing like this: A teenager from Quebec has discovered an ancient Mayan city without leaving his province’s borders. William Gadoury is a 15-year-old student from Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec. The precocious teen has been fascinated by all things Mayan for several years, devouring any information he could find […]
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For anyone who’s ever eaten one, this is very good news indeed. The tasteless, mushy things that pass for tomatoes now are a very pale imitation: The Jersey tomato, red, ripe and juicy, was once revered as the best to be had, with a tangy, sweet-tart flavor that was the very taste of summer. If […]
Billions and billions of cicadas will soon emerge in Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states, in an event that hasn’t occurred since 1999. Beginning in May, three different species of cicadas (Magicicada septendecim, M. cassini and M. septendecula) in these areas will emerge as adults and start to look for mates, the highlight of […]
The Texas Forensic Science Commission recently recommended banning the use of bite mark evidence in criminal cases because of possible mistakes by forensic dentists that could result in wrongful convictions. It is the first time an agency has officially challenged a forensic technique that’s been used in US courts since the 1890s, despite plenty of […]
Build a greenhouse around a house!
Who knew? Not me!
It ain’t much, but it’s something: Admitting a 20-year whiff in bringing competition to the $20 billion cable-TV box industry, federal regulators voted Thursday to open cable-box standards for Google and other technology companies. The goal is for them to devise new ways for consumers to search TV channels and on-demand streaming on television. The […]
I love this stuff: Stone houses and artifacts dating back 7,000 years have been discovered in Jerusalem, demonstrating that the settlement existed even longer than had been supposed. The houses showed various stages of building, indicating that they had been in use for centuries. The discoveries are the oldest known remains of human habitation in […]
Even if he had to illegally climb the Cheops pyramid to get it: