Golden-Tongued Mummies Found in Egyptian Tomb

Golden-Tongued Mummies Found in Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists investigating burial shafts near Alexandria, Egypt have discovered over a dozen interred individuals, two of whom still feature golden tongues that were carefully placed inside their mouths.

A Nasal Spray for the Common Cold Is Closer to Reality

A Nasal Spray for the Common Cold Is Closer to Reality

A bonafide treatment for the common cold has eluded scientists for decades. But recent animal research from a team in Australia suggests that their experimental drug — delivered via nasal spray — could help the immune system fend off all sorts of respiratory infections. The treatment is now set to…

Faecal Transplants Might Help Boost Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Faecal Transplants Might Help Boost Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Faecal transplants, already being studied as a treatment for colon infections and type 2 diabetes, may also help the body fight cancer, new U.S. government-funded research suggests. In a small clinical trial, some patients with advanced cancer who received the transplants began responding to treatments that hadn’t worked earlier, which…

Chip Makers Warn of Continued Gadget Shortages Through Autumn

Chip Makers Warn of Continued Gadget Shortages Through Autumn

When the covid-19 pandemic began shutting the world down in late 2019 and early 2020, there was an early run on household supplies, followed by shortages of gadgets like webcams and laptops. Toilet paper is now readily available, but major hardware companies like Qualcomm, AMD, and Sony warn that chip…

Could a Human Enter a Black Hole to Study It?

Could a Human Enter a Black Hole to Study It?

To solve the mysteries of black holes, a human should just venture into one. However, there is a rather complicated catch: A human can do this only if the respective black hole is supermassive and isolated, and if the person entering the black hole does not expect to report the…

Salma Hayek Is as Anxious for Eternals to Come Out as You Are

Salma Hayek Is as Anxious for Eternals to Come Out as You Are

In one universe, Marvel’s Eternals came out this past November. In another universe, it’s coming out next week. In our universe, it’s currently scheduled for this November. And if you’re annoyed and frustrated by all that, imagine what it’s like to be part of it.

Does Australia Really Have the Deadliest Snakes? We Debunk 6 Common Myths

Does Australia Really Have the Deadliest Snakes? We Debunk 6 Common Myths

As we settle into summer and temperatures rise, snakes are emerging from their winter hideouts to bask in the sun. But don’t be alarmed if you spot one, it’s hard to imagine a more misunderstood group of animals than snakes. Our interactions with snakes are conversation starters, with yarns told…

ABC Gets on the Beers, Calls Dan Andrews ‘Dan Murphy’

ABC Gets on the Beers, Calls Dan Andrews ‘Dan Murphy’

On Wednesday night an ABC reporter did the Lord’s Work by providing the public with a quintessentially Australian slip of the tongue. During a live cross to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, she accidentally referred to him as Australian alcohol chain, Dan Murphy’s. And look, we support it. Why was the…

Iranian Chat App Gets Its Data Wiped Out in a Cyberattack

Iranian Chat App Gets Its Data Wiped Out in a Cyberattack

A startup in Iran recently suffered a large data breach in which millions of its user records were exposed to the internet and then subsequently destroyed by a cyberattack involving a bot. The disruption appears to be part of an ongoing trend in which bad actors surf the web looking…

There’s An Easter Egg Under The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Hood

There’s An Easter Egg Under The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Hood

While Tesla seems to get all the credit for it lately, automakers have been leaving easter egg features on cars for forever. Not to be left in the dust by the Jeep Wagoneer with its Detroit map in the glass roof or Tesla fart mode, the new Ford Mustang Mach-E…

How to Set Up an Intergalactic Empire Without Really Trying

How to Set Up an Intergalactic Empire Without Really Trying

There are a bunch of great articles out there that will help you build your fantasy world from the ground up. The true world builder’s toolkit has a lot in common with a terraformer’s to-do list: crops, ocean currents, trade winds, rain shadow, best locations for cities. This is not…