Scientists declare Dragon King dinosaur a new species
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists have declared they have discovered a new dinosaur species after studying several fossils found in northwestern China. The prehistoric remains were discovered in 2006 in a remote area of Xinjiang. According to researchers at George Washington University, the fossils have been identified as a...
Social factors that lead to psychopathic behaviors
By: Christyl Rivers
The horrifying kidnap and sexual enslavement, and finally ultimate release, of three women in Cleveland recently led many to ask “What kind of monster could do this?” This is a normal reaction. It is also normal that almost immediately, finger pointing began. Neighbors...
By: Christyl Rivers
It is more important to be rational than it is to be intelligent. An intelligent person is quite capable of believing in absurdities. But critical thinking skills, being rational about emotional belief systems such as religion and political leanings, are far more important in the...
The use of computer imaging to examine mummies without unwrapping them
By: Brenda Speegle
Archeology today has nothing in common with early excavations. Archeology of the past was more looting than studying. The objects of value found made it to market and sold. Modern archeology stopped the displacement of artifacts so the entire scene holds its cultural and historic...
By: David Thackston
When studying history by analyzing artifacts, one of the key terms that must be kept in mind is preservation, and this is a paramount concern when the artifact in question is several thousand years old. This is especially true when it comes to analyzing a...
When science and technology does more harm than good
By: Christyl Rivers
Albert Einstein was worried in 1939. His good friend Leo Szilard and a handful of other physicists, urged him to write a letter to Franklin Delano Roosevelt warning him that the Germans were likely working on the atomic bomb. Einstein wrote the letter. But letting...
Why teenage girls are becoming infatuated with Boston Bombing suspect
By: Christine Zibas
If it seems impossible to understand the mind of a teenager, the following news will only confirm that belief. In a strange twist to events following the Boston Marathon bombing, it appears that not just a few teenage girls have found themselves “crushing” on...
Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed
By: Leigh Goessl
International outrage was raised after it was learned a construction company in Belize bulldozed an ancient Mayan pyramid in order to use the stones for gravel to use in road fill. Once standing dozens of feet tall, the construction crews have caused great destruction to...
The discovery and analysis of Lindow Man
By: Maria C Collins
Peat cutters, cutting peat in Lindow Moss, a peat bog near Manchester Airport, Cheshire, England, in summer 1984 had a huge surprise when they discovered a body. They immediately called the police, who originally thought that the body was a modern murder victim. The peat...
By: Christyl Rivers
Sigmund Freud’s early work with hypnosis allowed him to discover past fear and childhood anxieties could be relieved through a process wherein the patient was brought to consciously realize past trauma. The release of pent-up anxiety and fear was thus “cathartic.” Catharsis...

 

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