Archaeologists unearth the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh
Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania announced this month that they have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh.
Study: How to survive a nuclear explosion
It begins with a flash brighter than the sun. Trees, fences, and people immediately catch fire. The only reason you survive is because you run inside and dive into the cast-iron tub just as the shock wave arrives.
Water, condition for life on Mars, confirmed by second NASA rover
Samples from the rim of a 3.7 billion year old crater on Mars are the earliest evidence of water activity yet discovered, confirming previous findings that conditions existed on the now-rocky planet for life formation.
Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?
The June bracelet, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show this month on and out later this year, tracks a user's sun exposure and syncs with an app on iDevices via Bluetooth to monitor UV intensity, recommend appropriate SPF, give skincare advice based on how much time a user spends in the sun, and even give warnings when a user has caught too many rays.
The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you
So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.
World's richest 85 people now worth same amount as poorest 3.5 billion
We've long known that life isn't fair and that the world's wealth is unevenly distributed. But the latest factoid from Oxfam on global poverty and inequality is breathtaking. In a new report, the nonprofit reports that just 85 people - the richest of the world's rich - hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion.
Why birds fly in a V formation
Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation, but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises finds that these big-winged birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, presumably to catch the preceding bird's updraft - and save energy during flight.
How threats to danish pastries spawned a debate over 'real cinnamon'
Like sugar being converted into carbon dioxide in a batch of cinnamon roll dough, trouble has been fermenting in Denmark over the past few months.
Small eggs taste better
It really did taste better than the large eggs I usually buy at the grocery store. The white was less rubbery, and the yolk was far creamier.
Study: Your friends really are happier, more popular than you
We like to blame Facebook and Instagram for making it seem as though all of our friends lead cooler, more sociable, more interesting lives. But it turns out social networks are not at fault: Your friends really are richer, happier and more popular than you, according to a depressing new study from researchers in Finland and France.
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