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Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study

Before it all went to hell, one dietary difference explained a lot about the roles of men and women some 2,000 years ago.

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Worldview

5,000 years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world

Genes and history unite for a story of an ancient ocean voyage.

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The ancient people who built Stonehenge “wanted it to last a long while.”

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Why "a really exciting story is unfolding right now” in Tibet

Why travelers who love ancient human history should visit the “roof of the world.”

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Worldview

A 96 million-year-old fossil is the best reason to visit Texas

A single fossil casts fresh light on the Lone Star State.

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Travel
Historic

Yellowstone flooding: 10 images capture the extent of destruction

It will likely take some time to rebuild the damaged areas.

Innovation

4 transportation tweaks that would finally slow climate change, according to the IPCC

We are already in the midst of these changes.

Feature

Why Darwin-hating Christians are hunting for a “living dinosaur” in the Congo

“There’s plenty ‘out there’ to be discovered.”

Culture

Scientists have solved the most annoying part of owning a car in cities

What is the best way to maximize the number of cars that can park on a street?

Mind and Body

How to fight motion sickness — and the scientific reason some people suffer more

Motion sickness affects people differently.

Gaming

How Disney built the most immersive Star Wars game ever

Don’t call it a hotel. It’s a 45-hour RPG, IRL.

Feature

In Kashmir, indigenous Muslim healers cure broken bones with spirituality — and science

Science has revolutionized medicine so profoundly but there are still many people living in Indian-administered Kashmir who believe in a more spiritual treatment for bone injuries.

Innovation

This one innovation could make sure flights are never delayed again

How do you improve flight reliability amid a fragile system?

Innovation

Why one Nordic country offers a model for a future without air travel

Air travel is often presented as desirable, despite its high environmental cost.

robot bonding

Look: Telepresence robots may be the future of travel

Why go to the trouble of booking a flight, hotel, and car to travel around the world when you can simply drop into a telepresence robot and travel from home?

Worldview

5,000 years ago, a group of people left Taiwan and changed the world

Genes and history unite for a story of an ancient ocean voyage.

Worldview

Ancient men and women in Italy had one key difference in their diets — study

Before it all went to hell, one dietary difference explained a lot about the roles of men and women some 2,000 years ago.

Worldview

Stonehenge: Travelers who love ancient legends should visit this enigmatic site

For centuries still, the rocks have held onto these secrets — but now a pioneering study reveals the answer to at least one of these mysteries: How Stonehenge has managed to stand the test of time.

Culture

Summer travel: 6 strategies to protect unvaccinated kids from Covid-19

Many children are among those who aren’t vaccinated simply because no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12.

All aboard

Look: Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is Disney’s high-end cosplay hotel

How much would you pay for two nights in a galaxy far, far away?

Culture

3 bizarre vacation ideas to save your summer

Vacation 2.0.

Ancient Humans
Game Recs

You need to play the riskiest Assassin’s Creed ever on Xbox Game Pass ASAP

Origins turns back to clock to when The Brotherhood and Cleopatra were born.

Mercy

Ancient Roman man lived in agony before Vesuvius eruption killed him — DNA analysis

His death in the volcanic eruption may have been a relief.

The Inverse Interview

The stars of 'Men' unpack its mysterious ancient symbolism

This week in science

NASA InSight shutting down and more: Understand the world through 9 images

Humble beginnings

The Mayan calendar is older than we thought, researchers say

A site in Guatemala housed the oldest known example of a written calendar date in Maya civilization.

Origins of Humanity

Where and when did humans evolve? New climate data may reveal the answer

A behemoth new study reveals startling insight into ancient human evolution.

Science

Female migration to these remote Scottish islands ushered in a cosmopolitan era

Remains from the northern Scottish region of Orkney show female migrants were accepted into society and ushered in a wave of prosperity.

Oldies

Scientists are tantalizingly close to cracking any ancient texts wide open

This is autofill for antiquity.

Shell Science

4000-year-old oyster shells reveal how climate change transformed ancient societies

The remarkable new study sheds light on oysters, ancient peoples, and climate change.

Ouch

This 5,300 year-old ear surgery was gnarly and painful

An elderly Neolithic woman not only had two holes drilled into her head, but also survived.

Keeping time

Look: New evidence may finally solve a huge Stonehenge mystery

Stonehenge’s structure could have marked a 365-day calendar.

Stick and Stones

Orangutans could reveal how ancient humans made the first stone tools

This was a critical skill for human development — do apes have these skills, too?

This week in science

The Webb Telescope’s first snapshot of a star and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Ancient humans

Fossils reveal humans and Neanderthals coexisted far longer than we thought

Yet more evidence we really need to re-examine what we thought we knew about Neanderthals in Europe.

Backbone

Look: 500 years ago, Ancient Peruvians used human remains to defy colonialism

500-year-old evidence shows Peruvians may have reassembled their deads' vertebrae on poles as a ritual to counter colonizers' tomb raiding and looting.

Science

A new study is complicating the idea that ‘Meat Made Us Human”

A widely accepted theory on meat's role in human evolution could be the result of sampling bias.

Entertainment

25 years ago, Nic Cage made his most explosive sci-fi movie ever — it was almost even better

Can you improve on perfection?

Gaming

How Ace Attorney spawned one of the most enduring character ships ever

No objection here.

Like looking in a mirror

The oral history of Face/Off, Nicolas Cage’s inexplicable sci-fi masterpiece

“In the very first couple of days, we literally sunk a boat.”

Retrospective

40 years, The Thing set a new standard for sci-fi thrillers — and accidentally inspired a modern movement

Iconic

Voyager: 12 spectacular images from NASA's longest-lasting mission

45 years and counting.

Last Call

You need to watch the most nostalgic time-travel movie on Netflix before it leaves next week

“That’s what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life’s a little unsatisfying.”

Science

Ancient stalagmites point to a massive drought that upturned 6th century Arabia

The drought may have contributed to the rise of Islam.

Embiggen!

Ms. Marvel Episode 2 reveals a tragic backstory — the comics go even deeper

Episode 2 of the Marvel series touches on the traumatic partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947.

This week in science

NASA CAPSTONE launch plans and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Science

200,000 years ago, ancient humans developed language — what did they say?

Early modern humans probably talked about many of the same things we talk about.

Game Recs

You need to play the riskiest Assassin’s Creed ever on Xbox Game Pass ASAP

Origins turns back to clock to when The Brotherhood and Cleopatra were born.

This week in science

Artemis SLS rolls out again and more: Understand the world through 7 images

This week NASA brought the Artemis 1 SLS back to the launch pad and scientists discovered a promising new cancer drug.

Inverse Daily

DNA study takes aim at a common misconception about chickens

Plus: Were dinosaurs warm or cold-blooded?

Which came first?

Where did domestic chickens come from? A new study reveals the origins of the modern fowl

Some cultures revered them before they became a dietary staple.

Science

Angelo Moriondo: How the father of the espresso machine used science to make coffee

The smooth science of brewing espresso, explained.

Retrospective

25 years ago, Nicolas Cage made the most bombastic crime thriller ever

Cage was prolific in the late ‘90s, but one movie, in particular, redefined the entire action genre.