May 13 2019The zombie pigs are said to be among us A team of neuroscientists from the Yale University School of Medicine have demonstrated that in part it is possible to revive a pig's brain hours after death Their pioneering new system BrainEx has restored a number of basic functions to over 30 dead brains such as the ability to absorb sugars and oxygen Jul 17 2020Library of Alexandria the most famous library of Classical antiquity It formed part of the research institute at Alexandria in Egypt that is known as the Alexandrian Museum The library was named after Alexander the Great who initiated the collection of documents in 334 BCE

Sophocles

Sep 29 2013Sophocles of Kolōnos (c 496 - c 406 BCE) was one of the most famous and celebrated writers of tragedy plays in ancient Greece and his surviving works written throughout the 5th century BCE include such classics as Oedipus the King Antigone and Women of Trachis As with other Greek plays Sophocles' work is not only a record of Greek theatre but also provides an invaluable insight

Oct 12 2012Long recognized in the West for its natural and man-made monuments for its silks and its satins and for its delectable cuisine China is also credited with inventions and discoveries which continue to influence our world today as they did at their inception For the better part of fifteen hundred years the Chinese civilization has given birth to inventions and developments in navigation

Jun 06 2016This is made possible of course by 3-D printing (which will be somewhat of a recurring theme here) In the UK surgeons at Southampton General Hospital have pioneered a technique in which an elderly patient's 3-D–printed titanium hip implant is held in place by a "glue" made

Oct 12 2012Long recognized in the West for its natural and man-made monuments for its silks and its satins and for its delectable cuisine China is also credited with inventions and discoveries which continue to influence our world today as they did at their inception For the better part of fifteen hundred years the Chinese civilization has given birth to inventions and developments in navigation

Jul 05 2016Centuries of speculations related to the lost city of Rhapta may have been ended with a discovery made during a helicopter flight over Tanzania's Mafia Island A set of partially submerged ancient ruins are believed to be the Roman market town which had become lost to the pages of history

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Jul 05 2016Centuries of speculations related to the lost city of Rhapta may have been ended with a discovery made during a helicopter flight over Tanzania's Mafia Island A set of partially submerged ancient ruins are believed to be the Roman market town which had become lost to the pages of history

May 05 2009Chemical analyses of ancient organics absorbed into pottery jars from the beginning of advanced ancient Egyptian culture ca 3150 B C and continuing for millennia have revealed that a range of natural products—specifically herbs and tree resins—were dispensed by grape wine These findings provide chemical evidence for ancient Egyptian organic medicinal remedies previously only

The history of biology traces the study of the living world from ancient to modern times Although the concept of biology as a single coherent field arose in the 19th century the biological sciences emerged from traditions of medicine and natural history reaching back to ayurveda ancient Egyptian medicine and the works of Aristotle and Galen in the ancient Greco-Roman world

Apr 08 2014However many ancient inventions were forgotten lost to the pages of history only to be re-invented millennia later Here we feature ten of the best examples of ancient technology and inventions that demonstrate the ingenuity of our ancient ancestors 1 The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria

Botany (Greek Βοτάνη - grass fodder Medieval Latin botanicus – herb plant) and zoology are historically the core disciplines of biology whose history is closely associated with the natural sciences chemistry physics and geology A distinction can be made between botanical science in a pure sense as the study of plants themselves and botany as applied science which studies the

Jun 10 2020One of the first places the ancients looked to for poisons was in botanical sources Ancient Greeks and Romans knew of at least 2 dozen dangerous plants these were often used for medicinal purposes and through trial and errors proper dosages were discovered Many of them were beneficial in small amounts but became toxic in larger doses

Jun 11 2018This is an interesting concept It's only when a certain gas arrives that can fluid exit (lets shelve this idea for now because 2 000 years ago a scientific breakthrough seems to support it ) In the mean time Li Dong Yuan is using this idea 900 years after it

There have been a number of high-profile reconstructions of historical figures recently and it seems like whenever a reconstruction is shared there is controversy and argument about whether the person it portrays really looked like their facsimile However controversial they can be attempting to reconstruct the faces of our ancestors is a popular way of humanizing the past and engaging the

Geophysicist's "Mind

The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something researchers found Plato the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B C E believed that the universe was made of five types of matter: earth air fire water and cosmos Each was described with a particular geometry a platonic shape For earth that shape was the cube

Clearly if Duell said such a thing he was way off The 20th and 21st centuries have seen enormous booms in ingenuity However his alleged words also reveal an understanding that seems to have been lost He understood that humans have experienced flashes of brilliance and made

Achaidh Leithdeircc (modern spelling Achadh Leith-dheirg) is an ancient location in Ireland reputed to be the site of a historic battle or series of battles around the year 331AD in which the forces of the Three Collas along with men of Connaught eventually conquered vast tracts of territory from the tribes of the Ulaid The prehistoric royal site of Emhain Macha was burnt and plundered and

Pedanius Dioscorides a Greek botanist of the 1st century ce was the most important botanical writer after Theophrastus In his major work an herbal in Greek he described some 600 kinds of plants with comments on their habit of growth and form as well as on their medicinal properties Unlike Theophrastus who classified plants as trees shrubs and herbs Dioscorides grouped his plants

Jul 17 2020Library of Alexandria the most famous library of Classical antiquity It formed part of the research institute at Alexandria in Egypt that is known as the Alexandrian Museum The library was named after Alexander the Great who initiated the collection of documents in 334 BCE

The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something researchers found Plato the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B C E believed that the universe was made of five types of matter: earth air fire water and cosmos Each was described with a particular geometry a platonic shape For earth that shape was the cube