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Aerial images, using the latest laser detection technology have been released by Belgian archaeologists that reveal hidden features from the battlefield site.
Vincent Van Gogh, most known for "Starry Night" and losing his left ear, may have left one final secret up his sleeve. His iconic painting "Cafe Terrace at Night" depicts a group of anonymous patrons enjoying an evening in Arles, France. Yet new research suggests that the individuals lurking in the group of 12 -- with a central, long-haired figure, another departing in the shadows and golden lookers-on -- may not be so nameless after all. Yes, it's possible that one of van Gogh's most famous artworks contains an allusion to an even more famous painting: Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
A recent study has presented yet another explanation for why many men prefer women with curvy backsides. The study found that evolution has preferred women with a spine curvature of 45 degrees because it allowed them to remain mobile throughout pregnancy without risk of injuring themselves. Researchers believe this finding may partially explain why modern man remains so infatuated with this feature in potential female partners.
Did you take a lunch break yesterday? Are you planning to take one today? Chances are the answer is no. Fewer American workers are taking time for lunch. Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people steps away for a midday meal. Most workers are simply eating at their desks.
Genetic influences on autism are estimated to be between 74-98%, a Medical Research Council study of 258 twins suggests.
Related: Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows
A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego.
Related: Sorry, But Your Dog Can't Remember That Fun Game Of Fetch
The timing of bird migrations is one of the most intriguing phenomena in nature, and scientists are still working to solve its mysteries.
Related: Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back
Related: Dead Birds Mysteriously Fall From Sky in Tennessee
One of Thomas Edison's little-known ambitions was to build a device to hear the voices of the dead, according to a nearly lost chapter of the inventor's memoirs which is being republished in France this week.
Related: Disneyland Surveillance Catches Ghost Hanging Around After Hours... Because Who Wouldn't?
On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an attempt to reach help for the rest of their party: three of their crew were stuck on the south side of the island, with the remainder stranded on Elephant Island.
Watch what you say, or rather, how you say it. People judge how confident you are in just 0.2 seconds.
Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at the American Heart Association's EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore.
It has qualities so remarkable, it could come from the land of Oz (and could become the television doctor's next big thing, too): a compound derived from a tree growing in South and Central America prompted obese mice to lose 20% to 30% of their weight. It also allowed normal, healthy mice to chow down on fatty foods -- as much as they wanted -- and never become obese, accumulate excess fat or develop diabetes.
Paul Andrews of McMaster University in Ontario surveyed 50 years' worth of research supporting the serotonin theory of depression, which suggests that the disease is caused by low levels of the "happiness" neurotransmitter, serotonin.
Related: New study brings medicine closer to non-addictive painkillers
Related: Overuse of Antibiotics Caused Infections by Bug That Killed 29,000 in 1 Year
No significant change in home habits of smokers have been observed in the aftermath of a ban on smoking in public spaces, researchers report. Greater inspiration to kick the habit likely comes from having friends or family who set an example by giving up cigarettes themselves, the authors write.
Related: Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood
A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England, is proving that urine can generate electricity.
Related: German city of Hamburg introduces water-repellent paint to fight public urination
Three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia have developed a desktop plastic recycler and extruder that turns plastic waste into the material needed for 3D printing.
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