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You can't hug your neighbor during quarantine, but you can serenade them

[embedded content] People all over the world are isolating themselves for the coronavirus outbreak. With so much time and so little interaction, people are getting creative. Then, videos began popping up across social media of citizens are using balconies, roofs…

5 math holidays everyone should know

If today were Mole Day, we’d give you a pass if you thought it was a celebration of the small burrowing rodent. Mole Day is only one of the modern “holidays” that honors scientific concepts. In recent years mathematicians and…

Unearthed 2,000-year-old Roman dagger restored to its former glory

Less than a year after it was recovered from an archeological site in Germany looking like little more than a rusty lump, an ornate 13-inch Roman dagger has been returned to its former glory. The spectacular weapon and its accompanying…

A mudlark explains the joy of her river hobby

As children, many of us dreamed of being treasure hunters when we grew up. I got interested by watching “The Goonies” too many times — but other generations have had other inspirations, from the classic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis…

A centuries-old riddle in stone has finally been solved

A mysterious cipher carved into stone some 230 years ago in the village of Plougastel-Daoulas in Brittany, France has finally been solved. The riddle, discovered three decades ago and visible only at low tide on a three-foot-tall slab, is composed…

Australian Aboriginal tale might be the oldest story ever told

In science, we don’t often give much credence to witness accounts that are told years after the event they describe, for the simple fact that human recall is flawed. Evidence needs to be more reliable than the feebleness of memory….

12 captivating images from the Sony World Photography Awards

Gorgeous landscapes and emotional portraits are just some of the elements captured by the finalist and shortlisted entries in the Sony World Photography Awards. In its 13th year, the 2020 competition received more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and…

You can take in a concert 333 feet underground in Cumberland Caverns

A journey 333 feet below the Earth’s surface, within caves millions of years old, leads to one of the most popular music venues in the United States. Cumberland Caverns Live in McMinnville, Tennessee, has hosted a wide variety of musicians…

We love movies — but we love libraries more

Given the wide array of available entertainment options and the way we consume information, visits to the library may seem like an old-fashioned pastime. But according to a new Gallup poll, Americans took more trips to the library than to…

Why the big awards shows are going vegan

Daniel Day Lewis (from left), Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz celebrate their wins a the 2103 Oscar ceremony. The rise of vegetarians like Hathaway and many others may have influenced the change in menu, though some say the…