In a dusty, ancient burial site in northern Jordan, archaeologists have made a startling discovery. A fox buried alongside human remains.It seems some 16,000 years ago, several millennia before any animals were domesticated, humans may have been making an early attempt to keep pets.
The greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time are returning to the TV screen, and this time they're not playing just for money — they're playing for all of humanity.That's because they'll be competing against Watson, a computer system built by IBM to prove that machines can master the kind o
You never know what you'll see on your lunch hour within a few blocks of the NPR headquarters here in D.C. Presidential motorcades make the rounds regularly, and we once saw the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile cruise by.
Last spring, a website called Helium reported breathlessly that BP's release of methane gas into the Gulf of Mexico would not only poison the water, the fish and the neighborhood, but it also very possibly could trigger "a world-killing event" — perhaps releasing a "mammoth undersea methane bubble"
A study of people in Nicaragua has concluded that humans need language in order to understand large numbers.Members of the group were born deaf and never learned Spanish or a formal sign language, but they have developed a gesture system to communicate with people around them.
Submit your tool idea!Kevin Kelly should know better, but boldly, brassily, (and totally incorrectly, I'm sure), he said this on NPR:"I say there is no species of technology that have ever gone globally extinct on this planet."What does that mean? I asked him.