A new, detailed 3D simulation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is helping prosecutors build stronger cases against these still-living Nazis.
"How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on October 11, 2016.
The origins of some last names are pretty self-explanatory, whether it's Baker, Shepherd or even Rotten.
In a few years, the city of the future will emerge, with self-driving busses, cars that communicate with streetlights and electric charging stations on nearly every street. Or at least that’s what Columbus, Ohio, hopes its future looks like after winning the Transportation Department’s Smart City Challenge competition.
The Mariana Trench is one of the most enigmatic spots in the ocean. This crescent-shaped scar in the Earth’s crust forms where the Pacific plate collides and sinks below the Philippine plate. It runs for 1,500 miles and contains the deepest spot known in the ocean: the Challenger Deep, which hides 6.83 miles below the surface.
This mental health condition inflicts up to one in seven mothers during pregnancy or after their child's birth. But only around half of those women ever get diagnosed. Proposed by representative Katherine M. Clark, the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act provides $5 million per year from 2018 to 2022 for states to develop screening and treatment programs for mothers.
Break Ups: The Guide for Men and Women on How to Stop Break Ups is a text that delves into the many challenges that a couple can go through in a relationship which can lead to the end of that relationship. In addition to that the author opts to put a positive spin on things and highlight how these negative situations can be converted into positive ones and save the relationship from ending.
The gentoo penguin colony at Ardley Island have called this little piece of Antarctica home for nearly 7,000 years. Today, some 5,000 breeding pairs raise their chicks there each year. But as James Gorman reports for The New York Times, there is one problem with the location—every so often a volcano on nearby Deception Island blows its top, completely destroying the penguin colony.
Without his mask, Darth Vader's appearance is striking—from his pale complexion and deep wrinkles to the scars cutting across his face. This is pretty common for movie villains, who are often riddled with warts, scars and dark circles under the eyes.
A NASA biography states that Epps was first tapped as an astronaut in 2009 when she was selected as part of the space agency's 20th astronaut class. Epps, who has a doctorate in aerospace engineering, served as a scientific researcher at Ford before joining the CIA as a Technical Intelligence Officer in 2002. Since joining NASA, the Syracuse, New York, native has worked to support other missions to the International Space Station.
Roughly 2,000 years before the Egyptians began mummifying their dead, the people belonging to the Chinchorro culture had already developed fairly sophisticated methods for embalming.
In an electoral surprise, a man from New York recently became president. No, not that man, and not from that slice of New York—Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed, a long-time resident of a Buffalo suburb and the former prime minister of Somalia, was selected as the next president of the African nation of Somalia earlier this week.
Human remains from the Colonial era were first discovered in Philadelphia’s Old City last November by construction workers. They came across the bones under a parking lot they were removing for a new mixed-use development.
Yesterday, South African big-wave surfer Chris Bertish became the first person to cross the Atlantic via SUP.
There are 78 different organs in the human body—but there may actually be 79, reports Tom Embury-Dennis. That’s because researchers at University Hospital in Limerick, Ireland, are calling for a recategorization of the mesentery—a structure found in the intestines—as a full-fledged organ.
The augmented reality game Pokémon Go spread like wildfire during July and August of 2016, and the medical community was enthused.
When 58-year-old King Albert I of Belgium died while rock climbing in 1934, it turned into the Princess Diana scandal of its day.
According to a press release, the site was covered by sediment from the Jordan River, which helped preserve the 9,000 bits of plant debris and seeds. Stone tools and animal bones found in the same layer of sediment as the plant debris allowed the researchers to associate the food remains with the shoreline’s prehistoric residents. The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
New research published this week in the journal Nature Geosciences, suggests that one of Mars’ moons, Phobos, may be locked in a cycle where, over millions of years, it alternates between a ring of debris encircling the planet and a moon formed from that coalesced material.
Slow as molasses isn’t just a saying — the byproduct of sugar production is usually sticky and viscous, even at room temperature. So historians and scientists have long been stumped by Boston's 1919 Great Molasses Flood.
Christmas is still a month away, but many athletes around the world woke up this week to discover a special present: an Olympic medal.