English is optional dep’t

English is optional dep't

Must scientific literature be so darn murky? Do we really need clinkers like “biomedicine” and “astrolicism”? More »

Scraps of ancient textiles found

Scraps of ancient textiles found
Flax, the basis for linen, was spun and dyed, and lost in the mud. More than 30,000 years later, microscopic flax fibers provide the More »

The sounds of sax

The sounds of sax

New study shows that controlling throat shape helps pro players hit the high notes that elude amateurs. More »

Art Crimes

Art Crimes

How do modern art-sleuths fight art fraud and theft with high technology? What’s up with the Shroud of Turin? How does radiation help? More »