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Inge Theron, Founder of FaceGym. Inge Theron FaceGym is not a facial but a face workout utilizing different massage techniques including knuckling, pinching, whipping strokes, and Gua Sha – a traditional Chinese healing and wellness method used to alleviate pain, improve blood circulation and release toxins. Inge Theron and her team disrupt the beauty industry …

A “river” of Tusayan White Ware sherds, showing the change in type designs from oldest at left to youngest at right. Deep learning allows for accurate and repeatable categorization of these sherd types. Credit: Chris Downum Archaeologists at Northern Arizona University are hoping a new technology they helped pioneer will change the way scientists study …

Researchers used a new combination of CT (computed tomography) technology and X-ray diffraction to reveal clues about a Roman-era Egyptian mummy, which was discovered in Hawara, Egypt. For nearly a century, Egyptian mummies have been imaged noninvasively with X-rays. In findings outlined in the Journal of the Royal Society on Tuesday, the team of researchers …

A global study of ancient dog DNA, led by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, University of Oxford, University of Vienna and archaeologists from more than 10 countries, presents evidence that there were different types of dogs more than 11,000 years ago in the period immediately following the Ice Age. In their study, published …

image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe pyramids at the site are more than 2,300 years old The authorities in Sudan are trying to protect the country’s ancient pyramids from flooding as heavy rains have caused the nearby River Nile to reach record-breaking levels. They have built sandbag walls and are pumping out water, archaeologist Marc Maillot …

The extinction of prehistoric megafauna like the woolly mammoth, cave lion, and woolly rhinoceros at the end of the last ice age has often been attributed to the spread of early humans across the globe. Although overhunting led to the demise of some species, a study appearing August 13 in the journal Current Biology found that …

Aug 15th 2020 FROM THE moa in New Zealand to the dodo in Mauritius, the arrival of humans has often spelled extinction for tasty but previously isolated animals. Many scientists had assumed that the woolly rhinoceros, a shaggy beast that sported an enormous horn, suffered the same fate. The animal was common in northern Europe …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Discussions of contacts between the Americas and Polynesia have often focused on Easter Island New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia. DNA analysis suggests there was mixing between Native Americans and Polynesians around AD 1200. The extent of potential contacts between the …

Image copyright A.Romilio/University of Queensland Image caption An artist’s impression of what one of these creatures might have looked like Scientists have been stunned to find that some ancient crocodiles might have moved around on two feet. The evidence comes from beautifully preserved fossil tracks in South Korea. Nearly a hundred of these 18-24cm-long indentations …

Penguin Randomhouse From INGREDIENTS by George Zaidan, published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2020 by George Zaidan Eating clay (or other minerals) to detoxify potentially dangerous food is arguably the very first thing we did as a species that could be considered “processing”: …