Face And Brain Of 3,800-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Recreated

Face And Brain Of 3,800-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Recreated

After remaining dead and buried in the deserts of Egypt for thousands of years, researchers have recreated the face of a 3,800-year-old mummy. Thought to have been a high-ranking official in the 18th-dynasty, scans of the mummified head have revealed some unique preservation methods employed at the time. The remains are thought to have belonged…

When – and why – did people first start using money?

When – and why – did people first start using money?

Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years. Scientists have tracked exchange and trade through the archaeological record, starting in Upper Paleolithic…

One Cause Of The French Instagram Star’s Death By “Exploding Whipped Cream" Is More Common Than You Think

One Cause Of The French Instagram Star’s Death By “Exploding Whipped Cream" Is More Common Than You Think

Rebecca Burger, a widely popular French fitness blogger, died over the weekend after a whipped cream dispenser exploded into her chest. Citing local reports in France, the BBC reported that she died of cardiac arrest after the accident, despite being attended to by medics. Her family announced her death on Facebook, calling it a “domestic accident.” A warning about…

Here's What Happens To The Air When You Strike A Match

Here's What Happens To The Air When You Strike A Match

Ever wanted to see the movement of air in slow motion? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered. YouTube channel Veritasium put together an awesome video last week, showing how a specific camera set up can see changes in the air between the warmer and cooler parts. The result is that striking a match, expelling a…

Meet The Cancer Researcher Running For Congress

Meet The Cancer Researcher Running For Congress

“We have to ask the question: Why did we need a science march in 2017?” “We don’t have marches to say we love our families, or that puppies are good,” Jason Westin, an award-winning cancer researcher, tells IFLScience. “These subjects are self-evident – but something has changed in the country. “We’re going through a period of…