This Cool New Imaging Technique Shows Blood Vessels Like Never Before

Blood vessels are pretty important when it comes to the healthy functioning of the body, and researchers and health professionals need to know as much as possible about where these tiny transport channels are going.   A newly developed 3D visualization technique should help. It’s called VascuViz, and it uses a quick-setting polymer mixture that … Read more

Archaeologists Figured Out How to Tell if One of These Roman Pots Was Used For Poop

Earthenware vessels can often be windows to the activities of long lost cultures. Traces of their contents can be clues to what we once snacked on, how we fed our children, and even how we cursed our enemies.   For decades, a number of conical vessels unearthed near Roman latrines were presumed to be recently … Read more

What if Math Is a Fundamental Part of Nature, Not Something Humans Came Up With?

Nature is an unstoppable force, and a beautiful one at that. Everywhere you look, the natural world is laced with stunning patterns that can be described with mathematics. From bees to blood vessels, ferns to fangs, math can explain how such beauty emerges.   Math is often described this way, as a language or a … Read more