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The Number Zero Might Be Older Than We Thought

A new analysis of the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript suggests the numerical symbol zero, as we use it today, may be centuries older than previously believed.

Albums Aren't Dead

Do you buy vinyl records? OR Do you still listen to music albums? In which format? Find out how vinyl and streaming complement each other.

Great Archaic Ways To Insult Someone

Kim Jong-un called Donald Trump a dotard. Here are some equally entertaining out-of-date options the 45th president could've thrown back in his face.

What can we learn about ourselves from epic space missions?

Now that Cassini has met its end by plunging into Saturn, it's time to reflect on what we've learned over the decades.

Less people are killed by lightning every year

In the 1940s and '50s, lightning strikes killed hundreds of Americans each year. Now, that number's dropped to only a few dozen. What's changed?

Neanderthals Used Glue

Neanderthals distilled tar more than 100,000 years before modern humans created glue; archaeologists compared three potential ways this ancient tech was used.

Getting a Doctorate Can Affect Your Mental Health

A new study shows doctoral programs can incite some serious psychiatric problems. Learn how getting a Ph.D. affects mental health on BrainStuff.

Why is the Caspian Sea Evaporating?

The largest lake in the world is gradually shrinking thanks to a changing climate, and beach towns could become landlocked.

Ruined City Under Tunisia's Waters

Archaeologists discovered what they believe to be ruins of the Roman city of Neapolis — underwater near Tunisia. Find out more on BrainStuff.

What's the Best Way To Park?

Do people who back their cars into parking spaces slow down the flow? Or are they the smartest in the lot?