According to a new interpretation of a 3,800-year-old clay tablet, the ancient Babylonians may have developed the first inklings of trigonometry more than a thousand years before Pythagoras, the namesake of the Pythagorean Theorem. The post Babylonian Trigonometry Table: The World’s Oldest? appeared first on Biblical Archaeology Society .
From the late 1800s to the middle of the 20th century, the Hokonui Hills in the Southland region of New Zealand were dotted with more than just sheep. Hidden beneath the land’s bubbling brooks and sho ... Read more
Mexico suffered severe damage from its second earthquake in two weeks Tuesday. Rescue crews are frantically trying to find survivors buried by debris. CBS News Radio's Adrienne Bard was in Mexico City ... Read more
Mexico's monk parakeet invasion began like most monk parakeet invasions. The small, green, South American bird escaped from somewhere in the pet supply chain. Over 20 years after they were first sight ... Read more
History records Blackbeard as one of the most notorious pirates; but his early years weren’t as infamous or inglorious. Edward Teach, the man who would later become the pirate known as Blackbeard, ha ... Read more
Greek mythology gave us the Shirt of Nessus, a garment so soaked in monster blood that even mighty Hercules withered in its embrace. While the world of chemistry makes no allowance for magical beast d ... Read more