Fuente Magna – The Rosetta Stone of the Americas

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Author: April Holloway

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The Fuenta Magna is a large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl, that was found in 1958 near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It features beautifully engraved anthropomorphic characters, zoological motifs characteristic of the local culture, and, more surprisingly, two types of scripts—a proto-Sumerian ancient alphabet and a local language of...

10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes

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Author: Mental Floss

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A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect. Paradoxes have been a central part of philosophical thinking for centuries, and are always ready to challenge our interpretation of...

Liquid of Life: Olive Oil Could Help Reverse Heart Failure Immediately

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Author: The Independent

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Olive oil could help reverse a patient’s heart failure "immediately", scientists have claimed. Oleate - the fat found in the golden liquid - could help a diseased heart pump blood more effectively and use body fat as fuel, researchers at the University of Illinois have found. The most common reason...

Turmeric Helps Your Brain Heal Itself

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Author: Stephanie Castillo

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Turmeric is the spice commonly found in curry — and, according to new research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, it may boost your brain proliferation or its power to repair itself. Aromatic-turmerone is a compound found within turmeric, and it’s this compound researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience...