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This Is the Earliest Human Painting Ever

By Jesus Diaz on at

According to new radiocarbon dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may turn our idea of humanity upside down.

How to Read a Menu, the Scientific Way

By Jamie Condliffe on at

For decades, the restaurant trade has believed that there's a sweet spot on the menus they hand to you — a section in the the upper right corner, where your gaze will focus — and that's where they tend to list their highest mark-up dishes. But are we really that gullible? Surprisingly enough, no.

How Tomatoes Could Curb Cancer in Italy

I lived in Italy for nearly 20 years, and it's difficult to imagine Italians tolerating anyone tampering with their precious tomato, the main ingredient in their all-important "gravy." But they seem to be ok with the newfangled "Realtomato" showing up in their caprese salads and margherita pizzas.

No Online Dating Site Can Match Up Your Inner Crazy

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Online dating's said to be the future of relationships, now that we're all too busy to meet people in real life. But claims that websites can match you with your ideal partner using scientific algorithms are bull, according to a team of psychologists. Because not even fancy math can suss out our own unique brands of crazy.