A number of 699 Persian and Arabic inscriptions discovered in the depth of the Caspian Sea and alongside a castle is most probably spells which were used as talisman for the repulsion of disasters and adversaries.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered how a gene mutation results in buildup of a toxic compound known to cause Parkinson's disease symptoms, defining for the first time the mechanism underlying that aspect of the disease.
People have been playing chess for centuries — but a new chess piece found in Norway further reveals the spread of the ancient game to the Nordic region, and provides some intriguing insights about the game's history.
In the salvage exploration of ancient sites in the city of Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, where objects speculated to be belonging to the Parthians or the Salukis had previously been identified, remains dating back to the Islamic Era were discovered in the upper deposits, IRNA reported.
At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: The largest prime number ever found.
In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a critical trigger for the damaging inflammation that ultimately robs millions of their sight.
A team of Frankfurt-based archeologists has returned from the Iraqi-Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah with new findings. The discovery of a loom from the fifth to sixth century AD in particular caused a stir.