In my youth, we never used very many maps when playing Dungeons & Dragons. The maps provided in the game sets felt flat (because they were) and boring, and simple graph paper could do in a pinch if you need to really block out some area of effect or accurate combat distances.
Hundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says. Satellite images of the upper Amazon Basin taken since 1999 have revealed more than 200 geometric earthworks spanning a distance greater than 155 miles (250 kilometers).
Posted May 26, 2016 19:45:28 Researchers in Hungary have discovered what they think may be the fifth force of nature, which could be a vital clue to understanding dark matter. There are currently four identified forces of nature: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear, but they do not interact with each other in ways that can be explained by the current mathematical model of the universe.
Posted March 17, 2016 09:27:42 For more than half a century, scientists have scratched their heads over the nature of an outlandishly bizarre creature dubbed the Tully Monster. But researchers today announced they had finally solved the mystery of the creature, which flourished about 307 million years ago in a coastal estuary in what is now north-eastern Illinois.
Roughly 400 million years ago, an ancient lobe-finned fish left its watery habitat to become the first four-limbed terrestrial creature. Its descendants - which are called tetrapods and include tree frogs, blue jays and human beings - typically get around by stepping, flying or jumping.
Scientists have discovered fossils of a 375-million-year-old fish, a large scaly creature not seen before, that they say is a long-sought missing link in the evolution of some fishes from water to a life walking on four limbs on land. In two reports today in the journal Nature, a team of scientists led by Neil H.
Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. The research team thinks the tomb was built for someone very close to Alexander the Great-his mother, Olympias; one of his wives, Roxane; one of his favorite generals; or possibly his childhood friend and lover, Hephaestion.