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An Inca quipu, from the Larco Museum in Lima, Peru.

Researchers Say New Find of Khipu Strings May Help Unravel the Inca Record-keeping System

Archaeologists have discovered a collection of khipu (quipu) —a system of colored strings and knots people used to record various matters and send messages in the pre- and post-colonial eras in Peru—...
Binary code from Ancient Text

Creation of binary code inspired by 5,000-year-old text

The binary numeral system – where each position is written as a 0 or 1 – forms the foundation of all modern computing systems. In essence, binary code produces a representation of reality; it is...
Stardust

Stardust and Stellar Consciousness

Have you ever wondered why your spirits are lifted on a sunny day and not in a hot bright room – or paused to consider that the energy of your life is itself the recycled light of the Sun? Have you...
Binary Star System

South Africa's New Radio Telescope Reveals Giant Outbursts from Binary Star System

A new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has revealed the first significant finding from the new Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) in South Africa, the pathfinder radio...