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Egyptian Book of the Dead

GODS’ WRATH  Beliefs in all-knowing, punitive gods helped turn hunter-gatherer groups into large civilizations, a new study suggests. Here, a papyrus manuscript from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead shows a line of Egyptian gods (top) ready to judge whether the dead Theban scribe Ani should be admitted to the afterlife or sent to the underworld.


DARK DAYS  A controversial new study concludes that major depression does not afflict more people during winter months.

reuben sandwich

A Reuben sandwich is no good without the sour tang of sauerkraut. A new study shows we can thank serotonin for communicating the taste.

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