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Did This Neanderthal Boy Grow Like Human Children Do?

Analysis of the skeleton of a Neanderthal boy shows that long childhoods aren't unique to modern humans.   Researcher Antonio Rosas with the...

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Published: 2017-10-01 04:57 0

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Predicting Big Earthquakes Isn't Possible, Scientists Say

All earthquakes, big or small, begin in the same way. This makes it unlikely that predicting big earthquakes will be possible—at least not in th...

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Published: 2017-10-01 01:57 0

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Why Twin Studies are So Important to Science

Twin studies may be the key to the ultimate test of facial recognition software: being able to tell identical twins apart.     Jeffery...

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Published: 2017-09-30 16:57 0

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The Ship Graveyard With 2,500 Years' Worth of Wrecks

A large maritime archaeology project has turned up over 60 well-preserved shipwrecks in a Black Sea ship graveyard.   An Ottoman empire ship...

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Published: 2017-09-30 13:57 0

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The Most Dangerous Celebrity on the Internet

Searching certain celebrities' names online can put you even more at risk of falling prey to cybercriminals.   Is this the real Avril? [Photo...

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Published: 2017-09-30 12:57 0

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Soft Soil Made the Mexico Earthquake Worse

Seismologists say that soft soil made the recent Mexico earthquake shake the country's capital like it was “built on jelly”.   Re...

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Published: 2017-09-30 11:57 0

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Study Suggests That the Paris Climate Target May Still be Attainable

We may still be able to attain the Paris climate target of limiting global warming to an ambitious 1.5ºC, scientists say.   Photo by AP/...

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Published: 2017-09-30 05:57 0

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Scientists Uncover a Special Porpoise That Had Its Own Grave

When scientists exhumed what they thought was a human grave, they were surprised to find the remains of a porpoise instead.      ...

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Published: 2017-09-30 04:57 0

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Why the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season was Literally Disastrous

With Harvey, Irma, and now Maria, scientists look for an explanation as to why the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been so intense.   Hurr...

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Published: 2017-09-30 03:57 0

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Revealing the Secrets of the Tomb of an Ancient Mayan King

An archaeologist unexpectedly stumbled upon the tomb of an ancient Maya King just as excavations in a small Guatemalan settlement were drawing to a cl...

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Published: 2017-09-30 02:57 0

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The Discovery of Blue Dinosaur Eggs Puts Bird Evolution in a New Light

These blue dinosaur eggs indicate that the large prehistoric animals were closer to birds than originally thought.   A bird-like dinosaur may...

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Published: 2017-09-30 01:57 0

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Extreme Hurricane Harvey Floods Managed to Deform Earth's Crust

Geoscientist Chris Milliner of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found that the Hurricane Harvey floods caused the city of Houston to sink down a...

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Published: 2017-09-30 00:57 0

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The Mysterious Secret of the Dark Side of Venus

Astronomers studied the dark side of Venus—the side that experiences long nights—for the first time at a detailed global scale. What they...

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Published: 2017-09-29 23:57 0

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Scientists Reveal the Most Dangerous Sex Positions for Men

A condom isn't the only protection you'll need for these dangerous sex positions.       Surprisingly, the most dangerous of these...

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Published: 2017-09-29 18:57 0

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Strange Alien Planet is Black as Pitch

Scientists found that a large alien planet is pitch black, absorbing almost all the light that hits its surface.   Artist's impression of WAS...

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Published: 2017-09-29 17:57 0

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What You May Not Know About Male Pregnancy in Seahorses

 Male pregnancy in seahorses is remarkable in more ways than one.   A pair of seahorses mating [Photo by George Grall, National Geograph...

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Published: 2017-09-29 16:57 0

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Attention, Guys: Women Find Men More Attractive After Listening to Music

How to best impress your date? Leave off the expensive dinner and flowers—take her to a concert instead.   Want to improve your dating...

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Published: 2017-09-29 15:57 0

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Cassini's Grand Finale: Spacecraft Sends Its Last Photos to Earth

Cassini's grand finale occurred on September 15, 2017, when it took a death plunge into Saturn to facilitate its own destruction. These are some of th...

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Published: 2017-09-29 13:57 0

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Study Pins Climate Change Blame on Big Oil Companies

Findings show that the rise in sea levels as well as climate change can be attributed to just 90 big oil companies.   In what ways are oil c...

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Published: 2017-09-15 22:45 0

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Islamophobia isn't Just Intolerance of Muslims, Study Finds

A Rice University sociologist has found that Islamophobia isn't simply based on religious bias. It is actually racism intermingled with cultural intol...

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Published: 2017-09-16 01:45 0

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Discovery of the Earliest Zero Symbol Reshapes the History of Mathematics

The ancient Bashkali manuscript has been confirmed to hold the earliest zero symbol on record, putting the history of mathematics in a new light. &nb...

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Published: 2017-09-16 04:45 0

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Albinism or Leucism? Footage of Rare White Giraffes Makes the Rounds

Are these white giraffes in Kenya suffering from albinism or leucism?   Footage by the Hirola Conservation Program     Rangers...

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Published: 2017-09-16 07:45 0

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Reconstructing the Face of Mary Magdalene

Scientists have been able to reconstruct the face of Mary Magdalene using a skull that may or may not belong to the infamous biblical woman.  ...

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Published: 2017-09-16 10:45 0

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Reddit Found the Best Way to Shut Down Hate Speech, Study Finds

The most effective way to shut down hate speech is to shut it down at the source, as Reddit's 2015 ban on hate subreddits has shown.   Image...

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Published: 2017-09-16 13:45 0

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How Overdevelopment Makes Natural Disasters Worse

Meteorologist and disaster risk expert Stephen Strader explains how overdevelopment can be dangerous in times of natural disasters.   Florida...

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Published: 2017-09-16 16:45 0

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Rare Footage Shows How Lions Expel Members of Their Pride

Young male lions grow out their manes and outgrow their pride.   Footage by Rodney Nombekana     It looked to be a routine show...

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Published: 2017-09-16 19:45 0

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Viking Sunstone May Have Indeed Aided Navigation

Scientists have found that a Viking sunstone may have indeed been helpful when it came to navigating the seas under sunless or starless skies.  ...

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Published: 2017-09-17 00:45 0

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A Sedentary Lifestyle Can be Deadly, But Here's What You Can Do About It

Researchers say that leading a sedentary lifestyle can shorten your lifespan, but short and frequent bursts of activity can mitigate these effects. &...

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Published: 2017-09-17 05:45 0

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No One Can Control the Weather, Scientists Reiterate

In the wake of hurricanes that left devastation in their path, some people have been asking an intriguing question: can we control the weather, and if...

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Published: 2017-09-17 10:45 0

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The Cassini Mission is Set to End with a Bittersweet Goodbye Kiss

The Cassini mission ends this week as the spacecraft makes a final rendezvous with Saturn's moon Titan.         Spacecraft...

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Published: 2017-09-17 13:45 0

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