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Ancient Egyptian Tombs Reveal a Mummy—and a Hoard of Treasure

The excavation of two ancient Egyptian tombs that have never been opened before have revealed not only a mummy, but also a trove of funerary artifacts...

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Published: 2017-12-14 16:56 0

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Rise and Shine: How to Make Waking Up Easier

Scientists don’t fully understand how exactly we fall asleep and wake up, but there are scientific ways to stop yourself from hitting the snooze...

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Published: 2017-12-14 19:56 0

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Humanity Has Peaked, Researchers Say

This is as good as it’s ever going to get for us, researchers say. New findings show that in terms of physical fitness, humans as a species have...

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Published: 2017-12-15 16:56 0

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530-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Oldest Eye Ever to be Discovered

The 530-million-year-old fossilized remains of a long-extinct sea creature shows that the structure of the eye hasn’t actually changed all too m...

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Published: 2017-12-15 19:56 0

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The Strange, Paradoxical Way That Narwhals Respond to Danger May Put Them in Even More Danger

Narwhal hearts beat more slowly when they flee from threats, adding even more stress on their bodies. This may make their interactions with humans in...

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Published: 2017-12-15 22:56 0

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Are the Smartest Among Us More Prone to Mental and Physical Disorders?

Researchers have found that people with the highest IQ may indeed be more at risk of developing psychological and physiological disorders. Why do...

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Published: 2017-12-16 01:56 0

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Poached Fossil of a Duck-Like Dinosaur Weirds Scientists Out

A dinosaur fossil that was poached from Mongolia belonged to a duck-like dinosaur that had the rare ability of being able to live on both land and wat...

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Published: 2017-12-16 07:56 0

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Gaining the Technological Upper Hand in the Fight Against Gender Violence

A group of college students have invented a device that can help combat gender violence by providing better access to emergency services for women in...

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Published: 2017-12-16 04:56 0

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You May Soon be Putting Beer Into Your Gas Tank

Bottoms up! Scientists have found a way to use beer as the key ingredient in creating a sustainable alternative to gasoline for cars. How can beer...

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Published: 2017-12-16 10:56 0

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There is Still a Link Between Hormonal Contraception and Breast Cancer Risk

New research has shown that all forms of hormonal contraception can increase the risk of breast cancer by up to 38%. This risk remains for about five...

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Published: 2017-12-08 19:33 0

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Google’s AI Program AlphaGo Zero Has Mastered Chess in Just 4 Hours

AlphaGo Zero, the board game-playing artificial intelligence program by DeepMind, has conquered chess in just a matter of a few hours. AlphaGo Zero...

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Published: 2017-12-08 22:33 0

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Mystifying! Boy Missing His Brain’s Visual Cortex Can Still Somehow See

A seven-year-old boy in Australia who has lost most of his visual cortex in infancy but has somehow retained normal vision mystifies scientists. Ho...

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Published: 2017-12-09 01:33 0

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Meet the Man Trying to Stem the Tide of Online Identity Theft

Data breaches and identity theft are becoming all too common, but most of us don’t know how to deal with it. Luckily, Troy Hunt is there to help...

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Published: 2017-12-09 16:33 0

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5 Common Animal Myths, Debunked

Certain things that we think we know about animals may not be true after all.   Did you know that hordes of lemmings sometimes commit mass suic...

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Published: 2017-12-09 19:33 0

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The Best Bronze Age Weapons and Tools Came From Shooting Stars, Scientists Say

Findings show the possibility that the best weapons, tools, and jewelry from the Bronze Age may have been forged from the iron in fallen meteorites....

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Published: 2017-12-09 22:33 0

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The Earth is a Weird Place, and Here’s Just Five Reasons Why

Our planet is an amazing, beautiful place. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its weird quirks.   From having a huge moon to h...

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Published: 2017-12-10 01:33 0

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Learn How to Make Pizza From Scratch–in Space

Astronauts living on the International Space Station have managed to make pizza from scratch in zero gravity. So how is making pizza in space differen...

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Published: 2017-12-10 04:33 0

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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets? A Microbiologist Answers

Philip Tierno, a microbiologist at New York University, weighs in on how often we should be putting our bed sheets in the wash. Hint: you’re pro...

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Published: 2017-12-10 07:33 0

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A Woman With a Uterus Transplant Has Just Successfully Given Birth, Marking a US First

A woman who had been born without a uterus has managed to give birth after a successful uterus transplant, making this the first birth after a uterus...

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Published: 2017-12-10 10:33 0

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The Only Spacecraft Outside the Solar System Began Talking to Us Again

Voyager 1, the only spacecraft wandering around beyond the limits of our solar system, has responded to a NASA signal despite being extremely far away...

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Published: 2017-12-10 13:33 0

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Scientists Hit a New Roadblock in the Search for Alien Life

Scientists have found that detecting a pertinent sign of life on other planets may be more difficult to do from Earth. Artist's impression of the s...

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Published: 2017-12-10 16:33 0

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Between Cats and Dogs, Which Species is Smarter? Science Has the Answer

Researchers counted the neurons in the brains of cats and dogs, and discovered that one species has twice as many neurons as the other. So which one i...

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Published: 2017-12-06 02:11 0

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Horrifying “Tattoo” of the Pepsi Logo on a Lobster Sheds a Harsh Light on Ocean Trash

A lobster found off the coast of New Brunswick in Canada seems to have the blue, white, and red imprint of the Pepsi logo on its claw. Photo by&nbs...

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Published: 2017-12-06 05:11 0

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Biologist Finds Incredibly Rare Bush Dogs in an Unexpected Place

Jan Schipper wasn’t expecting to see extremely elusive bush dogs in images caught by his camera traps. And even if he did, he wouldn’t hav...

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Published: 2017-12-06 08:11 0

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Drones Rain Down Seeds to Restore Our Forests

Drones that can shoot seeds into the ground are taking reforestation to an “industrial” level. Reforestation with drones   &nbsp...

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Published: 2017-12-06 11:11 0

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Celebrity Thai Elephant Kills Trainer in the Latest Controversy Surrounding Elephant Captivity

Ekasit, a male Asian elephant that has appeared in the film Ong Bak and numerous others, crushed his owner to death in Chiang Mai. A still of Ekasi...

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Published: 2017-12-06 14:11 0

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The Big Bang Theory is a Bust, Says Physicist

The universe may not have begun with a big bang, physicist Juliano César Silva Neves says. If so, how did the universe come into existence?...

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Published: 2017-12-06 17:11 0

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Prehistoric Women Had Stronger Arms Than Today’s Best Rowers

A bone analysis of the 7,000-year-old remains of prehistoric women shed a new light on the role of women in prehistoric communities, as well as the ef...

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Published: 2017-12-06 20:11 0

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Why Teenagers Break the Rules

Scientists have found that the brains of teenagers may not be developed enough for them to be able to tell which things are more important and which a...

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Published: 2017-12-06 23:11 0

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Trophy Hunting Weakens a Species’s Ability to Survive Climate Change

Trophy hunting and poaching are making it more likely that several species will go extinct due to climate change. Big antlers, big targets  ...

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Published: 2017-12-07 02:11 0

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