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Earthquakes in south-east Asia and south Pacific

8 years ago from Science Blog

Good evening,sirs! New earthquakes are preparing to strike in south-east Asia and south Pacific. They are already big (on Richter scale)if they strike soon.Theire signs are already visible by naked...

Five fatal flaws of animal activism | Victor Schonfeld

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

From tacky nude posters to dubious concepts such as 'happy meat', animal rights groups are losing the fight for real changeThere are a few things that have kept me going, and kept...

Why Patients Are Safer In The Nude

8 years ago from

If you ever have a mysterious skin rash and show your doctor, he or she may very well take a marker and encircle it, and then ask you to come...

Science Weekly podcast: A taste of things to come in 2010, and Darwin's dogs

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

We've been away for a few weeks but the Science Weekly team is poised to bring you right up to date with all the news stories that broke while we were away.It's...

Tut's finder may have stolen relics

8 years ago from UPI

BERLIN, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The man responsible for discovering King Tut's tomb may have deceived Egyptian authorities to steal treasured relics for himself, experts say.

Hunt for bird mummy in Conn. comes up empty

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Researchers who examined an Egyptian mummy with the latest imaging technology found no evidence that a packet inside her was an offering to the gods of the ancient...

Eel teeth show heat history

8 years ago from Science Alert

A new study will look at the effects of sea temperature change on species extinctions, using fossilised eel teeth to estimate temperatures.

Ringtones? They're so Neanderthal

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

We now know that our ancient forebears used make-up. But they foreshadowed the modern world in countless other waysApparently, we've been underestimating the Neanderthals. An expedition led by João Zilhão, professor of palaeolithic...

A catfight over neutering program

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Bird lovers take issue with a city-subsidized nonprofit in Sun Valley that traps, sterilizes and then releases feral cats, saying it violates state environmental laws and doesn't reduce the population The line forms...

PICTURE: See-Through Goldfish Bred; Cuts Out Dissection

8 years ago from National Geographic

High school students wary of dissection may be in the clear, thanks to a newly bred see-through goldfish.

Mysterious Jamestown Tablet an American Rosetta Stone?

8 years ago from National Geographic

Discovered at the first permanent British settlement in America, the inscribed slate may show early colonist efforts to communicate with Indians.

Superlungs Gave Dinosaurs Competitive Edge

8 years ago from National Geographic

Dinosaurs ruled the earth for millennia because they were better breathers than mammals, a new study suggests.

Pashtun clue to lost tribes of Israel

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Genetic study sets out to uncover if there is a 2,700-year-old link to Afghanistan and PakistanIsrael is to fund a rare genetic study to determine whether there is a link between the...

This column will change your life: To be or not to be…

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It's 45 years since David Bourland suggested doing away with the verb "to be". A silly suggestion, one might think, but look a little closer and it makes a weird kind of...

Did aliens help to line up Woolworths stores?

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Researcher Tom Brooks reckons primitive man was a navigational genius. It's true, but only if you ignore the evidence to the contraryEvery now and then you have to salute a genius. Both...

Woman Gets Transplanted Windpipe She Grew

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

For Two Years, Linda De Croock Had Dead Man's windpip Growing Inside Her Arm

Obama bestows highest presidential honor on early career scientists and engineers

8 years ago from Science Blog

At the White House yesterday, President Barack Obama bestowed on 100 men and women the United States government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their...

World's Longest Migration Found--2X Longer Than Thought

8 years ago from National Geographic

Flying pole to pole, and back, each year, tiny terns are the world's migration champs, a new study confirms—but only because their routes are completely convoluted.

Homo Erectus Invented "Modern" Living?

8 years ago from National Geographic

Modern human behavior may be half a million years older than thought, says a new study of an encampment built by a fish-eating, nut-processing band of human ancestors.

Sea spiders and pom-pom anemones

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Creeping slowly across the deep seafloor on long, spindly legs, giant sea spiders are found in many deep-sea areas. But, as with many deep-sea animals, we know very...

Artifact suggests bible written centuries earlier

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists have discovered the earliest known Hebrew writing — an inscription dating from the 10th century B.C., during the period of King David's reign. David -...

Scientists stop burying live pigs in snow

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Scientists say they will no longer conduct avalanche experiments monitoring the deaths of pigs buried in snow, after animal rights groups protested their methods. Animal rights...

Bird Breathing Helped Dinosaur Ancestors

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Study Details How Technique May Have Helped Them Survive Permian-Triassic Extinction

Strange Lava World Is Shriveled Remains of Former Self

8 years ago from

Exoplanet CoRoT-7b is weird world, with rock rains, super-volcanoes, evaporating surface.

Visit to the Cradle of Humankind

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

David Smith takes a trip to the Sterkfontein Caves just outside Johannesburg in search of the Garden of EdenRian Malan, the South African journalist and author, once made a spiky defence of Johannesburg...

Concern Over Possible Loss of Fossil Resources

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A proposed coal mining project on Ellesmere Island (Nunavut) in Canada's eastern High Arctic is currently under review. The area includes some of the most significant fossil sites in the...

Sam the koala preserved in museum

8 years ago from UPI

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A koala that died after gaining worldwide sympathy following her rescue in Australia's destructive wildfires has been preserved in a museum, officials said.

Looking for guns, bombs harder when risk is small

8 years ago from Reuters:Science

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Screeners searching for weapons like guns or bombs are more prone to error when the incidence of such threats is small, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.