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Hips don't lie: Researchers find more accurate technique to determine sex of skeletal remains

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Research from North Carolina State University offers a new means of determining the sex of skeletal human remains - an advance that may have significant impacts in the wake of...

Exposing the Student Body: Stanford Joins U.C. Berkeley in Controversial Genetic Testing of Students

8 years ago from Scientific American

This week, the University of California, Berkeley will mail saliva sample kits to every incoming freshman and transfer student. Students can choose to use the kits to submit their DNA...

Bacterial diversity of Tablas de Daimiel National Park in Spain: 265 new phylum groups discovered

8 years ago from Science Daily

A team of Spanish scientists has studied the bacteria - micro organisms that are "essential" for important processes such as nitrogen and carbon-fixing and decomposition of matter - in the...

Physics major has a name for a really big number

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Austin Sendek, a 20-year-old UC Davis student, is trying to get scientists from Boise to Beijing to use the term 'hella' to denote the unimaginably huge, seldom-cited quantity of 10...

10,000-year-old weapon found in Rocky Mountains

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

What looked like a small branch that blew off a tree during a storm turned out to be an ancient wooden hunting weapon wielded by Paleo Indians. ...

Immigration makes identity shift

8 years ago from Science Alert

Russian people who immigrate to New Zealand often reconstruct their identity to cope with life in the new country, according to new research.

Sony to introduce new PlayStation3 with bigger memory

8 years ago from Physorg

Electronics giant Sony said Tuesday it will introduce an upgraded PlayStation 3 videogame console in Japan at the end of July, with a bigger memory and a new white version...

Close encounters with giant eagle

Among a series of close encounters with a family of giant eagles, a BBC film crew survives a flyby attack.

Indonesian Company Accused of Clearing Rain Forests

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A pulp and paper companies denied a claim by Greenpeace that a subsidiary secretly expanded its mills.

Chromosomal abnormality found for inherited clubfoot

8 years ago from Science Daily

Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers have found what they believe to be the most common cause...

Ancient Hunting Weapon Discovered in Melting Ice

8 years ago from Live Science

As warming temperatures melt away patches of ice, archeologists are finding a trove of ancient artifacts, including a 10,000-year-old hunting tool.

To Curb Allergies, More Time Outdoors

8 years ago from NY Times Health

In this week's "Really?" column, Anahad O'Connor explores whether more exposure to plants and parks can help with summertime allergies.

Invasive Asian Carp advancing through Indiana

8 years ago from Physorg

Those voracious invasive fish, Asian Carp, have another possible point of entry to Ohio and Lake Erie.

Brain Versus Gut: Our Inborn Food Fight

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- The relatively larger human brain makes us the most intelligent of the primates. But if we're so smart, how come we've eaten our way into an obesity epidemic?...

 A good week for fossil hunters

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- With the discovery of an extinct big-toothed sperm whale and possibly the earliest known examples of multicellular life, this week has been a good one for fossil hunters...

IPhone-Evo Spoof Earns Employee Suspension

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Best Buy Suspends 25-Year-Old Brian Maupin Whose Snarky Video Has Since Gone Viral

Latest imaging techniques look inside a python (w/ Video)

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers from Denmark have used CT scans and MRIs to see inside a python after it has swallowed a rat whole.

Search For Franklin - A Free Resource

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Search For Franklin - A Free Resource Much of what was known about the Arctic before the 20th century came from the sheer guts and determination of men who didn't know...

Why you should never arm wrestle a saber-toothed tiger

8 years ago from Science Daily

Saber-toothed cats may be best known for their supersized canines, but they also had exceptionally strong forelimbs for pinning prey before delivering the fatal bite, says a new study.

Marcus du Sautoy on books and apps

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Eager to find new ways to involve his readers in the mysteries of numbers, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy looked to new technology. A revolution is coming, he argues, and the whole idea...

David Livingstone letter deciphered at last

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The contents of a long-illegible letter written by famed 19th century explorer David Livingstone have finally been deciphered, a British university said Friday, nearly 140 years after he wrote of...

Ohio lake's algae dangerous to swimmers, economy

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Patches of green and turquoise slime floated like thick paint in the channel behind Kyle Biesel's home. His pontoon boat sat covered up, unused for weeks, on...

Life through a giant lens

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A microscope with a giant lens known as the Mesolens is on display at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition

Homeopathy's Downward Spiral Continues

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Homeopathy's origin should be a clue to why there is no evidence to show it has ever worked.  In the words of Samuel Hahnemann, the German physician at a time...

Revealing fake money

8 years ago from Chemistry World

A simple and fast mass spectrometry technique identifies counterfeit notes

Human Conflict Disrupts Bird Research in Amazon

8 years ago from Live Science

Ecologist Kevin Jernigan studies how the indigenous Aguaruna of the Peruvian Amazon view ecological relationships between birds

Movie review: 'Climate of Change'

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Everyday people ponder personal responsibility toward the planet's future. ...

Russian Spies Prove Old School Spy Tech Still Works

8 years ago from Live Science

Five technologies that date back decades remain common in the world of spies.