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Deep sea anchors for offshore installations

8 years ago from Science Daily

A 13 meter-long, 80-ton anchor is currently being tested as a new mooring concept for offshore installations.

First molars provide insight into evolution of great apes, humans

8 years ago from Science Blog

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes is being reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of...

Tomb of warlord Cao Cao found in China

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Chinese archeologists working in Henan province believe they have found the tomb of Cao Cao, a 3rd century general and ruler known for his ruthlessness.

Researchers Create New Way To Locate Big Genetic Variants

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Yale University researchers, analyzing hundreds of billions of bits of genetic information, have collated and standardized 2,000 signposts that mark the boundaries of large blocks of human genomic...

DNA identifies wolf serial killer suspect

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

For the first time, DNA evidence has been used to unambiguously prove wolf poaching and to identify a suspected serial killer of wolves, according to a new study. ...

Observatory: Add Venom to Arsenal of Dinosaurs on the Hunt

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A group of paleontologists found evidence that at least one dinosaur secreted poison in a “grab and hold” technique.

Dinosaur-killing firestorm theory questioned

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

New research challenges the idea that the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs also sparked a global firestorm. Dinosaur - Paleontology - Earth Science - Impact...

Handful of iron beads offer clues to solve mystery of ancient iron forges

8 years ago from Science Daily

When archaeologist Ruth Iren Øien noticed a cluster of tiny iron beads in the ground, she knew she was onto something. She did not know, however, that her team had...

Students' sharp eyes restore dinosaur's rightful name

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Three graduate students in paleontology blew dust off dinosaur toes found in 1924 to discover that something didn't quite add up. After examining a few more fossilized bones,...

New form of malaria threatens Thai-Cambodia border

8 years ago from AP Health

PAILIN, Cambodia (AP) -- O'treng village doesn't look like the epicenter of anything. Just off a muddy rutted-out road, it is nothing more than a handful...

Video: Photo Fakery

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Some of the most famous photographs ever taken are being tinged by controversy and nagging doubts. As Michelle Miller reports, is what we see how it really happened?

Chinese archaeologists 'discover' tomb of notorious pantomime villain Cao Cao

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

• Henan dig 'yields bones' of warlord depicted as tyrant• Sceptics say more tests needed to confirm findChinese archaeologists claimed today to have found the tomb of one of the country's oldest...

MBT Shoes - Science or Scam?

8 years ago from Science Blog

I’m sure that most avid fitness walkers have seen the MBT shoes or at least heard of them. They are called the anti-shoe, also known as MBT shoe, which is...

Ancient whale sucked mud for food

An ancient "dwarf" whale fed by sucking small animals out of the seafloor mud with its short snout and tongue.

Video: Safer Planes Save Lives

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Officials are investigating the cause of a American Airlines crash landing in Jamaica. But safer planes mean that such crashes are more survivable than ever for passengers. Kelly Cobiella reports.

Genetic study reveals the origins of cavity-causing bacteria

8 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered the complete genetic make-up of the cavity-causing bacterium Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1, revealing the genetic adaptations that allow this microorganism to live and cause decay in the human...

Phragmites partners with microbes to plot native plants' demise

8 years ago from

University of Delaware researchers have uncovered a novel means of conquest employed by the common reed, Phragmites australis, which ranks as one of the world's most invasive plants...

Chimps use cleavers to chop food

First the first time, chimps are seen using tools to chop up and reduce food into smaller bite-sized portions.

New Yorkers beware! New cockroach hits the Big Apple

8 years ago from Physorg

New Yorkers are used to fighting each other for space, but there may be a new contender in town according to a Rockefeller study that appears to have uncovered a...

The Complete Tales of Winnie- the- Pooh

8 years ago from Science Blog

The Complete Tales of Winnie- the- Pooh In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump,...

The Origins of Tidiness

8 years ago from Science NOW

Human ancestors started organizing their living spaces much earlier than believed [Read more]

Bees show off the perfect landing

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Honey bees undergo a sudden transition from speeding aircraft to hovering helicopter as they perform the delicate art of landing on a flower.

Ancient tree (almost) older than dirt

8 years ago from MSNBC: Science

At the top of a small hill in suburban southern California, there is what appears to be a thicket of stunted, gnarled oak trees wedged between a pile of boulders....

Fossil evidence of early reptiles' last meal

8 years ago from News @ Nature

Insect remains found in the mouths of early vertebrate fossils.

Iraqi lawyers protest Iranian well seizure

8 years ago from UPI

KARBALA, Iraq, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hundreds of lawyers and civil officials in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala protested in front of the Iranian consulate following the seizure...

Top Ten Dinosaur and Fossil Finds: Most Viewed of 2009

8 years ago from National Geographic

Large, "lost," or simply unusual, a bevy of prehistoric beasts were brought to life in National Geographic News's most popular paleontology stories of the year.

Paleontologist Launches Fossil Shark Hunt

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

From Scotland's Midland Valley to Wyoming's Beartooth Butte to Grahamstown, South Africa, Michael Coates scours sediments hundreds of millions of years old for the deepest branches of vertebrate evolution in...

Ancient Mayans Likely Had Fountains and Toilets

8 years ago from Live Science

Mayan technology may be ancient, but it might have been enough to build toilets.