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Towards Malaria 'Vaccine': Discovery Opens The Door To Malaria-prevention Therapies

8 years ago from Science Daily

Malaria kills anywhere from one to three million people around the world annually and affects the lives of up to 500 million more. Yet until now, scientists did not fully...

Stanford radiologists scan mummy

9 years ago from UPI

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A high-tech scan of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy will help show how he lived, died and was preserved, Stanford University radiologists say.

People do walk in circles when lost

9 years ago from UPI

TUBINGEN, Germany, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- People really do walk in circles when they don't have visual cues to tell them where to head, scientists in Germany said.

Scientists discover bioluminescent 'green bombers' from the deep sea

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In the latest proof that the oceans continue to offer remarkable findings and much of their vastness remains to be explored, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San...

Ancient Man Hurt Coasts, Paper Says

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Two anthropologists see evidence of sometimes serious coastal damage by early inhabitants.

Earliest Complex Organisms Fed By Absorbing Ocean Buffet, Geobiologists Propose

9 years ago from Science Daily

The oldest complex life forms -- living in nutrient-rich oceans more than 540 million years ago -- likely fed by osmosis, new research shows.

Tetralophodon: Tangier Unearthed

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During the Miocene and Pliocene, 12-1.6 million years ago, a diverse group of extinct proboscideans, elephant-like animals walked the Earth. Most had four tusks and likely a trunk similar to...

Chinese culture at the crossroads

9 years ago from Physorg

Recent archaeological discoveries from far-flung corners of China are forcing scientists to reconsider the origins of ancient Chinese civilization - and a new crop of young archaeologists are delving into...

Earliest known bacterial infection found

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The bones of an ancient hominin may hold evidence of the earliest known bacterial infection, according to a team of international researchers who diagnosed the skeleton with a disease called...

Germany's biggest solar park inaugurated

9 years ago from Physorg

Germany's largest solar park, and the world's second biggest, was inaugurated on Thursday on the site of a former Soviet military training ground in the east of the country.

FYI: Do Other Animals Have Trouble With Wisdom Teeth?

9 years ago from PopSci

The third molars—the last of a group of teeth that grinds food into easy-to-swallow chunks—tend to be overcrowded in adult human mouths, and thus require yanking. But every other toothed mammal has room...

Some aspects of birding not always environmentally friendly

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Once upon a trash heap dreary, while he wandered, weak and weary, University of Illinois English professor and birding enthusiast Spencer Schaffner raised his binoculars, focused and had a eureka...

Hidden treasure: Technique reveals buried image in famed illustrator's painting

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Scientists today reported use of a new X-ray imaging technique to reveal for the first time in a century unprecedented details of a painting hidden beneath another painting by famed...

How much does his association with a climate change denier damage Cameron?

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Will Tory leader be hurt by appearance alongside academic who said 'I like crashes' and cast doubt on man-made origins of climate change?

The third Sufi Observing Competition

9 years ago from Science Blog

was held in the ancient site of Pasargadae last night in celebrating IYA 2009. This competition based on Marathon + , but with some changes in time and list of...

Climate change has some species fleeing the Texas heat

9 years ago from Physorg

As the hot days in Texas get even hotter, it may just be too much for some birds and fish. From the American goldfinch to the gray snapper, some species...

Israeli scientists find way to combat forged DNA

9 years ago from Physorg

Israeli scientists have developed new technology to fight biological identity theft after realising that DNA evidence found at crime scenes can be easily falsified.

Jumping Asteroids

How our solar system was formed has fascinated scientists and laymen alike for -- well, for a really, really long time. New research may have answered a piece to the...

Study reveals insight into life on Earth

9 years ago from UPI

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A NASA-funded study suggests humans might not exist today if not for the ancient fusing of two microscopic, single-celled organisms called prokaryotes.

Pterosaur "Runway" Found; Shows Birdlike Landing Style

9 years ago from National Geographic

Caught in the act in the dinosaur age, pterosaur feet left behind footprints that show a hopping, birdlike landing, say discoverers of the first known pterosaur landing tracks.

Hope Diamond to go bare for anniversary

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The mysterious blue gem was donated to the National Museum of Natural History more than 50 years ago and the museum is celebrating by having a new setting designed.

Listening for Gravitational Echoes of the Universe's Birth

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- An investigation by a major scientific group has advanced understanding of the early evolution of the universe.

First Ever Use In Europe Of An Insect To Fight Invasive Plant Species

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have paved the way for the first ever use in Europe of an insect (biocontrol) to combat an invasive plant species in Britain. Biologists have established that the Japanese...

An outbreak of confusion

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

What lies at the heart of extraordinary social behaviour?

London's Oldest "Boardwalk" Found?

9 years ago from National Geographic

An ancient timber structure dug up near the River Thames might have helped people keep their feet dry as they ventured across soggy marshes in search of food, archaeologists say.

"Walking Wetlands" Help Rare Birds, Boost Crops

9 years ago from National Geographic

An unusual practice of flooding farmlands has brought back wetlands and shorebirds, which once made migration pit stops in the fertile Washington State valley.

Bizarre Fossil Organisms Likely Absorbed Nutrients through Their Skin

9 years ago from Scientific American

Five hundred million years ago, strange, mouthless marine creatures called Ediacarans may have soaked up dissolved nutrients exclusively through their skin. [More]