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March 30 2015

Bolivia detects buried pyramid at Tiahuanaco site


The government of Bolivia announced it will start exploratory excavations this year at the ancient fortress of Tiahuanaco after a buried pyramid was detected.

Ludwing Cayo, director of the Tiahuanaco Archeological Research Center, told Efe that the formation is located in the area of Kantatallita, east of the Akapana pyramid.

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March 30 2015

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public


Just a year after one of Spain’s most important historical sites, the Altamira cave, was reopened to the public, scientists are now saying tourists are causing permanent damage to one of the finest examples of Palaeolithic art anywhere in the world.

A total of 17 academics and 70 researchers from Madrid’s Complutense University have signed an open letter to Unesco arguing that public access to the cave “endangers a fragile legacy of great importance for our understanding of Palaeolithic society”.

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March 30 2015

Ancient Egyptian beer making vessels discovered in Israel


Fragments of pottery used by Egyptians to make beer and dating back 5,000 years have been discovered on a building site in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Sunday.

Excavation director Diego Barkan said 17 pits were found that had been used to store produce in the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC.


Related: Israel using bogus archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land, British government says

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March 30 2015

From Siberia with size: 'New species' of big dinosaur found, scientists claim


Technically Incorrect: In Russia, scientists say they've found enough bones to now identify something we might want to call the Sibirosaurus. And it's a doozy.

It's a little like fracking. The more we dig, the scarier our findings. And now, it seems, something terribly scary has been dug up, according to Russian scientists in the heart of Siberia.


Alt: Scientists discover 'new species' of dinosaur

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March 30 2015

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest


A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows. Palaeontologists identified the prehistoric species -- which looked like giant salamanders -- after excavating bones buried on the site of an ancient lake in southern Portugal.

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March 30 2015

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell


A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.

Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by Canyon Critters Reptile Rescue in Colorado, suffers from a metabolic bone disease known as pyramiding, or peaking.


Alt: Cleopatra the tortoise gets a 3D printed shell

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March 30 2015

Rare porpoises in China get a lifeline


In a bid to save the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise, the Chinese government is capturing a small group of the animals and relocating them to a secure conservation area.

The species is the world's only freshwater porpoise, and it's found nowhere but China.

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March 30 2015

Antarctica hits highest temp recorded—63 F


Antarctica may have experienced its warmest day ever recorded on Tuesday, with the temperature reading of 63.5°F, reports The Weather Underground.

Tuesday's record high temperature follows another high reading of 63.3°F set just the day before.


Related: Here's the beef – think green and cut meat

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March 30 2015

'Dark Money' Funds To Promote Global Warming Alarmism Dwarf Warming 'Denier' Research


Global warming activists claim vast amounts of untraceable special interest money fund global warming skeptics and give skeptics an unfair advantage in the global warming debate. The undeniable truth is global warming alarmists raise and spend far more money – including far more untraceable special interest “dark money” – than global warming skeptics.

Drexel University sociologist Robert Brulle published a paper last week in the journal Climatic Change identifying 91 conservative and libertarian think tanks that Brulle claims play an influential role opposing global warming programs.

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March 30 2015

Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses


As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook neuroscience, they form when neighboring brain cells send chemical communications across the synapses, or junctions, that connect them. Each time a memory is recalled, the connection is reactivated and strengthened. The idea that synapses store memories has dominated neuroscience for more than a century, but a new study by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, may fundamentally upend it: instead memories may reside inside brain cells. If supported, the work could have major implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition marked by painfully vivid and intrusive memories.

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March 30 2015

Chair-bound workers 'should move around every hour to reduce physical and mental health risks'


Workers who spend too much time sitting down are being urged to move around more as sedentary lifestyles are likely to increase risks of many health problems.

Even if an office employee is usually active, being chained to a desk for long hours is “one of the biggest challenges” in improving health as going to the gym doesn’t cancel out implications on the body and mind, according to experts.

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March 30 2015

NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth


A Russian rocket has carried a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut to the International Space Station, where they will live for a full year, twice as long as people usually stay.

No American has remained in space longer than 215 days. Only a few people have ever gone on space trips lasting a year or more — the longest was 437 days — and they're all Russian cosmonauts. The last year-plus stay in space occurred nearly two decades ago.

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March 30 2015

Twin Earths may lurk in our nearest star system


There could be two Earth-like planets within cosmic spitting distance of our own. Both are likely too close to their star to host life, but the discovery opens the possibility of other planets in the system with more temperate climates.

Alpha Centauri is a binary star system just 4.3 light years away from our own. In 2012 astronomers announced that the system had a planet, which they dubbed Alpha Centauri Bb as it was apparently orbiting the smaller of the stars, Alpha Centauri B.

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March 30 2015

A New Type of Dyson Sphere May Be Nearly Impossible to Detect


Over fifty years ago, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed an awesome, if slightly insane, idea: That an advanced alien civilization might construct a massive, energy-harvesting sphere around its star, and bunk up inside.

Scientists have never given up on Dyson spheres—we've even conducted a few legitimate searches for their infrared heat signatures. Now, physicists Ibrahim Semiz and Salim Ogur may have an explanation for why we can't seem to find the megastructures.

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March 30 2015

Scientists seek to debunk Big Bang with help from LHC, ‘rainbow gravity,’ parallel universes


The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the Big Bang did not happen, scientists believe.

Scientists at Cern in Switzerland believe the particle accelerator, which will be restarted this week, might find miniature black holes at a certain energy level.


Alt: Large Hadron Collider could show parallel universes exist, say researchers

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March 30 2015

More evidence for groundwater on Mars: Would be conducive for microbial colonization if on Earth


Scientists investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. On the plateau, ELDs consist of rare mounds, flat-lying deposits, and cross-bedded dune fields. They interpret the mounds as smaller spring deposits, the flat-lying deposits as playa, and the cross-bedded dune fields as aeolian.

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March 29 2015

Quantum Record! 3,000 Atoms Entangled in Bizarre State


Using a single particle of light, scientists have for the first time linked together thousands of atoms in a bizarre state known as quantum entanglement, where the behavior of the atoms would stay connected even if they were at opposite ends of the universe.

This finding, the largest number of particles that have ever been mutually entangled in an experiment, could lead to more precise atomic clocks, potentially helping to improve GPS, researchers say.

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