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April 4 2014

Living Chupacabra Captured By Texas Couple?


A couple in Ratcliffe, Texas, has captured a creature that they believe may prove the existence of the mythical chupacabra.

Jackie Stock says her husband, Bubba, found a strange-looking animal eating corn in a tree Sunday night and managed to contain it.

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April 3 2014

Forget a Ouija Board, What if You Can Conjure a Ghost With Your Mind?


We've all been there — you freak yourself out telling stories or watching a horror movie and all of a sudden you're seeing poltergeists everywhere. But what about people who have actually caused paranormal phenomena to happen, with just the power of their brains?

One of the most famous explorations of the link between the paranormal and the mind is The Philip experiment, which tested a group's ability to "create a ghost" from a fictional narrative.

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April 3 2014

Mars: The Muddy Red Planet?


Some of Mars' lava fields may actually be massive mud flows, say planetary scientists after taking a detailed look at the distinctive Cerberus Fossae, indicating that the ancient feature may not have been caused by volcanic activity at all.

If this is the case, then many other Mars lava flows need to be reexamined, argue Lionel Wilson of the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, and Peter Mouginis-Mark of Lancaster University in new research published in the journal Icarus.

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April 3 2014

New study finds 'geologic clock' that helps determine Moon's age


An international team of planetary scientists determined that the Moon formed nearly 100 million years after the start of the solar system (4.470 billion years ago), according to a paper to be published April 3 in Nature. This conclusion is based on measurements from the interior of the Earth combined with computer simulations of the protoplanetary disk from which the Earth and other terrestrial planets formed.

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April 3 2014

Fly Me to the Minimoon: Tiny Asteroids Near Earth Touted for Human Exploration


A manned mission to an asteroid may be quite a bit less complicated than NASA had thought.

The space agency is drawing up bold plans to capture a near-Earth asteroid and drag it back to a stable lunar orbit, where astronauts could visit it in the future. But tiny space rocks called "minimoons" already cruise near our planet and would make interesting targets for manned exploration, advocates say.

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April 3 2014

Water on Earth and Moon May Have Common Origin


The traces of water in ancient moon rocks may share a common source with water on Earth, scientists say.

If confirmed, the potential moon-Earth water link would add more support to thetheorythat the moon's material came from the proto-Earth, and that water in this material survived the aftermath of the giant impact thought to have formed Earth's large natural satellite, researchers explained earlier this month at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston.

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April 3 2014

Comet-Chasing European Spacecraft Spies Icy Target (Photos)


The European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft opened its eyes in January after a 10-year voyage across the solar system and a long hibernation in deep space. For the first time since its wakeup call, Rosetta spied its destination.

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April 3 2014

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits


Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts said Wednesday.

Therefore, any long-term or deep space missions—which are still decades off—need a special level of ethical scrutiny, said the report by the Institute of Medicine.

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April 3 2014

Mini robot space surgeon to climb inside astronauts


It could one day answer the prayers of astronauts who need surgery in deep space. The miniature surgeon slides into the body through an incision in the belly button. Once inside the abdominal cavity – which has been filled with inert gas to make room for it to work – the robot can remove an ailing appendix, cut pieces from a diseased colon or perforate a gastric ulcer.

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April 3 2014

Massive Chile Earthquake May Not Be the "Big One"


A big earthquake of magnitude 8.2 shook the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off small landslides and a small tsunami and killing at least five people. But scientists say the quake, while large, was not the "big one" that is predicted for the region.


Related: Chilean earthquake may be part of a cascade

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April 3 2014

Altitude sickness 'two illnesses' says Edinburgh University study


Altitude sickness is two illnesses, according to Edinburgh scientists.

The condition, triggered by falling oxygen levels, causes mild sickness, headaches and life-threatening problems affecting the heart, lungs and brain.

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April 3 2014

Can gratitude reduce costly impatience?


In a potentially landmark study, a team of researchers demonstrate that feelings of gratitude automatically reduce financial impatience. The human mind tends to devalue future rewards compared to immediate ones -- a phenomenon that often leads to favoring immediate gratification over long-term wellbeing.

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April 3 2014

Tobacco plant may light the way to beating cancer, Australian scientists say


The tobacco plant could be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer, say Australian scientists.

They have found a molecule in the flower of the plant that targets cancer cells and rips them open, according to an article in the journal eLife.

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April 3 2014

New evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality


Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new study. This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit.

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April 3 2014

Medieval Poop Found: Still Stinks


A number of Medieval wooden barrels have been uncovered in Denmark, revealing their less- than-glamorous contents.

Originally built to transport goods and store fish, the barrels were converted into latrines — still filled with their original contents.

"We are talking about 700-year-old latrines. And yes, they still smell bad," Maria Elisabeth Lauridsen, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation, told Discovery News.

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April 3 2014

6th-Century Monastery with Elaborate Mosaics Unearthed in Israel


The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery with intact mosaics covering the floor have been unearthed in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday (April 1).

The Byzantine complex — which was discovered near Hura, a Bedouin village in the northern Negev Desert — measures 65 feet by 115 feet (20 by 35 meters).

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April 3 2014

Shepherds Spread Grain Along Silk Road 5,000 Years Ago


Nearly 5,000 years ago, nomadic shepherds opened some of the first links between eastern and western Asia. Archaeologists recently discovered domesticated crops from opposite sides of the continent mingled together in ancient herders' campsites found in the rugged grasslands and mountains of central Asia.

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April 3 2014

Ancient Monastery at Petra Likely Built to Track Sun


Add the Monastery at Petra to the monuments that humans probably built for astronomical purposes. New research suggests that ancient architects tracked the motion of the sun and constructed the religious center with the winter solstice in mind.

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