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April 4 2014

Under Icy Surface of a Saturn Moon Lies a Sea of Water, Scientists Say


Inside a moon of Saturn, beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core, is a sea of water the size of Lake Superior, scientists announced on Thursday.

The findings, published in the journal Science, confirm what planetary scientists have suspected about the moon, Enceladus, ever since they were astonished in 2005 by photographs showing geysers of ice crystals shooting out of its south pole.

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April 4 2014

Noah's Ark 'could have happened', scientists say


The story of Noah may seem like an impossible legend, but scientists have calculated that the Ark could indeed have floated - even with two of every animal on board.

Establishing the precise dimensions of the huge boat based on God's instructions according to The Bible, postgraduate physics students at the University of Leicester worked out that it would have been buoyant enough to be fit for purpose.

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April 4 2014

Shroud of Turin depicts Y-shaped crucifixion


THE image of Christ on the cross, arms stretched out to the sides, is seared onto many Christians' minds. But this isn't necessarily how people have imagined it throughout history. A new analysis of the Shroud of Turin, which appears to depict a man that has been crucified, suggests that whoever created it thought crucifixion involved the hands being nailed above the head.

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April 4 2014

Pinch of Pigment: Mummy Brown


Many of the early Pre-Raphaelite paintings may have paint made from dead Egyptians.

Considered to be a highly variable pigment between raw umber (almost greenish brown) and burnt umber (a ruddier brown), Mummy Brown was a transparent brown good for mixing. And it was appalling. Made from ancient Egyptian human and feline mummies.

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April 4 2014

‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases


Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo: they are the only primates where, throughout their 2.5-million year history, the size of their teeth has decreased alongside the increase in their brain size.

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April 4 2014

'Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past'


A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert.

The two pieces of tusk, which together measure six feet (2.25m) in length, are thought to have belonged to a now extinct genus known as Palaeoloxodon (the so-called 'straight-tusked' elephants).

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April 4 2014

For the First Time Ever, Explore Angkor Wat With Google Street View


Angkor, what remains of the capital of the Khmer Empire, is an incredibly beautiful place, but it's also very remote: tucked in the Cambodian jungle, at the intersection of jumbled ancient roads, its ruins remain off the beaten path and seemingly untouched by the modern world. Or at least it remained untouched until the 2000s, when the Cambodian government granted the oil company Sokimex rights to the money earned from ticket concessions to Angkor, and tourism to the ancient ruins skyrocketed.

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April 4 2014

Wristband Could Measure Your Exposure to Pollutants


More than 1,000 chemicals in the environment could be detected with a silicone wristband, giving wearers information about the chemicals they're exposed to in their everyday lives, researchers say.

The wristbands are made out of the same material as popular charity bands (such as LiveStrong), but the material has been modified to absorb chemicals from the air and water around a person, as well as their skin.

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April 4 2014

Left-handed people have better sex says LELO 2014 Global Sex Survey


THE results are in and the conclusion is overwhelming: left-handed people are 71% more satisfied in bed than right-handed people. So say the results of intimate lifestyle products company, LELO’s 2014 Global Sex Survey.

When asked about their sex life in a survey of 10,000 people, 86% of left-handed people reported that they were “Extremely Satisfied” as compared to only 15% of right-handed people.

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April 4 2014

The Party Drug Molly Can Make You a Racist


A new study suggests that the "love hormone" oxytocin, triggered by the party drug MDMA, only makes you love people in your in-group, and contributes to conflict with outsiders

The hormone released by the popular party drug Molly — also known as Ecstasy or MDMA — doesn’t only make you feel all loved-up and happy, but also racist and nepotistic, a new study suggests.

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April 4 2014

Body odor changes following vaccination


PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2014) – Our understanding of the role of body odor in conveying personal information continues to grow. New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that immunization can trigger a distinct change in body odor. This is the first demonstration of a bodily odor change due to immune activation.

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April 4 2014

Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?


Exposure to morning light, whether it's pure sunlight or bright indoor lighting, is associated with leaner body weights, researchers say.

The findings fit with a that suggests keeping our internal body clocks synchronized with the natural light-dark cycle is to our health and our waistlines.

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April 4 2014

Getting Your Kids Off the iPad Is Worth the Fight


Any parent who knows the particular hell of child tantrums in response to a set of screen-time rules may eventually begin to wonder: Is it really worth the fight? But a new study wants to assure you that yes, it really is. So stand your ground, moms and dads. The research, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, found that parents who set limits can count on some seriously positive results for their kids — including improved sleep, better grades, less aggressive behavior, and lower risk of obesity.

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April 4 2014

So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent


For the past three years 3,000 average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of the Good Judgment Project, an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.

According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information.

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April 4 2014

Former US President Bill Clinton admits asking about Area 51 aliens


Bill Clinton, the former US President, has said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if aliens visited Earth and admitted checking whether extra-terrestrials were being kept in the top secret base known as “Area 51”.

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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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