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November 3 2014

From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today


About 50,000 years ago, humans from Africa first set foot in Europe. They hunted woolly mammoths and other big game — sometimes to extinction. Eventually, they began grazing livestock and raising crops.

They chopped down forests and drained swamps, turning villages into towns, then cities and capitals of empires. But even as they altered the Continent, Europeans changed, too.

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November 3 2014

Researchers evolve a molecule that flips the orientation of life


Even the simplest forms of life, like bacteria, have a handedness, one that's built into the chemicals they're composed of. The complex, three-dimensional molecules that are essential to life can have the same exact set of atoms, yet be physically distinct—one the mirror image of the other. Almost all the amino acids that life uses have a single orientation; same with the sugars.

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November 3 2014

An infinite multiverse: a bad idea or inescapable?


Earlier this week, a cultural center in Red Hook, Brooklyn played host to the sort of debate that's usually reserved for smoke-filled dorm rooms: do we live in a multiverse and, if so, is there another you out there?

But rather than mind-altered undergrads, the debate took place among three physicists, one of whom happens to have a Nobel Prize sitting back home.

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November 3 2014

Time travel and teleporting 'a reality for today's children'


Move over Marty McFly - time travel, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's schoolchildren's lifetimes, experts agree.

Children could be travelling between centuries as soon as the year 2100, while teleportation could become a regular occurence by around 2080, professors from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow have said.

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November 3 2014

Science Looks into Immortal Pets


Yeast, worms and mice: all have lived longer when treated with various chemical compounds in laboratory tests. But many promising leads have failed when tried in humans. This week, researchers are proposing a different approach to animal testing of life-extending drugs: trials in pet dogs. Their target is rapamycin, which is used clinically as part of an anti-rejection drug cocktail after kidney transplants and which has also been shown to extend the lives of mice by 13% in females and 9% in males.

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November 3 2014

Monkey Puzzle


Monkeys, much like young children, can work out abstract properties of objects by looking at them, according to the latest research.

In a new study by scientists at the University of St Andrews, it was found that non-human primates share the same basic knowledge as a three-year-old child in their understanding of objects.

The researchers behind the study, of capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees and bonobos, say that the results suggest that there is more to their world than meets the eye.

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November 3 2014

Can parents make their kids smarter?


Reading bedtime stories, engaging in conversation and eating nightly dinners together are all positive ways in which parents interact with their children, but according to new research, none of these actions have any detectable influence on children's intelligence later in life. A criminology professor examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization.

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November 3 2014

Scientists show IQs on the rise


Human intelligence is thought to improve with each generation and a unique study of people born and raised in Aberdeen has proved that those in north-east Scotland are getting smarter.

The research by scientists at the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian has been published in the academic journal Intelligence.

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November 3 2014

Rationing in World War 2 increased intelligence of Britons


This image of children munching gloomily on carrot sticks because there was no ice-cream during World War 2 is a bleak reminder of how rationing dulled eating habits in Britain.

But what these children did not realise is that the enforced austerity actually made them smarter.

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November 3 2014

GPS back-up: World War Two technology employed


Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS.

The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) have announced that they have installed a system called eLoran in seven ports across Britain.

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November 2 2014

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers


One of the world's most famous self-portraits is going on rare public display in the northern Italian city of Turin. Very little is known about the 500-year-old, fragile, fading red chalk drawing of Leonardo da Vinci but some believe it has mystical powers.

There is a myth in Turin that the gaze of Leonardo da Vinci in this self-portrait is so intense that those who observe it are imbued with great strength.

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November 2 2014

'Himalayan Viagra' fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush


Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale -- implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, suggests new research.

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November 2 2014

Plants make their own sunscreen to block damaging rays


They bask in the sun for hours, but just like us, plants need to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays. Now we know how they do it.

Many plants use a group of chemicals called sinapate esters to defend against the sun, while they absorb light for photosynthesis. These aromatic compounds sit in the upper cell layers of these plants' leaves and one type – sinapoyl malate – provides the bulk of this UV protection.

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November 2 2014

2014 Antarctic ozone hole holds steady


The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year's hole was 24.1 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles)—an area roughly the size of North America.

The single-day maximum area was similar to that in 2013, which reached 24.0 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles). The largest single-day ozone hole ever recorded by satellite was 29.9 million square kilometers (11.5 million square miles) on Sept. 9, 2000. Overall, the 2014 ozone hole is smaller than the large holes of the 1998–2006 period, and is comparable to 2010, 2012, and 2013.

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November 2 2014

Universe may face a darker future: Is dark matter being swallowed up dark energy?


New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be.

Scientists have found hints that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which our Universe is built, is being slowly erased, swallowed up by dark energy.

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November 2 2014

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes: 1 Dead, 1 Injured


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane exploded and crashed during a test flight on Friday, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

The explosion came after the plane dropped away from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and fired up its hybrid rocket engine, said Stuart Witt, CEO and general manager of the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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November 2 2014

Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch


An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.


Alt: Doomed Antares Rocket Powered by Refurbished Soviet Engines
Alt: Antares Launch Calamity Unfolds – Dramatic Photo Sequence

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