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May 9 2015

This is the first road-legal big rig that can drive itself


Last night, atop the Hoover Dam, Freightliner unveiled the Inspiration Truck — a partially autonomous big rig that could save lives, mitigate driver fatigue and stress, and reduce CO2 emissions up to 5 percent. Daimler, which owns Freightliner, says it has done more than 10,000 miles of testing on the truck. And now it's street-legal, having been officially granted one of Nevada's "Autonomous Vehicle" license plates.

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May 9 2015

Can This Awesome Solar-Powered Plane Make It Across the Pacific?


Later this week, a single-seat, solar-powered plane with a wingspan longer than that of a Boeing 747 will take off from Nanjing, China, headed for Honolulu. For a normal passenger jet, that's about a 12-hour flight. Solar Impulse 2, the 5,000-pound plane powered by nothing but sunshine, will take five days.

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May 9 2015

Phobias in children could be overcome with help of tuberculosis drug, researchers say


Common phobias in children of spiders, dogs or flying could be overcome with the help of an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis, researchers say.

Macquarie University researchers administered the drug D-cycloserine to 35 children aged between 6 and 14.

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May 9 2015

How Onions May Be Used as Artificial Muscles


Onions can bend, contract and elongate just like muscles

Imagine getting an onion transplant to replace an injured muscle. It may sound absurd, but new research published in the journal Applied Physics Letters suggests that onions have ideal properties for use as artificial muscles.

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May 9 2015

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot


Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.

But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?


Related: Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

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May 9 2015

New Type of Stem Cell Could Make It Easier to Grow Human Organs


A newly discovered type of stem cell could help provide a model for early human development—and, eventually, allow human organs to be grown in large animals such as pigs or cows for research or therapeutic purposes.


Related: New clues into how stem cells get their identity

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May 9 2015

Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence


In the mountains of Virginia, millipedes have bright yellow and black colors to warn enemies that they are toxic and not worth eating. Their cousins in California convey this warning in a very different way—by glowing in the dark.

But bioluminescence at least in one millipede may have evolved as a way to survive in a hot, dry environment, not as a means to ward off predators, according to scientists publishing this week (Monday, May 4) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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May 9 2015

Giant Whales' Mouths Have Unique Nerves: They Stretch


Newly discovered nerves in the mouths of massive whales can unfold, nearly doubling in length, and recoil like a bungee cord. These stretchy nerves could explain how the whales are able to eat by ballooning their mouths during dives.

Researchers discovered the surprisingly elastic nerves after collecting samples from a commercial whaling station in Iceland.

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May 9 2015

Last Mammoths Spent Final Years on Solitary Island


Researchers have now sequenced the genome of the woolly mammoth and have concluded that the last members of the species probably died on an isolated island, where inbreeding may have led to a population too small to be sustainable.

The scientists used DNA from two specimens, the 45,000-year-old soft tissue remains of a woolly mammoth found in northeastern Siberia, and a 4,300-year-old tooth from one found on Wrangel Island, a Russian territory in the Arctic Ocean that was separated from the mainland by rising sea levels about 12,000 years ago.

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May 9 2015

Turkey’s Culture Ministry denies claims of botched restorations of ancient mosaics


The Culture and Tourism Ministry has refuted claims that the restoration of ancient mosaics in the southern city of Hatay has seriously damaged the works, saying the photos published in the press were taken during the initial phase of the restoration.

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May 9 2015

Pirate Captain Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar


Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have discovered treasure belonging to the notorious 17th-Century Scottish pirate William Kidd.

A 50kg (7st 9lb) silver bar was brought to shore on Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, from what is thought to be the wreck of the Adventure Galley.

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May 9 2015

Incredible 40,000-year-old bracelet believed to be the oldest ever found


A unique green stone bracelet discovered beside ancient human remains in a Siberian cave is 'the oldest ever found' dating back around 40,000 years, say Russian experts.

The intricate modern-looking piece of polished jewellery - perhaps belonging to a prehistoric princess - was made of chlorite by the Denisovans, a long extinct early human grouping, it is believed.

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May 9 2015

Ancient Egyptian army headquarters and huge military cemetery discovered


The headquarters of the ancient Egyptian army have been discovered on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal.

The find was announced by Egypt's Antiquities Ministry, with the fortress dating back around 3,500 years.

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May 8 2015

Egypt: Replica Pharos Lighthouse plans approved


Plans to rebuild one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Pharos Lighthouse, have been approved by Egyptian authorities, it's reported.

The feat of ancient engineering, which is also known as the Lighthouse of Alexandria, was completed around 280BC, and is estimated to have been between 110m and 130m high.


Alt: Alexandria Lighthouse to be reassembled in original location

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May 8 2015

Neanderthals changed hunting strategy with climate change


Neanderthals occupying the Amud Cave in what is today northern Israel showed exploitation of different hunting territories depending upon the climate in which they lived, suggests researchers in a recent study.

Gideon Hartman of the University of Connecticut and colleagues from an international group of universities and research institutions came to this conclusion by reconstructing the hunting ranges of Neanderthals who occupied the cave at two distinct Ice Age occupational phases separated by about 10,000 years.

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May 8 2015

3 Arrested In California For Operating 3,000-Year-Old Masonic Police Department


It was a plot to rival Foucault's Pendulum: Police in Los Angeles arrested three people in connection with operating a fictitious police department they said was 3,000 years old and had jurisdiction over 33 states and Mexico.


Alt: Group Claiming To Be Descendants Of Knights Templar Arrested In Impersonating Police Officers

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May 8 2015

Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy


Detectives claim to have revealed how Jesus Christ looked as a child – based on computer forensics and the world’s most famous relic.

Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material. And from this they reversed the ageing process to create an image of a young Jesus, by reducing the size of the jaw, raising the chin and straightening the nose.

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