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November 26 2014

Open for Business: 3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on International Space Station


The International Space Station’s 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.

"This first print is the initial step toward providing an on-demand machine shop capability away from Earth,".


Related: World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station

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November 26 2014

Oxford team shed light on Philae obelisk


History was made this month as the robotic Philae lander completed the first controlled touchdown on a comet. The European Space Agency-led project was set up to obtain images of a comet’s surface and help scientists to understand what a comet is made of.

The lander and the Rosetta probe which transported it were named after two of the objects which were crucial in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs: the Rosetta stone and the Philae obelisk.

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November 26 2014

Mysterious Roman God Baffles Experts


A sculpture of a mysterious, never-before-seen Roman deity has been unearthed in an ancient temple in Turkey.

The 1st century B.C. relief, of an enigmatic bearded god rising up out of a flower or plant, was discovered at the site of a Roman temple near the Syrian border. The ancient relief was discovered in a supporting wall of a medieval Christian monastery.


Related: Archaeologists find fertility genius, godheads and oil lamps in Roman Cumbria

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November 26 2014

Golden Fleece myth was based on real events, geologists contend


Jason and the Argonauts’ mythic quest for the Golden Fleece took inspiration from an actual voyage sometime between 3,300 and 3,500 years ago, scientists say. Jason went from Greece to a kingdom near the Black Sea renowned for using sheepskins to collect gold grains and flakes from mountain streams.

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November 26 2014

Ancient avian bones found in China may be oldest example of chicken domestication


Humans in Africa already exploited domestic cereals 7,000 years ago and thus several centuries earlier than previously known.

A research team from Barcelona, Treviso, London and Kiel was successful in verifying ancient barley and wheat residues in grave goods and on teeth from two Neolithic cemeteries in Central Sudan and Nubia.


Related: Look How Much Bigger Thanksgiving Turkeys Are Today Than in the 1930s

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November 26 2014

Evidence of domestic cereals in Sudan as early as 7,000 years ago


Humans in Africa already exploited domestic cereals 7,000 years ago and thus several centuries earlier than previously known.

A research team from Barcelona, Treviso, London and Kiel was successful in verifying ancient barley and wheat residues in grave goods and on teeth from two Neolithic cemeteries in Central Sudan and Nubia.

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November 26 2014

Blind Scottish Centipede Reveals How Venomous Carnivores Evolved


Usually blind sages revealing the secrets of the universe are Asian. Scotland doesn't get enough respect that way but a centipede is defying the stereotype.

Arthropods are one of Earth's real success stories, with more species than any other animal phylum.


Alt: Genome of lowly centipede sequenced, adding a piece to puzzle of how life started on Earth

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November 26 2014

How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?


It's that time of year when manatees, the slow-moving aquatic mammals of the southeast coast of North America, start to migrate south into warmer waters—and often run into trouble.

In Florida, many of the languid giants—also called sea cows—are killed each year in boating collisions.

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November 26 2014

Little understood chemicals cut men’s fertility


A new study suggests that chemicals in sunscreen may impair men’s ability to father children, government scientists say.

But other experts question whether the chemicals wound up in men’s urine from sunscreen or through another route. The FDA has not authorized the substances – benzophenone-2, known as BP-2, and 4-hydroxybenzophenone, known as 4-OH-BP – for use in sunscreens.

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November 26 2014

Going bald? According to these scientists, you can blame your beard.


Let’s face it, the vast majority of people who both go bald and have beards are men. Is this a coincidence?

These scientists think not! In fact, they believe that the reason men go bald is to compensate for the heat they retain by growing a beard.


Related: You're More Likely To Inherit Your Dad's Social Status Than His Height

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November 26 2014

Web-savvy older adults who regularly indulge in culture may better retain 'health literacy'


Older people who are active Internet users and who regularly indulge in a spot of culture may be better able to retain their health literacy, and therefore maintain good health, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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November 26 2014

Did ADHD once have an evolutionary advantage? Traits linked with disorder may have helped nomads


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is today labelled as a problem in society, with diagnoses surging by as much as tenfold in some countries.

But it may not have always been considered as something that needs treating. In fact, one scientist claims ADHD may have helped the human species survive.


Related: New Gene Studies Suggest There Are Hundreds of Kinds of Autism

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November 26 2014

Can stress management help save honeybees?


Honeybee populations are clearly under stress—from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors—but it's been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devastating and unprecedented losses in honeybee hives.


Related: More problems for bees: we’ve wiped out their favorite plants
Related: Why you’re so stressed out: Your brain transforms remote threats into anxiety

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November 26 2014

Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats


Cats and dogs both lap up liquids with their tongues, but new research describes in detail why dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers.

The findings also help to explain why large, hefty dogs produce more backsplash mess than tinier ones. This and more related info was discussed today during the presentation "How Dogs Drink Water," made at the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting held in San Francisco.


Related: Giant otters hum, scream, say ‘hah’ and more

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November 26 2014

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?


You might wonder why 48 million Americans get food poisoning every year, yet there are some animals that seem to be immune from even the nastiest germs.

We're talking here about vultures, which feast on rotting flesh that is chockablock with bacteria that would be deadly to human beings. In fact, vultures have a strong preference for that kind of food.

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November 25 2014

People ate mammoth; Dogs got reindeer


Biogeologists have shown how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago. Around 30,000 years ago Predmosti was inhabited by people of the pan-European Gravettian culture, who used the bones of more than 1000 mammoths to build their settlement and to ivory sculptures. Did prehistoric people collect this precious raw material from carcasses -- easy to spot on the big cold steppe -- or were they the direct result of hunting for food?

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November 25 2014

Three stunning ancient Greek mosaics unearthed on the Syrian border


Archaeologists have unearthed three stunning mosaics in southern Turkey. The beautifully preserved works have been dated to the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, founded more than 2,000 years ago by one of Alexander the Great’s generals.

Three new mosaics have been excavated by archaeologists in Turkey's southern province of Gaziantep, as part of a seven-year expedition to discover the secrets of Zeugma - an ancient Greek city founded in 300 BC.

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