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March 18 2014

To Protect Earth from Killer Asteroids, Humanity Must Take the Long View


The toughest part about defending Earth against hazardous space rocks may be overcoming human nature.

Our species tends to tackle problems as they come up, defusing dangers deemed immediate and extreme. But effectively protecting the planet from asteroids will require constant vigilance over the long haul, experts say, since the threat of a major cosmic impact will never go away.

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March 18 2014

US Navy reveals plot to beam power from SPACE using giant orbiting solar panels


US Navy bosses have revealed futuristic plans to beam power from space.

They believe large arrays of space solar modules could send solar power to Earth.

The radical scheme could be used to power military installations and even cities.

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March 17 2014

Cosmic inflation: 'Spectacular' discovery hailed


Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by the super-rapid expansion of space that must have occurred just fractions of a second after everything came into being.

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March 17 2014

Cavemen's 'rock' music makes a comeback


Thousands of years after they resonated in caves, 24 stone chimes used by our prehistoric forefathers will make music once more in a unique series of concerts in Paris.

Known as lithophones, the instruments have been dusted off from museum storage to be played in public for the first time to give modern Man an idea of his ancestral sounds.

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March 17 2014

Waste Heat Is Free Energy. So Why Aren't We Using It?


In the next few years, the stale, thick heat produced by the London underground will no longer drift uselessly into the atmosphere. Instead, some of it will warm 1,400 nearby homes, cutting heating bills by about 10 percent. Recycling heat is quite common in Europe.

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March 17 2014

How do oceans absorb carbon dioxide? Scientists find clues


Using satellite images, researchers have identified the role of plankton in the global carbon cycle.

Are you grateful that it's not 850 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now, like the surface of Venus? You can thank some of the ocean's tiniest and simplest creatures, who help trap most of our heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions in the ocean.

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March 17 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Is There a Bermuda Triangle Connection?


As officials from several countries, and dozens of planes and boats, scour the South China Sea and the Bay of Bengal for the mysteriously missing China-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard, some people are wondering if there might be some connection to the Bermuda Triangle.

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March 17 2014

Nine new Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Israel after lying unopened in storeroom for 60 years


Archaeologists in Israel have rediscovered nine new Dead Sea Scrolls that have lain unopened in a storeroom for around 60 years.

The minuscule fragments, each measuring no more than half a centimetre across rolled up, are set to be unravelled by experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) – and could provide scholars with significant insights into life in an ancient world.

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March 17 2014

'Little Foot' Fossil Could Be Human Ancestor


PARIS—He may be called Little Foot, but for human evolution researchers he’s a big deal: His is the most complete skeleton known of an early member of the human lineage. Ever since the skeleton was discovered in a South African cave in the 1990s and named for its relatively small foot bones, researchers have been fiercely debating how old it is, with estimates ranging from about 2 million years to more than 3 million.

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March 17 2014

Mystery of Blarney Stone's heritage finally solved


As millions of Irish people at home and abroad celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by pinning shamrocks to their clothes and downing the odd pint or two, their Celtic cousins across the sea in Scotland have shattered a couple of myths about one of Ireland's most iconic tourist attractions.

The Blarney Stone – famous for giving you the "gift of the gab" if you kiss it – is 100% Irish, according to researchers at Glasgow University.

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March 17 2014

Mineral hints at bright blue rocks deep in the Earth


Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth.

They also provide the first direct evidence that there may be as much water trapped in those rocks as there is in all the oceans.

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March 17 2014

Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say


European humans have become “whiter” in the past 5,000 years, undergoing a distinct change in their DNA due to natural selection, according to scientists.

In research published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, experts analysed DNA taken from ancient skeletons and compared it with the current European human genome.

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March 17 2014

Ancient Greek Tombstones Served as Therapy


Greek tombstones were not just commemorative markers, but served as therapy for the bereaved, says a study on images and epitaphs found on 2,300-year-old gravestones.

The research examined 245 grave reliefs from the Greek city-states of Smyrna and Kyzikos in present-day Turkey.

Dating to the Hellenistic period (323-31 B.C.), when production of funerary reliefs was at its height in western Asia Minor, the rather expensive tombstones probably belonged to the equivalent of middle class individuals.

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March 17 2014

Ancient Migration Patterns to North America Are Hidden in Languages Spoken Today


Languages spoken in North America and Siberia are distantly related. What does that tell us about the first Americans?

A few weeks ago, scientists announced an intriguing finding about the ancestors of today's Native Americans. Previously, genetic analysis had indicated that they'd left Siberia to migrate across ancient Beringia (the strip of land that once connected Asia and what's now Alaska) about 25,000 years ago, but the earliest evidence of human habitation on North America dates to 15,000 years ago.

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March 17 2014

Who Should Name the Craters on Mars, You or Astronomers?


Yesterday, I named a crater on Mars. In fact, I named two.

The process was really easy. Through a website, I clicked on a map of Mars, chose my craters, and then paid to give them names. It was a bit easier than ordering a book through Amazon.

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March 17 2014

This humongous star is more than 1,300 times bigger than our sun


Located 12,000 light-years from Earth, this colossal star is so bright that it is just about visible even with the naked eye. It is about one million times brighter than the Sun.

HR 5171A, a "yellow hypergiant star," measures more than 1,300 times the diameter of the Sun. It is the largest yellow star known so far.

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March 17 2014

Planet X myth debunked


It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit. And there was the sister sun theorized to be near our solar system that caused asteroids to swerve toward Earth.

There is just one problem: neither "Planet X" nor "Nemesis" ever existed, researchers now say.

Or probably not.

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