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July 24 2014

Indian scientists have bred a mango that has no seed


Mangoes are an excellent source of calcium, vitamins A and C, antioxidants and potassium. But eating one often results in a huge mess—the seed is just too big and because of that one usually ends up with mango stains everywhere. So Indian fruit scientists came up with a solution—a sweet and juicy, seedless mango.

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July 24 2014

Crowdsourcing The Search For Alien Artifacts


As nutty as it may sound to the uninitiated, the notion of looking for alien artifacts on our own Moon may finally be gaining mainstream scientific traction.

There are good reasons to seriously consider the possibility that at some point in the Earth-Moon system’s storied 4.5 billion year-old history, an alien intelligence may have passed through our solar system; leaving physical artifacts of their visits.

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July 24 2014

Does alien life require an ocean?


Scientists searching for planets where E.T. may live have homed in on places where liquid water could exist. But a livable world may require not just water, but oceans, a new study suggests.

A team of scientists created a computer simulation of ocean circulation on a hypothetical Earth-like planet. The findings show that oceans play a vital role in establishing a habitable and stable climate, according to the study published Sunday (July 20) in the journal Astrobiology.

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July 24 2014

A new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence: targeting alien polluters


Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple life forms like microbes. What about advanced civilizations? Would they leave any detectable signs?

They might, if they spew industrial pollution into the atmosphere.

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July 24 2014

Tonga May Have Been a Vast Seafaring Empire


The seafaring empire of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean once spanned more than a thousand miles, serving as the hub through which distant settlements exchanged artifacts and ideas, researchers say.

This finding could help explain the rise of monumental structures throughout the Pacific starting about 700 years ago, scientists added.

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July 24 2014

Researchers find first sign that tyrannosaurs hunted in packs


The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving and hunting in numbers, for prey that faced the fight of its life.

That tyrannosaurs might have hunted in groups has long been debated by dinosaur experts, but with so little to go on, the prospect has remained firmly in the realm of speculation.

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July 24 2014

Brain of world's first known predators discovered


Scientists have found the fossilized remains of the brain of the world's earliest known predators, from a time when life teemed in the oceans but had not yet colonized the land. The discovery reveals a brain much simpler than those known in some of the animal's prey and helps answer questions surrounding the evolution of arthropods.

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July 24 2014

100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered


An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

The child, who lived about 100,000 years ago, survived head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result, new 3D imaging reveals.

Given the brain damage, the child was likely unable to care for himself or herself, so people must have spent years looking after the little boy or girl.

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July 24 2014

Historical Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today


In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help.

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July 24 2014

Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work


A prestigious group of HIV researchers made a loud and scientifically supported plea for the decriminalization of sex work at the 20th Annual International AIDS Conference yesterday, during a presentation of a series of seven studies published in The Lancet. The series centers around the importance of filling the gaps in sex work-focused HIV research, and providing sex workers with tools to prevent HIV infection. These steps could not only help reduce HIV infections among sex workers by up to 46 percent in countries like India and Kenya, the researchers say, but they could also help control the HIV pandemic as whole. But to do so, the editors of The Lancet say, governments must decriminalize sex work — there is "no alternative.".

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July 24 2014

World's first three-parent baby could soon be born in UK, as Government approves treatment


The world’s first baby with three genetic parents could soon be born in the UK, after the Government announced plans to legalise a controversial technique to help prevent children inheriting diseases.

In response to a consultation launched by ministers three months ago, the Department of Health has announced plans to legalise the use of IVF treatments which prevent babies from being born with diseases which affect mitochondria – the “powerhouse” of cells.

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July 24 2014

Bipolar Depression Treated With Low-Strength Magnetic Stimulation May Improve Moods Faster


Treating depression should always be of the utmost importance because of its tendency to drive some people to consider suicide. But for people with bipolar disorder, who experience extreme highs and lows more severe than the typical mood swings of others, getting treatment becomes even more urgent. They need to feel better fast.

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July 24 2014

Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight


How much sleep do you really need?

Experts generally recommend seven to nine hours a night for healthy adults. Sleep scientists say new guidelines are needed to take into account an abundance of recent research in the field and to reflect that Americans are on average sleeping less than they did in the past.

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July 24 2014

Lack of sleep can cause false memories


When people suffer from sleep deprivation, they tend to misremember details of events, a new study finds.

Distorted memory can have serious consequences in areas such as criminal justice, where eyewitness misidentifications are thought to be the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States.

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July 24 2014

Is Bigfoot Psychic?


A small faction of the Bigfoot believers community thinks that the mysterious Sasquatch beast is an inter-dimensional psychic.

With the appearance of a shaky 24 feet of filmstrip in 1967, Bigfoot stepped into the limelight, out from centuries of Native American myth, unsubstantiated yarns, and mysterious footprints. Ever since this footage — the so-called “Patterson-Gimlin Film” — the Bigfoot has fiercely entertained, spooked, and howled through popular consciousness, becoming as potent an icon of the region as the spotted owl — or grunge music, for that matter.

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July 24 2014

Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Films UFO From His Front Yard (Video)


Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has captured video footage of what he claims was an unidentified flying object (UFO) outside of his Studio City, California home on Monday, July 14. Check out the clip here.

Says Menza: "I was standing in my front yard with my two boys and this is what we saw. [It had] the shape of a triangular object with rounded tips glowing yellow and white. [I am] not sure what it is, but it looked totally awesome.".

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July 23 2014

Victorian visitation? Mystery of 'UFO photo' from 1870


A photograph showing a strange, cigar-shaped object over the top of Mount Washington showed what appeared to be an alien spacecraft - in 1870.

Debate has reignited this week over what may be among the oldest evidence of alien visitors to our world.

The picture, taken with a stereo photography camera (used at the time to create images with an illusion of depth, when viewed through a special stereoscope) is thought to be near-impossible to fake or manipulate.

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