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March 25 2015

Earth Changes and Hopi World-Ages, by Gary A. David


The Hopi have lived on the desert of northern Arizona for millennia. It is a high desert, which sees both blistering summers and frigid winters. The landscape seems to telescope outward, giving the mortal observer an ecstatic sense of eternity. The agrarian Hopi, equipped with mere seed-sacks and digging sticks, have humbly chosen to inhabit this severe yet hauntingly beautiful terrain since the beginning of the current world-age—not for their own benefit but simply to perform their annual cycle of sacred ceremonies. In this way they believe that they are keeping the whole world in balance.

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March 25 2015

Ice age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago


New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.

Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally's Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada.

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March 25 2015

Ancient Egyptian skeleton shows signs of breast cancer


Researchers working in Egypt say they have found the oldest example of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old remains of an Egyptian woman — a discovery that casts further doubt on the common perception of cancer as a modern disease associated with today's lifestyles.

This evidence, reported by the news agency Reuters, comes a year after another team announced its own discovery farther south in the Nile Valley.


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March 25 2015

Can we revive endangered languages? Should we?


Of the world’s more than 6,000 languages, up to half could be gone in the next fifty years.

But why? Findings published in September in the journal Proceedings B, point to economic growth.

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March 25 2015

Secret Nazi hideout believed found in remote Argentine jungle


They called them “ratlines.”

In the final days of the Third Reich, when its demise was imminent, adherents realized that if they didn’t escape they would go down with it. So they devised a system of escape — ratlines — that funneled thousands of war criminals through Spain to points west and south. Abetted by Third Reich sympathizers, many swarmed into South America, beginning new lives from Brazil to Argentina.


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March 25 2015

Archaeologists discover Maya 'melting pot'


Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilization's transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life.

Led by University of Arizona archaeologists Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, the team's excavations of the ancient Maya lowlands site of Ceibal suggest that as the society transitioned from a heavy reliance on foraging to farming, mobile communities and settled groups co-existed and may have come together to collaborate on construction projects and participate in public ceremonies.

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March 25 2015

Peru's growing capital seeks to preserve Inca ruins


Puruchuco, an ancient Incan complex, sits at the fast-moving edge of Lima's real estate boom, forcing authorities in the Peruvian capital to get creative as they seek to preserve the archeological treasure.

At first glance, the site looks like an empty hill on the city's east side—a bald spot surrounded by a slum, a new university and a shopping mall scheduled to open soon.

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March 25 2015

Archivists unearth rare first edition of the 1815 'Map that Changed the World'


A rare early copy of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales, previously thought lost, has been uncovered by Geological Society archivists. The new map has been digitised and made available online in time for the start of celebrations of the map's 200th anniversary, beginning with an unveiling of a plaque at Smith's former residence by Sir David Attenborough.

The map, the first geological map of a nation ever produced, shows the geological strata of England, Wales and part of Scotland.

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March 25 2015

Colliding stars explain enigmatic 17th century explosion


New observations made with APEX and other telescopes reveal that the star that European astronomers saw appear in the sky in 1670 was not a nova, but a much rarer, violent breed of stellar collision. It was spectacular enough to be easily seen with the naked eye during its first outburst, but the traces it left were so faint that very careful analysis using submillimetre telescopes was needed before the mystery could finally be unravelled more than 340 years later.

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March 25 2015

Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and sun throws out zodiac


Almost nobody was born under the sign they think they are, as the astrological calendar has failed to be updated as our position in relation to the stars has changed.

The constellations have drifted out by a whole month, it was revealed on the BBC’s Stargazing Live. Since the zodiac was created over 2,000 years ago, the wobbling effect of the Earth caused by the moon and the sun has meant that the stars that are above us have shifted.

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March 25 2015

Twin astronauts provide Earth-bound control for orbital health study


As NASA astronaut Scott Kelly launches for the International Space Station Friday, March 27, Northwestern University scientists will be watching with more than a passing interest. Scott Kelly is half of their experiment.

A Northwestern-led research team is one of 10 NASA-funded groups across the country studying identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly to learn how living in space for a long period of time—such as a mission to Mars—affects the human body.

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March 25 2015

Citizen scientists help NASA pinpoint more asteroids


NASA challenged the public and amateur scientists delivered, coming up with a software application that can help identify more asteroids, some of which endanger our planet.

The US space agency issued a call to citizen scientists last year called "The Asteroid Data Hunter challenge" and offering a $55,000 prize.

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March 25 2015

Stars May Generate Sound, Physicists Say


An international team of scientists headed by Dr G. Ravindra Kumar of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India, has provided experimental evidence that stars may produce sound.

When examining the interaction of an ultra-intense laser with a plasma target, Dr Kumar and his colleagues from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the University of York, UK, observed something unexpected.

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March 25 2015

Swiss cheese is not a sign of Martian climate change


Global warming isn't happening on Mars, so face up to it on Earth. That's the conclusion of an analysis of the Red Planet's melting polar ice cap, which shows that Swiss-cheese-like pits forming in the ice are part of a natural cycle, not unusual warming.

The pits were first spotted at the carbon dioxide ice cap at the Martian south pole in 1999, then pictured again in 2001, one Martian year later. Comparing the images revealed the pits had grown by a few metres. At that rate, the entire ice cap would disappear in a few thousand years.

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March 24 2015

NASA's Curiosity rover finds fresh signs of ingredients for life on Mars


Mars's life-friendly past just got friendlier. Using samples previously collected by the NASA rover Curiosity, scientists have discovered evidence of nitrates in Martian rock: nitrogen compounds that on Earth are a crucial source of nutrients for living things.

The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lend further support to the idea that the Red Planet, now barren and dry, could once have hosted habitable environments.

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March 24 2015

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says


Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.

If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, it would have looked a lot more like the planetary systems found elsewhere in the galaxy, scientists wrote Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Alt: Wandering Jupiter accounts for our unusual solar system

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March 24 2015

Bright spots on Ceres could be active ice


A pair of bright spots glimmering inside an impact crater on the dwarf planet Ceres, mystifying scientists, could be coming from some kind of icy plume or other active geological feature.

New images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft show the spots, known as ‘feature number 5’, at changing angles as the dwarf planet rotates in and out of sunlight. The pictures reveal the spots even when they appear near the edge of Ceres, when the sides of the impact crater would normally block the view of anything confined to the bottom.

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