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February 20 2014

Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute


In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing in the universe: light. And they did so for a record-breaking one minute.

It sounds weird and it is.

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February 20 2014

Monkey uses its mind to control another primate, scientists hope could help paralysed people


Scientists have developed a way for monkeys to control “avatars” that could be used to help paralysed people move their bodies.

In the tests scientists found that brain signals from the master monkey’s mind could be used to stimulate an avatar’s spinal cord to control its movements.

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February 20 2014

Could monkeys help banks avoid another collapse?


The behaviors of captive rhesus macaque monkeys and the banking industry both comprise complex networks, and researchers say monitoring changes in these internal networks could help banks avoid catastrophic collapses.

“Admittedly, comparing monkeys to a financial system is unconventional, however, we believe the comparison is compelling,” says Fushing Hsieh, a professor of statistics at the University of California.

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February 20 2014

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression


What's the matter--cat bite your hand? After combing through the health records of 1.3 million people over 10 years, researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41 percent of those who had presented to hospitals with cat bites were also treated for depression at some point. Furthermore, 86 percent of the people that had been both bitten and diagnosed with depression were women.

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February 20 2014

Are Men the Weaker Sex?


We can, thankfully, remove one threat to the future existence of the human male from our worry list: The male Y chromosome, after dwindling from its original robust size over millions of years, apparently has halted its disappearing act.

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February 20 2014

Brain Imaging Shows the Language of Music


When jazz musicians let their creativity flow and start to improvise melodies, they use parts of their brains typically associated with spoken language — specifically, regions that help people interpret syntax or the structure of sentences, according to a new study.

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February 20 2014

Study Suggests Marijuana Could Prevent The Spread Of HIV


Should weed be part of AIDS prevention? Daily marijuana use by the HIV-positive could block them from infecting others, the Daily Beast reports.

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February 20 2014

600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor


AN award-winning professor from the University has followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones by cracking the code of a 600 year old manuscript, deemed as 'the most mysterious' document in the world.

Stephen Bax, Professor of Applied Linguistics, has just become the first professional linguist to crack the code of the Voynich manuscript using an analytical approach.

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February 20 2014

Egyptian militants warn tourists to leave country or face attack


The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has told tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack anyone who stays in the country after a deadline of February 20.

The Sinai-based group, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday, made the statement on an affiliated Twitter account.

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February 20 2014

A part of Memnon colossi uncovered in Luxor


The European-Egyptian archaeological mission headed by famed Egyptologist Horig Sourouzian has unearthed a collection of quartzite blocks that had been missing since antiquity from Memnon colossi, at the entrance of King Amenhotep III's temple at Kom El-Hitan on Luxor's west bank.

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February 20 2014

Amateur discovers Roman-era German treasure linked to Wagnerian Nibelung legend


A hobby archaeologist with a metal detector has discovered a trove of gold and silver in a German forest dating back to late Roman times, fuelling speculation that it could be the legendary Nibelung treasure which inspired composer Richard Wagner’s operatic “Ring Cycle”.

The haul from the western state of Rhineland Palatinate, which is worth about €1m, includes silver bowls, brooches and other jewellery from ceremonial robes, as well as small statues that would have adorned a grand chair, archaeologists say.

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February 20 2014

2,300-year-old village discovered near ‘Burma Road’


The remnants of a rural settlement that was occupied for approximately two centuries during the Second Temple Period have been uncovered.

The find was made during an Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological salvage excavation, before the start of work on a natural gas pipeline to Jerusalem as part of a national project directed by Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL).

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February 20 2014

British Neolithic farmers preferred milk over fish


The appearance of farming, from its inception in the Near East around 12 000 years ago to the northwestern extremes of Europe by the fourth millennium BCE or shortly thereafter has led to various models being created to explain the Neolithisation of northern Europe; however, resolving these different scenarios has proved problematic due to poor faunal preservation and a need to have a quantitative methodology to examine disparate locations.

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February 20 2014

Evolution stuck in slime for a billion years


Tasmanian researchers have revealed ancient conditions that almost ended life on Earth, using a new technique they developed to hunt for mineral deposits.

The first life developed in the ancient oceans around 3.6 billion years ago, but then nothing much happened. Life remained as little more than a layer of slime for a billion years. Suddenly, 550 million years ago, evolution burst back into action – and here we are today. So what was the hold-up during those ‘boring billion’ years?.

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February 20 2014

It's up, up and away for ancient trapped helium at Yellowstone


Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research.

In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey determined that the famed national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated.

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February 20 2014

Is the Universe Dying? Will It Be Reborn?


We can see on Earth and off the Earth—in the stars, for example—a cycle of birth, stasis, degeneration, and death.

The universe is expanding and it is unclear what the result of that expansion may ultimately be.

Some physicists believe our universe, and perhaps other universes, may be subject to a cycle of life and death.

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February 19 2014

The mammoth asteroid set to fly by Earth last night just disappeared


Last night, a giant asteroid was supposed to streak by the Earth, close enough for us to catch a glimpse as it zipped by. Except it never showed, and now astronomers say they have no idea just where the 900-foot asteroid has gone.

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February 19 2014

Can Volcanic Magma Power The Future?


It's not often that an idea that's initially deemed a failed experiment ends up ultimately being hailed as a breakthrough. But that's exactly what happened when, five years ago, a team of scientists in Iceland, drilling deep within the Earth’s crust, hit upon molten rock.

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