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April 20 2014

Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?


In what may be a game changer in the Scottish independence referendum this September, the elusive Loch Ness Monster has reportedly been spotted on Apple Maps.

Images on the satellite mapping service shows what appears to be a 100-ft-long floating creature, using its flippers to wade through the Loch in the Scottish Highlands with its neck dipped down into the water.

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April 20 2014

Why I believe aliens landed in a Suffolk forest


Something eerie stirred in the Suffolk forest. Bright lights were flashing red, blue, white and yellow, piercing the darkness just beyond the perimeter of the U.S. Air Force base. Airman John Burroughs, on patrol in the early hours, went to investigate, the hairs on his arms standing on end with the static electricity that suddenly filled the air, his radio mysteriously malfunctioning.


Related: GHMB community interview with Nick Pope

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April 20 2014

Oculus Rift headset technology brings Mayan history to life at UF


An ancient Mayan civilization has come alive again at UF thanks to virtual reality technology.

With the use of an Oculus Rift headset, the students in one general anthropology course are peering through a window in time to the ancient township of Cerros.

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April 20 2014

Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment


People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the future. Quixter is a palm reader that allows you to pay for things without your wallet simply by placing your hand on a scanner.

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April 20 2014

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones


Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz Karasahin, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.

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April 20 2014

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime


Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters—even before a crime has been committed.

Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct analysis is applied.

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April 20 2014

What Does the Easter Bunny Have To Do With Easter?


There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies.

And real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs.

Why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

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April 20 2014

Can It Be? Parrots Name Their Children, And Those Names, Like Ours, Stick For Life


I'm walking down a street. I see a friend. The friend doesn't see me, so I yell, "Hi, Ralph!" Ralph turns. This is what we humans do — we all have names. We learn each other's. If the guy I spotted is indeed Ralph (not always a safe assumption in my case, but that's another story), I quickly connect.

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April 20 2014

Pterosaurs cast a giant shadow over today's biggest winged creatures


Look at the birds outside your window: little feathery things that beg for crumbs and make cute chirpy noises. What if they were nine metres across and could fold up their wings and walk on all fours? Not so cute. Long ago, just such hulking creatures ruled the skies.

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April 20 2014

Divers collecting funds to film ancient, hidden forest discovered in Gulf


A team of scuba divers is trying to raise $15,000 to make a documentary about a hidden, ancient underwater forest in the Gulf of Mexico.

Its exact location, about 15 miles off the coast, has been kept secret to prevent harmful disruption to the site, including commercial salvaging of the stumps, he said.

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April 20 2014

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland


In a surprising discovery, scientists have found evidence of a tundra landscape in Greenland that's millions of years old. The revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet had survived periods of global warming intact.

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April 20 2014

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change


Sarah James, an Alaska Native elder, says global warming is radically changing her homeland. Even the forests no longer grow straight. Melting ground has caused trees to tilt or fall.

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April 20 2014

Fish exposed to antidepressants exhibit altered behavioral changes


Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards female fish, according to new research.

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April 20 2014

Japan Unveils Its Plan To Save The Whales, By Killing Them


Last month, the International Court demanded an end to Japan's research whaling program, and Japan said it planned to abide by the ruling. But now, the Japanese government has explained just what that means... including plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic by 2015.

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April 20 2014

Our brains are hardwired for language


People blog, they don't lbog, and they schmooze, not mshooze. But why is this? Why are human languages so constrained? Can such restrictions unveil the basis of the uniquely human capacity for language? New research shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals.

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April 20 2014

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk


A new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys.

Researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that early prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, and other disorders — increased the risk for ASD three-fold.

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April 20 2014

Kindest Humans Revealed in Psychological Study


The brave, the fairer and the tragic are the kindest of them all. New research reveals that older women, brave individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to compassionate toward strangers compared to other seniors.

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April 19 2014

Can Our Dreams Solve Problems While We Sleep?


It appears possible that people can intentionally dream details about the personal problems of an unknown individual, simply by examining a picture of the target and then “incubating” or planning to dream about that individual’s problems.

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