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Modern Culture Began 20,000 Years Earlier Than We Thought
Jul 31, 2012 20:35 PM E
The earliest evidence for modern culture has been found in a South African cave, and it is over 20,000 years older than pervious evidence of modern human behavior.
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Humpback Whales Linger in Antarctica Long into Autumn
Jul 31, 2012 16:52 PM E
In the southern hemisphere, winter is in full swing, which usually means that humpback whales have headed toward warmer waters. But new research shows that these large mammals are lingering in Antarctic bays to feast on krill long after scientists thought their migrations to distant breeding grounds would begin.
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Giant Jurassic Dinosaur Eating Habits Discovered
Jul 31, 2012 02:19 AM E
Dinosaurs in 3-D are usually left to the movie theaters, but scientists have now used a 3-D model of a Diplodocus skull to determine just what the giant dino ate for dinner.http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/07/16/Secrets-of-dinosaur-diet-examined/UPI-31161342483396/
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Massive Whirlpools Create Funnels in Southern Ocean that Sink Carbon
Jul 31, 2012 02:07 AM E
Around 40 percent of the annual global carbon dioxide emissions absorbed by the world's oceans enter the water through the Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica. Reporting this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, British and Australian scientists reveal that rather than carbon being absorbed uniformly into the deep ocean in vast areas, i...
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Google Earth Adds Time Lapse Video Using Landsat Imagery
Jul 31, 2012 01:51 AM E
Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth every 16 days since July 1972, snapping photos along the way. And now Google Earth is making those images available in time lapse videos that show the growth of cities, deforestation, and rising sea levels.
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NASA Photos Reveal Flags from Apollo Landings Still Standing
Jul 31, 2012 00:55 AM E
New pictures from NASA give 'proof through the night that our flag was still there'. The space agency has analyzed shots from the moon's surface to determine that five of the six American flags placed on the moon's surface by Apollo astronauts are still standing.
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Colossal Ancient Human Sculpture Unearthed in Turkey
Jul 31, 2012 00:30 AM E
Archaeologists have unearthed a massive sculpture of a curly-haired man holding a spear and a sheath of wheat, thought to be part of a gateway that once guarded the upper citadel of an ancient kingdom's capital.
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Smiling Can Lower Stress Even if You're Not Feeling Happy
Jul 30, 2012 20:36 PM E
The old adage "Just grin and bear it" may have some scientific merit after all. A study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science shows that a simple smile can trick your body, reverse engineering the lack of stress that a grin usually signifies.
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Yoga Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Balance
Jul 29, 2012 23:35 PM E
Yoga can improve fitness and reduce stress, and new studies show it can be a used as a rehabilitation treatment for stroke survivors who are no longer under the care of doctors.
USAIN BOLT
Why the Animal Kingdom Has Olympic Athletes Beat When it Comes to Speed, Power, Stamina
Jul 29, 2012 21:22 PM E
Though he's the fastest human on Earth, even Usain Bolt doesn't hold a candle to the lightning-fast cheetah. As fantastic feats of human strength and ability are showcased in the Olympics starting this week, Craig Sharp from the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Brunel University takes a moment to remind us all that the ...
New Robot Can Walk and Jump on Water
Jul 29, 2012 19:45 PM E
Chinese scientists have created the first micro-robot to manage both walking and jumping on water. In a move that mimics the water strider - a long spindly-legged insect that gets the nickname "Jesus bug" for its ability to maneuver its ultralight body over water surfaces - the robot can skim across a pond and uses a coiled spring to jump and land again without submersing itself.
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Seductive Rhino Beetles Boast Bigger Horns
Jul 27, 2012 19:55 PM E
In the animal kingdom, healthy equals sexy. And beetles show off their superior health by growing exaggerated horns which advertise their robust bodies to potential female mates.
tired yawning guy
The Longer You're Awake, The Slower You Get -- Even if You Don't Feel Tired
Jul 27, 2012 19:14 PM E
Sleep deprivation can take a toll on the mind's ability to complete simple visual tasks. And even if you're not feeling tired, lack of sleep can slow you down the longer and later you stay awake, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vision.
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Monarch Butterflies with Darker Wings Fly Farther
Jul 27, 2012 18:05 PM E
For Monarch butterflies, redder is better. That is, the darker their wings, the better they are able to fly, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE.
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