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Mystery Of Paleo-Eskimos Revealed In Study

Sep 02, 14 Mystery Of Paleo-Eskimos Revealed In Study

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Paleo-Eskimos, the ancestors of modern-day Inuit and Native Americans and the earliest people to settle the North American Arctic, were isolated from other cultures for 4,000 years before vanishing around 1300 A.D., DNA analysis shows. The circumstances surrounding the strange disappearance of these early North Americans has long been a mystery.

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Changing The Way We Think Of Deadlines

Sep 01, 14 Changing The Way We Think Of Deadlines

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There are some people who love deadlines. Then there are those people who completely freak at the thought of deadlines. Regardless of whether we love the deadline, hate it, or simply live with it, how we think about deadlines actually may help us to better and more effectively reach our goals.

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Fickle Ice May Explain Franklin Ghost Ship Mystery

Sep 01, 14 Fickle Ice May Explain Franklin Ghost Ship Mystery

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One of the many mysteries of the lost Franklin expedition is the story of a three-masted ghost ship that Inuit hunters saw drifting southward in deadly silence. Before the last of Sir John Franklin’s 128 men died on their ill-fated mid-19th century mission to navigate the entire Northwest Passage, one of his officers wrote a brief note describing where they had abandoned their ships.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Aug 31, 14 Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." In the US, the movie industry is a multi-billion dollar business. In fact, according to The Numbers, 2013 saw a total revenue of $10.68 billion. We like going to the movies. They let us escape our own lives, become part of something larger, or connect with other people. But what kind of movies do we prefer?

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A New Yacht, Or A Whole Ecosystem

Aug 31, 14 A New Yacht, Or A Whole Ecosystem

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The forests surrounding some of Brazil’s biggest cities are home to a dizzying variety of life. A total of 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are found in Brazil’s Atlantic forests, and nearly 200 types of birds live there and nowhere else. But these forests are disappearing as farmers clear them for agriculture and as towns spread outward.

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Government Physicists Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

Aug 30, 14 Government Physicists Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

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It sounds like an Onion headline, but it’s the strange truth: A handful of government physicists believe that we may be existing in a two-dimensional hologram. Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, unveiled a set of groundbreaking experiments that will uncover whether or not we live and breathe in a holographic reality.

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Can Electric Stimulation Improve Your Memory?

Aug 30, 14 Can Electric Stimulation Improve Your Memory?

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For many centuries, people have used electricity to heal the brain. Electroconvulsive therapy is still commonly used today, with some heralding it as the "most effective treatment known for severe depression." Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have now discovered another therapeutic use for applying electric current to the brain: bolstering memory.

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What A Bunch Of Scientists Hiking Everest Learned About Blood Pressure

Aug 29, 14 What A Bunch Of Scientists Hiking Everest Learned About Blood Pressure

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You would think researchers would have already investigated how high altitude affects blood pressure, but this is not the case. In a new study published in the European Heart Journal, Italian scientists demonstrate for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes.

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A Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Aug 28, 14 A Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

Female students face the threat of rape and sexual assault in the college environment to such an extent that some describe it as a fact of life, a reality that girls reluctantly enter into. In response, four male students have created a nail polish that can detect some of the date rape drugs that college students may encounter.

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A Mining Company, An Ancient City And 5.5M Tons Of Copper

Aug 28, 14 A Mining Company, An Ancient City And 5.5M Tons Of Copper

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More than a decade ago, the world was outraged when the Taliban destroyed two massive Buddha statues in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan valley in a vendetta against all non-Islamic art. Today, an even larger and older collection of artifacts is under threat, but this time the conflict has more to do with economics than religion.

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