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Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find...
The Telegraph | 2017-05-22 18:00 UTC
The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.
By rjx32 on 2017-05-23 03:42 UTC
Humans May Have Accidentally Created a Radiation Shield Around Earth...
Hackaday | 2017-05-21 14:00 UTC
NASA spends a lot of timeresearching the Earth and its surrounding space environment. One particular feature of interest arethe Van Allen belts, so much so that NASA built special probes...
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:23 UTC
Why Did This Once Thriving Lake Disappear?...
National Geographic | 2017-05-20 04:01 UTC
Previously known for having vast blue-green waters, Lake Atescatempa is now little more than a few puddles of mud.
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:15 UTC
The Star That Probably Doesnt Have an Alien Megastructure (But Maybe it Does) is Dimming Again...
Universe Today | 2017-05-20 23:43 UTC
The mysterious star that was found to be dimming in 2015 (prompting speculation about an alien megastucture) has been spotted dimming again! The post The Star That Probably Doesn’t Have an Alien Megastructure (But Maybe it Does) is Dimming Again app
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:12 UTC
New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars...
Phys.org | 2017-05-21 14:01 UTC
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
By ceres on 2017-05-21 22:10 UTC
What would happen if we killed all the mosquitoes?...
WCNC.com | 2017-05-19 16:07 UTC
No one likes mosquitos... so what would happen if we just got rid of them? In some ways, we might be better off, scientists say.
By ceres on 2017-05-19 16:24 UTC
Moon orbits third largest dwarf planet in our solar system...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-05-18 18:02 UTC
Astronomers have uncovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10, in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt.
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:49 UTC
Research shows the impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication...
Phys.org | 2017-05-18 19:47 UTC
It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. But a new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows the im
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:49 UTC
Fixing the tomato: CRISPR edits correct plant-breeding snafu...
Nature | 2017-05-18 23:07 UTC
Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Geneticists harness two mutations each cherished by breeders, but detrimental when combined to improve on 10,000 years of tomato domestication.
By ceres on 2017-05-18 23:48 UTC
Astronomers characterize two 'super-Earths' in a distant planetary system...
Phys.org | 2017-05-16 13:20 UTC
(Phys.org)An international team of astronomers led by Eike W. Guenther of the Thuringian State Observatory in Tautenburg, Germany, has characterized two "super-Earth" exoplanets orbiting a distant star designated K2-106, determining their size, mass and d
By ceres on 2017-05-16 15:48 UTC
Closest alien world to our solar system could be ripe for life, models suggest...
Science AAAS | 2017-05-15 11:15 UTC
Scientist play a bit of fantasy exoplanet with Proxima b
By aphrodite on 2017-05-16 03:59 UTC
Re-designing urban food gardens to deliver maximum benefit...
Phys.org | 2017-05-12 12:10 UTC
Ever wondered why growing food at home never seems to save you any money?
By viper1 on 2017-05-12 14:39 UTC
Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source...
Phys.org | 2017-05-12 12:40 UTC
(Phys.org)An international team of space researchers has reported on the detection of a new fast radio burst (FRB) and their efforts to trace its source. They have written a paper describing the detection and search for evidence, and have uploaded it to t
By viper1 on 2017-05-12 14:38 UTC
Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time...
sciencealert.com | 2017-05-11 20:14 UTC
Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual communication - a type of quantum communication where no particles travel between two recipients.
By ceres on 2017-05-11 20:14 UTC
NASA's mission to Mars includes a year-long stay on the moon...
Engadget | 2017-05-11 13:14 UTC
Some astronauts may spend a year orbiting cislunar space before NASA finally makes its way to Mars. At the Human to Mars Summit in Washington DC, Greg Williams from the agency's human exploration division revealed the details of NASA's two-phase
By ceres on 2017-05-11 14:09 UTC
Boiling Blood and Radiation: 5 Ways Mars Can Kill ...
Space.com | 2017-05-11 11:00 UTC
Radiation exposure is among the top health risks for Mars astronauts, but the Red Planet poses many other dangers as well. Here are the fastest ways Mars would kill an unprotected traveler.
By ceres on 2017-05-11 13:52 UTC
This robotic exoskeleton could help prevent falls in the elderly...
Science AAAS | 2017-05-11 13:00 UTC
Wearable device keeps people upright when they slip
By ceres on 2017-05-11 13:50 UTC
World-first Proton CT images create a new vision for cancer treatment...
Phys.org | 2017-05-11 12:50 UTC
An international team of scientists has produced the world's first computerised tomography (CT) images of biological tissue using protons a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer sufferers around the wor
By ceres on 2017-05-11 13:48 UTC
Human-Like Species Could Have Lived On Earth Along With Homo Sapiens...
Tech Times | 2017-05-10 16:46 UTC
Scientists dated Homo naledi bones to be around 236,000 to 335,000 years old. The date surprised many researchers who previously believed the species to have been much older.
By ceres on 2017-05-10 18:22 UTC
Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Red-Dwarf Star System --"All Seven Planets Synchronize in Nearly Perfect Time, With Three in the Habitable Zone" (VIDEO)...
The Daily Galaxy | 2017-05-10 14:55 UTC
"Most planetary systems are like bands of amateur musicians playing their parts at different speeds," says Matt Russo, at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). "TRAPPIST-1 is different; it's a super-group with all
By ceres on 2017-05-10 18:12 UTC
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