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10,000-year-old stone tools unearthed in Seattle

Archaeologists have discovered thousands of stone tools crafted at least 10,000 years ago during a survey which was launched to clear the way for construction near a mall. "We were pretty amazed," archaeologist...


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New human-like species discovered in S Africa

A new human-like species has been discovered by scientists in a burial chamber inside a cave system in South Africa. The researchers have discovered 15 partial skeletons and are hopeful that the discovery will change ideas...


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US Coast Guard's first solo ship Healy reaches North Pole

The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy created history on September 5 by becoming the first American surface ship to reach the North Pole solo. "As the Arctic region continues to open up to development, the data gathered on...


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Our ancestors looked more like a chimp or gorilla: study

A team of researchers examining the evolution of the human shoulder has concluded that our ancestors looked more like a chimpanzee or gorilla than an orangutan or even a monkey. We know that humans split from our...


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Stonehenge II reveals secret neolithic rituals of the Stone Age

Archaeologists have found the remains of an extraordinary neolithic monument buried beneath the ground, about 1.5km from Stonehenge. According to experts, over 4500 years ago, at least 90 huge stone monoliths lined...


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New Horizons cruising through Kuiper Belt

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which blasted off from Cape Canaveral almost a decade ago, has passed Pluto and is cruising through the Kuiper Belt. According to NASA, the Kuiper Blet is a region full of millions of small...


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Why are there so few lions? Answer will surprise you

It is normally thought that if an ecosystem is rich in prey, it should also abound in predators that feed on them. So, if the number of gazelles is doubled in a forest, it should double the number of lions too.


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NASA teams up with Arx Pax to make 'tractor beams'

World's premier space agency NASA has joined hands with Arx Pax to design a device which would be capable of attracting one object to another from a distance. Arx Pax - regarded by many as the leader when it comes...


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Fossils of rare dolphin species found

Scientists from the Smithsonian's Nationwide Museum of Pure Historical past and the Smithsonian Tropical Analysis Institute have found the fossils of rare dolphin species Isthminia panamensis from the...


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Plastic present in guts of 90% of seabirds

A new study has found that around 90% of seabirds across the world have pieces of plastic in their guts. Previously, scientists had claimed that plastic was swallowed by 29 percent of seabirds. This conclusion was...


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Your house's DNA is in its bacteria and fungi

A new study has found that the microorganisms present in homes could create a gender profile of the people living in the homes. The study published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society B said that by depending...


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Sea level to rise by 1 meter in next 100-200 years: NASA

NASA scientists said on Wednesday that the latest satellite data suggests that sea level around the world will rise by at least 1 meter in the next 100-200 years. According to scientists, ice sheets in Greenland...


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Black holes aren't so black after all: Stephen Hawking

Famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Tuesday said that balck holes are not so black, adding: "if you feel you are in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out. They are not the eternal prisons we once thought."


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Japan delivers whisky to ISS

Japan on Monday delivered whisky to the International Space Station (ISS). A Japanese company, which manufactures whiskey and other alcoholic beverages, sent five types of distilled spirits in a space...


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Obama targets fossil fuels, Koch brothers at Nevada clean energy event

Hitting back at critics of his energy policies, President Barack Obama on Monday claimed that they were trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar power, wind power and other alternative energy sources.


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FWS launches plan to help Monarch butterfly population grow

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced an initiative to raise $20 million help the growth of Monarch butterfly population. It is notable that these butterflies are facing the risk of extinction...


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First wolf pack spotted in Northern California since 1924

In a rare sighting, first wolf pack has been spotted in California since the gray wolf population went extinct from the state in 1924. State and federal authorities announced that a remote camera captured photos...


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Cosmic neutrinos spotted by Antarctica observatory

Scientists at an observatory in Antarctica have discovered ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside our galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way. The researchers said the spotting of these cosmic neutrinos not only...


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China's carbon count may have been overstated by 14%

A study done by researchers at Harvard University has found that the fossil-fuel emissions in China are lower than previously estimated. The research team led by Zhu Liu at Harvard's Kennedy School of...


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World's oldest humanlike hand bone provides evolutionary clues

The oldest known fossil of a hand bone resembling that of a modern human has been discovered by scientists, who claim that it belonged to an unknown human relative that would have been much taller and larger...


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Glaciers in Central Asia shrinking fast

A new study has found that the glaciers in Central Asia have melted at four times the global average since the early 1960s, losing 27 per cent of their mass. The study added that by 2050, half the remaining glacier...


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Genealogy of world's most popular lager determined

Using next-generation sequencing techniques, scientists have traced the origins of the yeast that brewers use to make the most popular lager beer in the world to way back 15th Century Bavaria. There are actually only...


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Comet 67P makes closest approach to the sun

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the same celestial body where a spacecraft sent by the European Space Agency (ESA) landed last year, has made its closest approach to the sun of its 6 and half-year orbit.


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Perseids 2015: Biggest meteor shower of year peaks tonight

The biggest meteor shower of the year Perseids 2015 is set to reach its peak tonight and it will look best in dark skies. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August when Earth passes through debris left by comet Swift...


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'Universe' is slowly dying, scientists claim

A team of astronomers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research has claimed that Universe is dying because the energy generated in the Universe is decreasing slowly. Simon Driver of the International...


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ISS astronauts to eat food grown in space for first time ever

Today the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will eat a purplish-green sample of romaine lettuce, the first plant grown even in the space. NASA has launched its plant experiment, called Veg-01, to study...


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Wasps turn spiders into zombie slaves to make them build their nests

A new study done by a team of researchers from Japan showed that a wasp, which lays its egg on the back of a spider, forces the latter to work as its slave and build a nest for its offspring. The researchers said the enslaved...


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Scientists decode mystery behind earthworm's 'toxin-proof' digestive system

It is a known fact that the earthworms have the worst diet among all creatures as they can feed on toxins, including dead leaves, rotten roots and dirt. But a team of researchers from the Imperial College London have...


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Hitchhiking robot's cross-country journey ends tragically in Philadelphia

The researchers involved in developing hitchBot, the talking, tweeting, hitchhiking robot that tries to traverse continents by hitchhiking had never claimed their project to be anything more than a social experiment.


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Obama orders stricter greenhouse gas controls in power plants

Moving ahead with tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, president Barack Obama has ordered 'unprecedented' greenhouse gas controls in power plants across the country.


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