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  • Rosslyn Chapel’s extraordinary carvings explained at last.
  • Sixth century tragedy in Greek cave puzzles archaeologists.
  • Fossils of tiny monkey-like creatures that lived 37 million years ago have been sifted from ancient sediments in the Egyptian desert.
  • Philadelphia librarian discovers 80-page, handwritten Beethoven score.
  • Newly discovered manuscript says Napoleon died of stomach cancer, not poisoning.
  • Milky Way’s central black hole actually helps stars form.
  • Prehistoric global warming may have saved Earth.
  • Earth’s rocky guts: scientists finally get their hands on petroleum companies’ seismic-reflection data, which shows three-dimensional images of geologic features buried under hundreds and thousands of meters of sediment.
  • A Force to Reckon With: What applied the brakes on Pioneer 10 and 11?
  • NASA says life’s building blocks are common in space.
  • Researchers link genes that don’t turn on in a weightless environment to human immune suppression in space.
  • Paradigm Lockout, Paradigm Paralysis? The power of the paradigm tells you what you see.
  • Electric Sunspots.
  • Earth is an electrified body, moving in a plasma.
  • Physicists’ new microscope was designed to outsmart light.
  • Polar Express: Global warming will shift storm paths north.
  • The moral brain: Where and how is human morality processed and represented by the brain?
  • Chimps chat as they eat.
  • Supersensitive hearing: syndrome causes some people to hear far too much – even the sound of their eyeballs moving and their pain.
  • Validating Theodor Boveri’s controversial 100-year-old theory of cancer causation, researchers find that cells with duplicate genomes can trigger tumors.
  • Newly discovered organism seems to be in the process of endosymbiosis – in which one creature incorporates another, creating a new form of life.
  • One-Fifth of Human Genes Have Been Patented. Will we end up paying to reproduce?
  • Synthetic cannabinoid proliferates brain cells and boosts mood.
  • Prion diseases such as ‘mad cow’ may be spread by urine.
  • US approves home tests for HIV.
  • Psychological stress in infancy linked to memory loss and cognitive decline in middle age.
  • New research links long-term tobacco use to dulled thinking and lower IQ.
  • Students learn better when the numbers don’t talk and dance.
  • You’re exposed: Companies accidentally hemorrhage your personal data every day.
  • Survey of 56,000 in U.S. brings up the question: How risky is your sex life?
  • Abstinence-only sex ed: Not only contradicted by medicine and science; it flies in the face of everything all ordinary Americans know about teens and sex.
  • Machine presses out durable plates, cups and bowls at the touch of a button – then consumes them again after the meal.
  • ‘Master Replicas’ knocks off flawless facsimiles of movie props at an almost affordable price. But Rico will have to wait for his Indiana Jones jacket.
  • Priests queue up to qualify as exorcists.
  • UK’s Mirror asks: Is this the death of America?
  • The Nexus of Politics and Terror. Coincidence? Judge for yourself.

Quote of the day:

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay, computer genius and visionary