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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