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12,000-Year-Old Girl’s Skeleton May Explain The Origins Of Early Americans

12,000-Year-Old Girl’s Skeleton May Explain The Origins Of Early Americans

The question of where did the earliest Americans come from, hasn’t been answered to this day. Scientists believe that they may finally have the answer thanks to a 12,000 years old skeleton of a girl found in Mexico.

By On May 17, 2014 Respond
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Algorithm Reads Novels And Creates Music About Them

Algorithm Reads Novels And Creates Music About Them

Computer scientists have long used analytics to determine the ‘emotions’ express on Twitter. Now, the same technology has been used by two researchers to make an algorithm read novels and then compose music about them.

By On May 16, 2014 Respond
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Archaeologists Discovered Columbus’ Lost Ship

Archaeologists Discovered Columbus’ Lost Ship

When Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492, he had three ships in his fleet. One of these was lost near Haiti and hasn’t been found since. Now, archaeologists have discovered the wreckage of ship near Haiti and all evidence so far suggests that it is the lost Columbus ship.

By On May 15, 2014 Respond
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Dinosaurs Extinct Because Of A ‘Nuclear Winter’ After Asteroid Strike

Dinosaurs Extinct Because Of A ‘Nuclear Winter’ After Asteroid Strike

The extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago coincides with a huge hail of asteroids hitting the surface of the Earth. While these asteroids didn’t exactly kill all dinosaurs, scientists have found evidence that it led to a ‘nuclear winter’ which in turn rendered dinosaurs extinct.

By On May 14, 2014 Respond
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Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting, No One Can Stop It

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting, No One Can Stop It

Global warming may surface in the headlines every so often but it can actually be seen happening in the Antarctic Ice Sheet. This huge body of ice is gradually melting and scientists say there is no way we can stop it.

By On May 13, 2014 Respond
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New Experiment Induces Lucid Dreaming Using Electrical Stimulation

New Experiment Induces Lucid Dreaming Using Electrical Stimulation

Lucid dreaming refers to such dreams in which you become self-aware and are able to control them. A new experiment at J.W. Goethe University in Germany reveals that electrical stimulation can be used to induce such lucid dreaming.

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What Is Jet lag And Why Does It Occur?

What Is Jet lag And Why Does It Occur?

When you travel between time zones, you have to inevitably confront the issue of jet lag. While many of us consider it an inevitable nuisance, jet lag is a fairly interesting phenomenon. This article details why jet lag occurs and what remedies may be used to counter it.

By On May 13, 2014 Respond
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Research Reveals Why We Have No Memory Of Our Early Childhood

Research Reveals Why We Have No Memory Of Our Early Childhood

The creation of memories and the way they change in a person over time has been a key focus of many recent studies. In one such study, researchers have demonstrated why we lose all recollection of our early childhood years.

By On May 11, 2014 Respond
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Scientists Create Organism With Artificial DNA!

Scientists Create Organism With Artificial DNA!

A research team in California has attempted to embed a piece of artificial genetic code in an organism. So far, it seems to be working fine and the organism is reproducing normally so that the off-springs carry the genetic alteration as well.

By On May 8, 2014 Respond
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Existence Of Element 117 Confirmed, Due To Join The Periodic Table Soon

Existence Of Element 117 Confirmed, Due To Join The Periodic Table Soon

If you thought the Periodic Table is a definitive catalog of all elements, think again. That’s because scientists have found compelling evidence of the existence of element 117, a superheavy element that is due to be added to the Periodic Table soon.

By On May 7, 2014 Respond
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Mount Everest’s Top Has More Radiation Than Annual Exposure At Nuclear Plants

Mount Everest’s Top Has More Radiation Than Annual Exposure At Nuclear Plants

Typically, when climbers decide to scale the mighty heights of Mount Everest, radiation is the last thing they are worried about. And yet, when they make it to the top, they are exposed to more radiation than a worker at a nuclear plant, a Scottish radiation expert has now revealed.

By On May 7, 2014 Respond
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Submarines May Soon See Above Water’s Surface With Virtual Periscope

Submarines May Soon See Above Water’s Surface With Virtual Periscope

A key give-away of a submarine is its periscope which rises out of the water’s surface in order to keep an eye on the enemy. Researchers are now working on a ‘virtual periscope’ which would let a submarine view above surface from under the water.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Stephen Hawking Warns About The Rise Of The Robots And Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking Warns About The Rise Of The Robots And Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a notion for lab researchers a decade or so ago. Today, each of us has a little part of AI in our handsets in the form of Siri, or Cortana or some other AI-based service. Stephen Hawking, the notable physicist, has now warned against the AI.

By On May 4, 2014 1 Response
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MIT Researches Help Detect Counterfeit Products With Nanocrystals

MIT Researches Help Detect Counterfeit Products With Nanocrystals

The counterfeit industry is a mini global economy raking in hundreds of billions of dollars annually. A group of MIT researchers now aims to disrupt this industry by offering an easy way of identifying counterfeit products with the help of nanocrystals.

By On May 3, 2014 Respond
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Scientists Finally Explain How Egyptians May Have Built The Pyramids

Scientists Finally Explain How Egyptians May Have Built The Pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids have been a cause of a lot of mystery and wonder. It has long been a riddle how the ancient Egyptians managed to use huge stones for such grand architecture. A new scientific theory finally attempts to explain this.

By On May 2, 2014 2 Responses
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