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New therapy reversed brain damage in young drowning victim

Doctors were purportedly able to reverse brain damage suffered by a little girl who spent 15 minutes in the water, and whose heart did not beat on its own for two hours after the incident, according to research published this…

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Fossils suggest all domestic dogs trace back to a single wolf population

Given the vastly different appearances of different dog breeds, it might be difficult to accept that all of them can trace their ancestors back to a single group of wolves, but that’s exactly what new research published Tuesday in the…

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T. Rex couldn’t run, new study finds

While movies such as Jurassic Park would have you believe that a Tyrannosaurus rex would be capable of chasing down its prey at high speeds, new research published this week in the journal PeerJ has revealed that the massive predator…

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani is the recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. She is the first woman in the prize's 80-year history to earn the distinction. The Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement. (Photo by Courtesy: Maryam Mirzakhani/Corbis via Getty Images)

Maryam Mirzakhani, only woman to win Math’s top prize, has died

Maryam Mirzakhani, the Stanford University professor who in 2014 became the first and to date only woman to win the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize, died Friday after a long battle with breast cancer, BBC News, the New York…

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Ravens show surprising ability to plan ahead

Ravens have proven themselves capable of planning ahead, according to new research published this week in the journal Science that demonstrated that these members of the corvid family could be trained to stash away a tool that they would need…

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Delaware-sized iceberg breaks free from Antarctic ice shelf

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded – a massive chunk of frozen water that is roughly the same size as the state of Delaware and which weighs more than a trillion tons – has broken away from the Larsen…

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VIDEO: World’s largest SuperSoaker shoots water at over 200 mph

A former NASA engineer best known for his work on the Curiosity rover has designed a new, high-speed water delivery device – but this isn’t some kind of next-gen irrigation system, or a way to bring drinkable H20 to third…

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China launches 200-day simulated space station experiment

Four Chinese University students have begun a 200-day experiment in which they will live in a simulated space station, isolated from the rest of the world and forced to survive using only the resources that they would find while living…

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Ancient species of ‘supercroc’ had serrated, T. Rex-like teeth

A giant crocodile-like creature that lived in Madagascar more than 150 million years ago had a large jaw and serrated teeth similar to those of the Tyrannosaurus rex, suggesting that it, like the predatory dinosaur, fed on bones and other…

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Team finds skeletons of 5,000 year old Chinese ‘giants’

Bones recently discovered at a series of graves in East China’s Shandong province suggest that people living in the region were once significantly taller than those who currently call the nation home, a team of archaeologists leading an ongoing excavation…