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stonehenge
2014-09-10 09:12:04

A four-year project to digitally map the area surrounding Stonehenge has revealed more than two dozen previously undetected archaeological sites located near the iconic monument, including hidden chapels, burial mounds and neighboring shrines.

dinosaur asteroid
2014-07-28 07:52:02

Dinosaurs were victims of bad timing, and likely would have survived the asteroid impact that wiped them out had it occurred slightly earlier or later, researchers from Edinburgh University report in a new study.

crassphage
2014-07-28 05:16:16

A previously undetected virus, discovered in intestinal samples, could influence the behavior of common gut bacteria and could even play a role in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, according to a new Nature Communications study.

NIF Livermore July 2008
2014-07-18 09:15:21

Using the largest laser in the world, scientists working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory successfully compressed diamond to core pressures comparable to those found on Jupiter and Saturn, according to research appearing in the journal Nature.

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

Mars Pioneer Behind Failed Beagle 2 Mission Passes Away
2014-05-09 04:48:33

Colin Pillinger, the British space scientist best known for a failed 2003 attempt to land a spacecraft on Mars, has died at the age of 70, his family and colleagues confirmed to various media outlets on Thursday.

2014-04-10 08:36:13

AVT manufactures systems for leading companies in the rapidly growing industry CORONA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc.

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects.

black ghost knifefish
2014-02-17 04:18:53

The black ghost knifefish, a type of electric creature found in the Amazon basin of South America, has inspired researchers to develop new aquatic technology that could be used to study coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.

It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising For Your Health: Study
2013-11-27 08:24:14

If you think you’re too old to start exercising, think again. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that becoming physically active in your sixties could help keep you from becoming seriously ill and may even ward off dementia.


Word of the Day
onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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