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Scientology Church Has Secret Alien Space Cathedral In New Mexico Desert
2013-01-03 13:33:41

A gigantic symbol etched into the desert in New Mexico holds below it a secret "alien space cathedral" built by Tom Cruise's Scientology church, according to one man's account.

Hearing Loss Treated In Gerbils With Human Stem Cells
2012-09-13 05:04:54

A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells.

Researchers Take A New Look At Masers
2012-08-17 05:39:36

While we’ve been fixated with lasers — shooting them from flying ships, attaching them to shark’s heads, what have you — there’s been another sort of beam waiting in the wings for someone to take notice.

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2012-08-13 11:28:07

As the athletes head home, as the temporary venues are closed down and life returns to normal in the British capital, the London Olympics are now just history.

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2012-08-13 07:23:37

A special type of glass coating is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.