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Bone Tools Found At Two Paleolithic Dig Sites
2013-08-13 06:45:04

Researchers working at two neighboring Paleolithic digs in southwestern France have discovered fragments of hide-softening bone tools unlike any previously discovered at Neanderthal sites.

2012-02-23 18:00:54

Scientists have discovered a new target in their fight against the devastating global disease 'malaria' thanks to the discovery of a new protein involved in the parasite's life cycle.

2011-08-05 22:41:32

Facebook and artists like Rembrandt have much in common, says the author of "Friending the Virgin: some thoughts on the pre-history of Facebook".

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2011-03-15 04:00:00

A new study shows clear evidence that our ancient human ancestors in Europe learned to control fire -- one of the most important milestones on the path to civilization -- some 400,000 years ago.

2011-03-11 07:59:00

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology has been developed within Top Institute Pharma that helps medicines be absorbed quicker into the blood and thus be more effective.

2010-09-28 17:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Deanna Petherbridge, the well-known British artist and writer, announces dates for her U.S. book tour for The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, recently published by Yale University Press with support from the Metabolic Studio.

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2010-06-01 12:59:59

Scientists say that fish are being threatened by man-made noise pollution.

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2010-05-28 10:10:00

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing.

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2010-03-25 07:35:00

A group of astronomers, led by Tim Schrabback of the Leiden Observatory, conducted an intensive study of over 446 000 galaxies within the COSMOS field, the result of the largest survey ever conducted with Hubble.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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