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2010-09-16 07:55:26

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the relative ages of rocks and organic materials.

2010-09-15 23:27:39

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the relative ages of rocks and organic materials.

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2010-06-18 06:15:00

After carbon dating plant remains obtained from United States and European museums, scientists have established for the first time clear dates for the ruling dynasties of ancient Egypt.

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2010-05-19 14:03:24

In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible victims.

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2010-03-23 10:31:20

Scientists today described development of a new method to determine the age of ancient mummies, old artwork, and other relics without causing damage to these treasures of global cultural heritage.

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2010-02-12 09:35:00

Researchers at Queen's University have helped produce a new archaeological tool which could answer key questions in human evolution.

2009-05-21 14:47:48

British scientists say they have developed a new technique called rehydroxylation for dating archaeological objects by using fire and water. Researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh said their simple method promises to become a significant technique for dating ceramic materials, just as radiocarbon dating has become for organic materials such as bone or wood. The scientists said the new technique can be used on fired clay ceramics, such as bricks, tile and pottery. Working...

2009-03-13 09:57:48

A new dating method has found that "Peking Man" is around 200,000 years older than previously thought, suggesting he somehow adapted to the cold of a mild glacial period.

2008-12-12 07:11:00

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio-based company has successfully grown the first Low Radiocarb(TM) food, in this case soybeans, with significantly lower levels of harmful radioactive carbon-14 than normally found in food.

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2008-09-28 10:25:00

A strip of bedrock located in the eastern area of Canada's Hudson Bay was discovered to have the oldest rocks on Earth, said scientists on Thursday. The rocks were formed about 4.28 billion years ago, shortly after the planet was created. It might even contain evidence of movement by ancient creatures.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.