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Infidelity Linked To Large Testicles
2014-01-29 10:15:23

The correlations between evolution and sperm, infidelity and sex will be a key element of Sexus, which will open in mid-February – and stay open for the entire year – to celebrate the museum’s bicentennial.

Ancient Headless Remains Offer Clues To Dietary Structure Of Vikings
2013-12-06 09:43:14

It has long been known that ancient Vikings buried dead slaves with their masters, but new isotopic research of ancient skeletal remains is providing at least one researcher with more evidence of how these people lived their lives – more notably what their diets were like.

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2012-02-22 05:17:13

On Saturday, a team of U.S. researchers launched a two-stage rocket containing some 500 pounds worth of instruments through an aurora, with the hopes that they will be able to learn more about how the northern lights are created and about the complex relationship between the Earth and the Sun.

2011-12-02 01:41:49

When a sperm fertilizes an egg, each contributes a set of chromosomes to the resulting embryo, which at these very early stages is called a zygote.

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2011-04-06 12:17:04

According to new research, whitening clouds by spraying them with seawater could do more harm than good for climate change.

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2010-04-27 07:25:00

New research has confirmed that bad habits, such as smoking, drinking, eating fatty foods, and not getting enough exercise, can cut 12 years off of your life.

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2010-03-01 15:46:28

A rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 is yielding a treasure trove of essential information about the age and evolutionary origins of the species whose future is now seen as synonymous with the devastation wrought by climate change.

2009-12-21 15:48:59

A group of Norwegian and American researchers have shown that common variations in genes associated with microcephaly – a neuro-developmental disorder in which brain size is dramatically reduced – may explain differences in brain size in healthy individuals as well as in patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.

2009-05-19 11:10:00

47 Million Year Old Primate Fossil Set to Revolutionize Understanding of Human Evolution -- HISTORY SPECIAL DOCUMENTING DISCOVERY TO AIR MAY 25 AT 9PM ET/PT -- NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HISTORY, together with the University of Oslo and the Senckenberg Research Institute, today reveal a landmark scientific find: the 47 million year old fossilized remains of a primate.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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