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First Humans to Settle The Americas Came From Europe 15,000 Years Ago
Posted on July 01, 2008 at 11:09:19 am
Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students lends support to evidence the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, rather than crossing a Bering Strait land-ice bridge.
What Hit Siberia 100 Years Ago?
Posted on July 02, 2008 at 10:47:17 am
The year is 1908, and it's just after seven in the morning. A man is sitting on the front porch of a trading post at Vanavara in Siberia. Little does he know, in a few moments, he will be hurled from his chair and the heat will be so intense he will feel
Why Do Great Master Violins Sound So Sweet?
Posted on July 03, 2008 at 02:26:20 am
Dr. Berend Stoel put classical violins, including several made by Stradivarius, in a CT scanner. The homogeneity in the densities of the wood from which the classical violins are made, in marked contrast to the modern violins studied.
Comet Alters Life In North American 12,900 Years Ago
Posted on July 03, 2008 at 10:02:20 am
Geological evidence found in recent weeks is strengthening the case to attribute what happened 12,900 years ago in North America -- when the end of the last Ice Age unexpectedly turned into a phase of extinction for animals and humans – to a cataclysmic
Red Wine Slows Aging Process
Posted on July 04, 2008 at 02:00:35 pm
Scientists have found that the compound resveratrol -- found in red wine and grape skin -- slows age-related deterioration and functional decline of mice on a standard diet, but does not increase longevity when started at middle age.
Boyhood Home Of George Washington Found
Posted on July 05, 2008 at 12:04:13 pm
Archaeologists working at the site of George Washington’s childhood home have located and excavated the remains of the long-sought house where Washington was raised.
Extinction Risks Much Worse Than Thought
Posted on July 05, 2008 at 12:10:43 pm
Extinction risks for natural populations of endangered species are likely being underestimated by as much as 100-fold because of a mathematical "misdiagnosis," according to a new study.
Music Went With Cave Art In Prehistoric Caves
Posted on July 06, 2008 at 09:23:30 pm
Thousands of years later, we can view stone-age art on cave walls, but we can't listen to the stone-age music that would have accompanied many of the pictures. In many sites, flutes made of bone are to be found nearby.
Computers Used To Hone Cancer-fighting Strategies
Posted on July 07, 2008 at 08:56:42 pm
A Florida State University faculty member is using computational techniques to evaluate a new class of cancer-killing drugs.
New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs At Their Own Game
Posted on July 07, 2008 at 09:18:55 pm
The problem with antibiotics is that, eventually, bacteria outsmart them and become resistant. But by targeting the gene that confers such resistance, a new drug may be able to finally outwit them.