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Ancestor of Snakes, Lizards Likely Gave Birth to Live Young
Posted on December 18, 2013 at 02:51:42 pm
The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and forth in their preferred reproductive mode

Yellowstone Magma Much Bigger Than Thought
Posted on December 17, 2013 at 11:51:38 pm
The park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to the study. The last Yellowstone eruption happened 640,000 years ago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

Neanderthals Buried Their Dead, Remains Show
Posted on December 17, 2013 at 06:46:03 pm
Neanderthals buried their dead, an international team of archaeologists has concluded after a 13-year study of remains discovered in southwestern France

Google Search & Destroy : Rise of Robot Animals.
Posted on December 17, 2013 at 11:47:13 am
Big Dog is capable of many things of interest to its new owners at Google. What remains to be seen is whether the quadruped robotís ability to pick up a breeze block and hurl it across a warehouse

Cat Domestication Traced to Chinese Farmers 5,300 Years Ago
Posted on December 16, 2013 at 03:50:54 pm
Five-thousand years before it was immortalized in a British nursery rhyme, the cat that caught the rat that ate the malt was doing just fine living alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun

Subtle Distortion in Universe's Oldest Light
Posted on December 16, 2013 at 01:34:18 pm
South Pole Telescope scientists have detected for the first time a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, which may help reveal secrets about the earliest moments in the universe's formation

Coffee and Cigarettes May Protect Against Liver Disease
Posted on December 15, 2013 at 08:47:58 pm
Coffee and cigarette smoking may protect against the rare liver disease Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), study shows

Turning Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity
Posted on December 15, 2013 at 04:06:40 pm
Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground -- and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation

Earth Was Warmer in Roman, Medieval Times
Posted on December 14, 2013 at 08:21:18 pm
If you think the Earth is hot now, try wearing plate armor in the Middle Ages

Collapse of the Universe Is Closer Than Ever Before
Posted on December 14, 2013 at 07:51:14 pm
Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball


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