Time Machine to Reconstruct Ancient Languages
Posted on February 12, 2013 at 07:04:00 pm
Ancient languages hold a treasure trove of information about the culture, politics and commerce of millennia past. Yet, reconstructing them to reveal clues into human history can require decades of painstaking work
TB Infection Rates Set to 'Turn Clock Back to 1930s'
Posted on February 12, 2013 at 09:54:20 am
During the 1930s, dedicated sanitaria and invasive surgery were commonly prescribed for those with the infection -- usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which the editors describe as "the most successful human pathogen of all time."
Carbon Sponge Could Soak Up Coal Emissions
Posted on February 12, 2013 at 09:48:52 am
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight
One-2 Punch Against Bacteria and Cancer
Posted on February 11, 2013 at 10:55:22 pm
Cancer researchers from Rice University suggest that a new human-made drug that's already proven effective at killing cancer and drug-resistant bacteria could best deliver its knockout blow when used in combination with drugs made from naturally occurring
Eastern Europe Was an Important Pathway in Evolution
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 07:08:45 pm
A fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development, when the strands of modern humanity were still coming together
Salmon Use Magnetic Field for Navigation
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 07:04:02 pm
When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate back to the upstream reaches of the rivers in which they were born to spawn their young
Comet or Asteroid Was Last Straw for Dinosaurs
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 06:58:49 pm
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world's ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 06:26:44 pm
At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan
Florida-Sized Blob Atop Earth's Core?
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 08:22:07 am
A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth's core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth's most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption.
Eat to Dream: Food Linked to Sleep Patterns
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 06:32:49 pm
You are what you eat," the saying goes, but is what you eat playing a role in how much you sleep?