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Little Foot Is Oldest Complete Australopithecus
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:24:34 pm
After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old

Extinct California Porpoise Had Unique Underbite
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 09:44:56 am
Millions of years ago, the coast of California was home to a species of porpoise distinguished from its living relatives by a lower jaw that extended well beyond the upper

Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:19:15 pm
Nine newfound penny-sized pieces of parchment belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls laid unopened for nearly six decades before they were rediscovered in Israel

Major Quake Threat Lurks Off California's Northern Coast...
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 09:54:09 pm
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.

Secrets of Roman Bridges Revealed
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:03:16 am
iscovering hidden arches, visualising the sloped outline characteristic of the medieval period, finding a Renaissance engraving on a Roman arch or detecting restorations: these are some of the results that have been obtained by researchers

Acoustic Cloak Hides Objects From Sound
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:28:10 am
Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world's first three-dimensional acoustic cloak

Louisiana Man Has Found a 2.89 Carat White Diamond at Arkansas' Crater
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 09:43:46 am
A Louisiana man has found a 2.89 carat white diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro

European Looks Changed Over Past 5,000 Years
Posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:51:53 pm
Archaeologists have analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons and found that selection has had a significant effect on the human genome even in the past 5,000 years, resulting in sustained changes to the appearance of people.

A Shocking Diet: Microbe 'Eats' Electricity
Posted on March 11, 2014 at 10:32:01 am
There have been plenty of fad diets that captured the public's imagination over the years, but Harvard scientists have identified what may be the strangest of them all -- sunlight and electricity

Volcanoes Helped Species Survive Ice Ages
Posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:48:47 am
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages


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