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New species of early hominid found

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The limestone caves are now a UNESCO world heritage site and an area that has been extensively excavated to unearth its paleontological treasures. Professor Phillip Tobias from the University of the Witwatersrand said the findings were exciting ...

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Science May Have Just Beaten Prostate Cancer

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How do you know when your new cancer drug is working better than expected? When they shut down the clinical trial so that every participating patient can receive it.
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What Is Science Fiction Good For? - Huffington Post (blog)

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What Is Science Fiction Good For?Huffington Post (blog)The New Yorker just released its first special issue devoted to science fiction, including contributions from genre giants like Ursula K.
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Old People Smell, Confirms Science

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The results of a study conducted by Johan Lundström and several of his colleagues at the Monell Chemical Senses Center indicate the "old person smell" is, in fact, a distinct and distinctly identifiable odor.
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Scientists gearing up for rare transit of Venus on June 5 - msnbc.com

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msnbc.comScientists gearing up for rare transit of Venus on June 5msnbc.comScientists are gearing up for the upcoming transit of Venus, an extremely rare opportunity to watch the planet Venus pass in front of the sun as seen from Earth.
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10 Science Concepts that Could Spawn Awesome Supervillains

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In the Doctor Who episode "Blink," we meet "quantum locked" villains based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. It's a great idea, but why stop there? There are plenty of scientific concepts that would make for great science fiction villains.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils $85 million dinosaur hall

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B HOUSTON (AP).- /B Pups in her womb, a large eye visible behind the rib cage, one baby stuck in the birth canal: all fossilized evidence that this.
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How Private Is Your DNA?

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...but slow the science? The cost of enforcing such strict regulations, though, bites the hand that feeds. Laying down laws that limit the uses of cataloged DNA, many scientists argue, stymies the very researchers that made the databases of ...
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Science Saturday: Life on Mars + Earth Life in Space + Auroras on ...

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Welcome to Science Saturday! Tantalize your neurons this week with life on Mars discovered in 1976, how dino destruction sent Earth-life into space, auroras on Uranus (no, this is not a euphemism), and early subspace ...
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Google's Project Glass heads up display: science fiction you can ...

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There's been talk of a Google augmented reality project for years, but now Google has officially unveiled that its Project Glass AR glasses are beginning to be tested in public. We're a long way from these glasses being a ...
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Warm and fuzzy T. rex? New evidence surprises - The Associated Press

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The Associated PressWarm and fuzzy T. rex?
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Could the 'Red Deer Cave' people be a new species? | COSMOS magazine

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Could the 'Red Deer Cave' people be a new species?


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Some mothers see health benefits in eating their placenta after giving birth

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DISGUSTING

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What Microbes Are Growing In Your Office? Science Wants to Know ...

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Environment | environmental health | You basically live here. What else does?Refrigerators, indoor pools, airplanes, daycares, public bathrooms, shower curtains, water heaters, pillowcases---these.
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The Science of 'Gaydar' - - Association for Psychological Science

Members in the News - Joshua Tabak, Vivian Zayas, Nicholas Rule; NSF Gives Clinical Students a Shot At Winning Graduate Fellowships - Science Magazine - June 4, 2012. Members in the News - Robert Levenson, Alan ...
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5 Signs Humans Are Still Evolving - Mental Floss

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When we think of human evolution, our minds wander back to the thousands of years it took natural selection to produce the modern-day man. But are we still changing as a species, even today? New research suggests that, ...

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5 Absurd Sci-Fi Scenarios Science is Actually Working On | Cracked ...

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While it's easy to imagine watching the hopeful utopia of Star Trek and saying, 'Let's make that real!' it's a little stranger to think the same after watching Blade Runner or Gattaca. Yet here we are.
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Ala. high school science teacher facing charges after being found with meth ... - Washington Post

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Best science teacher ever, JK

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FDA Panel Endorses an Over-the-Counter HIV ... - Popular Science

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It's no cure, but it could mark a significant victory in the fight against HIV. A 17-member advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration has endorsed an over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to test ...
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Organic Carbon Found on Mars Rocks Is Not Life ... - Popular Science

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DAMN IT!!!!!

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Best evidence yet that a single gene can affect IQ - health - 16 April 2012 - New Scientist

Best evidence yet that a single gene can affect IQ - health - 16 April 2012 - New Scientist | Awesome science | Scoop.it
A single-letter change in DNA makes a difference, though the effect is small, raising IQ by only 1.
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Paleobirding: What Birds Looked Like 125 Million Years Ago

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Looking at ancient bird fossils is an opportunity to see what birding might have been like millions of years ago. Back then, many birds had enormous teeth, long snouts and long, bony tails.


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Science Saturday: Fuzzy Dinos + Martian Elephants + Diamond ...

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Welcome back to another fact filled edition of Science Saturday! This week: unearth T-Rex's feathery ancestors, see elephants on Mars, build a computer inside of a diamond, and learn about the astronomy of Easter.
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Robot squirrels hit the field, helping scientists study squirrel ...

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I want one.

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Flying car: Science fiction dream gets closer to reality - Chicago Sun-Times

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NEWS.com.auFlying car: Science fiction dream gets closer to realityChicago Sun-Times(AP Photo/Terrafugia.com) MANDATORY CREDIT Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore. Woburn, Mass.-based Terrafugia Inc.
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