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This lizard's been pregnant for 120 million years

This lizard's been pregnant for 120 million years | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Just days before giving birth to at least 15 young, a lizard somehow kicked the bucket. That was 120 million years ago, and researchers have now found the fossilized pregnant lizard with fully formed embryos in her belly.
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Why changing Twitter's 140-character limit is a dumb idea

Why changing Twitter's 140-character limit is a dumb idea | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Maybe it's the influence of Google+, but suddenly everyone seems to be talking about what's wrong with Twitter. First, blogger Robert Scoble said it was "boring," and now Slate columnist Farhad Manjoo says it needs to lose the 140-character limit.
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Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly 4 million years ago

Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly 4 million years ago | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that ancient footprints in Laetoli, Tanzania, show that human-like features of the feet and gait existed almost two million years earlier than previously thought.
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University of Liverpool. "Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly 4 million years ago." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 July 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110719194356.htm>.

 

A team of researchers from Liverpoo, University of Manchester and Bournemouth University have shown with new statistical techniques that human-like features of the feet and gait existed almost two million years earlier than previously thought

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Future of music: Record labels should learn from software developers

Future of music: Record labels should learn from software developers | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The music industry needs to take a leaf out of book of the software developers in order to avoid piracy and create more innovative products, argued Michael Breidenbruecker, founder of RJDJ...
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Diamonds pinpoint start of colliding continents

Diamonds pinpoint start of colliding continents | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in the super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that can tell the story of Earth's distant past.
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Elliptical galaxies much younger than previously thought?

Elliptical galaxies much younger than previously thought? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- The standard model for elliptical galaxies formation is challenged by a new result uncovered by an international team of astronomers from the Atlas3D collaboration.
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Toyota's new pre-crash technology directs steering

Toyota is developing a safety technology that takes control of the steering so the vehicle can veer away when it isn't able to stop before impact.
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Last space shuttle comes home, ends 30-year era

Last space shuttle comes home, ends 30-year era | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over.
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» Stanford’s Lightsaber-Wielding Robot Is Strong With the Force

What better way to combine your nerdy loves of computer programming and Star Wars than with a robot that can actually battle with a lightsaber?
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Foreseer of future resources

Foreseer of future resources | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Understanding how energy can be used efficiently is key to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating future fuel and food shortages. But energy use is only part of the story.
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The decoding of slowness: Zoologists find out how sloths perfected energy saving

The decoding of slowness: Zoologists find out how sloths perfected energy saving | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Zoologists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena found out how sloths move and how their locomotive system adapted to their unhurried lifestyle in the course of evolution.
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Student Researchers Find Secret Tea Ingredients

Student Researchers Find Secret Tea Ingredients | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
"After water, tea is the world’s most popular drink. Now three New York City high school students [Catherine Gamble, Rohan Kirpekar and Grace Young] have discovered what may be a brewing scandal. Because they found stuff in lots of teas that shouldn’t be there."
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Parsing the Twitterverse: New Algorithms Analyze Tweets

Parsing the Twitterverse: New Algorithms Analyze Tweets | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Smarter language processors are helping experts analyze millions of short-text messages from across the Internet...
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Cocaine Addiction Uses Same Brain Paths as Salt Cravings

Cocaine Addiction Uses Same Brain Paths as Salt Cravings | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Drugs such as heroin and cocaine may owe some of their addictive powers to an ancient instinct—our appetite for salt.
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New technology will enhance privacy on body scanners, TSA says

New technology will enhance privacy on body scanners, TSA says | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The Transportation Security Administration is taking steps beginning Wednesday to eliminate the actual image of passengers in body scanners at airports, replacing them with a generic outline of a person.
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Four unusual views of the Andromeda Galaxy

Four unusual views of the Andromeda Galaxy | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The Andromeda Galaxy is revealed in unprecedented detail in four archive observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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Wolfram launches new document format, meet CDF

Wolfram launches new document format, meet CDF | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The goal is to turn “lifeless documents” into ones that bring data to life, show the data behind assumptions and illustrate concepts.
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What should be the Name of Pluto’s Fourth Moon? Mickey or Cerberus?

What should be the Name of Pluto’s Fourth Moon? Mickey or Cerberus? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the distant planet of Pluto using the Hubble Space Telescope. The latest discovery has been temporarily designated as P4 and joins the planet's other three satellites; Charon, Nix and Hydra.
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» The Worst Diseases You Can Catch Underground

» The Worst Diseases You Can Catch Underground | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
See Also: Cave Divers Risk Their Lives to Explore the Underworld Secret of Big Caves Revealed by Math Bat Disease Threatens to Close...
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