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NewsDaily: Earliest known dinosaur discovered

NewsDaily: Earliest known dinosaur discovered | this curious life | Scoop.it

A very big Labrador!!

 

Researchers have found what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the Earth lurking in the corridors of London's Natural History Museum.

 

A mysterious fossil specimen that has been in the museum's collection for decades has now been identified as most likely coming from a dinosaur that lived about 245 million years ago - 10 to 15 million years earlier than any previously discovered examples.

 

The creature was about the size of a Labrador dog and has been named Nyasasaurus parringtoni after southern Africa's Lake Nyasa, today called Lake Malawi, and Cambridge University's Rex Parrington, who collected the specimen at a site near the lake in the 1930s.

 

The researchers believe Nyasasaurus probably stood upright, was a meter tall at the hip, 2-3 meters long from head to tail, and weighed 20-60 kg.

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Brutal Medical Diagrams Reveal Horrors Of 19th-Century Surgery

Brutal Medical Diagrams Reveal Horrors Of 19th-Century Surgery | this curious life | Scoop.it
The next time you find yourself squirming at the thought of going to the dentist or having an injection, just remember how lucky you are to live in an age of anaesthetics, decent sanitation, and all-round high levels of medical expertise. This certainly has not always been the case – a fact revealed in all its gruesome glory by these gut-wrenching images of 19th-century medical procedures.
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Philip Nitschke announces conference on 'rational suicide' in Melbourne | Australia news | The Guardian

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A Brief History Of Body Image In America

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Victoria’s Secret models weren’t the pinnacle of sexy at the turn of the century; here’s how body image in the U.S. has changed over time.
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A New Way to Tackle Gun Deaths

A New Way to Tackle Gun Deaths | this curious life | Scoop.it
The passivity of politicians has simply enabled mass shootings. It’s time for a new approach to gun violence.
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Beyond Big Brother

Beyond Big Brother | this curious life | Scoop.it
When we think about the surveillance state we think of books like Nineteen Eighty Four. But the idea of being watched has moved on—today we are not just victims, but often active participants.
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Growing a penis at 12: the 'Guevedoce' boys of the Dominican Republic

Growing a penis at 12: the 'Guevedoce' boys of the Dominican Republic | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists and BBC presenter travelled to the Dominican Republic to meet the 'Guevedoce' males who do not grow a penis until puberty
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Fish chutney answers Bangladesh malnutrition problem

Fish chutney answers Bangladesh malnutrition problem | this curious life | Scoop.it
Small fish could be the simple solution to chronic malnutrition and stunting in Bangladeshi women and children.
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July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says - BBC News

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says - BBC News | this curious life | Scoop.it
July was the hottest month on Earth since records began in 1880, according to US scientists.
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Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist

Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist | this curious life | Scoop.it
Go ahead and smell your bread and eat it too.
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Health of Australians suffering as government again fails to address climate change – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Health of Australians suffering as government again fails to address climate change – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
The health cost of continuing to ignore climate change and burn fossil fuels are huge. The government is failing in its responsibility to care for its citizens.
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One chart that explains Alphabet, Google's new parent company

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Blindsided: Michael Lynagh

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Rugby Union great Michael Lynagh had plenty of pressure to deal with in his playing years. In April 2012, however, Michael was really under pressure when a burst vertebral artery caused a stroke - as he puts it, 'blindsiding' him. Indeed, it almost killed him.
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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit | this curious life | Scoop.it
"Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills."
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Anonymous Reveals Full List Of Alleged KKK Members

Anonymous Reveals Full List Of Alleged KKK Members | this curious life | Scoop.it
"The reality is that racism usually does NOT wear a hood but it does permeate our culture on every level."
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Welcome To The Cloud Hospital, Where Big Data Takes On Mysterious Medical Conditions

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Medical researchers are pooling their data to find diagnoses and cures for patients with extremely rare and sometimes undiscovered diseases.
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Scientists find sugar, alcohol on Comet Lovejoy

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Scientists have identified two complex organic molecules on a comet for the first time.
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How algorithms shape our world

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We live in a world run by algorithms, computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us. In this riveting, funny talk, Kevin Slavin shows how modern algorithms determine stock prices, espionage tactics, even the movies you watch. But, he asks: If we depend on complex algorithms to manage our daily decisions -- when do we start to lose control?
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Scientists Build Virtual Human Using 5,000 Slices Of A Dead Woman [PHOTOS]

Scientists Build Virtual Human Using 5,000 Slices Of A Dead Woman [PHOTOS] | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists part of the “Visible Human Project” build a virtual human after cutting 5,000 slices of a woman cadaver.
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Rest ink peace: Nonprofit preserves deceased members' tattoos - Fox News

Rest ink peace: Nonprofit preserves deceased members' tattoos - Fox News | this curious life | Scoop.it
Talk to anyone who’s gotten a tattoo, and chances are they’ll say their ink is a meaningful work of art.
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Clothes optional in remote WA oasis

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A man who lives in one of the most remote places in Australia, only accessible by boat or helicopter, considers the future of his iconic homestead.
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Inquiry recommends shake-up of care system

A Senate inquiry has recommended a shake-up of the out-of-home care system amid fears for the safety of children.
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Western guts have lower bacterial diversity

Western guts have lower bacterial diversity | this curious life | Scoop.it
Our western lifestyle, hygiene and diet may reduce the diversity of important gut bacteria.
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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 New Year's...
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IBM's Watson could learn how to identify cancer and heart disease from X-rays and MRI scans

IBM's Watson could learn how to identify cancer and heart disease from X-rays and MRI scans | this curious life | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson, the artificially intelligent...
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