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Neanderthals were not less intelligent than modern humans, scientists find
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Researchers say there is no evidence that modern humans' cognitive superiority led to demise of Neanderthals ...[Read more]
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Coldest star ever found spotted by NASA infrared telescope
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US astronomers announced Friday that they have discovered a star-like celestial body that is thought to be as frigid as the coldest regions on Earth. Scientists eventually determined that the star’s temperature fluctuates between negative 54 degrees and ...[Read more]
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Water was flowing on Mars 200,000 years ago
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New research has suggested that water was flowing across the surface of Mars some 200,000 years ago. The nature of rock formations in a Mars crater suggests the sediment deposits and channels it contained were formed by '€˜recent'€™ flowing water. ...[Read more]
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Shocking Study Shows Tamiflu Does Not Have Any Effect on Swine Flu
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Researchers for the Cochrane Collaboration have discovered that Tamiflu has no effect in preventing children from succumbing to influenza. In adults, Tamiflu was shown to reduce symptoms of influenza; however “no proof people taking Tamiflu were less ...[Read more]
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How a child’s food preferences begin in the womb
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Tests have shown that what a woman eats during her pregnancy is easily detectable in her amniotic fluid, and the foetus develops a taste for familiar flavours ...[Read more]
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Jesus€™ wife€™ papyrus not a modern forgery, scientific tests say
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Scientists now say that an antiquated piece of papyrus containing an excerpt concerning the alleged wife of Jesus Christ is not in fact a forgery. According to the results of a carbon dating test just now released, the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wif ...[Read more]
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15-second delay€™ in Brain shields us from hallucinogenic experience, says research
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Scientists have revealed the human brain has a 15-second lag that helps stabilize incoming visual information, which we don'€™t notice bombarding us in the course of our everyday lives. ...[Read more]
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A new model of empathy: the rat
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A study carried out by AAAS shows that rats chose to free the imprisoned rats rather than eating food placed near the cage, which suggests that the rats show compassion, primarily a trait seen only in primates. Researchers at the University of Chicago per ...[Read more]
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Vibration may help heal chronic wounds
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Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of th ...[Read more]
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Scientists Probe Human Nature–and Discover We Are Good, After All
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A new set of studies provides compelling data allowing us to analyze human nature not through a philosopher’s kaleidoscope or a TV producer’s camera, but through the clear lens of science. These studies were carried out by a diverse group of researche ...[Read more]
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Study finds astronauts’ hearts become more spherical in space
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New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiolo ...[Read more]
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