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Stonehenge: Bones of 14 High-Status Women Reveals Gender Equality 5000 Years Ago

Stonehenge: Bones of 14 High-Status Women Reveals Gender Equality 5000 Years Ago

Scientists at Stonehenge made a startling discovery about the ancient megaliths, published by a leading archaeological journal this month, that changes the way historians view the mysterious ancient societies in what is now England, societies that made Stonehenge the center of their religious and social lives. “In almost every depiction of Stonehenge by artists and TV re-enactors we see lots of men,” …

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News Species Of Tarantula Named After Music Legend Johnny Cash

News Species Of Tarantula Named After Music Legend Johnny Cash

Scientists scouring the fields of Folsom, California found a new kind of black tarantula which they have named after Johnny Cash, the US music legend who sang of the jailhouse blues. The eight-legged creature named Aphonopelma johnnycashi is all black, the way Cash often dressed when he strummed his guitar and sang songs like “The Man in Black” and “Folsom …

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Genetic Engineering: UK Researchers Given Okay to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Genetic Engineering: UK Researchers Given Okay to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

British scientists have been given the green light to genetically modify human embryos, for the first time in the nation’s history. The landmark decision means scientists will now be allowed to alter the DNA of embryos, for research purposes only. It remains illegal for these genetically altered embryos to be implanted in a woman. It is hoped the experiments will improve our …

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Oxitec Fights Zika Virus With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Oxitec Fights Zika Virus With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the past week, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the recent Zika virus outbreak by now. The virus, which is currently spreading across the Americas, has been linked to a rare birth defect known as microencephaly, a condition in which infants are born with abnormally small heads and brains. Since the outbreak, there’s been a …

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Earth’s Head-On Collision With Forming Planet Theia Gave Birth to Moon, Study Says

Earth's Head-On Collision With Forming Planet Theia Gave Birth to Moon, Study Says

A violent, head-on collision between the Earth and a forming planet 4.5 billion years ago created the Moon, claim researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), suggesting that this massive crash likely resulted in bsimilar chemical composition of both the Earth and the Moon. Scientists know about this high-speed crash but many thought the Earth collided with the forming …

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VIDEO 30th Anniversary: How the Challenger Disaster Changed NASA

VIDEO 30th Anniversary: How the Challenger Disaster Changed NASA

Much like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, or the morning of September 11, 2001, most Americans remember where they were when they heard the news of the Challenger disaster. It was NASA’s first in-flight tragedy. Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 28, 1986. Shortly after liftoff, the space shuttle’s external fuel tank collapsed, causing what …

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Researchers Publish New Findings About How Schizophrenia Develops

Researchers Publish New Findings About How Schizophrenia Develops

For the first time, scientists have pinned down a molecular process in the brain that helps trigger schizophrenia. The researchers involved in the landmadrk study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Nature, say the discovery of this new genetic pathway likely reveals what goes wrong neurologically in a young person diagnosed with the devastating disorder. The study marks a …

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Should Americans Worry About Zika Virus?

Should Americans Worry About Zika Virus?

The Arkansas Department of Health (DOH) today announced that a resident had tested positive for Zika virus, joining at least a dozen other cases of Zika found thus far in the U.S. This announcement is certain to scare many. Zika has all the elements of yet another runaway epidemic, including staggering case counts and devastating complications. However, in the alarming news from …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Literally Schools B.o.B for Thinking Earth Is Flat

Rapper B.o.B is certainly outta his mind this time. He recently went on a twitter tirade, spamming his followers with YouTube conspiracy videos, some over two hours long. He was so far lost in this conspiracy that he began tweeting things like, “A lot of people are turned off by the phrase ‘flat earth’ but there’s no way.” He wrote …

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NASA Releases Stunning Satellite Image Of The Blizzard From Space

NASA Releases Stunning Satellite Image Of The Blizzard From Space

A breathtaking photo taken from space shows just how big the blizzard swirling across the eastern U.S. really is. The image, snapped overnight by NASA and NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite, shows the storm system stretching from Texas to the western edge of Virginia, while the bright lights of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York glimmer in the distance, soon to be overtaken by snow. …

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