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  • Jesus' House? 1st-Century Structure May Be Where He Grew Up

    Jesus' hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. It was first uncovered in the 1880s, by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent, but it wasn't until 2006 that archaeologists led…

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  • Exclusive: Guinea says Ebola patients sent home after botched blood tests

    By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Health officials botched more than 20 Ebola blood tests in January and February which led to the release of at least four positive patients, two of whom later died, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator and other health officials told Reuters. Five health officials and…

    Reuters
  • Google, Stanford say big data is key to deep learning for drug discovery

    A team of researchers from Stanford University and Google have released a paper highlighting a deep learning approach they say shows promise in the field of drug discovery. What they found, essentially, is ...

    Gigaom
  • Galaxy S6 and 4 Things You Need to Know From the Mobile World Congress

    The Mobile World Congress begins today, but that didn't stop some of the biggest technology companies in the world from showing off their new devices over the weekend.

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    NASA Releases New Photos Showing Strange Lights on Dwarf Planet Ceres

    A NASA spacecraft that's nearing dwarf planet Ceres has returned new images showing the mysterious lights that have scientists scratching their heads. The images, released in the form of a GIF on the website for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, show at least two strange lights shining brightly as…

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  • Mass Grave Found Under Parisian Supermarket

    Archaeologists have made a strange and rather gruesome discovery under a supermarket in central Paris: an ancient mass grave containing the skeletal remains of more than 200 people.The grave came to light after theMonoprix supermarket company called on the French National Institute for Preventive…

    Huffington Post
  • EU gives member states right block GM crops

    The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority. The 28 EU member states on ...

    Associated Press
  • SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    Throughout history, the exploration of new frontiers has yielded economic bounties in the forms of resources, living space, military advantage, and scientific research.Today, our new frontiers lie in space, which humanity must eventually colonize for minerals, energy and new homelands. As Carl…

    TechCrunch
  • Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'

    Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies…

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  • U.S. science probe nears unexplored dwarf planet Ceres

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA science satellite on Friday will wrap up a 7-1/2-year journey to Ceres, an unexplored dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said on Monday. Ceres, namesake of the Roman goddess of agriculture, is already…

    Reuters
  • California Drought Linked to Human-Caused Warming

    In parched California, rainfall patterns are essentially the same as they were 120 years ago, but humans have made it warmer and that added heat is driving the state's crippling drought, according to a new study by climate scientists. According the latest study, warm temperatures dry out soils and…

    Wochit
  • How scientists are fighting antibiotic resistance

    Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentieth century, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to have saved 200 million lives and counting), rendering a ...

    Gigaom
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  • Scientists Believe They've Found The Smallest Life On Earth

    So, this is about as small as life can get.Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have captured the first detailed microscopic images of so-called "ultra-small bacteria" that are believed to represent the lowest size limit possible for life…

    Huffington Post
  • Mystery Woman Buried Near Richard III

    Archaeologists found a lead coffin buried in the ruins of an English medieval church, just feet from the grave of British King Richard III. When they opened the tomb, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. She was interred sometime in the late 13th or 14th century, before…

    LiveScience.com
  • Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting. HIV-1, which causes…

    Reuters
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Dirt-Watching NASA Satellite Deploys Giant Space Antenna (Video)

    A recently launched NASA satellite has just deployed a giant antenna in space. The huge tool will help scientists collect unprecedented data that could help craft better weather forecasts around the world. The space agency's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft (SMAP) is tasked with beaming back…

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