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  • Were Ancient Child Skulls Gifts to the Lake Gods?

    Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods. The children's skulls were discovered encircling the perimeter of ancient villages around lakes in Switzerland and Germany. Though the children probably weren't human sacrifices…

    LiveScience.com
  • Korean Mummy's Hernia Diagnosed 300 Years Later

    An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the middle-age man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study. The mummy, only discovered last year, had been buried in a royal tomb of Korea's Chosun (or Joseon) Dynasty in Andong, a…

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  • Adélie Penguin Census Shows Seabirds Are Thriving

    For the first time, researchers have counted all the world's Adélie penguins—a sprightly seabird considered a bellwether of climate change—and discovered that millions of them are thriving in and around ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

    Associated Press
  • Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain

    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease. The late-stage trial involved 10,275 healthy…

    Reuters
  • Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.

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  • Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said on Friday. British and Indian researchers said the…

    Reuters
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    Scientists May Have Found The Brain's On/Off Switch

    According to scientists, there is research showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness. Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe for the first time a way to switch off consciousness by electrically…

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  • Here’s Another Thing About the Birds and the Bees—Pesticides Are Killing Both

    A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggests that a dramatic drop in populations of farmland birds in the Netherlands is likely tied to the use of neonicotinoids—the same class of systemic pesticide implicated in honeybee population declines. David Goulson, a professor at the…

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  • Commercial space race: US lags Europe

    The space race has moved on from the battle between Cold War rivals, to a contest between companies to get ahead in the commercial space market.

    CNBC
  • Feel It In Your Bones? Back Pain Not Linked with Weather

    Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain. Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia, who went to the doctor within a few days of…

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    How Does Remote Control Contraceptive Work? - DNews

    There are many methods of birth control, and most of them are very effective. What if you could control your birth control with a remote? Laci reports on a new form of birth control that allows users to turn your birth control off with the click of a button!

    DNews
  • Science As Art: Soundscapes, Light Boxes and Microscopes (Op-Ed)

    These questions lie at the heart of the work of visual artist Patricia Olynyk. I had some interest in science, but I didn't really have access to labs or to teaching art and science until I got a full-time position at the University of Michigan in 1999.

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  • Research shows Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused lesions in fish: scientists

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition. "We matched up the oil in the livers and flesh with…

    Reuters
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  • Don't Be Fooled: IBM Isn't Leaving The Silicon Business

    Ten years from now, computing will require fundamentally new systems that have yet to be invented. IBM wants to be on the forefront, and to get there, the company is investing $3 billion now.

    Forbes
  • The First Female Astronomer

    In 2009 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held its general assembly in Rio de Janeiro. Of the 2,109 participants, 667 (or 31.6 percent) were women. Indeed, in recent years, the fraction of women among astronomers has been growing continuously. But who is considered to have been the first…

    Huffington Post
  • Regeneron Picked a Heck of a Day to Announce Good News

    With stocks selling off and biotech giants like Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Biogen Idec (BIIB) falling, Regeneron (REGN) picked a heck of a day to deliver good news. The biotech giant and its partner Sanofi ...

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  • 7 Easy Ways to Save Water This Summer (Op-Ed)

    Peter Lehner is executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This Op-Ed is adapted from one that appeared on the NRDC blog Switchboard.

    LiveScience.com
  • Implanting the World's Smallest Pacemaker, Inside the Heart

    Dr. John Hummel is a cardiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and a consultant for Medtronic, which is funding the research. For years, she suffered from atrial fibrillation : Her heart was frequently slowing despite medication and other treatments to restore rhythm. 

    LiveScience.com
  • Private Team's Attempt to Move Vintage NASA Probe Hits Snag

    The quest to rescue a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft will go on for at least another day, as a private group controlling the probe achieved only partial success with an engine firing Tuesday (July 8). The private team operating NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft (ISEE-3) aimed to…

    SPACE.com
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