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'Oldest Intact Shipwreck Known To Mankind' Found In Depths Of Black Sea
NPR The vessel dates back 2,400 years to the days of ancient Greece. "This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient... 1 hour
Current mix of soil bacteria and climate conditions 50 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug deeply into that relationship. A new study suggests... 3 hours
Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach
PHYS.ORG Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to about 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel whose... 5 hours
ALMA maps Europa's temperature
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Researchers connect the current mix of soil bacteria to climate conditions from 50 years ago
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Mercury Capsule Exhibit to Preview Cosmosphere Satellite Location
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Non-native plants in homeowners' yards endanger wildlife, researchers report
PHYS.ORG Human-dominated landscapes are one of the most rapidly expanding and least-understood ecosystems on Earth. Historically, in urban areas, landowners convert native plant communities into habitats dominated by non-native species. While... 8 hours
Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain... 11 hours
World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea
PHYS.ORG An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck, researchers said on Tuesday. 11 hours
Dead Sea Scroll Fragments in Museum of the Bible Are Fake
LIVE SCIENCE These aren't ancient pieces of the biblical text but rather modern forgeries. 24 hours
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
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Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland-led research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavours, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
Flint water crisis is the most egregious example of environmental injustice, says researcher
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'First Man': A New Vision of the Apollo 11 Mission to Set Foot on the Moon
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Brazil recovers ancient human fossil fragments from burnt Rio museum
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Exquisitely Preserved Lungs from 120 Million Years Ago Stun Scientists Studying Early Bird
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Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum
REUTERS The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through... 4 days
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In a first, scientists spot what may be lungs in an ancient bird fossil
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Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude
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Ancient Andean genomes show distinct adaptations to farming and altitude
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A curious branch of plankton evolution
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Ancient Sea Monsters Swallowed a Lot of Salty Water. This Is How They Got Rid of It.
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Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' in 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks
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An ancient child’s ‘vampire burial’ included steps to prevent resurrection
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MIT The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the... 1 week
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LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists in China have uncovered the tomb of a 900-year-old "Grand Lady," along with various artifacts, such as the remains of a model house. 1 week
Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy
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