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Friday, November 16, 2012

Oldest Spear Points Date to 500,000 Years

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A collaborative study involving researchers at Arizona State University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Cape Town found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan 1 – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. This study, “Evidence for Early Hafted Hunting Technology,” is published in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Science.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/16 at 09:14 AM
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

In vitro fertilization may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a new UCLA study.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/24 at 11:15 AM
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Friday, October 05, 2012

Abortion Rates Plummet with Free Birth Control

Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62 percent to 78 percent over the national rate, a new study shows.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/05 at 02:29 PM
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Tool for CSI? Geographic Software Maps Distinctive Features Inside Bones

A common type of geographic mapping software offers a new way to study human remains

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/26 at 02:10 PM
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Midlife Fitness Staves Off Chronic Disease at End of Life

Being physically fit during your 30s, 40s, and 50s not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness, investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/28 at 11:00 AM
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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Nearly 15 Percent of Work Email Is Gossip

According to some estimates, the average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day. About one out of every seven of those messages, says a new study from Georgia Tech, can be called gossip. Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert of the School of Interactive Computing examined hundreds of thousands of emails from the former Enron corporation and found that 14.7 percent of the emails qualify as office scuttlebutt.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/07 at 11:44 AM
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mosquitoes Fly in Rain Thanks to Low Mass

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Even rain can’t deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Georgia Tech researchers determined this using high-speed videography.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/05 at 11:06 AM
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Friday, June 01, 2012

NASA’s Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-on Collision with Andromeda Galaxy

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NASA astronomers announced they can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It’s likely the Sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/01 at 08:35 AM
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mathematicians Can Conjure Matter Waves Inside an Invisible Hat

An international team of mathematicians has devised an amplifier that can boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 05/29 at 02:18 PM
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Moderate Weight Loss Reduces Hormones Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce risk of breast cancer

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/24 at 10:01 AM
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