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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Do you know where each of your toes are? This may seem a bizarre question, but a surprising study Monday suggests you may not.
The oldest signs of heavy metal pollution caused by human activity, dating from the early Stone Age, have been found in caves in Spain and Gibraltar, officials said Monday.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Captive snake with no male partner gives birth — again
For the second time in two years, a captive snake in the U.S. has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Computers do not noticeably improve school pupils' academic results and can even hamper performance, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report said Tuesday that looked at the impact of technology in classrooms across the globe.
Monday, September 14, 2015
An archaeological survey to clear the way for construction near a mall has unearthed thousands of stone tools crafted at least 10,000 years ago.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Pluto pics show jumbled mountains, possible dunes
The spigot has opened again, and Pluto pictures are pouring in once more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Amazing discovery uncovered by pair caving
Jagged rocks hooked into Steven Tucker's overalls as he squeezed through a crack deep in a subterranean cave. Upon emerging at the other end, he saw he was in a chamber dripping with stalactites. Then his headlamp shone onto a bone. Then more bones, and half of a skull.
Caffeine trade thrived in ancient America, according to study
More than 1,000 years before coffeehouse chains, caffeine was an international market mover, with ancient civilizations trading holly and cacao-based chocolate beverages between what is now modern-day Mexico, the Southwest and the South, according to a new study.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.
Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative: study
A species of remarkably faithful penguins may have found the secret to monogamy -- plenty of time spent very far apart.
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