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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece in hopes of new treasure
Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artifacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed.
How to be Emirati in a sea of foreign influence
Think of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf and what springs to mind? Billowing white robes against desert dunes, camel racing and falconry or futuristic buildings needling skywards?
One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected, U.S. space agency researchers said Thursday.
As the morning sun rises over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, men and women dig holes for tourists who want to bury themselves in the sand.
Lego caves in to Greenpeace, axes Shell deal
The world's largest toymaker Lego caved in to pressure Thursday from a hugely successful Greenpeace campaign targeting a deal with oil giant Shell and linking the iconic plastic bricks to catastrophic Arctic oil spills.
Friday, October 10, 2014
London cafes in the toilet as land prices soar in UK capital
With spiraling land prices turning even the darkest corners of London into potential goldmines, the city's forgotten spaces, including 19th-century public toilets, are blossoming into restaurants, cafes and boutiques.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Many U.S. coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become “chronic” in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.
Two spacewalking astronauts moved an old, broken pump into permanent storage Tuesday, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Japan, US physicists win Nobel for LEDs
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones.
In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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