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Ancient 'Paint Factory' Unearthed

The kits used by humans 100,000 years ago to make paint have been found at the famous archaeological site of Blombos Cave in South....

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Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code

The study, published September 16 in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that an organism's "epigenetic" code -- an extra layer of biochemical....

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Habits Form When Brainwaves Slow Down

Habits may be difficult to change, but now at least we have an insight into how they form. As rats....

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The Biggest Physics Discovery in the Century?

A team of physicists working with a 1300-metric-ton particle detector called the OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus) believe they have tracked neutrinos traveling roughly 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light....

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Engineers Can Build a Low-Carbon World if We Let Them

Engineers know there is so much more that we could do. While the world's politicians have been....

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'Flying carpet' of Conductive Plastic Takes Flight

A miniature magic carpet made of plastic has taken flight in a laboratory at Princeton University.

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Red Wine Ingredient Resveratrol Stops Breast Cancer Growth, Study Suggests

A new research report appearing in the October 2011 issue of The FASEB Journal shows that resveratrol, the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, stops breast cancer cells from....

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Is Extreme Weather a Consequence of Climate Change?

Is Extreme Weather a Consequence of Climate Change?

Events of extreme weather have long been news worthy, but now those events are being accompanied by a question: “Is this a consequence of climate change"....?

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Heal Thyself: Meditate

Trials looking at the effects of meditation have mostly been small, but they have suggested a range of benefits. There is some evidence that....

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Existence of Free Will Is Called into Question

An experiment carried out by John-Dylan Haynes in 2007 has neuroscientists and philosophers up in arms about whether free will exists. Haynes, a neuroscientist at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, argues that consciousness of a decision may just be a biochemical afterthought.

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