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Dogs Prefer Petting Over Praise
Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, petting, verbal praise, Canine Science )

BarbCat
- 5 days ago - blog.theanimalrescuesite.com
According to a new study by the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University and published in the journal Behavioural Processes, dogs would rather be petted than receive vocal praise.
Virtual Autopsy Reveals What King Tut Really Looked Like
Science & Tech  (tags: King Tut, virtual autopsy, technology, science, world, discovery )

Nancy
- 3 days ago - msn.com
Ancient Egypt's most famous Pharaoh wasn't as attractive as his reputation made him out to be.
Are We There Yet? Scientists Prepare for Change of Epoch
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropocene, Human Impact, Environment, Epochs, International Geological Congress )

Brian
- 4 days ago - morningticker.com
"Scientists from around the world met this week to decide whether to call time on the Holocene epoch after 11,700 years and begin a new geological age called the Anthropocene - to reflect humankind's deep impact on the planet."
Who Owns the Moon?
Science & Tech  (tags: Moon, space exploration, treaties, land ownership, pioneers, colonies, settlement )

Freya
- 5 days ago - phys.org
Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on colonising celestial bodies such as the moon and Mars, both becoming central hubs for our further...
Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Breeding, Artificial Selection, Selecting Traits, Human Directed Evolution, Food Crops, Corn, Watermelon, Peaches, Infographic )

Brian
- 6 days ago - vox.com
"Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste."
Iconic 2,500 Year Old Siberian Princess 'Died From Breast Cancer', Reveals MRI Scan
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 6 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Studies of the mummified Ukok 'princess' - named after the permafrost plateau in the Altai Mountains where her remains were found - have already brought extraordinary advances in our understanding of the rich and ingenious Pazyryk culture
Hubble Space Telescope's Greatest Hits
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, tech, nasa, space, astronomy, discovery, photos )

Giana
- 1 day ago - telegraph.co.uk
The Hubble Space Telescope's launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope. Our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same.
3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - foxnews.com
In 1958, archaeologists were digging through the ruins of a burned Iron Age citadel called Hasanlu in northwestern Iran when they pulled a spectacular, albeit crushed, golden bowl from the layers of destruction
Tarim Basin in China - Mummies of Proto-Slavs 4000 Years Old
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - slavorum.org
The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang, China, which date from 1900 BCE to 200 CE. Some of the mummies are frequently associated with the presence of the Indo-European Tocharian languages
Is This the World's Oldest Secret Code?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The Idol is the oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated as having been constructed approximately 9,500 years ago, and preserved as if in a time capsule in a peat bog on the western fringe of Siberian. Expert Svetlana Savchenko, chief keeper
Arkaim Ancient Settlement in Russia Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - slavorum.org
Russian archaeologists have unearthed some ancient and virtually unknown settlements, which they believe were built by the original Aryan race about 4,000 years ago. Ancient Aryan settlement in Russia discovered.
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors: Part Of America's Long-Term Energy Future?
Science & Tech  (tags: US, energy policy, energy, carbon emissions, reducing emissions, molten salt reactors, thorium, clean energy, #futureofenergy )

Brian
- 2 days ago - forbes.com
"China is forging ahead with plans to have both liquid and solid fuel salt-cooled test reactors by 2017, while India is also evaluating the technology (especially reactors powered by thorium - which it possesses in abundance)."
Australian Rock Art Is Threatened By a Lack of Conservation
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - theconversation.com
Australian rock art is under threat from both natural and cultural forces impacting on sites. But what saddens me the most is that there is so much government lethargy in Australia when it comes to documenting and protecting Australia's rock art.
1,300 Year Old Ski Discovered in Norway
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - medievalists.net
As glaciers in Norway melted this summer, 390 artefacts dating back to over 6,000 years ago have emerged from the ice. This includes a 1,300 year old ski, a rune stick and ancient arrows.
Siding Spring Comet To Skim Mars At 120,000mph
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, nasa, NewTechnology, space, tech, technology, world )

Linda
- 5 days ago - news.sky.com
As the Siding Spring comet hurtles past the Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity rovers will capture spectacular image
 

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