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How To Watch This Weekend's Mysterious Geminids Meteor Shower
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, history, humans, meteors, research, science, scientists, study, world )

Caree
- 6 days ago - msn.com
This weekend is the last major meteor shower of the year -- the Geminids meteor shower -- and experts suspect it will be quite a show. The best time to watch will be coming up this weekend when the sky will come alive with hundreds of shooting stars ...
Humans May First Have Learned to Harness Fire in Israel 350,000 Years Ago
Science & Tech  (tags: Israel, fire )

Barbara
- 4 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Israeli researchers help pinpoint habitual, intentional use of heat in ancient Levant after uncovering material from cave near Haifa
Genes Reveal Histories of Bird Origins, Feathers, Flight and Song
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, birds, discovery, genome biology, interesting, research, scientists, study, world )

Kathy
- 6 days ago - ecology.com
The genomes of modern birds tell a story: Today's winged rulers of the skies emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else 66 million years ago.
Psychologists and Torture
Science & Tech  (tags: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Psychology, Ethics, APA, Torture, CIA, Rendition, Detention, Interrogation Group, Contractors, James Risen )

Judy
- 7 days ago - psychologytoday.com
A post-9/11 change in the APA's ethics code introduced the Nuremberg defense into American psychology--following lawful orders was an acceptable reason to violate professional ethics.
Israeli Cave Offers Clues About When Humans Mastered Fire
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - news.sciencemag.org
Mastering fire was one of the most important developments in human prehistory. But it's also one of the hardest to pin down, with different lines of evidence pointing to different timelines...
Protect Unique and Endangered Toad Species
Science & Tech  (tags: endangered, conservation )

Julie
- 6 days ago - animalpetitions.org
Protect unique and endangered toad species in Wyoming for more land for their habitat.
US Woefully Unprepared for Major Sun Storm - Report
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A study by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims up to 100 million Americans could lose electrical power in the event of a magnetic space storm, which would knock out the electric grid and cause other infrastructure to fail.
Recent Luxor Discoveries Include Tomb Inside Ramesseum
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - english.ahram.org.eg
Two important discoveries in Luxor by French archaeological missions were announced by the Egyptian antiquities ministry on Friday.
Is There a Parallel Universe That's Moving Backwards in Time?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, physics, Big Bang, universe, space, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 5 days ago - iflscience.com
Time, as we understand it, moves from the past to the future irreversibly. But now, an international trio of theoretical physicists is suggesting that there's more than one future.
Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - livescience.com
The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies
Arctic Sea Ice Volume Holds Up in 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, environment, globalwarming, humans, wildlife, science, water )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe's Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.
Earth- New Horned Dinosaur Found in US
Science & Tech  (tags: Horned Dinosaur, Montana, USA )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.com
A skull found in Montana, US belongs to the earliest known horned dinosaur species in North America, The horned dinosaur (neoceratopsian) dates from the Early Cretaceous period in North America and has been named Aquilops americanus by scientists.
Danish Bronze Age Glass Beads Traced to Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - sciencenordic.com
An international collaboration between Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux (IRAMAT) at Orléans, France, has resulted in a sensational discovery about the trade...
Earth's Water Most Likely Not From Comets
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, nasa, science, research, space )

Mitchell
- 4 days ago - skyandtelescope.com
Information gleaned from the Rosetta Spacecraft indicate that the water vapor coming from Comet 67P has a different Deuterium/Hydrogen signature than Earth's water.
What Causes Coronary Heart Disease?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, health, coronary heart disease )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is arguably the the UK's biggest killer. CHD develops when the blood supply to the muscles and tissues of the heart becomes obstructed by the build-up of fatty materials inside the walls of the coronary arteries.
 

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