science

Nazi Meteorite Statue Discovery!

Ernst Schafer and his expedition of SS members must have believed they'd hit the quasi-spiritual cosmic jackpot when they discovered the Iron Man statue to the god Vaisravana in 1938. Particularly...

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NASA Deep Space Image

Astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind’s deepest-ever view of the universe....

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Live Long and Whimper: Castration increases Longevity

The chance of living beyond the age of 100 was up to 130 times greater for Korean eunuchs than it is for uncastrated men in developed countries...

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Jurassic Bark: Return of the Prehistoric Forest

Global climate change means that recently discovered ancient forests in Canada's extreme north could one day return. aleomagentic analysis involves looking at how the Earth's magnetic field has...

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Welfare Greed

A Danish researcher has compared two of the most different welfare systems in the western world. Despite the differences, the research shows surprising similarities in the way in which people in the...

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Crustaceans Remake Finding Nemo (sorta)

With sea ice in the Arctic melting to record lows in summer months, marine animals living there face dramatic changes to their environment. Yet some crustaceans, previously thought to spend their...

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Extreme Winters: Advance Warning

Severe UK winters, like the 'big freeze' of 2009/10, can now be better forecast months in advance using the Met Office's latest model. A new study, published today, Friday 14 September, in IOP...

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Hot as Hell, But Where’s the Hottest?

"This investigation demonstrates that, because of continued improvements in meteorology and climatology, researchers can now reanalyze past weather records in much more detail and with greater...

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Disgusting! Sexual Arousal Makes Us Less Squeamish

Well, we've all done things in the heat of passion that, in other circumstances, would seem a touch yucky (now give that hairbrush a good wash, madam). Actually, in the cold light of morning, the...

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Gut Feeling. Surgeons Leave 4000 Objects Inside Patients

The swab, which was boring its way into the rectum, was clearly visible on a CT scan. Removal of the swab resolved her symptoms. Well, here's a word for you: 'gossypium'. And it refers to the...

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Trickle Up

Exceptional upward mobility in the US is a myth, international studies show. ...

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LEDs winning Energy Race.

Today's light-emitting diode light bulbs have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps. And that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and manufacturing methods...

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Reusing London’s Olympic Drug Labs

London Olympics anti-doping labs set for first-of-a-kind repurposing...

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Soon Come: Male birth control on the way.

Attention men: The day may be coming soon when you can take your own birth control pill with no side effects, according to a study done by a group of scientists that includes a Texas A&M University...

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Sex and Women, It’s a Magazine Thing. Or not.

"Our results suggest that the complex and sometimes conflicting representations of female sexuality proliferating in the mass media and popular culture could potentially have both empowering and...

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Apple iPod Touch and Adult Autism

Amsterdam, NL, September 3, 2012 – Only 15% of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States have some form of paid work. Difficulties related to cognition, behavior,...

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Glass Half Full?

The speed at which an alcoholic beverage is drunk will influence the level of intoxication experienced, and also the number of drinks consumed in a single drinking session. Therefore, slowing...

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The ‘Buffy Effect’ and Violent Media

"Positive depictions of women challenge negative stereotypes even when the content includes sexuality and violence. In this way Ferguson reminds us that viewers often process popular media portrayals...

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Making a Cult of Yourself: Hubbard Vs Crowley [Conclusion]

The last years of Hubbard’s life saw him deposed as leader and reduced to a figurehead in a de facto coup, led by young scientologists who had actually been born into the cult. Their argument being...

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Fringe, It’s Quatertastic!

Insectoid Martian colonizers buried for millions of years under an East End tube station, hauntings by ghosts of extra-terrestrials, biological food vats that turn out to be alien life forms...

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Hubbardites Vs Crowleyites Pt 3

If the current management of the Church of Scientology were not so keen to airbrush all aspects of its founder’s life and work we would have a much clearer idea of his motives for infiltrating...

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Sexy Sea Slugs Take the Pain

They keep having sex even when they don't need to for reproductive purposes. They keep on having sex despite the act being 'an extravagant ritual that involves a syringe-like penile appendage that...

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Turmeric: Virus Killer

"I know this works. I know it works because I have seen it happen in real life," Narayanan says. "I eat it every day. I make it a point of adding it to vegetables I cook. Every single day."...

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Women’s Professional Football Challenges

Carter also states that societal beliefs about women's bodies affect the way they deal with pain and injuries. "While visible injuries on the field are dealt with similarly through a culture of...

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Healthy Sperm? It’s all in the nuts

Some studies have suggested that human semen quality has declined in industrialized nations, possibly due to pollution, poor lifestyle habits, and/or an increasingly Western-style diet....

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Extra Terrestrial Life, on Earth?

Results from an expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals have provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer space....

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Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

People idealize mature morphological traits like heavier body size when they experience an environmental threat such as stress....

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Playmates: How playfulness attracts partners

playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating preferences by signaling positive qualities to potential long-term mates. Just as birds display bright plumage or coloration, men may...

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Sleep Deprivation Makes Complex Tasks More Difficult

Lack of sleep makes you slower and a bit useless at complex tasks? Doh! Anyone with a newborn can tell you that. The phenomenon is not universally accepted though, at least not amongst those whose...

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An Olympic Damper: How Rubbish Humans Really Are at Sports

Slower, Lower, Weaker. Well, we can’t use the proper Olympics motto in a Trebuchet news item, lest we get lynched by a team of predatory lawyers hellbent on protecting the copyright phrases and...

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