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It's Really Richard

It’s Really Richard

Battled-scarred bones found under an English parking lot two years ago really do belong to the medieval King Richard III, according to a new analysis of genetic and genealogical evidence. "The evidence is overwhelming that these are indeed the remains of Richard III," University of Leicester gene

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Oldest Water on Earth Discovered

Oldest Water on Earth Discovered

Scientists have discovered the oldest water yet found on Earth, dating back to at least 1.5 billion years, in a Canadian mine. The discovery, made under the Timmins mine in Ontario, is important for understanding life on Earth and Mars, researchers said. Dr Greg Holland, of Lancaster Environme

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Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

A rhesus macaque walks with the aid of a pneumatically powered exoskeleton controlled by a computer reading signals from electrodes implanted in the monkey’s motor cortex. Miguel Nicolelis and colleagues at Duke University are developing similar devices that could allow paralyzed humans to walk ag

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Creepy Deep-Sea Anglerfish Captured in Rare Video

Creepy Deep-Sea Anglerfish Captured in Rare Video

An underwater robot exploring the deep seas captured the first video footage ever of a creepy-looking anglerfish — a creature that looks so menacing it is sometimes called the "black seadevil." Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were using a remotely operated

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'Magic Islands' Appear on Saturn's Moon Titan

‘Magic Islands’ Appear on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Two new "magic islands" have joined one reported last year on Saturn's giant moon Titan, Cassini spacecraft observations showed on Monday. The features add to a puzzling vanishing act playing out on the frozen world's seas. Since Cassini first arrived at Saturn in 2004, its photos of Titan have rev

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Krithi's quest: help people and wildlife to coexist in India

Krithi’s quest: help people and wildlife to coexist in India

Krithi Karanth spends most of her time trudging through the dense forests and grasslands of India. The young, petite Dr. Karanth has become a torchbearer for wildlife conservation in India, having worked on more than 25 projects while visiting remote villages and wildlife parks. Karanth, an a

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Stone Age Axe Found Deliberately Stuck Into Earth

Stone Age Axe Found Deliberately Stuck Into Earth

Archaeologists in southern Denmark have unearthed a 5,500-year-old axe with the handle still attached. The axe was deliberately jammed into what used to be the seabed during the Stone Age. The finding was made during an archaeological survey for the construction of the Femern Belt link, an immers

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1,700-Year-Old Silk Road Cemetery Contains Mythical Carvings

1,700-Year-Old Silk Road Cemetery Contains Mythical Carvings

A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire. The cemetery was found in the city of Kucha, which is located in present-day northwest China. Ten tombs were excavated, seven

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Marble Door Revealed in Greek Tomb

Marble Door Revealed in Greek Tomb

Archaeologists excavating the large and mysterious mound at the Kasta Hill site at Amphipolis, Greece, have unearthed a broken marble door, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced today. Made from marble brought from the island of Thasso, like most of the features uncovered so far in the undergroun

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In just eight weeks it can improve learning and memory 

In just eight weeks it can improve learning and memory 

Meditating really is a workout for the mind, according to scientists who have found it can make the brain bigger. Practising simple meditation techniques such as concentrating on your breathing helps build denser grey matter in parts of the brain associated with learning and memory, controlling

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