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Aarne helps meld an alienated Russian minority

Aarne helps meld an alienated Russian minority

On a recent spring day in Rugodiv auditorium in Narva, a city on Estonia’s eastern border with Russia, 280 children are singing: “This is what I hear/ This is what I see/ This is what I feel/ This is my homeland.” Standing shoulder to shoulder, they all sing in Estonian, a su

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Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'

Daily aspirin ‘cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths’

Taking aspirin every day can reduce the chance of developing or dying from bowel and stomach cancers, a review of all available evidence suggests. And scientists predict if everyone aged 50 and above in the UK took the drug for 10 years, some 122,000 deaths could be prevented over two decades. B

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Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks Need Special Eyes to See

Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks Need Special Eyes to See

In the "twilight zone" of the deep ocean, strange glowing sharks have evolved eyes that are adapted to see complex patterns of light in the dark, new research reveals. These bioluminescent sharks have a higher density of light-sensitive cells in their retinas, and some species have even develope

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Petrified Wood Contains Oldest Fossilized Fire Scar

Petrified Wood Contains Oldest Fossilized Fire Scar

After serving nearly 30 years as a doorstop for a nuclear physicist, a hunk of petrified wood from Arizona has finally been recognized as a one-of-a-kind find. The 210-million-year-old piece of wood contains the first fossilized fire scar ever discovered, researchers reported here this week at the E

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Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power". The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the

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New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert

New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert

In the Southwest Peruvian desert, new Nazca lines -- enormous geometric figures of animals such as snakes and birds -- have been exposed after a sandstorm. The rock lines are thought to have been used by the Nazca civilization, who lived in south coastal Peru, in ancient rituals related to water

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Getting Small the Key for Dinos that Became Birds

Getting Small the Key for Dinos that Became Birds

How did some dinosaurs go from being impossibly huge, Earth-bound creatures to winged masters of the sky? The answer, a new study suggests, is simple: They got small, and kept on getting smaller. A study out of the University of Southampton just published in the journal Science involved an examin

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Four-winged dinosaur found in China

Four-winged dinosaur found in China

A new four-winged dinosaur has been discovered, with exceptionally long feathers on its tail and "hindwings". Changyuraptor yangi was a gliding predator which lived in the Cretaceous period in what is now Liaoning, China. Its remarkable tail feathers - measuring up to 30cm - are the longest in a

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Deb helps the disadvantaged learn essential computer skills

Deb helps the disadvantaged learn essential computer skills

Anyone looking for a job these days knows that the search is nearly all done online, from finding openings to submitting an application and résumé. Student research projects and scholarship applications have moved online, too. But what if your only access to a computer or the Internet is fo

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Giant Anteaters Can Kill People

Giant Anteaters Can Kill People

They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern Brazil, just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed

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