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Month: December 2014

The Lost City of Sizhou

Chinese archaeologists have announced that their excavation of the lost, ancient city of Sizhou, has been completed. The 2,000 square meter ruins, sprawl out over Xuyi county, in China’s Siangsu province, near the modern city of Huaian. This site, now a mere shadow of its former self, once held a beautiful and grand Chinese city, sitting

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Watch Out: Human Bone Mass Is Decreasing

Studies show a dangerous trend in the degeneration of bone mass in modern people, scientists believe that this is a direct result of our lack of mobility. Researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Phenotypic Adaptability, have peered deep into humanity’s history, studying our ancestral bones from thousands of years ago. The results of these

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Studies Show That Fast Food Causes Low Test Grades In Children

A recent Study shows that children who regularly eat fast foods receive test grades much lower than other students. The experts theorize this phenomenon is attributed to the lack of minerals in mass-produced foods. Fast food, a questionable substance that is more alluring than the Mona Lisa, more delicious than the most exquisite of cuisine, and

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Herodium’s Secret Corridor Discovered by Archaeologists

Over the last year, many historical discoveries have been made while excavating the ruins of Herod the Great’s palace-fortress. Recently a team of Hebrew archaeologists has unearthed a grand entrance to the ancient warrior king’s grand monument. The buried entryway consists of a long corridor, with a complex system of pillars and arches, that encompass three tiers, spanning 6 meters across

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Bottle of Champagne: Better To Shake or Not?

Champagne, the most sophisticated of alcoholic beverages, the unofficial drink of kings, queens, movie stars and rappers alike. Humanity may never know the reason why we flock to this fizzy intoxicant. Is it the bubbles, the taste, that certain je ne sais quoi or the expensive price tag that is often associated with it? The world

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NASA To Create Floating-Cities on Planet Venus

How would you like to party in a cloud city floating above the planet Venus? According to NASA, this might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. If we can’t live on other planets, we can set cloud cities! Or so, NASA says. The space agency of the US has devised a plan to conquer

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Did Vikings Trade with Native Americans?

Archaeologist Patricia Sutherland produces more Viking artifacts from Baffin Island. These new relics promote an intriguing theory, involving the relationships between the indigenous American people and the European Vikings. Some may criticize Sutherlamd’s accountability and cite her for historical inaccuracies, but the archeologist has been collecting provocative evidence that promotes interesting theories on the presence

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Studies Show People Are Living Longer

Humanity’s life expectancy is rising. People are now expected to live an average of six years loner than they had only 2 decades ago. A recent studies show that people are living longer , staying healthier, and suffering from serious illness less often than they ever have before. The global life expectancy for both men

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900 year-old Polyphonic Sheet Music Discovered

A section of sheet music, dated to be nine centuries old was recently discovered by a, Cambridge University, student. This discovery is believed to be the earliest example of polyphonic music ever to penned. Music is large portion of many people’s lives. Some people may play instruments, some may sing or play drums, while others my only

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FDA Warns Against Use of Ultrasound By Untrained Individuals

The FDA has warned against the unnecessary and untrained use of ultrasound imaging to take foetus selfies by individuals who do not have a medical background. As a matter of fact, companies have been set up to provide this ‘facility’ to pregnant women. While no evidence of harmful effects has been produced by experts, the FDA

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Robot Embedded With Worm’s Nervous System

Hear out, world. The nervous system of a tiny worm has been transplanted into the body of a robot. Perhaps, it is only a matter of time that robots and artificial intelligence overtake our human population? Though the project might sound like science-fiction, the firm behind it, OpenWorm, intends to create the first ever virtual

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Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Spotted Using Ground-Based Telescope From Spain

Observing exoplanet 55 Cancri e from a ground-based telescope could pave the way for spotting more super Earth planets using devices from the Earth itself. An exoplanet two times the size of our own – around 25 750 km in diameter – has been spotted by scientists of Queen’s University, Belfast. The super Earth, named

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