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Therapist says Bruce Ivins was planning to kill

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The biodefense scientist linked to the anthrax attacks, facing indictment, told a group session he was going to kill his co-workers, the therapist says. ...

Ancient Greeks used "computer" to set Olympics date

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - A mechanical brass calculator used by the ancient Greeks to predict solar and lunar eclipses was probably also used to set the dates for the first Olympic...

Bugs Use Air Bubbles to Survive Underwater

11 years ago from Live Science

Some insects live much of their lives under water, using air bubbles gathered at the surface to survive.

German patient well after transplant of two arms

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - German doctors have succeeded in transplanting two complete arms onto a 54-year old man in what their hospital said was the world's first operation of this...

Spanish Researchers Discover Significant Leatherback Turtle Nesting Beaches In The Caribbean

11 years ago from Science Daily

Spanish researchers recently explored around 100 kilometers of practically uncharted Atlantic beach in the north of Colombia and south of Panama between the years 2006 and 2007. In the course...

Evolution Of Skull And Mandible Shape In Cats

11 years ago from Science Daily

In a new study published in the online-open access journal PLoS ONE, Per Christiansen at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, reports the finding that the evolution of skull and...

Solar eclipse draws crowd of thousands in Siberia

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

About 15,000 amateur and professional astronomers gathered in Russian city of Novosibirsk for rare spectacle

VIDEO: Salt "Mummies" in Iran

11 years ago from National Geographic

Preserved by salt in a mine for thousands of years, the bodies of six men are on display on Iran.

VIDEO: Man Eats Termites to Survive

11 years ago from National Geographic

An exterminator, searching for gold in the Australian outback, became stranded for more than four days and says he survived by eating termites and other insects.

Killer Lobsters of the Night [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

You might not think of the lobster you're munching as a vicious predator but green crabs would beg to differ. Researchers recently discovered that, much to their surprise, lobsters (aka...

British Museum buys medieval astronomy tool

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A rare astronomy tool that helped medieval scientists tell time will remain in Britain after the British Museum scrambled to come up with the money to buy it.

Undersea remains an archeological discovery?

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Police divers checking a report of human remains off a Puerto Rican beach may have made an archaeological discovery: bones and possible artifacts from a colonial-era ship, officials in the...

New Technique Reveals Van Gogh Portrait Of A Women Behind Another Painting

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new technique allows pictures which were later painted over to be revealed once more. A new technique allows pictures which were later painted over to be revealed once more....

First Indication For Embalming In Roman Greece

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found indications of embalming in Roman Greek times. By means of physico-chemical and histological methods, it was possible to show that various resins, oils and spices were used...

Chook trading routes uncertain

11 years ago from Science Alert

New genetic research has questioned the recent research conclusion that chickens demonstate trading between Polynesia and South America.

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11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

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Genes for schizophrenia uncovered

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Genetic flaws are linked to schizophrenia - but experts warn a complete analysis is likely to remain elusive.

The Buzz About Serial Killers

11 years ago from PopSci

Bumblebees are being used to help capture serial killers -- and not by being trained to find and sting the culprits. Researchers have found that by analyzing a bee's geographic...

ER docs: Don't text and walk, skate _ or cook

11 years ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time....

VIDEO: Mongol Life Vanishing in China

11 years ago from National Geographic

The last living vestiges of Genghis Khan's empire in China are disappearing as Mongol herders adopt modern lifestyles and are outnumbered by Han Chinese neighbors.

Victims likely to talk when dating violence is witnessed

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to talk about the violence if a friend witnesses the incident, according to a new study.

European Birds Flock To Warming Britain, While Some Northern Species Not Faring As Well

11 years ago from Science Daily

Rare southern species of birds are on the increase in the British Isles as a result of climatic change, researchers report.

Buzzzzzzzz kill

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

The loss of billions of bees raises questions about our pesticide controls. ...

Citizens want innocent taken off UK's DNA database

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's DNA database, the most comprehensive in the world, should remove details of people who are acquitted of crimes, a government-funded panel said on Wednesday.

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Dino-Era Fish Head Found in Garden?

11 years ago from National Geographic

A seaside stone that had been decorating a home owner's ornamental pond for 15 years might actually be an 80-million-year-old fossilized fish head, experts say.

Eclipses in Ancient China Spurred Science, Beheadings?

11 years ago from National Geographic

The Chinese have chronicled solar eclipses for more than four millennia, with myths, politics, and possibly a fear of beheading driving the earliest innovations in prediction techniques.

Fitness: Recent Triathlon Deaths Have Experts Searching for Answers

11 years ago from NY Times Health

While triathlon deaths remain rare, a puzzling resemblance is beginning to present itself: all recorded deaths in the last two years have happened during the swim portion of the event.

ENVIRONMENT PHOTOS WEEKLY: Lost Penguin, Typhoon, More

11 years ago from National Geographic

A lucky penguin survives a long, strange trip; a strangely beautiful oil slick fouls the Mississippi; and more in our weekly roundup of nature news photos.