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Long-sought Boyhood Home Of George Washington Found

10 years ago from Science Daily

Archaeologists working at the site of George Washington's childhood home have located and excavated the remains of the long-sought house where Washington was raised. The site was the setting of...

Ridding meat of E. coli

10 years ago from Physorg

You may be able to enjoy a rare hamburger soon, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of Alberta researchers.

Turns out, cavemen loved to sing

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Ancient hunters painted the sections of their cave dwellings where singing, humming and music sounded best, a new study suggests.

Geologists push back date basins formed, supporting frozen Earth theory

10 years ago from Physorg

Even in geology, it's not often a date gets revised by 500 million years. But University of Florida geologists say they have found strong evidence that a half-dozen major basins...

Diamonds suggest life began earlier

10 years ago from Science Alert

Researchers examining very old diamonds have found a type of carbon associated with life, suggesting that life on Earth may have begun earlier than expected.

S Asia climate 'crisis' talks due

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Environment ministers from a South Asian regional grouping are due to discuss a plan to tackle climate change.

British dentists pulling more teeth

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- A British panel said dentists are pulling teeth instead of doing crowns and bridges because of changes in government funding.

Rising temperatures could doom reptile

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A world without females may not be worth living in. And in fact extinction would be imminent. That's the lonely and dire prospect faced by the tuatara.

First floods, now pesky mosquitoes for Midwest

10 years ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- First came the floods - now the mosquitoes. An explosion of pesky insects are pestering clean-up crews and just about anyone venturing outside in the waterlogged Midwest....

Exploding Asteroid Theory Strengthened By New Evidence Located In Ohio, Indiana

10 years ago from Science Daily

Was the course of life on the planet altered 12,900 years ago by a giant comet exploding over Canada? New evidence suggests the answer is affirmative. The timing attached to...

Man charged for hitting mom with sausage

10 years ago from UPI

DELAND, Fla., July 2 (UPI) -- A Florida man is facing criminal charges for allegedly chucking a 3-pound container of Polish sausage at his mother's head during an...

PHOTOS: Rare Egyptian Mud-brick Settlement Uncovered

10 years ago from National Geographic

A well-preserved settlement near the temple of Edfu provides rare glimpses into the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians.

Big archaeology find in Egypt

10 years ago from Science Blog

A University of Chicago expedition at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt has unearthed a large administration building and silos that provide fresh clues about the emergence of urban life. read more

Snapshot: Incy Wincy spider

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Phylogeny of Spiders project offers close-ups of spiders' silk producers.

CT scans may explain Stradivarius violins' sweet sound

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Growth rings in the wood used to make Stradivarius violins in the 1700s may hold the explanation for their unparalleled sound, say Dutch scientists.

Experts say tourists harming Machu Picchu

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- An influx of tourists to Peru's famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu may prompt UNESCO to add the jungle-shrouded ruins to its list of endangered World Heritage...

Doubt over date for Brit invasion

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 55BC could not have occurred on the date stated in many history books, astronomers claim.

Rare Roman artifact found near Sicily

10 years ago from UPI

PALERMO, Italy, July 1 (UPI) -- Italian researchers say a rostrum, used by ancient Romans to ram enemy ships, was found off the coast of Sicily.

Robot Caddy Packs Clubs, Stays Quiet

10 years ago from Live Science

Guaranteed never to snigger if you three-putt or slice one out of bounds.

Heritage: Race to save mystery wreck from shipworm

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ship that sank almost 400 years ago added to the new comprehensive register of heritage at risk

VIDEO: Europe's Church of Human Bones

10 years ago from National Geographic

For centuries, the Chapel of All Saints in the Czech Republic has drawn visitors with a chandelier and other décor made from the bones of some 40,000 people.

How the pharaohs were fed

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Ruins uncovered upriver from the Great Pyramids shed light on the economic foundations supporting ancient Egypt's rich and famous.

EERC Celebrates Record Financials for Fifth Consecutive Year: Contract Awards More than Double in 5 Years

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota is celebrating its fifth consecutive record year in contract awards. In the 12-month period ending June 30,...

Humans Wore Shoes 40,000 Years Ago, Fossil Suggests

10 years ago from National Geographic

A 40,000-year-old human fossil with delicate toe bones from China suggests humans wore shores at least 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists say.

The Tunguska Event--100 Years Later

10 years ago from Physorg

The year is 1908, and it's just after seven in the morning. A man is sitting on the front porch of a trading post at Vanavara in Siberia. Little does...

Patriotic new lilacs introduced

10 years ago from Physorg

Lilacs. The word evokes memories of promising spring days and visions of colorful, perfumed blooms. Lilacs have long been well-loved staples in America's yards and gardens, and have played a...

Ancient Tribes and Modern Civilization Don't Mix

10 years ago from Live Science

Contacting indigenous tribes with modern medicine and technology always results in a decline of health status.