Monthly Archives: February 2012

In dinosaur era, fleas were giant too

In dinosaur era, fleas were giant tooNews from World Science: “Long before it’s in the papers”March 01, 2012 RETURN TO THE WORLD SCIENCE HOME PAGE In dinosaur era, fleas were giant too March 1, 2012Courtesy of Natureand World Science staff A … Continue reading

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Iceman’s genome reveals health problems

Iceman’s genome reveals health problemsNews from TG Daily: He was predisposed towards heart problems, suffered from Lyme disease and was lactose intolerant – and he died over 5,000 years ago. Scientists have successfully decoded the full genome of Ötzi, the … Continue reading

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IBM Busts Record for ‘Superconducting’ Quantum Computer

IBM Busts Record for ‘Superconducting’ Quantum ComputerNews from Wired News: With a three-qubit chip, IBM has laid the groundwork for a much larger quantum computer. Photo: IBM Today’s quantum computers are no more than experiments. Researchers can string together a … Continue reading

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Scientists see red on NASA cuts of Mars missions

Scientists see red on NASA cuts of Mars missionsNews from Fox News: WASHINGTON –  NASA is making a cosmic U-turn on the road to Mars. For the past two decades, the U.S. space agency has been practically obsessed with Mars. … Continue reading

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Scientists: Global warming may lead to a short presence for humanity

Scientists: Global warming may lead to a short presence for humanityNews from The State Column: Humans may be much shorter if global warming continues, according to the latest study. A new study finds that ancient horses shrunk even smaller than … Continue reading

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What caused collapse of Mayan civilization?

What caused collapse of Mayan civilization?News from Fox News: The collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization may have been linked to relatively modest dry spells, researchers now say. The ancient Mayan empire once stretched across an area about the size … Continue reading

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A Tiny Horse That Got Even Tinier as the Planet Heated Up

A Tiny Horse That Got Even Tinier as the Planet Heated UpNews from New York Times: Illustration by Danielle Byerley, Florida Museum of Natural History Artist’s reconstruction of Sifrhippus sandrae (right) touching noses with a modern Morgan horse (left) that … Continue reading

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Cat-sized horses normal in a hot past

Cat-sized horses normal in a hot pastNews from News24: 2012-02-24 11:28 Washington – More than 50 million years ago, the Earth was a hotter place than it is today and horses the size of pet cats roamed the forests of … Continue reading

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Scientists create dinosaur robots using 3D printed bones

Scientists create dinosaur robots using 3D printed bonesNews from Fox News: Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara is looking to print out some robot dinosaurs. He wants to use a 3-D printer to create dinosaur bones, based on real fossils, to use in … Continue reading

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Environment researcher admits leaking climate docs, claims they’re genuine

Environment researcher admits leaking climate docs, claims they’re genuineNews from Ars Technica: Was Peter Gleick inspired by secret agent masterpieces? Last week, several documents that purportedly came from the Heartland Institute appeared on the Web, laying out the organization’s financial … Continue reading

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