Monthly Archives: April 2014

No, Neanderthals Were Not Incompetent Dimwits

No, Neanderthals Were Not Incompetent DimwitsNews from NBCNews.com: No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal. That’s the message a pair of researchers delivered on Wednesday after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our … Continue reading

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Watch: Get an eyeful of Sun’s ‘Ring of Fire’ down under

Watch: Get an eyeful of Sun’s ‘Ring of Fire’ down underNews from Register: SANS – Survey on application security programs Vids Bits of Australia and Asia today experienced an “annular” eclipse, a phenomenon whereby the Moon covers just about all … Continue reading

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3D goggles for insects could lead to robot breakthrough

3D goggles for insects could lead to robot breakthroughNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Experiments which saw tiny 3D goggles stuck to the head of a praying mantis with wax could pave the way for new optical recognition systems for robots, claim scientists. … Continue reading

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NASA Curiosity Rover Gets Up Close And Personal With A Martian Rock Named …

NASA Curiosity Rover Gets Up Close And Personal With A Martian Rock Named …News from International Business Times: NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is currently at “the Kimberley,” a rock outcrop that features some interesting drilling targets, in particular Martian sandstones. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX will sue Air Force over launch monopoly

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will sue Air Force over launch monopolyNews from San Francisco Chronicle: Jonathan D. Salant and Kathleen Miller April 26, 2014 Elon Musk’s space company will sue the U.S. Air Force to protest a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to sue government over space launch contract

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to sue government over space launch contractNews from Washington Post: Elon Musk, the business mogul who dreams of colonizing Mars, wants a bigger piece of the space market, and he’s willing to sue his biggest potential customer … Continue reading

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How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm – Phys.Org

How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm – Phys.OrgNews from How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm – Phys.Org: >>> Read the full article . Puzzling supernova magnified by gravitational lensNews from … Continue reading

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Y Chromosome Preserves Genes That Ensure Survival Of Men: Study

Y Chromosome Preserves Genes That Ensure Survival Of Men: StudyNews from International Business Times: Over the course of millions of years of evolution, the human Y chromosome that helps separate males from females, has managed to preserve a special set … Continue reading

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Here’s why we need to be scared of a massive asteroid hitting the Earth (video)

Here’s why we need to be scared of a massive asteroid hitting the Earth (video)News from VentureBeat: Image Credit: B612 Foundation Asteroid tracking organization B612 Foundation recently released a really cool visualization showing observable asteroids as they hit Earth’s surface over … Continue reading

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Antarctic climate was once like coastal California, study shows

Antarctic climate was once like coastal California, study showsNews from CBS News: Field glaciologist Daniel Baggenstos samples on the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, with Friis Hill on the left and the Asgard mountain range in the background. Hinrich Schaefer Long … Continue reading

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