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11:14 am
Tue August 13, 2013

New Forensic Archaeology Technique Provides Insights Into 'Day Before Death'

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Kaare Lund Rasmussen and his colleagues have used their newly developed sampling technique on soil samples from 19 medieval burials in the cemeteries Lindegaarden in Ribe and Ole Wormsgade in Horsens, Denmark.
For more than a century archaeologists have carefully brushed and shoveled away the soil surrounding human skeletons. It was thought that the soil was without any value -- but now ground-breaking research from Danish scientists show that that the soil holds the key to very detailed information about the individual in the grave.
11:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Second Jupiter Discovered by SEEDS Project

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The research is part of the Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru (SEEDS), a project to directly image extrasolar planets and protoplanetary disks around several hundred nearby stars using the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The five-year project began in 2009 and is led by Motohide Tamura at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
Astronomers in the SEEDS Project have discovered the least massive planet ever detected around a star like the sun. A so-called "second Jupiter," planet GJ 504b is about four times more massive than Jupiter and has an effective temperature of about 460 degrees Fahrenheit (237 Celsius.) Us
2:36 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Apple Inc. Developer's Site Hacked

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In an email sent to the developers, Apple said an intruder attempted to secure personal information from the website. It also said that “sensitive” personal information on the site is encrypted and cannot be accessed and that information associated with its customers wasn’t affected.
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. told software developers that its website for them had been hacked and some information may have been stolen. In response to the attack, which took place Thursday, the company said it is overhauling its developer systems, updating software and rebuilding its database.
11:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

New Ceratopsid Discovered in Utah

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Most ceratopsids were Triceratops-style, with huge heads bearing a small horn over the nose, a horn over each eye, and a ornate frill. But the newfound dinosaur looked quite different, with a small horn over its oversize nose; extremely long, curved horns over its eyes; and a simple frill without hooks and spikes.
Nasutoceratops' skull, reconstructed. Photograph courtesy Rob Gaston Christine Dell'Amore Published July 16, 2013 Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah. Nasutoceratops titusi belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged herbivores that thrived during the Cretaceous period, according to a study released Tuesday.
4:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science

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An array of new discoveries in psychology and neuroscience has further demonstrated how our preexisting beliefs, far more than any new facts, can skew our thoughts and even color what we consider our most dispassionate and logical conclusions.
  • Source: Medium
  • | Via: Mother Jones
"A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point."

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