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Stonehenge in 1877 before they re-contstructed it (photo)

April 7, 2010

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English  county of Wiltshire, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric  sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists  believe that the standing stones were erected around 2200 BC  and […]

International team discovers element 117

April 7, 2010

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An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117. The team included scientists from the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia), the Research Institute for Advanced Reactors (Dimitrovgrad), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge […]

Jesus was son of an architect, book claims

April 7, 2010

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The book- The Jesus Discovery- claims that Jesus rose to become the most senior Rabbi of his time, thus explaining how he was able to exert such influence and why his teachings became such a concern to the authorities. Author Dr Adam Bradford, who works as a GP, drew his conclusions after studying and comparing […]

Evidence that nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten

April 7, 2010

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Scientists are reporting that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells than conventional zinc oxide. Solid zinc oxide was more toxic than equivalent amounts of soluble zinc, and direct particle to cell contact was required to […]

Flying through the aurora at 28,000 kph

April 7, 2010

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This may seriously be my favorite picture ever taken from space: the view from inside the International Space Station as it heads toward the aurora at 28,000 kilometers per hour: This picture was taken by Soichi Noguchi looking out of the newly installed ISS cupola, which provides dramatic vistas of space from inside the station. […]

Wikileaks Better at Finding Classified Pentagon Videos Than Pentagon

April 7, 2010

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You know that disturbing video of U.S. helicopters shooting civilians and journalists in Iraq leaked by Wikileaks? Turns out the Pentagon couldn’t have released it even if they wanted to. They have no idea where their copy is. According to an AP report: Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said that the […]

Researchers track cyber-espionage ring to China

April 7, 2010

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Researchers in the U.S. and Canada have tracked and documented a sophisticated cyber-espionage network based in China, dubbed Shadow, that targeted computers in several countries, including systems belonging to the Indian government and military. The Shadow network of compromised computers was detailed in a report released Tuesday by the Information Warfare Monitor — a project […]