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Google Aims to Archive All Human Knowledge

3 weeks ago - New research details emerging this week suggest that Google is after the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. According to an intriguing report in New Scientist, Google is building a next-generation information database called Knowledge Vault that’s designed to ... 2

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

3 weeks ago - We walked the Avenue, the ancient route along which the stones were first dragged from the River Avon. For centuries, this was the formal path to the great henge, but now the only hint of its existence was an indentation or two in the tall grass. It was a fine English summer’s day, ... 1

15 newly discovered sites around Stonehenge suggest area was more active than previously thought

3 weeks ago - Humans have marvelled at the majesty of Stonehenge for thousands of years, but the famous landmark's original purpose has remained a mystery. Now, a new technique has revealed 15 previously unknown Neolithic monuments around the mysterious monument in Wiltshire. And one ... 1

Heres The Real Secret to Detecting Lies (And Its Not Body Language)

3 weeks ago - Despite all the advice about lie detection going around, study after study has found that it is very difficult to spot when someone is lying. Previous tests involving watching videos of suspects typically find that both experts and non-experts come in at around 50/50: in other ... 1

Space Travel Alliance to become the top European space travel company

3 weeks ago - Space Travel Alliance (STA) is a new Swedish venture aiming to make the dream of space discovery a reality to mankind with the vision to become the premier European space travel company. Operating from Spaceport Sweden, STA will offer commercial suborbital spaceflights for tourism, ... 1

This extreme Antarctic insect has the tiniest genome

3 weeks ago - The Antarctic midge is a simple insect: no wings, a slender black body and an adult life span of not much more than a week. So perhaps it's fitting the bug is now on record as the owner of the tiniest insect genome ever sequenced. At just 99 million base pairs of nucleotides ... 1

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide 'Missing Link'

3 weeks ago - Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star. But until ... 1

Scientists Create Transparent Solar Concentrator

3 weeks ago - One of the biggest complaints about solar energy is that the setups aren’t very attractive. A team of material engineers at Michigan State University have developed solar concentrators that are completely transparent, which means they can be used on windows without disturbing the ... 2

SEA PLANKTON found in space living on surface of ISS, officials say

3 weeks ago - Traces of plankton and other microorganisms have been found living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), according to Russian space officials. They claim the plankton were not carried there at launch – but are thought to have been blown there by air currents ... 3

Ice Age Cometh: Small changes in ice sheet size can trigger abrupt climate changes

3 weeks ago - Over the past one hundred thousand years, cold temperatures largely prevailed over the planet in what is known as the last ice age. However, the cold period was repeatedly interrupted by much warmer climate conditions. Scientists have long attempted to find out why these drastic ... 1

Space Race 2.0: Why this is a great time to invest in space tech

3 weeks ago - Whether or not the unfolding political crisis in Ukraine and looming U.S. sanctions against Russia will lead to an outright Cold War scenario remains to be seen, but you can be certain that the global geopolitical scene has changed, yet again. The last Cold War facilitated an ...

Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy discovers new comet

3 weeks ago - It's confirmed! Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy just discovered his fifth comet, C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). He found it August 17th using a Celestron C8 fitted with a CCD camera at his roll-off roof observatory in Brisbane, Australia. © Terry Lovejoy Image triplet taken by ...

10 Signs You Have Found Your Soulmate

3 weeks ago - Feeling curious? Read on and without over-analyzing, ask yourself — soul mate or life partner? The 10 Elements of a Soul Mate {According to Dr. Carmen Harra} 1. It’s something inside. Describing how a soul mate makes you feel is difficult. It’s a tenacious, ...

Alien Contact in Puerto Rico?

3 weeks ago - An independent group of researchers in Puerto Rico believe they possibly made contact with ‘beings from elsewhere’ last Friday, August 15, 2014, 37th anniversary of the mysterious ‘WOW! Signal’ captured by SETI.” The “Arecibo Project,” led by Joshua P. Warren, ...

What's in your gut? Certain bacteria may influence susceptibility to infection

3 weeks ago - The specific composition of bacterial species in a person's gut may protect against or increase susceptibility to Campylobacter, the most common cause of human bacterial intestinal inflammation, according research published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the ...

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