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Study: Aegean Farmers Replaced Hunters of Ancient Britain

Study: Aegean Farmers Replaced Hunters of Ancient Britain

By Frank Jordans | Apr 18
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature.

How Brain Scans Shed Light on PTSD

How Brain Scans Shed Light on PTSD

Apr 18
Can brain scans shed light on the complexities of post traumatic stress disorder?

Senior's Weakness for Scams May Be Warning Sign of Dementia

Senior's Weakness for Scams May Be Warning Sign of Dementia

By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 17
New research suggests seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer's disease.

Lead Kills 1st Yellowstone Golden Eagle Fitted with Tracker

Lead Kills 1st Yellowstone Golden Eagle Fitted with Tracker

By Mead Gruver | Apr 17
The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday.

Nero's Opulent, Newly Restored Domus Transitoria Reopens

Nero's Opulent, Newly Restored Domus Transitoria Reopens

Apr 16
The first palace built by Rome's most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Apr 16
President Vladimir Putin has promised to burnish Russia's space glory by providing more funds to develop cutting-edge rocket technologies.

Study Finds Diabetes Drug May Prevent, Slow Kidney Disease

Study Finds Diabetes Drug May Prevent, Slow Kidney Disease

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 16
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year.

Israeli Nonprofit Vows New Moon Mission After 1st Crashes

Israeli Nonprofit Vows New Moon Mission After 1st Crashes

Apr 16
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon.

Israeli Spacecraft Crashes in Attempt to Land on Moon

Israeli Spacecraft Crashes in Attempt to Land on Moon

By Isabel Debre | Apr 16
An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history Thursday as the first privately funded lunar landing.

Death of Rare Turtle Leaves 3 Remaining in the World

Death of Rare Turtle Leaves 3 Remaining in the World

Apr 15
The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.

Traditional Hawaiian Creation Chant Used to Name Black Hole

Traditional Hawaiian Creation Chant Used to Name Black Hole

Apr 15
A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.

Filipinos Plan More Diggings Where New Human Species Found

Filipinos Plan More Diggings Where New Human Species Found

By Jim Gomez | Apr 13
Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines said Thursday they plan more diggings.

These 'Eggs' Are Spying on Whooping Cranes to Boost Survival

These 'Eggs' Are Spying on Whooping Cranes to Boost Survival

By Janet McConnaughey | Apr 12
Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.

Are Astronauts Worth Tens of Billions of Dollars in Extra Costs to Go to Mars?

Are Astronauts Worth Tens of Billions of Dollars in Extra Costs to Go to Mars?

By Steve Swanson | Apr 12
As society contemplates going to the moon or Mars, there's a rising debate as to whether it's worth spending billions of dollars to send humans to other planets if a robot or rover can perform the necessary science.

Genetically Engineered Salmon: 5 Questions Answered

Genetically Engineered Salmon: 5 Questions Answered

Apr 12
A Massachusetts-based company earlier this month cleared the last regulatory hurdle from the Food and Drug Administration to sell genetically engineered salmon in the U.S.

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