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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:43am

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: what color is it?

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:11am

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:11am

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:38am

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

» E-Mail This

Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

» E-Mail This

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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