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Male Lover Of Alexander The Great May Have Been Discovered By Archaeologists

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One of the greatest military minds to ever exist within the annals of history is Alexander the Great. Under his rule, Alexander the Great conquered Asia Minor, the Levant, Syria, Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia. Even today, people are interested in knowing more about the great ruler as archaeologists excavate to find more information and… Read more »

SSaDV – World War II-Era VIrus Is Back – Millions Of Starfish Dead

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SSaDV or Sea Star Associated Densovirus hasn’t been widespread since the early 1940’s, but scientists recently confirmed that a mutated form of SSaDV is back, and it’s deadlier than ever. The realization that SSaDV was back came when scientists looked into the reasons why scores of starfish were disappearing from North America’s Pacific Coast. The… Read more »

Best Time To Watch The 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower?

Leonid Meteor Shower 2014

Each year, stargazers from around the globe step outside to view one of the most impressive annual meteor showers: the Leonid meteor shower. So what is the best time for viewing the Leonid meteor shower in 2014? The meteor shower will peak late Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to Calla Cofield of Scientific American… Read more »

Are Bilingual Speakers Smarter?

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It is common for people who are born in former colonies or in melting pot societies to speak two or more languages. In Uganda, a former British colony, it isn’t unusual to find people who can fluently speak both Swahili and English, while in the Philippines, a World War II commonwealth of the United States,… Read more »

Extinct Woolly Mammoth Could Come Back Through Cloning

Woolly Mammoth Can Be Cloned

Scientists are saying that they may be able to bring the extinct woolly mammoth back through cloning. In 2013, the body of a frozen woolly mammoth was discovered in Siberia. Since it was frozen, the body was well preserved. According to the results of carbon dating, they were able to identify that the female woolly… Read more »

Did NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Find Fish Fossil On Mars?

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Curiosity Mars rover has provided numerous intriguing insights into the mysteries of the Red Planet since it landed on the Martian surface two years ago. It has also supplied armchair astronomers with plenty of fringe theories about the planet that unfortunately seem to catch more attention on the internet than the actual research being done… Read more »

Study: Global Warming To Cause 50 Percent More Lightning In The Future

Lightning Strike

Scientists have found another threat from global warming: lightning. More lightning in the future can lead to increased wildfires, especially when compounded with severe droughts that may also be caused by global warming. The latest study adds one more fear to the long list of climate change perils. Researchers conducted the study, available in the… Read more »

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Has Captured Some Breathtaking Images [Photos]

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The Hubble Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 and it continues to send some amazing pictures back to Earth. Almost reaching its 25th anniversary in service for the study of space and its stellar bodies, this extraordinary piece of equipment has taken extremely high-resolution images with almost no background light. On April 24, 1990,… Read more »

‘Magic Mushroom’ Trip Comparable To Giving Birth? Scientists Think So

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“Magic mushrooms” give users a trippy experience, but they do so by hyperconnecting the brain. LiveScience reports that magic mushrooms contain the active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin. Psilocybin completely rewires the brain, cutting off normal communication barriers. This allows parts of the brain that normally don’t communicate to connect. This rewiring of brain… Read more »

Climate Change Report: Fossil Fuels Must Be Eliminated By 2100

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Scientists are sounding more desperate than ever. In its Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed the dire situation of climate change and called for a complete end to the use of fossil fuels by 2100. IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri explained that if humanity was to keep the… Read more »