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Cheese Chunks Adorn Ancient Mummies – Discovery News

Discovery NewsLumps of cheese, shown with arrowheads, were collected from the neck and chest of a female mummy known as the “Beauty of Xiaohe.” Inset shows an enlarged view of a cheese lump. Yimin Yang and Yusheng Liu. Gallery. WeirdFactsAboutKingTutandHis …Cheese on Chinese Mummies Oldest Ever DiscoveredGuardian Liberty VoiceThe world’s oldest cheese has been found […]

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Americans Would Give Up TV Before Internet – Discovery News

Discovery NewsUsing the Web has become the main activity for hundreds of millions of people around the globe. iStockPhoto. Gallery. HolidayGiftGuide2011:FortheCouchPotato. View Caption +#1: Indulging the Indulgent. Need to come up with holiday solutions for that guy …Poll: 90 Percent of Americans Think Internet Is Good For ThemNBCNews.com76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet […]

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Whales and ships heading for collision in Bering Strait, fear scientists – Tech Times

Tech TimesWhales and ships are on a collision course in the Bering Strait, environmentalists and marine scientists have warned. Some members of whale species that normally live in the sub-Arctic are moving toward Arctic regions as ice begins to clear. An adult …Increased Risk of Collision between Ships and Migrating Whales in Bering StraitFrench TribuneThe […]

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The Bering Strait Poses Increased Risk of Collision between Whales and Ships … – Science World Report

Science World ReportA large population of whales and ships is increasingly using the ice-free Bering Strait, the channel that connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, raising the risk of collision with ships. Like Us on Facebook …Risk Of Collisions Between Whales And Ships Increased In Bering Strait: StudyInternational Business TimesMigrating whales face increased risk of […]

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Risk Of Collisions Between Whales And Ships Increased In Bering Strait: Study – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe study suggests slowing ship speeds in the Bering Strait, reducing motor noise and the likelihood of collisions between whales and ships. Reuters. When the Arctic Ocean thaws, it attracts both migrating whales and ships to the region, increasing the risk of …Migrating whales face increased risk of ship collision in Bering StraitTheCelebrityCafe.comMigrating […]

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Strange Ribbon is a ‘Roadmap in the Sky’ for the Interstellar Magnetic Field, say … – French Tribune

French TribuneA NASA spacecraft was the first to spot a strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system. Scientists have said that it appears to be a ‘roadmap in the sky’ for the interstellar magnetic field. NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) …NASA’s IBAX reveals cosmic roadmap to galactic magnetic fieldBusiness […]

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Hawking: Black hole theory is my ‘biggest blunder’ – Science Recorder

Science RecorderUniversity of Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on black holes and the role played by them in the universe. In a paper published earlier this week, the Cambridge professor gained worldwide attention by announcing a new theory …Stephen Hawking doubts that black holes existTottenham NewsStephen Hawking Black Holes Claims Aren’t’ Real; […]

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Ceres asteroid vents water vapour – BBC News

BBC NewsObservations of the Solar System’s biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space. Ceres has long been thought to contain substantial quantities of ice within its body, but this is the first time such releases have been detected.This dwarf planet in the asteroid belt may …CNETWater Plumes Discovered on the […]

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Google’s ‘smart contact lenses’ only part of eye tech – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThey say eyes are the window to the soul, but a handful of engineers and doctors are hoping they’re also a window to our health. Google announced on Thursday that some members of its secretive Google-X division have been testing a “smart contact lens” …Contact lens can check glucose levelsVancouver SunGoogle moves from […]

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The Science Behind Ageing Sharks: Study Reveals Great Whites Can Live More … – International Business Times

International Business TimesAccording to the researchers, the age of the oldest female white shark sampled was 40, and that of the oldest male was 73. Reuters. Adult white sharks, also called great whites, can live up to 70 years or more, which is far longer than previously thought, …Great White Sharks Life Span Proven To […]

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Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday. The Chinese helicopter carried the …Helicopter Rescues 52 Passengers From Ship Trapped in Antarctic IceNew York TimesStranded Antarctica researchers rescuedUSA TODAYPassengers […]

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Dozens Injured in Rare Argentina Piranha Attack – Discovery News

Discovery NewsThe Palometa jack (Trachinotus goodei), a species of piranha, is being blamed for the Christmas Day attack on swimmers in Argentina. Corbis. Gallery. SeaMonstersRealandImagined. View Caption +#1: Monsters Ho! We all enjoy a tall tale. Cultures with …Piranhas attack 60 in feeding frenzyThe AustralianChristmas swimmers attacked by piranhasThe Times (subscription)Piranha Attack! Dozens of Bathers […]

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Mars Curiosity rover gets software upgrade, discovers wheel damage – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has gotten a brand new software upgrade, but the intrepid robot’s wheels are a little worse for wear. Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La CaƱada Flintridge reported last week that they upgraded Curiosity’s software …Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel WearJet Propulsion LaboratoryNASA’s robot competitor is cousin […]

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Astronauts make good progress on space station repairs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSpacewalkers accomplished more than expected Saturday outside the International Space Station but wrapped up their work early, after one reported feeling cold. Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins breezed through the removal and stowage of a failed …Nasa astronauts carry out spacewalk to repair pumpBBC NewsREFILE-UPDATE 1-Astronauts nail first spacewalk to fix station’s cooling systemReutersTwo […]

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Amborella Genome Yields Evolutionary Insight into Flowering Plants – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressThis is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. Amborella genome yields evolutionary insight into flowering plants. A slew of scientific papers are due for publication on the Amborella genus – a plant that is of great …The Amborella Genome and the Evolution of Flowering PlantsScience Careers […]

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Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice – Discovery News

Discovery NewsThis weekend marks the beginning of the end. Of winter’s darkness, that is. Today (Dec. 21), the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the mark of increasingly longer days, while the Southern Hemisphere will transition to shorter days, and those at the equator …Stonehenge crowds gather to celebrate winter solsticeBBC NewsIt’s the Shortest Day of the Year!Patch.comWinter […]

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Exclusive: Newly Sequenced Plant Genome Solves Darwin’s ‘Abominable … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendThe flower is the only link to the ancient flowers that covered the planet and is helping scientists understand the evolutionary processes that led to the 300,000 species of flowers that currently cover Earth. (Photo : Penn State University). The flower is the only …DNA of Oldest Flowering Plant Solves Darwin’s Evolution MysteryScience […]

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DNA of Oldest Flowering Plant Solves Darwin’s Evolution Mystery – Science World Report

Science World ReportOne of Darwin’s mysteries may have been solved thanks to the sequenced genome of the Amborella plant. Scientists have discovered why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago. In fact, the newly sequenced genome sheds new light on a …The Amborella Genome and the Evolution of Flowering PlantsScience Careers BlogSex, gluttony […]

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Snorkel-equipped spacewalkers stay dry during space station repair job – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comTwo NASA spacewalkers started fixing the International Space Station’s cooling system more quickly than expected on Saturday, with no sign of the helmet-flooding problem that led NASA to outfit astronauts with snorkels for the first time. Three hours into a …With Makeshift Snorkels, NASA Astronauts Start SpacewalkNew York TimesNASA astronauts begin urgent spacewalking repairsFox NewsUS […]

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Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows – AFP

AFPWashington — New findings at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have bolstered the notion that cavemen cared for their elders, researchers said. The research is based on excavations around the skeleton of an elderly Neanderthal man who could …Neanderthals and the DeadNew York TimesGrave suggests Neanderthals intentionally buried their deadNBCNews.com​Yes, Neanderthals did bury […]

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China puts photocopier on the moon – Register

RegisterChina’s National Space Administration, as the outfit’s website hasn’t had meaningful updates since 2009, so we’re reliant on state media service Xinhua for the news that the Chang’e-3 lander touched down safely and Jade Rabbit is now rolling about Luna’s …China’s 1st Moon Rover Mission to Attempt Lunar Landing: Here’s What It Could …Space.comJade Rabbit […]

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Chinese moon rover launched successfully – CNN

CNN(CNN) — China’s first lunar rover deployed successfully from the unmanned spacecraft Chang’e-3 that landed on the moon Saturday. China launches first mission to the moon. Jade Rabbit (called Yutu in Chinese) is a six-wheeled lunar rover equipped with at …China’s rover leaves first tracks on moon in 40 yearsUSA TODAYChina deploys ‘highly efficient’ rover […]

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Hubble may determine whether Comet ISON survived fiery trip – Computerworld

ComputerworldAfter Comet ISON’s tumultuous close approach to the sun on Thursday, scientists are working to determine whether it still exists or is now nothing more than dust. The comet, which was first spotted in September 2012, quickly gained the attention of …Top Comet ISON watcher calls space rock officially DOACNETJimmy Westlake: RIP Comet ISONSteamboat Pilot […]