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Viking 'Compass' Suggests Medieval Mariners Could Navigate After Sunset

Often regarded as ruthless robbers, the Vikings were also impressive mariners capable of traversing the North Atlantic along a nearly straight line. Now, new interpretations of a medieval compass suggest the sea robbers may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had …

'Designer' chromosome for brewer's yeast built from scratch

Scientists streamlined organism's DNA and added sequences in first ever creation of an artificial 'eukaryotic' chromosome<p>Researchers have built a complex chromosome from scratch and shown that it works normally by transplanting it into a healthy organism.<p>The international team used a computer to …

The search for seeds of black holes

How do you grow a supermassive black hole that is a million to a billion times the mass of our Sun? Astronomers do not know the answer, but a new …

50 Years Ago This Terrifying Megaquake Jolted an Entire Ocean

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 5:04 pm. 5:04 pm<p>Fifty years ago today, the ground heaved, …

Stripe launches a bitcoin pilot for mobile, internet payments

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>When Stripe announced last month that it would process payments in 130 global currencies, …