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Tomb of unknown Egyptian queen discovered near Cairo

According to a BBC report, the tomb is located in an area called Abusir, which was used as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.<p>The tomb is believed to be that of the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre, a ruler of the area around 4,500 years ago.<p>Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Egyptian …

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds first alien planet of new mission

NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again.<p>The prolific spacecraft has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013, researchers announced Dec. 18. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger …

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As 'Most Important In 60 Years'

Archaeologists studying Stonehenge and its environs say they've unearthed the remnants of an untouched, ancient encampment that dates back 6,000 years--a find that could rewrite British prehistory.<p>“This is the most important discovery at Stonehenge in over 60 years,” Professor Tim Darvill, a …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness – and could lead to new treatments<p>Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The …

Raiders Lineman Gives His Paycheck To A 4-Year-Old With A Rare Heart Condition

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports brings us a wonderful story on Sunday morning. Menelik Watson, an offensive lineman for the Raiders, gave his game day paycheck to the family of a 4-year-old who was born with a rare heart condition, Ava Urrera. Ava was born with half a heart and has had 14 …

NFL

Now Romania Sets Its Sights On Becoming Tech Startup Capital Of Europe

It has the highest number of technology workers per capita, close to 64,000 specialist IT workers, and counts Avangate and UberVu among its most recent exit successes.<p>These factors, combined with an enviable tax regime; as low as 0% for IT workers, have conspired to help create one of Europe’s …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Autonomous Cars

Shaken and stirred: what James Bond really drinks

As 007's latest brand association is announced, Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland look back at the long and complex history of Bond's booze preferences<p>Dr No, Ian Fleming, 1958:<p><i>Bond said, ‘And I would like a medium Vodka dry martini — with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please. I would</i> …

Alcohol

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

Watch Laser Light Moving At 100 Billion Frames A Second

The latest and greatest in ultra-fast photography<p>There's a new, ultra-fast camera that lets engineers take videos of phenomena including the movement of laser light and even faster-than-light phenomena. Watching the videos is like seeing a physics textbook come to life.<p>Here's a video of a laser …

Geminids meteor shower – in pictures

Sky-watchers have braved freezing temperatures to enjoy one of the year’s most spectacular meteor showers. Clear skies, which sent the thermometer plunging, ensured a good view of the Geminid meteor shower<p>• Share your pictures of the annual Geminid metor shower

This startup wants to bring sunlight indoors & make you healthier

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sunn<p>If your home won’t fit more windows or a skylight, perhaps this is the next best thing. A startup called Sunn has …

How Data From The Kepler Space Telescope Is Changing The Drake Equation

Many of the parameters in the Drake equation could only be guessed at…until now<p>Back in 1961, a small group of scientists met at the National Radio …

Exoplanets
High Level

Could Bikes Save the Economy?

European cycling industry employs more people than the top three American automobile manufacturers combined<p>We’ve always known that cycling is a popular part of European culture, but a new study suggests that it’s also a major part of the economy. In fact, cycling in Europe creates more jobs than …

General Motors

Titan: Nasa scientists discover evidence 'that alien life exists on Saturn's moon'

Evidence that life exists on Titan, one of Saturn’s biggest moons, appears to have been uncovered by Nasa scientists.<p>Researchers at the space agency believe they have discovered vital clues that appeared to indicate that primitive aliens could be living on the moon.<p>Data from Nasa's Cassini probe …

NASA talks the path to send humans to Mars

NASA has been working to develop the technology that will eventually be used to send humans to Mars and other places in the solar system. The goals …

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New

At 24-years-old, Francis Pedraza is the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed company, Everest. In addition, he is an advisor to 10 tech companies, each of whom he does hundreds of introductions for in return for equity.<p>It is hard to predict how my Forbes interviews will go. Most top relationships …

The Night Sky in December: A new cold war waged not on Earth, but in space

A war not with nuclear-tipped missiles but with destructive laser beams, travelling at the speed of light and reaching their targets 50,000 times faster than today’s missiles<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous</i> …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

What is Object 2014-28E – a Russian military satellite or a piece of unidentified debris?

It’s out there in space and hurtling around in orbit above our heads, but what else is known about the mysterious item?<p><b>Name:</b> Object 2014-28E.<p><b>Age:</b> Unknown.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Unknown.<p><b>What is it?</b> Unknown.<p><b>Yes, but what does it actually do?</b> Unknown.<p><b>This is going to get quite tedious quite soon.</b> I’m sorry, but …

This Man Says He Was Screwed Out Of One-Third Of The Super-Hot Startup Yik Yak By His Frat Brothers

Yik Yak is reportedly raising a new ~$75 million round of financing. It has maintained its position as a top-10 social networking app in the App Store for the past few weeks.<p>Warstler, a Kappa Alpha fraternity brother of Buffington's and Droll's, says he was given one-third of the company. …

Startups