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'Vampire' burial in Poland keeps alive the myth that will not die - CNN.com

No top teeth and with a stake through the leg, the skeleton exhumed in Kamien Pomorski<p><i>25 years since Poland's first partly free elections, CNN's On the Road series visits the country looking at how it has been transformed since the fall of communism while taking a deeper look at its customs and</i> …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Oldest Water on Earth Found in Canadian Mine: Study

<b>Oldest water on earth:</b> Researchers have found what they believe is the oldest water on Earth beneath the Canadian Shield.<p>LiveScience.com reported …

University of Toronto

World's most distinct mammals and amphibians mapped

<b>Scientists have developed the first map of the world's unique and most endangered mammals and amphibians.</b><p>The map highlights the fact that only a fraction of the areas identified as critical for the conservation of these species are protected.<p>Among the species highlighted by the map are the Mexican …

South-east Asia

2 Million Cigarette Butts Removed from Ocean, Group Says

2 million cigarette butts were found during a recent cleanup of the ocean, said a conservatory group.<p>The Ocean Conservancy said that volunteers took …

APOD: Four X-class Flares (2013 May 16) Image Credit: NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory, GSFC http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130516.html Explanation: Swinging around the Sun's eastern limb on Monday, a group of sunspots labeled active region AR1748 has produced the first four X-class solar flares of 2013 in less than 48 hours. In time sequence clockwise from the top left, flashes from the four were captured in extreme ultraviolet images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Ranked according to their peak brightness in X-rays, X-class flares are the most powerful class and are frequently accompanied by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), massive clouds of high energy plasma launched into space. But CMEs from the first three flares were not Earth-directed, while one associated with the fourth flare may deliver a glancing blow to the Earth's magnetic field on May 18. Also causing temporary radio blackouts, AR1748 is likely not finished. Still forecast to have a significant chance of producing strong flares, the active region is rotating into more direct view across the Sun's nearside. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News051513-ar1748.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130516 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0516

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

Road Crew In Belize Destroys Ancient Pyramid

A construction crew in search of gravel to use as road filler used its backhoes to level one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids.<p>"It's a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity ... they were using this for road fill," Jaime Awe, the head of the Belize Institute …

What makes a halo around the sun or moon?

A large ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a 22-degree halo by scientists.<p>We get many messages throughout each year from people …

August guide to the bright planets

In August 2018, 4 planets arc across the evening sky. From west to east as night falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Late …

Astronomy

Science Weekly podcast: The dawn of an era of de-extinction

On this week's edition of Science Weekly presented by <b>Camila Ruz</b>, we hear from the UK's leading conservationist <b>Prof Kate Jones</b>, joint chair of ecology …

Buzz Aldrin Shares Mars Mission Plan in New Book

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin advocates a manned mission to Mars in his upcoming book, <i>Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration</i>. Aldrin, 83, is known …