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DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a “Hunger Games” novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Einstein's True Biggest Blunder (Op-Ed)

<i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, America's largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also</i> …

Data From New Horizons Mission Reveals Extremely ‘Unusual’ Characteristic of Pluto’s Moons

The moons orbiting Pluto spin and don’t keep one face pointed toward the dwarf planet they orbit, NASA announced Monday.<p>The space agency said that data from the New Horizons mission revealed that four of Pluto’s largest moons fail to rotate in sync with the planet.<p>“The New Horizons mission also is …

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More Women Opt For IUD, Contraceptive Implant For Birth Control

Contraceptive implants and IUDs are very effective in preventing pregnancy — nearly 100 percent, statistics show. A new federal survey finds many more women are making this choice than did a decade ago.<p>Federal researchers analyzed data from a national health survey that included birth control …

Researchers detail what a Rockstar energy drink does to your body

If you thought energy drinks were little more than sugar water, scientists from Mayo Clinic can assure you that they really do pack a punch.<p>A team of cardiovascular researchers at the esteemed clinic in Rochester, Minn., reported that a single can of Rockstar energy drink can boost your blood …

Could flu or air pollution trigger childhood cancer?

Scientists at Newcastle University have found clusters of cancer in certain years suggesting that they are linked to environmental factors like flu outbreaks or air pollution<p>Environmental factors like influenza or air pollution could trigger some childhood cancers, Newcastle University has …