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Mary Anning: Google doodle celebrates the missing woman of geology

Searching for the missing women of geology, Suzanne Pilaar Birch asks if this could be the only existing photograph of renowned palaeontologist and geologist Mary Anning<p>Born in 1799, Mary Anning was the discoverer of the famous ichthyosaur and plesiosaur fossils on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. …

Earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space

The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, also predate the emergence of iron smelting by two millennia.<p>Researchers have shown that …

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5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

FYI: What Would Happen If I Ate Nothing But Meat?

Good ol' meat and potatoes. Without the potatoes.<p>You might get scurvy, like a pirate. Cooked meat contains very little vitamin C, notes Donald Beitz, a nutritional biochemist at Iowa State University. Without the vitamin, scurvy would bring on rashes and gum disease, not to mention very bad breath. …

Astronaut recounts near-drowning on spacewalk, says he felt all alone, felt like eternity

The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to save himself.<p>Luca Parmitano wrote in his online blog, posted Tuesday, that he …

Ebola Treatment Works In Monkeys, Even After Symptoms Appear

Ebola, your days as one of the world's scariest diseases may be numbered.<p>A team of U.S. government researchers has shown that deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever can be vanquished in monkeys by an experimental drug given up to five days after infection — even when symptoms have already developed.<p>An …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Assyrian Wall at Foundation of Massive Iron-Age Fortifications Just Unearthed

Researchers have unearthed the remains of massive ancient fortifications that once helped protect an Assyrian harbor.<p>The fortifications were found in …

Archaeology

NASA's new hurricane hunters are the drones that tracked Bin Laden

Scientists love the spy aircraft, but privacy concerns linger<p>Yesterday morning at 8:41AM EST, a NASA airplane took off into the gray sky over Wallops Island, Virginia, heading straight for a massive dust cloud off the coast of Africa. While flying directly into such inhospitable conditions may seem …

Smithsonian X-rays of spacesuits reveal the art inside the tech

The outside of an astronaut's spacesuit is so well known, it teeters on generic at this point — puffy, usually white, dotted with agency patches and a few anodized hookups. Helmets typically look like crystal clear bubbles, sitting atop the pillowy outfits. But few of us know the inner workings of …

Shorter Workday Isn't The Key To Happiness, Says Bummer Of A Study

Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.<p>When it comes to working hours, less apparently is not more. Proponents of the six-hour workday will be saddened to hear that, as delightful as shorter days sound, decreasing work hours might not make anyone …

Mouse Skin Cells Transformed Into Viable Eggs, Sperm And Babies

A similar treatment for infertile human couples is still decades off.<p>You may have begun as a spark in your parents' eyes, but in the Kyoto University lab of Katsuhiko Hayashi and Mitinori Saitou, baby mice begin life as… skin cells.<p>After a decade of work, the two biologists have developed a way to …

Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

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