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Homo floresiensis: scientists clash over claims 'hobbit man' was modern human with Down's syndrome

Tiny skeleton from Indonesia's Flores island is unique ancient species, insist researchers<p>A furious international dispute has erupted over the publication of a paper that claims the hobbit man of Flores was a modern human who had Down's syndrome. Published in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> <i>National Academy</i> …

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Swedish eel slithers its last after 155 years

Eel thought to be the world's oldest found dead in family well<p>When Åle entered the world in 1859, Napoleon III was King of France, and work had just started on the Suez Canal.<p>But in the little Swedish fishing town of Brantevik, the eel thought to be the oldest in the world has just slithered his …

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20,000 People Are Watching A Fish Play Pokemon On Twitch

The world now has an answer to the mania that was Twitch Plays Pokemon, a grand social experiment where thousands upon thousands of people tried to somehow coordinate their haphazard control inputs to play a single game of Pokemon. This answer is more sedate, less crazed, and even less likely to …

Microchips Will Be Implanted Into Healthy People Sooner Than You Think

In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the University of Reading …

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The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …