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Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent environment of an ancient open star cluster called NGC 6811 located about 3,300 light-years from Earth. Until now, four of the more …

Geneticists map the oldest genome yet from 700,000-year-old horse bone

Danish geneticists have mapped the DNA of a 700,000-year-old horse bone, yielding the world's oldest full genome. <i>National Geographic</i> reports that Ludovic Orlando, an evolutionary geneticist with the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and his team identified key patterns in Equus evolution — the …

Virtual skin reveals secrets of aging

<b>U. SHEFFIELD (UK) —</b> Computer models suggest that “sleeping” skin cells are responsible for skin’s ability to regenerate—or not.<p>Researchers developed …

University of Sheffield

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices.<p><b>It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first</b> …

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

Avant-garde

Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet

Awesome! Now what?<p>AWESOME!<p>Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of …

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