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A Plant that Learns

Researchers from the University of Western Australia found that Mimosa pudica plants can remember just as well as some animals. The plants displayed survival tactics that require learned behavior—and they did it without brains, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports.<p>These plants, native to South and Central America …

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5 China Attractions Are Mapped But Not Very Accessible

Chinese internet company Tencent now boasts the mapping service with the most comprehensive on-the-ground photography in China (akin to Google’s …

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are ten strategies to fly in a bit more comfort.<p><b>1. Don't fall for the "only premium economy seats are available" ploy.</b><p>So you booked a fare on American, Delta, United or some other airline that has economy as …

The Search for Extraterrestrial Archeology --Probing Kepler Mission Data (Today's Most Popular)

Marcy studies thousands of Kepler systems for telltale evidence of such structures by examining changes in light levels around the parent star as …

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Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture

Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain.<p><b>New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our</b> …

Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of London

A superb Roman eagle in near pristine condition, serpent prey wriggling in its beak, has been found by archaeologists in the City of London. A symbol of immortality and power, it was carefully preserved when the aristocratic tomb it decorated was smashed up more than 1,800 years ago – and is …

Can Facebook Tell When Your Relationship Is Doomed?

Analyzing the structure of a social network can predict who a person's spouse is. And when the algorithm's wrong, that means the couple is likely to break up.<p>Give up now. Facebook knows everything. According to a new paper, the makeup of your Facebook network might even be able to tell you when …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

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Frogs' legs may have been English delicacy 8,000 years before France

If you're French, asseyez-vous, s'il vous plait. Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received wisdom: frogs' legs were an English delicacy around eight millennia before becoming a French one.<p>The shock revelation was …

Tel Aviv: Hotbed of Startup Culture and Money | Inc.com

Many startups contemplate where to plant their roots--both to build and get funding for their companies. Leading contenders are usually Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. However, the time has come for startups to add another city to their short-list of desirable homes: Tel Aviv.<p>Much as been …

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Walmart destroys the cultural heritage of Mexico

Part of the ancient Teotihuacán site is now underneath a Walmart. Walmart destroys Mexico’s cultural heritage for profit. An archaeologist gives her …

Archaeology