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Decoding 'orphan crop' genomes could save millions of lives in Africa

The future wellbeing of millions of Africans may rest in the unlikely hands of a vegan hippy scientist working for a sweet company who plans to map …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

First birds and family trees

So a new and feathered dinosaur has been described, and <i>Aurornis</i> has already been much discussed in the media (including in these pages) as the oldest …

Amelia Earhart Plane Found? Sonar Image, Freckle Cream Provide Leads

After reviewing sonar images taken underwater off the North-Pacific island of Nikumaroro last summer, a group searching for Amelia Earhart’s airplane …

Kickstarting a Space Telescope?!

Watch the northern lights dance in these surprising time-lapse videos

A surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm swept over our planet this weekend, resulting in a surprisingly strong set of videos showing the northern lights (and the southern lights, too).<p>A couple of the videos pack in some extra goodies. For example, Oregon photographer Brad Goldpaint's video of the …

APOD: Curiosity: Wheels on Mars (2013 Jun 03) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS, MAHLI http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130603.html Explanation: Could life ever have existed on Mars? To help find out, humanity landed the Curiosity rover on Mars last August. To make sure the car-sized explorer survived the interplanetary trip and dramatic landing intact, the above image and others was taken peering at, under, and around Curiosity. Pictured above in this unusual vista are three of Curiosity's six wheels, each measuring about half a meter across. In recent months, Curiosity has been exploring the surroundings of an area dubbed Yellowknife Bay. Analyses of data taken by Curiosity's cameras and onboard laboratories has provided strong new evidence that Mars could once have supported life. In the distance is part of the slope to the central peak inside Gale Crater that Curiosity is scheduled to attempt to climb -- Mt. Sharp. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16134 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130603 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0603

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

'Superfoods' shown to fight prostate cancer

Superfoods have been shown to fight prostate cancer, in a ground-breaking study.<p>Men who had been treated with surgery or radiotherapy for the disease were given a capsule containing essence of pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli.<p>At the end of a six-month trial, their PSA levels - a …

The Enclave: A Powerful Documentary on The Congo Shot Entirely on Infrared Film

A few years ago we shared photographer Richard Mosse‘s unique infrared imagery that he had shot in The Democratic Republic of Congo for his series …

Martinez-Rubio: The GOP's 'Dream' Ticket for 2016?

Part of the fun of working in PR is that you have to think ahead... play out scenarios and see where your vulnerabilities and strengths are. So just hear me out on this one. Play along for a few minutes. Consider this the GOP's own version of the "Dream Act."<p>Purely on paper a Martinez-Rubio ticket …

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