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Archaeologist Says House In Nazareth Could Have Been Jesus' Childhood Home

A British archaeologist says a first-century dwelling found beneath a convent in Nazareth, Israel, could have been Jesus' childhood home.<p>Dr. Ken Dark of the University of Reading and the Nazareth Archaeological Project argues that although the evidence can't prove Jesus grew up in the house, it …

Archaeology

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

Cholera Gave a British Doctor the Idea for IVs

Patients need fluid, somehow.<p>Physicians have been trying to stick fluids into patients—or experimental animals—for hundreds of years. In 1656, Sir Christopher Wren wanted to see what would happen if he took a quill and a pig's bladder and used it to send intoxicants—beer and wine and opium—directly …

Bird flu outbreak: threat to humans virtually non-existent say experts

Professor Andrew Easton, Professor of Virology at the University of Warwick said the bird flu outbreak would not threaten humans<p>The risk to humans from the outbreak of bird flu at a British duck breeding farm is virtually non-existent, experts have said.<p>Last night the Department for Environment, …

Bird Flu Returns: What Past Outbreaks Can Teach Us

Usually the health status of chickens in the Netherlands isn’t world news. But reports that the Dutch government had culled tens of thousands of …

Public Health

What is bird flu and why is it in the news again?

A cull is being carried out at a duck farm in Yorkshire after avian flu found there, but officials stress ‘very low’ risk to public health<p>What is avian flu?<p>Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, is a contagious viral disease in animals, caused by a virus loosely related to human influenza. Some …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Taylor Swift's '1989' set to smash records

It's Taylor Swift to the rescue.<p>The superstar singer's "1989" album is forecast to sell more than 1.3 million copies through November 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That would break both the one-week sales record for an album by a female artist, set by the debut of Britney Spears' "Oops! …

Richard Branson: 'I Will Fly To Space, And So Will My Family'

Virgin billionaire and would-be space pioneer Sir Richard Branson has insisted that he and his family will travel to space aboard his Virgin Galactic …

Invest now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change, U.N. panel warns

The cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don't take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations' panel on the matter warned Sunday in its wrap-up report.<p>In its "synthesis report," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the …