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November 25, 2014

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7:04 PM | Stone Age Axe Found Deliberately Stuck Into Earth
The 5,500-year-old axe was found stuck in the seabed and was likely placed there as part of some kind of ritual.
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6:06 PM | Matemáticos vs físicos, por Richard Feynman [Vídeo]
Queridos amigos matemáticos y físicos, podéis pelearos en los comentarios :-PNOTA: Esta entrada participa en la Edición 5.8: Betty Scott del Carnaval de Matemáticas, cuyo anfitrión es el gran José Ángel en su blog tocamates.
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4:35 PM | Ancient Mythical Carvings Found in Silk Road Cemetery
The cemetery was found in the city of Kucha, located in present-day northwest China. Ten tombs were found, seven of which were large brick structures.
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1:00 PM | Explainer: The Prospects for a Reunified North and South Korea
Since the end of World War II, when lines were drawn dividing North and South Korea, the idea of erasing that line has been suggested on several occasions. Why have the two countries not yet been reunified? Trace explains.

November 24, 2014

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5:52 PM | Painted Figures Found in Greece's Mystery Tomb
Two painted figures -- one man, one woman -- were found on the door frames of a chamber within a Greek tomb dating to Alexander the Great's reign in the late 4th century B.C. Continue reading →
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5:07 PM | Explainer: Points-Based Immigration Systems
President Obama's recent, and hotly debated, action on immigration in the U.S. has the issue front and center in many people's minds. Trace examines a form of immigration used in other countries that's based on what immigrants can offer a country.
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4:44 PM | In 1923 women’s rights activist Margaret Sanger released an...
In 1923 women’s rights activist Margaret Sanger released an issue of Birth Control Review whose cover showed a woman literally shackled to unwanted babies. Sanger championed the birth-control pill and other methods of fertility control. She believed that women had the right to pursue careers unencumbered by babies until they wanted them. Today tech companies (including Facebook and Apple) are channeling Sanger’s revolutionary ideas in a hotly debated way; they are paying […]
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4:44 PM | In 1923 women’s rights activist Margaret Sanger released an...
In 1923 women’s rights activist Margaret Sanger released an issue of Birth Control Review whose cover showed a woman literally shackled to unwanted babies. Sanger championed the birth-control pill and other methods of fertility control. She believed that women had the right to pursue careers unencumbered by babies until they wanted them. Today tech companies (including Facebook and Apple) are channeling Sanger’s revolutionary ideas in a hotly debated way; they are paying […]
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3:49 PM | Mesozoic Miscellany 69
Newsie BitsThinkGeek, the popular on-line retailer specializing in, appropriately enough, geeky gifts, recently began selling fossils. This resulted in criticism from paleontologists, and eventually ThinkGeek's decision to halt the sales, at least for a time. Lee Hall posted about the controversy at Extinct Los Angeles, following his original post with a ThinkGeek reply, and his subsequent response. At Jersey Boys Hunt Dinosaurs - as well as her blog Shaman of the Atheistic Sciences, Lisa […]
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12:00 PM | Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered
Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.

November 23, 2014

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7:15 PM | Thousands Evacuated as WWII Bomb is Found in France
Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the center of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused.

November 22, 2014

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10:03 AM | Physics Week in Review: November 22, 2014
Here’s a disquieting thought for your weekend: Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together. A new invisibility cloak simultaneously works for heat flow and electrical... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:01 AM | Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams?
A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them. Predictors of habitual use of […] The post Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

November 21, 2014

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8:47 PM | Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found
A 4000-year-old, bejeweled mummy is discovered below a temple in Luxor. Continue reading →
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4:30 PM | Albert Einstein's WWII-Era Letter Up for Auction
The letter, typed on Einstein's personal stationary, is dated June 10, 1939, and was sent to a Jewish hat merchant in midtown Manhattan.
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4:25 PM | Radioactivity and Earth´s Age
For a long time the apparent discrepancy between the age of earth and the age of the cosmos posed a great problem to geologists and astronomers alike. Geologists had calculated, using methods like erosion or sedimentation rates, ages for earth spanning from just three million to 15 billion years. Physicists and astronomers, based mostly on [...]
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4:25 PM | Radioactivity and Earth´s Age
For a long time the apparent discrepancy between the age of earth and the age of the cosmos posed a great problem to geologists and astronomers alike. Geologists had calculated, using methods like... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:43 PM | Distillations Podcast: Babies on Demand: Reproduction in a Technological Age
At the beginning of the 19th century women in the United States had an average of seven or eight children. By 1900 they had only three or four, and today 35% of American women have exactly two. How did this happen? This episode of Distillations explores the role technology has played in reproduction, and how it has affected the ethical and moral landscape that surrounds it. First, reporter Allison Quantz talks to her sister to find out what she plans to do with her extra frozen […]
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2:43 PM | Distillations Podcast: Babies on Demand: Reproduction in a Technological Age
At the beginning of the 19th century women in the United States had an average of seven or eight children. By 1900 they had only three or four, and today 35% of American women have exactly two. How did this happen? This episode of Distillations explores the role technology has played in reproduction, and how it has affected the ethical and moral landscape that surrounds it. First, reporter Allison Quantz talks to her sister to find out what she plans to do with her extra frozen […]
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2:00 PM | The medieval mentality of modern science
Today’s scientists grapple with many of the same issues that stumped their medieval predecessors.
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11:00 AM | So What CAN'T a President Do by Executive Action?
Taxes, divorce law and seizing property are no-nos.
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5:52 AM | How to Promote Your Brand More Effectively?
Advertising vs PR vs 360° communication Advertising has always been used as one of the key drivers of big bang brand awareness for the medium to large-sized brand. Adverts do have a place in this world, but only as one of many options available. Old-school brands need to view advertising as a tool in the […] The post How to Promote Your Brand More Effectively? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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3:43 AM | The medieval mentality of modern science
In many ways, today’s scientists are stuck in the Middle Ages ContextHistory of Science,Science & Society by Tom Siegfried 9:00am, November 21, 2014 Many medieval scholars accepted Claudius Ptolemy's geocentric model of the universe — shown here in a 1568 illustration by Portuguese cartographer Bartolomeu Velho — an idea that persisted into the 17th […]
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