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Schizophrenia Emerged after Homo sapiens Diverged from Neanderthals

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Wow – we won the survival contest with the Neanderthal but are paying a high price. 

 

A team of scientists led by Dr. Ole Andreassen of the University of Oslo in Norway and the University of California, San Diego, has found evidence for an association between genetic risk for schizophrenia and markers of human evolution.

Source: Schizophrenia Emerged after Homo sapiens Diverged from Neanderthals, Researchers Say | Genetics, Psychiatry | Sci-News.com

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Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Didn’t they make a movie about the 5th Force?

Recent findings by a team of experimental nuclear physicists in Hungary indicating the possible discovery of a new subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth force of nature, according to a team of theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine.

Source: Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force | Physics | Sci-News.com

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Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Looks like the Mayans were smarter than we thought.

In a new paper in the Journal of Astronomy in Culture, Prof. Aldana makes the case that the six-page Venus Table represents a remarkable innovation in mathematics and astronomy.

Source: Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math | Archaeology, Astronomy, Mathematics | Sci-News.com

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How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/07/15

Scientists have discovered just how the “smell of the sea” is produced by a tiny marine organism that is playing a major role in the fight against climate change. The microbes are so small that about half a million of them can be found in just a teaspoon of seawater. But they are also so numerous – they are among the most abundant forms of life – that they appear have a significant effect on the Earth’s climate.

Source: How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important | Environment | The Independent

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Underwater Archaeology: Florida sinkhole discovery suggests humans lived in America 1,500 years earlier than previously thought 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/16

Archaeologists investigating a Florida sinkhole have unearthed evidence suggesting humans lived in the Americas around 14,500 years ago. On the Aucilla River, near Tallahassee, the 8m deep Page-Ladson sinkhole was found to contain a stone knife and animal bones which had apparently been marked by humans.

Source: Florida sinkhole discovery suggests humans lived in America 1,500 years earlier than previously thought | Archaeology | News | The Independent

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Two, the number is two, execpt when you sweat a lot then it shall be three. But no more than that. 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/16

The exact number of times men should wash their faces every day?

Hopefully, you wash your face every day. But are you washing it enough? Dr. Terrence Keaney, a dermatologist working with Dove Men+Care, recommends his male patients wash their face twice a day — and only twice a day. “When you wash your face, the soap or cleanser that you’re using not only strips away the oil and sweat, but also strips away some of the natural lipids in the skin, so it can be potentially irritating,” Keaney told Business Insider.

Source: The exact number of times men should wash their faces every day | Health & Families | Lifestyle | The Independent

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How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/16

This one is interesting. Looks like we are not done learning about the planet we live on. Too bad we don’t take better care of it.

Scientists have discovered just how the “smell of the sea” is produced by a tiny marine organism that is playing a major role in the fight against climate change. The microbes are so small that about half a million of them can be found in just a teaspoon of seawater. But they are also so numerous – they are among the most abundant forms of life – that they appear have a significant effect on the Earth’s climate.

Source: How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important | Environment | The Independent

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MIT’s tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/13

This has a lot of potential down the road for non-invasive surgery.

Source: MIT’s tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside

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This disease has killed a million trees in California, and scientists say it’s basically unstoppable – The Washington Post

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/03

The disease could have been stopped far earlier, if major resources had been brought to bear, research shows.

Source: This disease has killed a million trees in California, and scientists say it’s basically unstoppable – The Washington Post

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Weird Tailless Comet, First Ever Seen, Is a Building Block of Earth

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/02

A new kind of comet that is nearly tailless has been discovered — and the surprises don’t stop there. It may even reveal clues about the building blocks of Earth.

Source: Weird Tailless Comet, First Ever Seen, Is a Building Block of Earth

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