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Spell-Covered Burial Chamber Found In Egypt's Saqqara


March 8th, 2010

Archaeologists have unearthed the intact sarcophagus of Egypt's Queen Behenu inside her 4,000-year-old burial chamber near her pyramid in Saqqara, chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced Wednesday.


The Old Kingdom queen's chamber was badly damaged except for two inner walls covered with spells meant to help her travel to the afterlife, he said in a statement. Ancient Egyptians believed that the souls of royalty could fly to heaven, or alternatively use stairs, ramps and ladders with the help of religious spells.

 

Hubble Spots Pluto Blushing in Space


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February 18th, 2010

Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed some unusual and colourful changes to the surface of Pluto.


Nasa says the dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system is becoming increasingly red. Its illuminated northern hemisphere is also getting brighter.


Nasa's scientists believe these are seasonal changes - as the planet heads into a new phase of its 248-year-long seasonal cycle.

 

Hundreds of Quakes Are Rattling Yellowstone



February 1st, 2010

In the last two weeks, more than 100 mostly tiny earthquakes a day, on average, have rattled a remote area of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, putting scientists who monitor the park’s strange and volatile geology on alert. Researchers say that for now, the earthquake cluster, or swarm — the second-largest ever recorded in the park — is more a cause for curiosity than alarm. The quake zone, about 10 miles northwest of the Old Faithful geyser, has shown little indication, they said, of building toward a larger event, like a volcanic eruption of the type that last ravaged the Yellowstone region tens of thousands of years ago.

 

Great bright hope to end battle of the light bulbs


Written By Andrew Levy
January 31st, 2010

A lighting revolution is on the way that could end at the flick of a switch the battle between supporters of conventional bulbs and the eco-friendly variety. Cambridge University researchers have developed cheap, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that produce brilliant light but use very little electricity. They will cost £2 and last up to 60 years. Despite being smaller than a penny, they are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than the unpopular fluorescent low-energy versions.

 

Video: An Interview With Bruce Lipton


Written By Conscious Media Network
January 26th, 2010

Regina Merideth from Conscious media network Talks with Bruce Lipton, about his new book Spontaneous Evolution. If you have read Biology of belief or are familiar with Bruce's Work then you will thoroughly enjoy this interview.

 

Find of Huge Mayan Head Suggests Significant City


Written By Reuters
January 26th, 2010

Archeologists have discovered a huge Mayan sculptured head in Guatemala that suggests a little-known site in the jungle-covered Peten region may once have been a significant city. The stucco sculpture, which is 10 feet wide and 11.5 feet tall, was buried for centuries at the Chilonche ruins, close to the border with Belize.

 

What a Maze-Solving Oil drop tells Us of Intelligence


Written By Colin Barras, www.newscientist.com
January 25th, 2010

DYED pink and doped with acid, the small, inanimate drop of oil is deposited at the entrance to the maze - and immediately sets off towards the exit. A few minutes later, it emerges at the other end.


No one would equate this apparently astonishing problem-solving with intelligence. But new theories on human intelligence and the brain suggest the simple molecular processes governing the oil droplet's apparently smart behaviour may be fundamentally similar to those that govern how we act.


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Government Doing Little About Asteroids: Report


Written By Reuters
January 25th, 2010

The United States is doing little to defend the planet against potentially devastating asteroids and is not doing the basic searches that Congress has ordered, according to a report released on Friday. While most of the really big and obvious threats are being found, almost nothing is being done to find the smaller objects that are arguably a more likely threat, the strongly worded report from the National Academy of Sciences said.



 

Scientists say dolphins should be treated as 'non-human persons'


Written By Jonathan Leake
January 5th, 2010

Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as “non-human persons”. Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. These have been backed up by anatomical research showing that dolphin brains have many key features associated with high intelligence.

 

No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun


Written by Wired Magazine

PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.


The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would get hold of the gun, it would be useless.


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