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A view of the Brooks Range from Dalton Highway in Alaska, USA photo credit: GettyGetty In recent years, two fields with different approaches to understanding the past—genetics and archaeology—have been somewhat out of synch with each other in their models for the initial peopling of the Americas. Genetic evidence unambiguously shows that the first peoples
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Iridium LaunchASSOCIATED PRESS On Friday morning, SpaceX successfully made its first launch of 2019. Later Friday, though, the company also said that it will be laying off 10% of its approximately 6,000-strong workforce in order to become a “leaner company.” This year marks a pivotal time
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Our cognition is under attackMickey McManus and Neta Tamir By Marco Annunziata and Mickey McManus The rise of complexity and the fall of decision-making We have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of complexity that exists in the world. Mickey McManus’s book Trillions noted that as early as 2010, the semiconductor industry had reached the point
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Rocket launchSpacebuzz Last December, I published here on Forbes and subsequently on Kinder World an article on why — if we want to tackle today’s global challenges — we need to start thinking of planet Earth as a single entity, beyond the narrowness of national borders. Ruminating over these issues, I bumped into a freshly-launched Dutch organization called
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NASA’s first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has captured an incredible image of the Earth, the media reported. The image was captured on December 19, 2018, days before Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) went into orbit around Bennu on New Year’s Eve, the Daily Mail reported.  Bennu is the smallest ever celestial body to
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The National Hockey League team in Tampa Bay is called the Lightning for good reason. Central Florida has long been the lightning capital of the United States, and 2018 was no different (sort of). Vaisala recently issued its Annual Lightning Report, and not surprisingly, Florida had the highest mean cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning flashes per square mile
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Sunrise over an industrial factory. Source: Getty.Getty There is a striking disparity between Eastern and Western Europe- a revitalised Iron Curtain has emerged. Statistics show that Eastern European and Balkan countries suffer the highest air-pollution related deaths in Europe. Multiple efforts to map European pollution confirm the same thing: the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Bloc
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Genetic evidence has shown that despite its seemingly harsh conditions, bacteria on the International Space Station (ISS) are adapting to survive, and not turning into dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers said. The ISS houses thousands of different microbes which have travelled into space either on astronauts or in cargo.  With many space agencies gearing up to
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Artificial human heartsNovoheart For decades, pharmaceutical companies have used animal testing and clinical trials to determine the effectiveness and safety of new drug formulas. But these methods have proved to be costly, dangerous and highly inefficient. To fix this, global biotech firm Novoheart has developed the world’s first miniature beating human hearts using stem cells.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Tsunami aftermath in Aceh, Indonesia, December 2004. Credit Wikipedia/AusAID CC BY 2.0.AusAID Geological evidence discovered in 2013 suggested that an earthquake along the Manila Trench caused a tsunami that inundated the coastal areas of China. Geological surveys done by Chinese geologist discovered large boulders on Dongdao,
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Falcon 9 Rocket LaunchGetty Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by C Stuart Hardwick, Award-Winning Scifi Author, on Quora: Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? Never ask “why” until you know “whether.”
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People hold placards to protest against claims made by speakers, discrediting theories of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Kolkata, India, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world’s
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Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh brought a public health message to the  76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)Getty “And the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Public Health message goes to.” Infectious disease prevention messages at the Golden Globe Awards are usually as common
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China’s lunar rover has left the first-ever “footprint” on the far side of the moon, officials said Friday, hours after the robotic spacecraft successfully soft-landed on the mysterious and previously unexplored region of the Earth’s satellite. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft scripted history on Thursday when it made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin More than 1,100 startups from over 40 different countries will be showcased next week at CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, that runs through January 11. Over 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors are expected to attend. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Getty CES 2019
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Is stress objective or subjective? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora: You could make a very good case for why stress is
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New Horizons spacecraft which explored the ancient Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, earlier this week, has yielded that the distant object has no evidence of an atmosphere, NASA has said. New Horizons completed the farthest flyby in history when it came within about 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometres) of Ultima Thule at 12.33am EST on January
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Pikas have interesting vocalizations.Getty Royalty Free Though 2018 has come and gone, it isn’t too late to relish some interesting findings about animals and math from last year. Here are some highlights. To find food, even worms do complicated calculations That’s according to a Nature Communications study published in August 2018. In a news release,
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Underwater PhotoJeremy Bishop | Unsplash NOTE: Some of the links below may not work due to the ongoing government shutdown. The Little Ice Age was an extended cold snap that occurred from 1300-1850* and succeeded the Medieval Warm Period. The Little Ice Age was such a rich and complicated time period that geoscientists, climatologists, and historians often collaborate when
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GettyGetty Do you believe workplace wellness is becoming a staple of the modern workforce? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Hauser, Entrepreneur, on Quora: There’s no doubt that a focus on wellness is gaining popularity in
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin (Rebecca Santana)ASSOCIATED PRESS What are technologies, that are or were important for or a result of the space program that has become every day technology, and that most people don’t realize is “Space-tech”? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people
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