Sunday, 21 January 2018

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

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A hiker found human bones dating back more than 5,000 years

A hiker found human bones dating back more than 5,000 years

A local hiker in Ireland stumbled across an unusual cave-like chamber last year. Upon discovering what appeared to be human remains scattered on the ground of the cave, Michael Chambers called the police. But, they’re not part of a recent crime. Rather, researchers recently confirmed some of the bones date back to as early as 3,600 BC, according to The Irish Times.

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The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

All you need is a battery, a magnet, and some wires to build your own quasi-fictional submarine drive. By Rhett Allain.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

49% of Japan's largest coral reef has bleached: Environment Ministry

49% of Japan's largest coral reef has bleached: Environment Ministry

Some 49.9 percent of Sekisei coral reef -- Japan's largest -- had bleached by the end of 2017, the Environment Ministry has revealed. The figure is substantially less than the bleaching ratio of 91.4 percent on the reef between Okinawa Prefecture's Ishigaki and Iriomote islands at the end of 2016. However, "the water temperature remains high and the bleaching ratio is still high. We can't be optimistic," said an Environment Ministry official. "Coral in the area hasn't shown signs of real recovery, and remains in critical condition."

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British ‘Robot Scientist’ Eve Uses AI To Discover That A Toothpaste Ingredient Can Kill Malarial Parasites

British ‘Robot Scientist’ Eve Uses AI To Discover That A Toothpaste Ingredient Can Kill Malarial Parasites

An artificially-intelligent robot developed at the University of Cambridge has impressed its makers by discovering that an ingredient found in most toothpaste could help fight drug-resistant malaria. Every year, thousands of people across the world die from malaria, a disease passed to humans by mosquitos. Most of the deaths are reported from southeast Asia and Africa. According to the World Health Organization, about 212 million malaria cases were reported worldwide in 2015.

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Onion 'could help TB antibiotic fight'

Onion 'could help TB antibiotic fight'

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could help "reverse the tide" of drug-resistant TB, which infected 490,000 people in 2016.

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Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed

Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager Reconstructed

Her name is Avgi, and the last time anyone saw her face was nearly 9,000 years ago. When she lived in Greece, at the end of the Mesolithic period around 7000 B.C., the region was transitioning from a society of hunter gatherers to one that began cultivating its own food. In English, Avgi translates to Dawn—a name archaeologists chose because she lived during what's considered the dawn of civilization.

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