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October 5th, 2017

Astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy. The cosmological “constant” (illustrated by the straight yellow line) is introduced to explain the accelerated expansion of  the Universe (shown as the expanding blue cone) due to the presence of dark energy. The study instead suggests that the  contribution of dark energy …Continue reading →

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Study sheds new light on earth’s evolution

Research from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are being generated in the earth’s mantle hundreds of kilometers below the earth’s surface. Figure showing the earth’s mantle [Credit: Assist Basu]”This discovery is important as it shows how earth’s planetary evolution may have happened,” said Asish …Continue reading →

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Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. Organs preserved in three dimensions include the lung, nerves, gut, and within it, the last meal of the animal, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ by a team of palaeontologists from …Continue reading →

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Meteorite tells us that Mars had a dense atmosphere 4 billion years ago

Exploration missions have suggested that Mars once had a warm climate, which sustained oceans on its surface. To keep Mars warm requires a dense atmosphere with a sufficient greenhouse effect, while the present-day Mars has a thin atmosphere whose surface pressure is only 0.006 bar, resulting in the cold climate it has today. It has been a big mystery as …Continue reading →

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Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth’s history, scientists suggest

The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested. The study suggests that the Holocene no longer serves to adequately constrain the rate  and magnitude of changes to Earth System [Credit: Stockfoto]The researchers suggest that a multitude of human impacts …Continue reading →

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Colosseum’s upper level to reopen after four decades

For the first time in four decades, the Colosseum’s fifth and highest level will reopen to the public on November 1 – offering visitors a magnificent view of the amphitheater and Rome. Inauguration of the new Colosseum visit, which provides access to IV and V levels, Rome, Italy, 3 October 2017  [Credit: ANSA/Alessandro Di Meo]The ‘attic’ of the 2,000-year-old Flavian …Continue reading →

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Rare Byzantine Bible from Syria seized from smugglers in Turkey

Turkish police confiscated a Byzantine-era Bible in the capital Ankara. A Syrian suspect was detained as he was trying to smuggle the artifact worth about $1.5 million abroad. Doğan News Agency reported that the Bible was smuggled from war-torn Syria. The Bible is written on gazelle vellum like another Bible seized in Turkey after  it was smuggled from Syria [Credit: …Continue reading →

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Turkish archaeologists claim to have discovered ‘untouched grave’ of Saint Nicholas of Myra

Archaeologists may have become a step closer to finding the grave of St. Nicholas, more popularly known as Santa Claus, as they discovered what may be the actual grave of the Christmas saint below the surface of a church in Turkey’s southern Antalya province, reports said Monday. Greek icon of Saint Nicholas of Myra [Credit: Santa Claus Museum]A special section …Continue reading →

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Red Sea gene pool follows water flow

A collaboration between KAUST and several UK institutes has revealed that surface currents are important pathways for gene flow in the Red Sea, a finding which will help guide marine management programs. Clownfish in the Red Sea on a reef near Jeddah [Credit: © 2017 Ibrahim Hoteit]The team, led by KAUST Professor Ibrahim Hoteit, combined satellite imagery and simulations to …Continue reading →

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IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: Natural Robotics previews Vit SLS 3D printer

The awkwardly named but impeccably organized IN(3D)USTRY, Europe’s largest industrial 3D printing trade show, is taking place this week at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via Venue, and 3Ders is there to share what it has to offer with you. Subtitled "From Needs to Solutions," the expo covers everything that an industrial 3D printing enthusiast might want to see, with companies and …Continue reading →

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