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Fossilized remains of 'Pote' the giant SLOTH unearthed in Mexico 10,000 years after it died at the bottom...

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole. The Pleistocene-era remains were found in 2010, but were so dee

Daily Mail, yesterday, 00:45
 

The weather on a 'failed star': NASA study uncovers atmospheric bands and waves on mysterious brown dwarfs...

NASA observed new aspects of weather patterns on brown dwarfs for the first time, which gives insight into some of the remaining mysteries surrounding the celestial object. A new model for explaining how clouds move and change shape in brown dwarfs - whi

Daily Mail, yesterday, 00:45
 

Chimps remain empathetic to others throughout their lives (but the younger ones are more likely to show...

Younger chimpanzees are more likely to console companions than older ones are, a study has found.  Typically, when a chimpanzee is upset, a companion will sit with them and kiss, groom or hug them - and the same behavior is observed in young children.  T

Daily Mail, yesterday, 00:45
 

The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations: How doctors infected pregnant...

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health. We all want our medicines to work for us in wondrous ways. But how are human subjects chosen for experiments? Who bears the burden o

Daily Mail, yesterday, 00:45
 

Women who are stressed in their 20s are 42% more likely to suffer a miscarriage years later, study claims

Women with a long history of stress are up to 42 percent more likely to have a miscarriage, a new study claims. The study, conducted at University College London and Zhejang University in China, provides the strongest evidence yet that stress in a woman'

Daily Mail, yesterday, 00:45
 

Would you pay $50 to rent a movie while it's still in theaters? Apple and Comcast in talks with studios to...

Apple and Comcast are both in 'pressing' talks with movie studios to make films available for home viewing sooner than ever before. After months of negotiation, the two sides are nearing an agreement on a system that would allow viewers to rent movies cu

Daily Mail, Friday, 23:16
 

Fresh hope for preemies: Scientists successfully use artificial womb to save premature lambs for the second...

Researchers have successfully used an artificial womb to incubate a fetal lamb for the second time.  The feat offers fresh hope for the future of care for premature babies, as experts hope this fluid-filled plastic bag could help them develop their organ

Daily Mail, Friday, 23:16
 

Solar eclipse to be live-streamed from BALLOONS soaring 80,000 feet above Earth's surface

Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun. A team of researchers from Montana

Daily Mail, Friday, 22:58
 

Stone tools discovered in Vietnam reveal site of a 'major' ancient trade network that operated for 1,500...

Researchers have discovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago until 3,000 years ago.  A number of settlements along the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam were part of a sophisticated scheme where large amo

Daily Mail, Friday, 22:58
 

Google warns watermarked photos are still vulnerable, as its new AI proves it can easily erase logos...

Google created an AI that can easily remove the digital watermarks photographers put on their images to prevent unauthorized use. In a paper published online Thursday, research scientists at the firm describe how a computer algorithm can get past this pr

Daily Mail, Friday, 20:53
 

Lemons were a status symbol in ancient Rome: Study finds they were the first fruits to arrive in the...

Citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite, researchers have found.  While citrus orchards are common in Mediterranean regions today, citrus fruits are not native to the Mediterranean - instead, they came from Southeast Asi

Daily Mail, Friday, 20:53
 

Scientists discover water buffaloes covered in FROGS in bizarre behaviour that could be a new type of...

At first glance, they seem an unlikely pair: the massive, horned water buffalo that grazes along the Black Sea coast, and the tiny marsh frog. After the accidental discovery of an Anatolian water buffalo covered in hitchhiking amphibians, however, resear

Daily Mail, Friday, 20:53
 
Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia's federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker.

BBC, Friday, 19:29
 

Facebook is testing 'Featured Topic' tool for News Feed that will show users customized links based on...

Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, the firm has revealed. It comes as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that

Daily Mail, Friday, 19:10
 

New eye test could spot Alzheimer's disease 20 YEARS before symptoms emerge

An eye test could spot Alzheimer's disease two decades before symptoms emerge, a new study claims.  Researchers in Los Angeles trialed the test on 16 patients. Comparing their results to brain scans, the eye test was just as successful at spotting those

Daily Mail, Friday, 19:10
 


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